The Lightning Rod: A Zig & Nola Novel


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$28.99  $26.96
William Morrow & Company
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6.2 X 9.1 X 1.8 inches | 1.25 pounds

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About the Author

BRAD MELTZER is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Lightning Rod, The Escape Artist, and over ten other bestselling thrillers, as well as the Ordinary People Change the World series. He is also the host of the History Channel TV shows Brad Meltzer's Decoded and Brad Meltzer's Lost History, which he used to help find the missing 9/11 flag that the firefighters raised at Ground Zero.


"There are few authors who do dialogue that is as sharp and witty as Brad Meltzer does in The Lightning Rod... The characters, plot, pace, and premise work together like a well-rehearsed orchestra. Meltzer is a master storyteller and a superb wordsmith."--Nelson DeMille
Nola Brown is one of recent fiction's all-time great characters, and Meltzer's subtle pacing and narrative charm mean we can't take our eyes off her for a single moment--trust me, this is a terrific, compelling, unputdownable thriller.--Lee Child
"No other A+ author whips up better dialogue... But it's his characters who most excite and engage. Nola and Zig will pull you into a story as entertaining as any by David Baldacci. And Nola is the most accomplished kicker of ass since The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo."--A. J. Finn
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 on The Escape Artist
The Escape Artist has a magic trick up its sleeve. Part Lisbeth Salander, part Homeland's Carrie Mathison. One of the most memorable characters I've read in years. Look out--Nola's coming. This is Meltzer in peak form.--Lisa Scottoline
Highly entertaining... Meltzer keeps the action crackling... There's no escaping the solid storytelling of The Escape Artist.--Oline Cogdill, South Florida Sun-Sentinel
The Escape Artist is Brad Meltzer's best book in years... Meltzer weaves a stellar tale of history, government-insider knowledge, and thrills... the rare novel that one wants to read fast while also needing to go slow to savor every word.--Jeff Ayers, Associated Press
Brad Meltzer has done it again! The Escape Artist is an exciting, cutting-edge thriller you will not be able to put down. If you love twists, tension, and tons of amazing characters, treat yourself to this gripping tale by one of the absolute best in the business.--Brad Thor
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 on The Escape Artist
The Escape Artist is a slingshot of a novel. Brad Meltzer expertly pulls it back and lets it go, propelling the unlikeliest of heroes forward in a high stakes, high tension thriller that never lets you catch your breath. My advice: Buckle up!--Michael Connelly
A throat-clenching masterpiece of suspense-and damned ingenious to boot. My jaw dropped once more--and so will yours.--James Rollins on The Escape Artist
Gripping... a true page-turner.--Library Journal (starred review) on The Escape Artist
"The Lightning Rod is my favorite Brad Meltzer novel--so far--and that's high, high praise. The book is a one-of-a-kind thrill ride with half a dozen memorable characters. My personal favorite is Zig, but Waggs, Roddy and Nola aren't far behind."--James Patterson
Stellar...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) on The Escape Artist
"Enigmatic and mysterious, Nola is a force. Great plotting. Great characters. The Lightning Rod is Meltzer at his finest." -- Karin Slaughter