The Escape Artist

The Escape Artist

Large Print - 2018
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"Who is Nola Brown? Nola is a mystery Nola is trouble. And Nola is supposed to be dead. Her body was found on a plane that mysteriously fell from the sky as it left a secret military base in the Alaskan wilderness. Her commanding officer verifies she's dead. The US government confirms it. But Jim "Zig" Zigarowski has just found out the truth: Nola is still alive. And on the run. Zig works at Dover Air Force Base, helping put to rest the bodies of those who die on top-secret missions. Nola was a childhood friend of Zig's daughter and someone who once saved his daughter's life. So when Zig realizes Nola is still alive, he's determined to find her. Yet as Zig digs into Nola's past, he learns that trouble follows Nola everywhere she goes. Nola is the US Army's artist-in-residence-a painter and trained soldier who rushes into battle, making art from war's aftermath and sharing observations about today's wars that would otherwise go overlooked. On her last mission, Nola saw something nobody was supposed to see, earning her an enemy unlike any other, one who will do whatever it takes to keep Nola quiet. Together, Nola and Zig will either reveal a sleight of hand being played at the highest levels of power or die trying to uncover the US Army's most mysterious secret-a centuries-old conspiracy that traces back through history to the greatest escape artist of all: Harry Houdini"--
Publisher: New York : Grand Central Publishing Large Print ©2018.
Edition: Large print edition.
ISBN: 9781455571222
Characteristics: xii, 573 pages ;,24 cm.


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Mar 20, 2018

What do magicians, morticians, artists, foster children, suicide survivors, Alaska, Delaware, and the Librarian of Congress have in common? They are all integral to Brad Melzter's THE ESCAPE ARTIST. This is an amazingly creative story and great read. I especially like the way he has blended in the story of Dover AFB and the great tradition and respect shown by those who work there for our fallen soldiers. Highly recommend it.

Mar 18, 2018

This is the first book by Brad Meltzer that I've read. It started at kind of a slow pace but held my interest; by the second half it was going at a pretty good clip. Good characters, a few surprises, and great detail in it's setting.
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo it aint, but I enjoyed it enough to look for others by this author.

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