In #1 bestselling author Brad Meltzer's new thriller, death is just another way to disappear.Two hours outside of Washington, DC is the mortuary for the U.S. government's most top-secret and high profile cases. America's most important funeral home. To work there, mortician Jim "Zig" Zwicharowski has one rule: never let a case get personal. But when a new body arrives--of young female sergeant Nola Brown, who was a childhood friend of Zig's daughter--Zig can't help himself. Looking closely at Nola's body, he realizes immediately: this isn't Nola. Indeed, his daughter's friend is still alive. And on the run. Zig's discovery reveals a sleight of hand being played at the highest levels of power--and traces back through history to a man named Harry Houdini. "Nola, you were right. Keep running."...
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The Escape Artist Reviews
Quite the solid military thriller which is, in fact, so much more. The book was suspenseful, often action-packed, but also full of soul, grief, and pain. It focused around two people, Zig and Nola, who didn't have it easy in life and who are trying to make the best of their own situation.
I won't spoil it here with the details, as others have done it in length, but suffice to say that if this will become a series, I will definitely pick up the second book as well. The ending does give some glimps ...more
I read it all the way through because I am trying to get a jump on my reading goal while life is slow. The buzz was that this was going to be a breakout novel for Meltzer. High profile blurbs on the cover. Nola being compared to Salander....blah blah blah...
PUH-LEASE! Marketing just...just stop!
Okay, what do Nola and Salander have in common? There is some ability that sets them apart. They were abused as children. They are antisocial. Well, gee.
Let's make something clear. No one can do Salander ...more
I have read books by Brad Meltzer previously and know that he will once again deliver a thrilling and mysterious story. And I was right. I was also delighted that the story included a Harry Houdini angle!
Who is Nora Brown? Who is this woman that is killed when an airplane crashed? I have to admit that I did not read the blurb before I read the book which meant that I did not know much about the plot. Which when I now know what the blurb reveals makes me very glad. I liked being surprised, I like ...more
I'm between 4 and 4.5 stars here.
It's amazing to think that it's been nearly 22 years since Brad Meltzer burst on the scene with his first book, The Tenth Justice . I remember him being quite the wunderkind at the time, and I even went to a book signing at one of those long-defunct bookstore chains, either B. Dalton or Waldenbooks. (Remember those?)
Every single one of his novels since then has made the bestseller list, but somewhere along the way I couldn't keep up with him, so it has been a wh ...more
There were so many twists and turns in this one that for most of the book I wasn’t sure who to even guess at being the bad guy. I liked how the magic guys were used to tell the story and the connection that Zig and Nola had. While Nola was often unsure of Zig she counted on him when she really needed him.
I liked how this one ended, think that both Zig and Nola have a chance at a good life now.
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Who is Nola Brown?
That’s the question readers will ask themselves as Brad Meltzer’s latest high-octane thriller, The Escape Artist, kicks off.
Officially, Nola Brown is dead. Her body was found among others after a devastating plane crash. Her commanding officer confirms Nola’s death, as does the United States government. So, too, does Jim Zigarowski’s boss, who signed off, triple-checking that the body arriving at Dover Air Force Base was, in ...more