The Escape Artist

By Brad Meltzer
Read by Scott Brick  and January LaVoy


Format: CD (In Stock)
  • Available on 04/02/2019

    ISBN: 9781478988137

  • ISBN: 9781478949350

  • ISBN: 9781478949367

Runtime: 12.75 Hours
Category: Fiction/Thrillers/Suspense
Audience: Adult
Language: English



A #1 New York Times bestseller

A Publishers Weekly Pick of the Week

An iBooks bestseller in Mysteries & Thrillers

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 is 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

The Escape Artist is a slingshot of a novel…A high-stakes, high-tension thriller that never lets you catch your breath.” Michael Connelly, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“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.” Harlan Coben, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“Part Lisbeth Salander, part Homeland’s Carrie Mathison…[Nola is] one of the most memorable characters I’ve read in years.” Lisa Scottoline, New York Times bestselling author
This novel is like a launched torpedo slashing through 400 pages of deep water before reaching impact. Enjoy one of the best thriller rides ever. David Baldacci, New York Times bestselling author
“An exciting, cutting-edge thriller.” Brad Thor, New York Times bestselling author
“A slingshot of a novel…propelling the unlikeliest of heroes forward in a high stakes, high tension thriller that never lets you catch your breath.” Michael Connelly, New York Times bestselling author
"[A] stellar series launch…With its remarkable plot and complex characters, this page-turner not only entertains but also provides a fascinating glimpse into American history.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Zig [embarks] on a harrowing path of danger, subterfuge, and government secrets…Weaving the past with the present and creating a conspiracy with connections to magician Harry Houdini, Meltzer’s series launch is a gripping thriller…A true page-turner.” Library Journal (starred review)
“Meltzer has based his literary career on conspiracy-themed stories, and he’s very good at them. In Nola and Zig, too, he’s created two of his most compellingly fresh characters. Nola, in particular, represents a high point in the author’s career: a strong, resourceful, mysterious female lead who could go toe-to-toe with Jack Reacher, Bob Lee Swagger, and the other guys.” Booklist




Author Bio: Brad Meltzer

Brad Meltzer is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Inner Circle, The Book of Fate, and several other bestselling thrillers. In addition to his fiction, he is one of the only authors to ever have books on the bestseller list for nonfiction, advice, children’s books, and even graphic books. He is also the host of Brad Meltzer’s Decoded on the History Channel, and Brad Meltzer’s Lost History on H2.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Thrillers/Suspense
Runtime: 12.75
Audience: Adult
Language: English