The Escape Artist

"Meltzer is a master and this is his best. Not since The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo have you seen a character like this. Get ready to meet Nola. If you've never tried Meltzer, this is the one."--Harlan Coben

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 U.S. 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.

The Escape Artist - Brad Meltzer Summary

The Escape Artist is a 1982 film starring Griffin O'Neal and Raúl Juliá. It was based on a book by David Wagoner, and was the directorial debut of Caleb Deschanel. It was the final film of both Joan Hackett and Desi Arnaz...

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The Escape Artist - Brad Meltzer Book Reviews (91)


Gadgets1 star

Dummy 15


Disappointing.2 star

Mediocre, lazy plotting ... boring characters... implausible... 25


The Escape Artist is fantastic5 star

I just bought it and am already 1/3 of the way through. You can’t put it down. Love Brad Meltzer books. Keeps you captivated all the way to the end. 55


这ww4 star

尼玩了几w,w 45


The Escape Artist2 star

Not his best by far. Too many unbelievable twists and turns. And for $15, not worth it. 25


Listen to Kevin & Bean 106.75 star

This is why I’m getting the book- sounds awesome 55


No one does character development better than Meltzer!5 star

Brad Meltzer does character development better than anyone, and Nola Brown is his “pièce de resistance!” Once you meet her, you won't be able to get her out of your head. Be prepared to marathon this book, it will have you waking up in the middle of the night for "just one more chapter." Who is Nola Brown? She is a masterpiece in suspenseful story telling from my favorite author! 55


The sample hooks you & you stay hooked till the last page!5 star

It’s getting harder & harder to find a really good story. I can usually tell w in the first couple of pages if I’m going to like it. The first couple of pages told me that I would love this book, & I did! Great characters, unique setting, twists & turns, & surprises you don’t see. This is a can’t put down, page turner. 55


Meltzer’s best. Hands down.5 star

I love this book. So good. One complaint. It takes years to write and I’m done in a couple days. Not fair! Seriously. Great new characters and complicated characters. So good. 55

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