The Escape Artist

The Escape Artist

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 In #1 bestselling author Brad Meltzer's new thriller, death is just another way to disappear. Two hours outside of ...

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Title:The Escape Artist
Author:Brad Meltzer
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Genres:Thriller
ISBN:The Escape Artist
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:ebook
Number of Pages:416 pages pages

The Escape Artist Reviews

  • Andie
    Mar 17, 2018

    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-defunc...

    Brad Meltzer is back with another thriller to appease his adult fans. With a story that dazzles and characters whose lives enrich the storytelling, the wait for this gem seems justifiable. Jim ?Zig? Zigarowski works as a civilian mortician at the Dover Air Force Base, having seen m...

    "What the eyes see and the ears hear, the mind believes." (Harry Houdini) Brad Meltzer opens this story with a military plane going down over the Alaskan wilderness. A female soldier stands poised before the open door hatch ready to jump into the unknown abyss. With screeching wind ...

    After a credible start, this story degenerates to bad, then worse. 0 of 10 stars ...

    Murder, deeply hidden political secrets, interesting but emotionally scarred characters and a unique setting - who could ask for more? Me, actually; I'm thinking (make that hoping) this marks the start of a great new series. The intriguing setting is Dover Air Force Base, where exc...

    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? ...

    Clever and accurate title. Well-written thriller, plot-wise. But it's entirely a book written by a man that is supposed to be about a woman but is actually about a man instead. The marketing is well-done but inaccurate. This book is about Zig, and tangentially about Nola Brown. It woul...

    Wow! This book was very good. Again since I am writing thrillers, I noticed better than any book I have read so far is that each chapter really stops on a cliff hanger. Meltzer has done a great job of not letting you put his book down because you want to know what happens as he leaves ...

    See this review and more at www.TheRealBookSpy.com 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 d...

    THE ESCAPE ARTIST is touted as a thriller. I did not find it very suspenseful. The plot is unique and it starts off as a taut, complex thriller, but becomes lengthy and too drawn out as the storyline becomes more and more incredulous, if not ludicrous. The ?complex thriller? become...

    Brad Meltzer's The Escape Artist has been on my to-read list for quite some time. I've enjoyed reading his Culper Ring series and expected this title to be a thrilling, high energy read with a nugget of American history that makes the reader wonder what other conspiracies our governmen...

    A mortician and an artist investigate a plane crash and stumble into dark government secrets. An action-packed, fast-paced read with fully developed, highly flawed characters, an utterly imaginative plot, and plenty of twists. Highly recommended to readers of thrillers. ...

    4.5*'s One of the best books in the mystery books I've read in awhile. Not because the mystery was a mystery but because the author incorporated so many concurrent stories dealing with different forms of grief, child abandonment, magic and Hoodini in historical fiction terms, PTSD.....

    *3.5 stars rounded up. I was surprised to realize I've never read any books by Brad Meltzer before and found I quite enjoyed this taste. The main character here is Jim "Zig" Zigarowski, a divorced mortician at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. A small plane carrying military personn...

    3.5 - very fast-paced thriller. Maybe too fast-paced? 90 chapters, all super short, made me feel like the entire book was one big panic attack. But pretty fun. No artistry in the writing but good plotting. ...

    Jim ?Zig? Zigarowski is a mortician. But not just any mortician. He works at Dover Air Force Base applying his superior skills to re-building the remains of downed US Service men after they?ve been killed and maimed in combat. He?s the best there is and he always gets the tough...

    ?You make something appear. You make something disappear. You make two things change place. Or, the one Zig liked most: You change one thing into something else.? Two lives digging for truths, two lives twain in battlement with death, one literary starting her teen life out digg...

    ?The big move covers the small one" Jim ?Zig? Zigarowski is a gifted mortician at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. Military deaths and some of the larger civilian death tolls go through the mortuary there. Zig is a master at putting broken bodies back together, preparing them...

    Perhaps the worst written best seller I have read. I would have stopped after the first triple use of the same verb on a page or body sound, but I was stuck. I was driven to try to understand how such drivel could not only be published by a major house let alone become a best seller. T...

    Brad Meltzer delivers again! Brad introduces a new set of characters that draws you in from the very beginning. This new adventure takes the reader all over the US from Alaska to DC. In pure Meltzer fashion, he weaves an intricate web of twists and turns, with the heart pounding action...

    I can never get enough of his books. So glad they don?t come out every3 months and are well written but I want more stories....I am so very thankful for 20 years of Brads books ...

  • BrocheAroe
    Nov 25, 2017

    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-defunc...

    Brad Meltzer is back with another thriller to appease his adult fans. With a story that dazzles and characters whose lives enrich the storytelling, the wait for this gem seems justifiable. Jim ?Zig? Zigarowski works as a civilian mortician at the Dover Air Force Base, having seen m...

    "What the eyes see and the ears hear, the mind believes." (Harry Houdini) Brad Meltzer opens this story with a military plane going down over the Alaskan wilderness. A female soldier stands poised before the open door hatch ready to jump into the unknown abyss. With screeching wind ...

    After a credible start, this story degenerates to bad, then worse. 0 of 10 stars ...

    Murder, deeply hidden political secrets, interesting but emotionally scarred characters and a unique setting - who could ask for more? Me, actually; I'm thinking (make that hoping) this marks the start of a great new series. The intriguing setting is Dover Air Force Base, where exc...

    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? ...

    Clever and accurate title. Well-written thriller, plot-wise. But it's entirely a book written by a man that is supposed to be about a woman but is actually about a man instead. The marketing is well-done but inaccurate. This book is about Zig, and tangentially about Nola Brown. It woul...

  • Cheryl
    Mar 04, 2018

    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-defunc...

    Brad Meltzer is back with another thriller to appease his adult fans. With a story that dazzles and characters whose lives enrich the storytelling, the wait for this gem seems justifiable. Jim ?Zig? Zigarowski works as a civilian mortician at the Dover Air Force Base, having seen m...

    "What the eyes see and the ears hear, the mind believes." (Harry Houdini) Brad Meltzer opens this story with a military plane going down over the Alaskan wilderness. A female soldier stands poised before the open door hatch ready to jump into the unknown abyss. With screeching wind ...

    After a credible start, this story degenerates to bad, then worse. 0 of 10 stars ...

    Murder, deeply hidden political secrets, interesting but emotionally scarred characters and a unique setting - who could ask for more? Me, actually; I'm thinking (make that hoping) this marks the start of a great new series. The intriguing setting is Dover Air Force Base, where exc...

    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? ...

    Clever and accurate title. Well-written thriller, plot-wise. But it's entirely a book written by a man that is supposed to be about a woman but is actually about a man instead. The marketing is well-done but inaccurate. This book is about Zig, and tangentially about Nola Brown. It woul...

    Wow! This book was very good. Again since I am writing thrillers, I noticed better than any book I have read so far is that each chapter really stops on a cliff hanger. Meltzer has done a great job of not letting you put his book down because you want to know what happens as he leaves ...

    See this review and more at www.TheRealBookSpy.com 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 d...

    THE ESCAPE ARTIST is touted as a thriller. I did not find it very suspenseful. The plot is unique and it starts off as a taut, complex thriller, but becomes lengthy and too drawn out as the storyline becomes more and more incredulous, if not ludicrous. The ?complex thriller? become...

    Brad Meltzer's The Escape Artist has been on my to-read list for quite some time. I've enjoyed reading his Culper Ring series and expected this title to be a thrilling, high energy read with a nugget of American history that makes the reader wonder what other conspiracies our governmen...

    A mortician and an artist investigate a plane crash and stumble into dark government secrets. An action-packed, fast-paced read with fully developed, highly flawed characters, an utterly imaginative plot, and plenty of twists. Highly recommended to readers of thrillers. ...

    4.5*'s One of the best books in the mystery books I've read in awhile. Not because the mystery was a mystery but because the author incorporated so many concurrent stories dealing with different forms of grief, child abandonment, magic and Hoodini in historical fiction terms, PTSD.....

    *3.5 stars rounded up. I was surprised to realize I've never read any books by Brad Meltzer before and found I quite enjoyed this taste. The main character here is Jim "Zig" Zigarowski, a divorced mortician at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. A small plane carrying military personn...

    3.5 - very fast-paced thriller. Maybe too fast-paced? 90 chapters, all super short, made me feel like the entire book was one big panic attack. But pretty fun. No artistry in the writing but good plotting. ...

    Jim ?Zig? Zigarowski is a mortician. But not just any mortician. He works at Dover Air Force Base applying his superior skills to re-building the remains of downed US Service men after they?ve been killed and maimed in combat. He?s the best there is and he always gets the tough...

    ?You make something appear. You make something disappear. You make two things change place. Or, the one Zig liked most: You change one thing into something else.? Two lives digging for truths, two lives twain in battlement with death, one literary starting her teen life out digg...

    ?The big move covers the small one" Jim ?Zig? Zigarowski is a gifted mortician at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. Military deaths and some of the larger civilian death tolls go through the mortuary there. Zig is a master at putting broken bodies back together, preparing them...

  • Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
    Feb 23, 2018

    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-defunc...

    Brad Meltzer is back with another thriller to appease his adult fans. With a story that dazzles and characters whose lives enrich the storytelling, the wait for this gem seems justifiable. Jim ?Zig? Zigarowski works as a civilian mortician at the Dover Air Force Base, having seen m...

    "What the eyes see and the ears hear, the mind believes." (Harry Houdini) Brad Meltzer opens this story with a military plane going down over the Alaskan wilderness. A female soldier stands poised before the open door hatch ready to jump into the unknown abyss. With screeching wind ...

    After a credible start, this story degenerates to bad, then worse. 0 of 10 stars ...

    Murder, deeply hidden political secrets, interesting but emotionally scarred characters and a unique setting - who could ask for more? Me, actually; I'm thinking (make that hoping) this marks the start of a great new series. The intriguing setting is Dover Air Force Base, where exc...

    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? ...

  • Kasa Cotugno
    May 26, 2018

    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-defunc...

    Brad Meltzer is back with another thriller to appease his adult fans. With a story that dazzles and characters whose lives enrich the storytelling, the wait for this gem seems justifiable. Jim ?Zig? Zigarowski works as a civilian mortician at the Dover Air Force Base, having seen m...

    "What the eyes see and the ears hear, the mind believes." (Harry Houdini) Brad Meltzer opens this story with a military plane going down over the Alaskan wilderness. A female soldier stands poised before the open door hatch ready to jump into the unknown abyss. With screeching wind ...

    After a credible start, this story degenerates to bad, then worse. 0 of 10 stars ...

    Murder, deeply hidden political secrets, interesting but emotionally scarred characters and a unique setting - who could ask for more? Me, actually; I'm thinking (make that hoping) this marks the start of a great new series. The intriguing setting is Dover Air Force Base, where exc...

    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? ...

    Clever and accurate title. Well-written thriller, plot-wise. But it's entirely a book written by a man that is supposed to be about a woman but is actually about a man instead. The marketing is well-done but inaccurate. This book is about Zig, and tangentially about Nola Brown. It woul...

    Wow! This book was very good. Again since I am writing thrillers, I noticed better than any book I have read so far is that each chapter really stops on a cliff hanger. Meltzer has done a great job of not letting you put his book down because you want to know what happens as he leaves ...

    See this review and more at www.TheRealBookSpy.com 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 d...

    THE ESCAPE ARTIST is touted as a thriller. I did not find it very suspenseful. The plot is unique and it starts off as a taut, complex thriller, but becomes lengthy and too drawn out as the storyline becomes more and more incredulous, if not ludicrous. The ?complex thriller? become...

    Brad Meltzer's The Escape Artist has been on my to-read list for quite some time. I've enjoyed reading his Culper Ring series and expected this title to be a thrilling, high energy read with a nugget of American history that makes the reader wonder what other conspiracies our governmen...

    A mortician and an artist investigate a plane crash and stumble into dark government secrets. An action-packed, fast-paced read with fully developed, highly flawed characters, an utterly imaginative plot, and plenty of twists. Highly recommended to readers of thrillers. ...

    4.5*'s One of the best books in the mystery books I've read in awhile. Not because the mystery was a mystery but because the author incorporated so many concurrent stories dealing with different forms of grief, child abandonment, magic and Hoodini in historical fiction terms, PTSD.....

    *3.5 stars rounded up. I was surprised to realize I've never read any books by Brad Meltzer before and found I quite enjoyed this taste. The main character here is Jim "Zig" Zigarowski, a divorced mortician at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. A small plane carrying military personn...

    3.5 - very fast-paced thriller. Maybe too fast-paced? 90 chapters, all super short, made me feel like the entire book was one big panic attack. But pretty fun. No artistry in the writing but good plotting. ...

    Jim ?Zig? Zigarowski is a mortician. But not just any mortician. He works at Dover Air Force Base applying his superior skills to re-building the remains of downed US Service men after they?ve been killed and maimed in combat. He?s the best there is and he always gets the tough...

    ?You make something appear. You make something disappear. You make two things change place. Or, the one Zig liked most: You change one thing into something else.? Two lives digging for truths, two lives twain in battlement with death, one literary starting her teen life out digg...

    ?The big move covers the small one" Jim ?Zig? Zigarowski is a gifted mortician at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. Military deaths and some of the larger civilian death tolls go through the mortuary there. Zig is a master at putting broken bodies back together, preparing them...

    Perhaps the worst written best seller I have read. I would have stopped after the first triple use of the same verb on a page or body sound, but I was stuck. I was driven to try to understand how such drivel could not only be published by a major house let alone become a best seller. T...

    Brad Meltzer delivers again! Brad introduces a new set of characters that draws you in from the very beginning. This new adventure takes the reader all over the US from Alaska to DC. In pure Meltzer fashion, he weaves an intricate web of twists and turns, with the heart pounding action...

    I can never get enough of his books. So glad they don?t come out every3 months and are well written but I want more stories....I am so very thankful for 20 years of Brads books ...

    Very intense, often graphic story of a mortician at Dover who feels that it is his mission to make the military dead as presentable as he can for the families. Zig is devastated when he is given the job of preparing an airplane crash victim, only to realize that as a girl, she had save...

    I really enjoyed this book. It's my first book from this author and can't wait to read another. ...

    ~ 4.5 stars ~ Jim ?Zig? Zigarowski lovingly puts to rest our fallen men and women at Dover Air Force Base. With each piece he puts back together, he likes to think he also puts back a piece of his shattered heart. So, when Zig sees the name Nola Brown come across his desk after ...

    Started strong but wallowed too much in unnecessary torture and violence. ...

  • Lou
    Mar 13, 2018

    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-defunc...

    Brad Meltzer is back with another thriller to appease his adult fans. With a story that dazzles and characters whose lives enrich the storytelling, the wait for this gem seems justifiable. Jim ?Zig? Zigarowski works as a civilian mortician at the Dover Air Force Base, having seen m...

    "What the eyes see and the ears hear, the mind believes." (Harry Houdini) Brad Meltzer opens this story with a military plane going down over the Alaskan wilderness. A female soldier stands poised before the open door hatch ready to jump into the unknown abyss. With screeching wind ...

    After a credible start, this story degenerates to bad, then worse. 0 of 10 stars ...

    Murder, deeply hidden political secrets, interesting but emotionally scarred characters and a unique setting - who could ask for more? Me, actually; I'm thinking (make that hoping) this marks the start of a great new series. The intriguing setting is Dover Air Force Base, where exc...

    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? ...

    Clever and accurate title. Well-written thriller, plot-wise. But it's entirely a book written by a man that is supposed to be about a woman but is actually about a man instead. The marketing is well-done but inaccurate. This book is about Zig, and tangentially about Nola Brown. It woul...

    Wow! This book was very good. Again since I am writing thrillers, I noticed better than any book I have read so far is that each chapter really stops on a cliff hanger. Meltzer has done a great job of not letting you put his book down because you want to know what happens as he leaves ...

    See this review and more at www.TheRealBookSpy.com 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 d...

    THE ESCAPE ARTIST is touted as a thriller. I did not find it very suspenseful. The plot is unique and it starts off as a taut, complex thriller, but becomes lengthy and too drawn out as the storyline becomes more and more incredulous, if not ludicrous. The ?complex thriller? become...

    Brad Meltzer's The Escape Artist has been on my to-read list for quite some time. I've enjoyed reading his Culper Ring series and expected this title to be a thrilling, high energy read with a nugget of American history that makes the reader wonder what other conspiracies our governmen...

    A mortician and an artist investigate a plane crash and stumble into dark government secrets. An action-packed, fast-paced read with fully developed, highly flawed characters, an utterly imaginative plot, and plenty of twists. Highly recommended to readers of thrillers. ...

    4.5*'s One of the best books in the mystery books I've read in awhile. Not because the mystery was a mystery but because the author incorporated so many concurrent stories dealing with different forms of grief, child abandonment, magic and Hoodini in historical fiction terms, PTSD.....

    *3.5 stars rounded up. I was surprised to realize I've never read any books by Brad Meltzer before and found I quite enjoyed this taste. The main character here is Jim "Zig" Zigarowski, a divorced mortician at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. A small plane carrying military personn...

    3.5 - very fast-paced thriller. Maybe too fast-paced? 90 chapters, all super short, made me feel like the entire book was one big panic attack. But pretty fun. No artistry in the writing but good plotting. ...

    Jim ?Zig? Zigarowski is a mortician. But not just any mortician. He works at Dover Air Force Base applying his superior skills to re-building the remains of downed US Service men after they?ve been killed and maimed in combat. He?s the best there is and he always gets the tough...

    ?You make something appear. You make something disappear. You make two things change place. Or, the one Zig liked most: You change one thing into something else.? Two lives digging for truths, two lives twain in battlement with death, one literary starting her teen life out digg...

  • Benjamin Thomas
    Mar 04, 2018

    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-defunc...

    Brad Meltzer is back with another thriller to appease his adult fans. With a story that dazzles and characters whose lives enrich the storytelling, the wait for this gem seems justifiable. Jim ?Zig? Zigarowski works as a civilian mortician at the Dover Air Force Base, having seen m...

    "What the eyes see and the ears hear, the mind believes." (Harry Houdini) Brad Meltzer opens this story with a military plane going down over the Alaskan wilderness. A female soldier stands poised before the open door hatch ready to jump into the unknown abyss. With screeching wind ...

    After a credible start, this story degenerates to bad, then worse. 0 of 10 stars ...

    Murder, deeply hidden political secrets, interesting but emotionally scarred characters and a unique setting - who could ask for more? Me, actually; I'm thinking (make that hoping) this marks the start of a great new series. The intriguing setting is Dover Air Force Base, where exc...

    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? ...

    Clever and accurate title. Well-written thriller, plot-wise. But it's entirely a book written by a man that is supposed to be about a woman but is actually about a man instead. The marketing is well-done but inaccurate. This book is about Zig, and tangentially about Nola Brown. It woul...

    Wow! This book was very good. Again since I am writing thrillers, I noticed better than any book I have read so far is that each chapter really stops on a cliff hanger. Meltzer has done a great job of not letting you put his book down because you want to know what happens as he leaves ...

    See this review and more at www.TheRealBookSpy.com 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 d...

    THE ESCAPE ARTIST is touted as a thriller. I did not find it very suspenseful. The plot is unique and it starts off as a taut, complex thriller, but becomes lengthy and too drawn out as the storyline becomes more and more incredulous, if not ludicrous. The ?complex thriller? become...

    Brad Meltzer's The Escape Artist has been on my to-read list for quite some time. I've enjoyed reading his Culper Ring series and expected this title to be a thrilling, high energy read with a nugget of American history that makes the reader wonder what other conspiracies our governmen...

    A mortician and an artist investigate a plane crash and stumble into dark government secrets. An action-packed, fast-paced read with fully developed, highly flawed characters, an utterly imaginative plot, and plenty of twists. Highly recommended to readers of thrillers. ...

    4.5*'s One of the best books in the mystery books I've read in awhile. Not because the mystery was a mystery but because the author incorporated so many concurrent stories dealing with different forms of grief, child abandonment, magic and Hoodini in historical fiction terms, PTSD.....

    *3.5 stars rounded up. I was surprised to realize I've never read any books by Brad Meltzer before and found I quite enjoyed this taste. The main character here is Jim "Zig" Zigarowski, a divorced mortician at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. A small plane carrying military personn...

    3.5 - very fast-paced thriller. Maybe too fast-paced? 90 chapters, all super short, made me feel like the entire book was one big panic attack. But pretty fun. No artistry in the writing but good plotting. ...

    Jim ?Zig? Zigarowski is a mortician. But not just any mortician. He works at Dover Air Force Base applying his superior skills to re-building the remains of downed US Service men after they?ve been killed and maimed in combat. He?s the best there is and he always gets the tough...

  • Tiffany Reisz
    May 04, 2018

    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-defunc...

    Brad Meltzer is back with another thriller to appease his adult fans. With a story that dazzles and characters whose lives enrich the storytelling, the wait for this gem seems justifiable. Jim ?Zig? Zigarowski works as a civilian mortician at the Dover Air Force Base, having seen m...

    "What the eyes see and the ears hear, the mind believes." (Harry Houdini) Brad Meltzer opens this story with a military plane going down over the Alaskan wilderness. A female soldier stands poised before the open door hatch ready to jump into the unknown abyss. With screeching wind ...

    After a credible start, this story degenerates to bad, then worse. 0 of 10 stars ...

    Murder, deeply hidden political secrets, interesting but emotionally scarred characters and a unique setting - who could ask for more? Me, actually; I'm thinking (make that hoping) this marks the start of a great new series. The intriguing setting is Dover Air Force Base, where exc...

    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? ...

    Clever and accurate title. Well-written thriller, plot-wise. But it's entirely a book written by a man that is supposed to be about a woman but is actually about a man instead. The marketing is well-done but inaccurate. This book is about Zig, and tangentially about Nola Brown. It woul...

    Wow! This book was very good. Again since I am writing thrillers, I noticed better than any book I have read so far is that each chapter really stops on a cliff hanger. Meltzer has done a great job of not letting you put his book down because you want to know what happens as he leaves ...

    See this review and more at www.TheRealBookSpy.com 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 d...

    THE ESCAPE ARTIST is touted as a thriller. I did not find it very suspenseful. The plot is unique and it starts off as a taut, complex thriller, but becomes lengthy and too drawn out as the storyline becomes more and more incredulous, if not ludicrous. The ?complex thriller? become...

    Brad Meltzer's The Escape Artist has been on my to-read list for quite some time. I've enjoyed reading his Culper Ring series and expected this title to be a thrilling, high energy read with a nugget of American history that makes the reader wonder what other conspiracies our governmen...

    A mortician and an artist investigate a plane crash and stumble into dark government secrets. An action-packed, fast-paced read with fully developed, highly flawed characters, an utterly imaginative plot, and plenty of twists. Highly recommended to readers of thrillers. ...

    4.5*'s One of the best books in the mystery books I've read in awhile. Not because the mystery was a mystery but because the author incorporated so many concurrent stories dealing with different forms of grief, child abandonment, magic and Hoodini in historical fiction terms, PTSD.....

    *3.5 stars rounded up. I was surprised to realize I've never read any books by Brad Meltzer before and found I quite enjoyed this taste. The main character here is Jim "Zig" Zigarowski, a divorced mortician at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. A small plane carrying military personn...

    3.5 - very fast-paced thriller. Maybe too fast-paced? 90 chapters, all super short, made me feel like the entire book was one big panic attack. But pretty fun. No artistry in the writing but good plotting. ...

  • Patrice Hoffman
    Apr 28, 2018

    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-defunc...

    Brad Meltzer is back with another thriller to appease his adult fans. With a story that dazzles and characters whose lives enrich the storytelling, the wait for this gem seems justifiable. Jim ?Zig? Zigarowski works as a civilian mortician at the Dover Air Force Base, having seen m...

    "What the eyes see and the ears hear, the mind believes." (Harry Houdini) Brad Meltzer opens this story with a military plane going down over the Alaskan wilderness. A female soldier stands poised before the open door hatch ready to jump into the unknown abyss. With screeching wind ...

    After a credible start, this story degenerates to bad, then worse. 0 of 10 stars ...

    Murder, deeply hidden political secrets, interesting but emotionally scarred characters and a unique setting - who could ask for more? Me, actually; I'm thinking (make that hoping) this marks the start of a great new series. The intriguing setting is Dover Air Force Base, where exc...

    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? ...

    Clever and accurate title. Well-written thriller, plot-wise. But it's entirely a book written by a man that is supposed to be about a woman but is actually about a man instead. The marketing is well-done but inaccurate. This book is about Zig, and tangentially about Nola Brown. It woul...

    Wow! This book was very good. Again since I am writing thrillers, I noticed better than any book I have read so far is that each chapter really stops on a cliff hanger. Meltzer has done a great job of not letting you put his book down because you want to know what happens as he leaves ...

    See this review and more at www.TheRealBookSpy.com 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 d...

    THE ESCAPE ARTIST is touted as a thriller. I did not find it very suspenseful. The plot is unique and it starts off as a taut, complex thriller, but becomes lengthy and too drawn out as the storyline becomes more and more incredulous, if not ludicrous. The ?complex thriller? become...

    Brad Meltzer's The Escape Artist has been on my to-read list for quite some time. I've enjoyed reading his Culper Ring series and expected this title to be a thrilling, high energy read with a nugget of American history that makes the reader wonder what other conspiracies our governmen...

  • Larry H
    Jan 19, 2018

    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-defunc...

  • Matt
    Mar 14, 2018

    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-defunc...

    Brad Meltzer is back with another thriller to appease his adult fans. With a story that dazzles and characters whose lives enrich the storytelling, the wait for this gem seems justifiable. Jim ?Zig? Zigarowski works as a civilian mortician at the Dover Air Force Base, having seen m...

  • Bam
    Feb 26, 2018

    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-defunc...

    Brad Meltzer is back with another thriller to appease his adult fans. With a story that dazzles and characters whose lives enrich the storytelling, the wait for this gem seems justifiable. Jim ?Zig? Zigarowski works as a civilian mortician at the Dover Air Force Base, having seen m...

    "What the eyes see and the ears hear, the mind believes." (Harry Houdini) Brad Meltzer opens this story with a military plane going down over the Alaskan wilderness. A female soldier stands poised before the open door hatch ready to jump into the unknown abyss. With screeching wind ...

    After a credible start, this story degenerates to bad, then worse. 0 of 10 stars ...

    Murder, deeply hidden political secrets, interesting but emotionally scarred characters and a unique setting - who could ask for more? Me, actually; I'm thinking (make that hoping) this marks the start of a great new series. The intriguing setting is Dover Air Force Base, where exc...

    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? ...

    Clever and accurate title. Well-written thriller, plot-wise. But it's entirely a book written by a man that is supposed to be about a woman but is actually about a man instead. The marketing is well-done but inaccurate. This book is about Zig, and tangentially about Nola Brown. It woul...

    Wow! This book was very good. Again since I am writing thrillers, I noticed better than any book I have read so far is that each chapter really stops on a cliff hanger. Meltzer has done a great job of not letting you put his book down because you want to know what happens as he leaves ...

    See this review and more at www.TheRealBookSpy.com 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 d...

    THE ESCAPE ARTIST is touted as a thriller. I did not find it very suspenseful. The plot is unique and it starts off as a taut, complex thriller, but becomes lengthy and too drawn out as the storyline becomes more and more incredulous, if not ludicrous. The ?complex thriller? become...

    Brad Meltzer's The Escape Artist has been on my to-read list for quite some time. I've enjoyed reading his Culper Ring series and expected this title to be a thrilling, high energy read with a nugget of American history that makes the reader wonder what other conspiracies our governmen...

    A mortician and an artist investigate a plane crash and stumble into dark government secrets. An action-packed, fast-paced read with fully developed, highly flawed characters, an utterly imaginative plot, and plenty of twists. Highly recommended to readers of thrillers. ...

    4.5*'s One of the best books in the mystery books I've read in awhile. Not because the mystery was a mystery but because the author incorporated so many concurrent stories dealing with different forms of grief, child abandonment, magic and Hoodini in historical fiction terms, PTSD.....

    *3.5 stars rounded up. I was surprised to realize I've never read any books by Brad Meltzer before and found I quite enjoyed this taste. The main character here is Jim "Zig" Zigarowski, a divorced mortician at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. A small plane carrying military personn...

  • Monnie
    Jan 11, 2018

    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-defunc...

    Brad Meltzer is back with another thriller to appease his adult fans. With a story that dazzles and characters whose lives enrich the storytelling, the wait for this gem seems justifiable. Jim ?Zig? Zigarowski works as a civilian mortician at the Dover Air Force Base, having seen m...

    "What the eyes see and the ears hear, the mind believes." (Harry Houdini) Brad Meltzer opens this story with a military plane going down over the Alaskan wilderness. A female soldier stands poised before the open door hatch ready to jump into the unknown abyss. With screeching wind ...

    After a credible start, this story degenerates to bad, then worse. 0 of 10 stars ...

    Murder, deeply hidden political secrets, interesting but emotionally scarred characters and a unique setting - who could ask for more? Me, actually; I'm thinking (make that hoping) this marks the start of a great new series. The intriguing setting is Dover Air Force Base, where exc...

  • debra
    Mar 21, 2018

    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-defunc...

    Brad Meltzer is back with another thriller to appease his adult fans. With a story that dazzles and characters whose lives enrich the storytelling, the wait for this gem seems justifiable. Jim ?Zig? Zigarowski works as a civilian mortician at the Dover Air Force Base, having seen m...

    "What the eyes see and the ears hear, the mind believes." (Harry Houdini) Brad Meltzer opens this story with a military plane going down over the Alaskan wilderness. A female soldier stands poised before the open door hatch ready to jump into the unknown abyss. With screeching wind ...

    After a credible start, this story degenerates to bad, then worse. 0 of 10 stars ...

    Murder, deeply hidden political secrets, interesting but emotionally scarred characters and a unique setting - who could ask for more? Me, actually; I'm thinking (make that hoping) this marks the start of a great new series. The intriguing setting is Dover Air Force Base, where exc...

    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? ...

    Clever and accurate title. Well-written thriller, plot-wise. But it's entirely a book written by a man that is supposed to be about a woman but is actually about a man instead. The marketing is well-done but inaccurate. This book is about Zig, and tangentially about Nola Brown. It woul...

    Wow! This book was very good. Again since I am writing thrillers, I noticed better than any book I have read so far is that each chapter really stops on a cliff hanger. Meltzer has done a great job of not letting you put his book down because you want to know what happens as he leaves ...

    See this review and more at www.TheRealBookSpy.com 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 d...

    THE ESCAPE ARTIST is touted as a thriller. I did not find it very suspenseful. The plot is unique and it starts off as a taut, complex thriller, but becomes lengthy and too drawn out as the storyline becomes more and more incredulous, if not ludicrous. The ?complex thriller? become...

    Brad Meltzer's The Escape Artist has been on my to-read list for quite some time. I've enjoyed reading his Culper Ring series and expected this title to be a thrilling, high energy read with a nugget of American history that makes the reader wonder what other conspiracies our governmen...

    A mortician and an artist investigate a plane crash and stumble into dark government secrets. An action-packed, fast-paced read with fully developed, highly flawed characters, an utterly imaginative plot, and plenty of twists. Highly recommended to readers of thrillers. ...

    4.5*'s One of the best books in the mystery books I've read in awhile. Not because the mystery was a mystery but because the author incorporated so many concurrent stories dealing with different forms of grief, child abandonment, magic and Hoodini in historical fiction terms, PTSD.....

    *3.5 stars rounded up. I was surprised to realize I've never read any books by Brad Meltzer before and found I quite enjoyed this taste. The main character here is Jim "Zig" Zigarowski, a divorced mortician at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. A small plane carrying military personn...

    3.5 - very fast-paced thriller. Maybe too fast-paced? 90 chapters, all super short, made me feel like the entire book was one big panic attack. But pretty fun. No artistry in the writing but good plotting. ...

    Jim ?Zig? Zigarowski is a mortician. But not just any mortician. He works at Dover Air Force Base applying his superior skills to re-building the remains of downed US Service men after they?ve been killed and maimed in combat. He?s the best there is and he always gets the tough...

    ?You make something appear. You make something disappear. You make two things change place. Or, the one Zig liked most: You change one thing into something else.? Two lives digging for truths, two lives twain in battlement with death, one literary starting her teen life out digg...

    ?The big move covers the small one" Jim ?Zig? Zigarowski is a gifted mortician at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. Military deaths and some of the larger civilian death tolls go through the mortuary there. Zig is a master at putting broken bodies back together, preparing them...

    Perhaps the worst written best seller I have read. I would have stopped after the first triple use of the same verb on a page or body sound, but I was stuck. I was driven to try to understand how such drivel could not only be published by a major house let alone become a best seller. T...

    Brad Meltzer delivers again! Brad introduces a new set of characters that draws you in from the very beginning. This new adventure takes the reader all over the US from Alaska to DC. In pure Meltzer fashion, he weaves an intricate web of twists and turns, with the heart pounding action...

    I can never get enough of his books. So glad they don?t come out every3 months and are well written but I want more stories....I am so very thankful for 20 years of Brads books ...

    Very intense, often graphic story of a mortician at Dover who feels that it is his mission to make the military dead as presentable as he can for the families. Zig is devastated when he is given the job of preparing an airplane crash victim, only to realize that as a girl, she had save...

    I really enjoyed this book. It's my first book from this author and can't wait to read another. ...

    ~ 4.5 stars ~ Jim ?Zig? Zigarowski lovingly puts to rest our fallen men and women at Dover Air Force Base. With each piece he puts back together, he likes to think he also puts back a piece of his shattered heart. So, when Zig sees the name Nola Brown come across his desk after ...

    Started strong but wallowed too much in unnecessary torture and violence. ...

    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 jus...

    I can?t even finish it. ...

    Interesting characters abound in this novel. The protagonist seems to be Jim ?Zig? Zigarowski who works as a mortician at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. Nola Brown is an Army Sergeant First Class, just twenty-six, and works as the artist-in-resident at Fort Belvoir, VA. Zig and...

    Fast paced thriller, like many of Meltzer's books, with interesting characters, and Nola Brown is one of them. Is she dead or just missing? Is she one of the "good guys" or is she something else? Zig Zigarowski knew Nola as a child, and now he needs to find her as an adult, and togeth...

    RTF ...

  • Linda
    Mar 17, 2018

    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-defunc...

    Brad Meltzer is back with another thriller to appease his adult fans. With a story that dazzles and characters whose lives enrich the storytelling, the wait for this gem seems justifiable. Jim ?Zig? Zigarowski works as a civilian mortician at the Dover Air Force Base, having seen m...

    "What the eyes see and the ears hear, the mind believes." (Harry Houdini) Brad Meltzer opens this story with a military plane going down over the Alaskan wilderness. A female soldier stands poised before the open door hatch ready to jump into the unknown abyss. With screeching wind ...

    After a credible start, this story degenerates to bad, then worse. 0 of 10 stars ...

    Murder, deeply hidden political secrets, interesting but emotionally scarred characters and a unique setting - who could ask for more? Me, actually; I'm thinking (make that hoping) this marks the start of a great new series. The intriguing setting is Dover Air Force Base, where exc...

    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? ...

    Clever and accurate title. Well-written thriller, plot-wise. But it's entirely a book written by a man that is supposed to be about a woman but is actually about a man instead. The marketing is well-done but inaccurate. This book is about Zig, and tangentially about Nola Brown. It woul...

    Wow! This book was very good. Again since I am writing thrillers, I noticed better than any book I have read so far is that each chapter really stops on a cliff hanger. Meltzer has done a great job of not letting you put his book down because you want to know what happens as he leaves ...

    See this review and more at www.TheRealBookSpy.com 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 d...

    THE ESCAPE ARTIST is touted as a thriller. I did not find it very suspenseful. The plot is unique and it starts off as a taut, complex thriller, but becomes lengthy and too drawn out as the storyline becomes more and more incredulous, if not ludicrous. The ?complex thriller? become...

    Brad Meltzer's The Escape Artist has been on my to-read list for quite some time. I've enjoyed reading his Culper Ring series and expected this title to be a thrilling, high energy read with a nugget of American history that makes the reader wonder what other conspiracies our governmen...

    A mortician and an artist investigate a plane crash and stumble into dark government secrets. An action-packed, fast-paced read with fully developed, highly flawed characters, an utterly imaginative plot, and plenty of twists. Highly recommended to readers of thrillers. ...

    4.5*'s One of the best books in the mystery books I've read in awhile. Not because the mystery was a mystery but because the author incorporated so many concurrent stories dealing with different forms of grief, child abandonment, magic and Hoodini in historical fiction terms, PTSD.....

    *3.5 stars rounded up. I was surprised to realize I've never read any books by Brad Meltzer before and found I quite enjoyed this taste. The main character here is Jim "Zig" Zigarowski, a divorced mortician at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. A small plane carrying military personn...

    3.5 - very fast-paced thriller. Maybe too fast-paced? 90 chapters, all super short, made me feel like the entire book was one big panic attack. But pretty fun. No artistry in the writing but good plotting. ...

    Jim ?Zig? Zigarowski is a mortician. But not just any mortician. He works at Dover Air Force Base applying his superior skills to re-building the remains of downed US Service men after they?ve been killed and maimed in combat. He?s the best there is and he always gets the tough...

    ?You make something appear. You make something disappear. You make two things change place. Or, the one Zig liked most: You change one thing into something else.? Two lives digging for truths, two lives twain in battlement with death, one literary starting her teen life out digg...

    ?The big move covers the small one" Jim ?Zig? Zigarowski is a gifted mortician at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. Military deaths and some of the larger civilian death tolls go through the mortuary there. Zig is a master at putting broken bodies back together, preparing them...

    Perhaps the worst written best seller I have read. I would have stopped after the first triple use of the same verb on a page or body sound, but I was stuck. I was driven to try to understand how such drivel could not only be published by a major house let alone become a best seller. T...

    Brad Meltzer delivers again! Brad introduces a new set of characters that draws you in from the very beginning. This new adventure takes the reader all over the US from Alaska to DC. In pure Meltzer fashion, he weaves an intricate web of twists and turns, with the heart pounding action...

    I can never get enough of his books. So glad they don?t come out every3 months and are well written but I want more stories....I am so very thankful for 20 years of Brads books ...

    Very intense, often graphic story of a mortician at Dover who feels that it is his mission to make the military dead as presentable as he can for the families. Zig is devastated when he is given the job of preparing an airplane crash victim, only to realize that as a girl, she had save...

    I really enjoyed this book. It's my first book from this author and can't wait to read another. ...

    ~ 4.5 stars ~ Jim ?Zig? Zigarowski lovingly puts to rest our fallen men and women at Dover Air Force Base. With each piece he puts back together, he likes to think he also puts back a piece of his shattered heart. So, when Zig sees the name Nola Brown come across his desk after ...

    Started strong but wallowed too much in unnecessary torture and violence. ...

    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 jus...

    I can?t even finish it. ...

    Interesting characters abound in this novel. The protagonist seems to be Jim ?Zig? Zigarowski who works as a mortician at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. Nola Brown is an Army Sergeant First Class, just twenty-six, and works as the artist-in-resident at Fort Belvoir, VA. Zig and...

    Fast paced thriller, like many of Meltzer's books, with interesting characters, and Nola Brown is one of them. Is she dead or just missing? Is she one of the "good guys" or is she something else? Zig Zigarowski knew Nola as a child, and now he needs to find her as an adult, and togeth...

  • Linda
    Jun 20, 2018

    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-defunc...

    Brad Meltzer is back with another thriller to appease his adult fans. With a story that dazzles and characters whose lives enrich the storytelling, the wait for this gem seems justifiable. Jim ?Zig? Zigarowski works as a civilian mortician at the Dover Air Force Base, having seen m...

    "What the eyes see and the ears hear, the mind believes." (Harry Houdini) Brad Meltzer opens this story with a military plane going down over the Alaskan wilderness. A female soldier stands poised before the open door hatch ready to jump into the unknown abyss. With screeching wind ...

  • Dick Reynolds
    Mar 19, 2018

    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-defunc...

    Brad Meltzer is back with another thriller to appease his adult fans. With a story that dazzles and characters whose lives enrich the storytelling, the wait for this gem seems justifiable. Jim ?Zig? Zigarowski works as a civilian mortician at the Dover Air Force Base, having seen m...

    "What the eyes see and the ears hear, the mind believes." (Harry Houdini) Brad Meltzer opens this story with a military plane going down over the Alaskan wilderness. A female soldier stands poised before the open door hatch ready to jump into the unknown abyss. With screeching wind ...

    After a credible start, this story degenerates to bad, then worse. 0 of 10 stars ...

    Murder, deeply hidden political secrets, interesting but emotionally scarred characters and a unique setting - who could ask for more? Me, actually; I'm thinking (make that hoping) this marks the start of a great new series. The intriguing setting is Dover Air Force Base, where exc...

    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? ...

    Clever and accurate title. Well-written thriller, plot-wise. But it's entirely a book written by a man that is supposed to be about a woman but is actually about a man instead. The marketing is well-done but inaccurate. This book is about Zig, and tangentially about Nola Brown. It woul...

    Wow! This book was very good. Again since I am writing thrillers, I noticed better than any book I have read so far is that each chapter really stops on a cliff hanger. Meltzer has done a great job of not letting you put his book down because you want to know what happens as he leaves ...

    See this review and more at www.TheRealBookSpy.com 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 d...

    THE ESCAPE ARTIST is touted as a thriller. I did not find it very suspenseful. The plot is unique and it starts off as a taut, complex thriller, but becomes lengthy and too drawn out as the storyline becomes more and more incredulous, if not ludicrous. The ?complex thriller? become...

    Brad Meltzer's The Escape Artist has been on my to-read list for quite some time. I've enjoyed reading his Culper Ring series and expected this title to be a thrilling, high energy read with a nugget of American history that makes the reader wonder what other conspiracies our governmen...

    A mortician and an artist investigate a plane crash and stumble into dark government secrets. An action-packed, fast-paced read with fully developed, highly flawed characters, an utterly imaginative plot, and plenty of twists. Highly recommended to readers of thrillers. ...

    4.5*'s One of the best books in the mystery books I've read in awhile. Not because the mystery was a mystery but because the author incorporated so many concurrent stories dealing with different forms of grief, child abandonment, magic and Hoodini in historical fiction terms, PTSD.....

    *3.5 stars rounded up. I was surprised to realize I've never read any books by Brad Meltzer before and found I quite enjoyed this taste. The main character here is Jim "Zig" Zigarowski, a divorced mortician at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. A small plane carrying military personn...

    3.5 - very fast-paced thriller. Maybe too fast-paced? 90 chapters, all super short, made me feel like the entire book was one big panic attack. But pretty fun. No artistry in the writing but good plotting. ...

    Jim ?Zig? Zigarowski is a mortician. But not just any mortician. He works at Dover Air Force Base applying his superior skills to re-building the remains of downed US Service men after they?ve been killed and maimed in combat. He?s the best there is and he always gets the tough...

    ?You make something appear. You make something disappear. You make two things change place. Or, the one Zig liked most: You change one thing into something else.? Two lives digging for truths, two lives twain in battlement with death, one literary starting her teen life out digg...

    ?The big move covers the small one" Jim ?Zig? Zigarowski is a gifted mortician at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. Military deaths and some of the larger civilian death tolls go through the mortuary there. Zig is a master at putting broken bodies back together, preparing them...

    Perhaps the worst written best seller I have read. I would have stopped after the first triple use of the same verb on a page or body sound, but I was stuck. I was driven to try to understand how such drivel could not only be published by a major house let alone become a best seller. T...

    Brad Meltzer delivers again! Brad introduces a new set of characters that draws you in from the very beginning. This new adventure takes the reader all over the US from Alaska to DC. In pure Meltzer fashion, he weaves an intricate web of twists and turns, with the heart pounding action...

    I can never get enough of his books. So glad they don?t come out every3 months and are well written but I want more stories....I am so very thankful for 20 years of Brads books ...

    Very intense, often graphic story of a mortician at Dover who feels that it is his mission to make the military dead as presentable as he can for the families. Zig is devastated when he is given the job of preparing an airplane crash victim, only to realize that as a girl, she had save...

    I really enjoyed this book. It's my first book from this author and can't wait to read another. ...

    ~ 4.5 stars ~ Jim ?Zig? Zigarowski lovingly puts to rest our fallen men and women at Dover Air Force Base. With each piece he puts back together, he likes to think he also puts back a piece of his shattered heart. So, when Zig sees the name Nola Brown come across his desk after ...

    Started strong but wallowed too much in unnecessary torture and violence. ...

    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 jus...

    I can?t even finish it. ...

    Interesting characters abound in this novel. The protagonist seems to be Jim ?Zig? Zigarowski who works as a mortician at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. Nola Brown is an Army Sergeant First Class, just twenty-six, and works as the artist-in-resident at Fort Belvoir, VA. Zig and...

  • Jordan
    Jul 20, 2018

    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-defunc...

    Brad Meltzer is back with another thriller to appease his adult fans. With a story that dazzles and characters whose lives enrich the storytelling, the wait for this gem seems justifiable. Jim ?Zig? Zigarowski works as a civilian mortician at the Dover Air Force Base, having seen m...

    "What the eyes see and the ears hear, the mind believes." (Harry Houdini) Brad Meltzer opens this story with a military plane going down over the Alaskan wilderness. A female soldier stands poised before the open door hatch ready to jump into the unknown abyss. With screeching wind ...

    After a credible start, this story degenerates to bad, then worse. 0 of 10 stars ...

    Murder, deeply hidden political secrets, interesting but emotionally scarred characters and a unique setting - who could ask for more? Me, actually; I'm thinking (make that hoping) this marks the start of a great new series. The intriguing setting is Dover Air Force Base, where exc...

    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? ...

    Clever and accurate title. Well-written thriller, plot-wise. But it's entirely a book written by a man that is supposed to be about a woman but is actually about a man instead. The marketing is well-done but inaccurate. This book is about Zig, and tangentially about Nola Brown. It woul...

    Wow! This book was very good. Again since I am writing thrillers, I noticed better than any book I have read so far is that each chapter really stops on a cliff hanger. Meltzer has done a great job of not letting you put his book down because you want to know what happens as he leaves ...

    See this review and more at www.TheRealBookSpy.com 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 d...

    THE ESCAPE ARTIST is touted as a thriller. I did not find it very suspenseful. The plot is unique and it starts off as a taut, complex thriller, but becomes lengthy and too drawn out as the storyline becomes more and more incredulous, if not ludicrous. The ?complex thriller? become...

    Brad Meltzer's The Escape Artist has been on my to-read list for quite some time. I've enjoyed reading his Culper Ring series and expected this title to be a thrilling, high energy read with a nugget of American history that makes the reader wonder what other conspiracies our governmen...

    A mortician and an artist investigate a plane crash and stumble into dark government secrets. An action-packed, fast-paced read with fully developed, highly flawed characters, an utterly imaginative plot, and plenty of twists. Highly recommended to readers of thrillers. ...

    4.5*'s One of the best books in the mystery books I've read in awhile. Not because the mystery was a mystery but because the author incorporated so many concurrent stories dealing with different forms of grief, child abandonment, magic and Hoodini in historical fiction terms, PTSD.....

    *3.5 stars rounded up. I was surprised to realize I've never read any books by Brad Meltzer before and found I quite enjoyed this taste. The main character here is Jim "Zig" Zigarowski, a divorced mortician at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. A small plane carrying military personn...

    3.5 - very fast-paced thriller. Maybe too fast-paced? 90 chapters, all super short, made me feel like the entire book was one big panic attack. But pretty fun. No artistry in the writing but good plotting. ...

    Jim ?Zig? Zigarowski is a mortician. But not just any mortician. He works at Dover Air Force Base applying his superior skills to re-building the remains of downed US Service men after they?ve been killed and maimed in combat. He?s the best there is and he always gets the tough...

    ?You make something appear. You make something disappear. You make two things change place. Or, the one Zig liked most: You change one thing into something else.? Two lives digging for truths, two lives twain in battlement with death, one literary starting her teen life out digg...

    ?The big move covers the small one" Jim ?Zig? Zigarowski is a gifted mortician at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. Military deaths and some of the larger civilian death tolls go through the mortuary there. Zig is a master at putting broken bodies back together, preparing them...

    Perhaps the worst written best seller I have read. I would have stopped after the first triple use of the same verb on a page or body sound, but I was stuck. I was driven to try to understand how such drivel could not only be published by a major house let alone become a best seller. T...

    Brad Meltzer delivers again! Brad introduces a new set of characters that draws you in from the very beginning. This new adventure takes the reader all over the US from Alaska to DC. In pure Meltzer fashion, he weaves an intricate web of twists and turns, with the heart pounding action...

  • ☼♎ Carmen the Bootyshaker Temptress ☼♎
    Mar 10, 2018

    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-defunc...

    Brad Meltzer is back with another thriller to appease his adult fans. With a story that dazzles and characters whose lives enrich the storytelling, the wait for this gem seems justifiable. Jim ?Zig? Zigarowski works as a civilian mortician at the Dover Air Force Base, having seen m...

    "What the eyes see and the ears hear, the mind believes." (Harry Houdini) Brad Meltzer opens this story with a military plane going down over the Alaskan wilderness. A female soldier stands poised before the open door hatch ready to jump into the unknown abyss. With screeching wind ...

    After a credible start, this story degenerates to bad, then worse. 0 of 10 stars ...

    Murder, deeply hidden political secrets, interesting but emotionally scarred characters and a unique setting - who could ask for more? Me, actually; I'm thinking (make that hoping) this marks the start of a great new series. The intriguing setting is Dover Air Force Base, where exc...

    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? ...

    Clever and accurate title. Well-written thriller, plot-wise. But it's entirely a book written by a man that is supposed to be about a woman but is actually about a man instead. The marketing is well-done but inaccurate. This book is about Zig, and tangentially about Nola Brown. It woul...

    Wow! This book was very good. Again since I am writing thrillers, I noticed better than any book I have read so far is that each chapter really stops on a cliff hanger. Meltzer has done a great job of not letting you put his book down because you want to know what happens as he leaves ...

    See this review and more at www.TheRealBookSpy.com 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 d...

    THE ESCAPE ARTIST is touted as a thriller. I did not find it very suspenseful. The plot is unique and it starts off as a taut, complex thriller, but becomes lengthy and too drawn out as the storyline becomes more and more incredulous, if not ludicrous. The ?complex thriller? become...

    Brad Meltzer's The Escape Artist has been on my to-read list for quite some time. I've enjoyed reading his Culper Ring series and expected this title to be a thrilling, high energy read with a nugget of American history that makes the reader wonder what other conspiracies our governmen...

    A mortician and an artist investigate a plane crash and stumble into dark government secrets. An action-packed, fast-paced read with fully developed, highly flawed characters, an utterly imaginative plot, and plenty of twists. Highly recommended to readers of thrillers. ...

    4.5*'s One of the best books in the mystery books I've read in awhile. Not because the mystery was a mystery but because the author incorporated so many concurrent stories dealing with different forms of grief, child abandonment, magic and Hoodini in historical fiction terms, PTSD.....

    *3.5 stars rounded up. I was surprised to realize I've never read any books by Brad Meltzer before and found I quite enjoyed this taste. The main character here is Jim "Zig" Zigarowski, a divorced mortician at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. A small plane carrying military personn...

    3.5 - very fast-paced thriller. Maybe too fast-paced? 90 chapters, all super short, made me feel like the entire book was one big panic attack. But pretty fun. No artistry in the writing but good plotting. ...

    Jim ?Zig? Zigarowski is a mortician. But not just any mortician. He works at Dover Air Force Base applying his superior skills to re-building the remains of downed US Service men after they?ve been killed and maimed in combat. He?s the best there is and he always gets the tough...

    ?You make something appear. You make something disappear. You make two things change place. Or, the one Zig liked most: You change one thing into something else.? Two lives digging for truths, two lives twain in battlement with death, one literary starting her teen life out digg...

    ?The big move covers the small one" Jim ?Zig? Zigarowski is a gifted mortician at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. Military deaths and some of the larger civilian death tolls go through the mortuary there. Zig is a master at putting broken bodies back together, preparing them...

    Perhaps the worst written best seller I have read. I would have stopped after the first triple use of the same verb on a page or body sound, but I was stuck. I was driven to try to understand how such drivel could not only be published by a major house let alone become a best seller. T...

    Brad Meltzer delivers again! Brad introduces a new set of characters that draws you in from the very beginning. This new adventure takes the reader all over the US from Alaska to DC. In pure Meltzer fashion, he weaves an intricate web of twists and turns, with the heart pounding action...

    I can never get enough of his books. So glad they don?t come out every3 months and are well written but I want more stories....I am so very thankful for 20 years of Brads books ...

    Very intense, often graphic story of a mortician at Dover who feels that it is his mission to make the military dead as presentable as he can for the families. Zig is devastated when he is given the job of preparing an airplane crash victim, only to realize that as a girl, she had save...

    I really enjoyed this book. It's my first book from this author and can't wait to read another. ...

  • Tim
    Mar 20, 2018

    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-defunc...

    Brad Meltzer is back with another thriller to appease his adult fans. With a story that dazzles and characters whose lives enrich the storytelling, the wait for this gem seems justifiable. Jim ?Zig? Zigarowski works as a civilian mortician at the Dover Air Force Base, having seen m...

    "What the eyes see and the ears hear, the mind believes." (Harry Houdini) Brad Meltzer opens this story with a military plane going down over the Alaskan wilderness. A female soldier stands poised before the open door hatch ready to jump into the unknown abyss. With screeching wind ...

    After a credible start, this story degenerates to bad, then worse. 0 of 10 stars ...

  • Pamela
    Mar 22, 2018

    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-defunc...

    Brad Meltzer is back with another thriller to appease his adult fans. With a story that dazzles and characters whose lives enrich the storytelling, the wait for this gem seems justifiable. Jim ?Zig? Zigarowski works as a civilian mortician at the Dover Air Force Base, having seen m...

    "What the eyes see and the ears hear, the mind believes." (Harry Houdini) Brad Meltzer opens this story with a military plane going down over the Alaskan wilderness. A female soldier stands poised before the open door hatch ready to jump into the unknown abyss. With screeching wind ...

    After a credible start, this story degenerates to bad, then worse. 0 of 10 stars ...

    Murder, deeply hidden political secrets, interesting but emotionally scarred characters and a unique setting - who could ask for more? Me, actually; I'm thinking (make that hoping) this marks the start of a great new series. The intriguing setting is Dover Air Force Base, where exc...

    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? ...

    Clever and accurate title. Well-written thriller, plot-wise. But it's entirely a book written by a man that is supposed to be about a woman but is actually about a man instead. The marketing is well-done but inaccurate. This book is about Zig, and tangentially about Nola Brown. It woul...

    Wow! This book was very good. Again since I am writing thrillers, I noticed better than any book I have read so far is that each chapter really stops on a cliff hanger. Meltzer has done a great job of not letting you put his book down because you want to know what happens as he leaves ...

    See this review and more at www.TheRealBookSpy.com 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 d...

    THE ESCAPE ARTIST is touted as a thriller. I did not find it very suspenseful. The plot is unique and it starts off as a taut, complex thriller, but becomes lengthy and too drawn out as the storyline becomes more and more incredulous, if not ludicrous. The ?complex thriller? become...

  • Srque
    Mar 25, 2018

    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-defunc...

    Brad Meltzer is back with another thriller to appease his adult fans. With a story that dazzles and characters whose lives enrich the storytelling, the wait for this gem seems justifiable. Jim ?Zig? Zigarowski works as a civilian mortician at the Dover Air Force Base, having seen m...

    "What the eyes see and the ears hear, the mind believes." (Harry Houdini) Brad Meltzer opens this story with a military plane going down over the Alaskan wilderness. A female soldier stands poised before the open door hatch ready to jump into the unknown abyss. With screeching wind ...

    After a credible start, this story degenerates to bad, then worse. 0 of 10 stars ...

    Murder, deeply hidden political secrets, interesting but emotionally scarred characters and a unique setting - who could ask for more? Me, actually; I'm thinking (make that hoping) this marks the start of a great new series. The intriguing setting is Dover Air Force Base, where exc...

    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? ...

    Clever and accurate title. Well-written thriller, plot-wise. But it's entirely a book written by a man that is supposed to be about a woman but is actually about a man instead. The marketing is well-done but inaccurate. This book is about Zig, and tangentially about Nola Brown. It woul...

    Wow! This book was very good. Again since I am writing thrillers, I noticed better than any book I have read so far is that each chapter really stops on a cliff hanger. Meltzer has done a great job of not letting you put his book down because you want to know what happens as he leaves ...

    See this review and more at www.TheRealBookSpy.com 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 d...

    THE ESCAPE ARTIST is touted as a thriller. I did not find it very suspenseful. The plot is unique and it starts off as a taut, complex thriller, but becomes lengthy and too drawn out as the storyline becomes more and more incredulous, if not ludicrous. The ?complex thriller? become...

    Brad Meltzer's The Escape Artist has been on my to-read list for quite some time. I've enjoyed reading his Culper Ring series and expected this title to be a thrilling, high energy read with a nugget of American history that makes the reader wonder what other conspiracies our governmen...

    A mortician and an artist investigate a plane crash and stumble into dark government secrets. An action-packed, fast-paced read with fully developed, highly flawed characters, an utterly imaginative plot, and plenty of twists. Highly recommended to readers of thrillers. ...

    4.5*'s One of the best books in the mystery books I've read in awhile. Not because the mystery was a mystery but because the author incorporated so many concurrent stories dealing with different forms of grief, child abandonment, magic and Hoodini in historical fiction terms, PTSD.....

    *3.5 stars rounded up. I was surprised to realize I've never read any books by Brad Meltzer before and found I quite enjoyed this taste. The main character here is Jim "Zig" Zigarowski, a divorced mortician at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. A small plane carrying military personn...

    3.5 - very fast-paced thriller. Maybe too fast-paced? 90 chapters, all super short, made me feel like the entire book was one big panic attack. But pretty fun. No artistry in the writing but good plotting. ...

    Jim ?Zig? Zigarowski is a mortician. But not just any mortician. He works at Dover Air Force Base applying his superior skills to re-building the remains of downed US Service men after they?ve been killed and maimed in combat. He?s the best there is and he always gets the tough...

    ?You make something appear. You make something disappear. You make two things change place. Or, the one Zig liked most: You change one thing into something else.? Two lives digging for truths, two lives twain in battlement with death, one literary starting her teen life out digg...

    ?The big move covers the small one" Jim ?Zig? Zigarowski is a gifted mortician at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. Military deaths and some of the larger civilian death tolls go through the mortuary there. Zig is a master at putting broken bodies back together, preparing them...

    Perhaps the worst written best seller I have read. I would have stopped after the first triple use of the same verb on a page or body sound, but I was stuck. I was driven to try to understand how such drivel could not only be published by a major house let alone become a best seller. T...

  • Alan
    May 05, 2018

    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-defunc...

    Brad Meltzer is back with another thriller to appease his adult fans. With a story that dazzles and characters whose lives enrich the storytelling, the wait for this gem seems justifiable. Jim ?Zig? Zigarowski works as a civilian mortician at the Dover Air Force Base, having seen m...

    "What the eyes see and the ears hear, the mind believes." (Harry Houdini) Brad Meltzer opens this story with a military plane going down over the Alaskan wilderness. A female soldier stands poised before the open door hatch ready to jump into the unknown abyss. With screeching wind ...

    After a credible start, this story degenerates to bad, then worse. 0 of 10 stars ...

    Murder, deeply hidden political secrets, interesting but emotionally scarred characters and a unique setting - who could ask for more? Me, actually; I'm thinking (make that hoping) this marks the start of a great new series. The intriguing setting is Dover Air Force Base, where exc...

    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? ...

    Clever and accurate title. Well-written thriller, plot-wise. But it's entirely a book written by a man that is supposed to be about a woman but is actually about a man instead. The marketing is well-done but inaccurate. This book is about Zig, and tangentially about Nola Brown. It woul...

    Wow! This book was very good. Again since I am writing thrillers, I noticed better than any book I have read so far is that each chapter really stops on a cliff hanger. Meltzer has done a great job of not letting you put his book down because you want to know what happens as he leaves ...

    See this review and more at www.TheRealBookSpy.com 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 d...

    THE ESCAPE ARTIST is touted as a thriller. I did not find it very suspenseful. The plot is unique and it starts off as a taut, complex thriller, but becomes lengthy and too drawn out as the storyline becomes more and more incredulous, if not ludicrous. The ?complex thriller? become...

    Brad Meltzer's The Escape Artist has been on my to-read list for quite some time. I've enjoyed reading his Culper Ring series and expected this title to be a thrilling, high energy read with a nugget of American history that makes the reader wonder what other conspiracies our governmen...

    A mortician and an artist investigate a plane crash and stumble into dark government secrets. An action-packed, fast-paced read with fully developed, highly flawed characters, an utterly imaginative plot, and plenty of twists. Highly recommended to readers of thrillers. ...

  • Sharon Grutsch
    Mar 27, 2018

    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-defunc...

    Brad Meltzer is back with another thriller to appease his adult fans. With a story that dazzles and characters whose lives enrich the storytelling, the wait for this gem seems justifiable. Jim ?Zig? Zigarowski works as a civilian mortician at the Dover Air Force Base, having seen m...

    "What the eyes see and the ears hear, the mind believes." (Harry Houdini) Brad Meltzer opens this story with a military plane going down over the Alaskan wilderness. A female soldier stands poised before the open door hatch ready to jump into the unknown abyss. With screeching wind ...

    After a credible start, this story degenerates to bad, then worse. 0 of 10 stars ...

    Murder, deeply hidden political secrets, interesting but emotionally scarred characters and a unique setting - who could ask for more? Me, actually; I'm thinking (make that hoping) this marks the start of a great new series. The intriguing setting is Dover Air Force Base, where exc...

    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? ...

    Clever and accurate title. Well-written thriller, plot-wise. But it's entirely a book written by a man that is supposed to be about a woman but is actually about a man instead. The marketing is well-done but inaccurate. This book is about Zig, and tangentially about Nola Brown. It woul...

    Wow! This book was very good. Again since I am writing thrillers, I noticed better than any book I have read so far is that each chapter really stops on a cliff hanger. Meltzer has done a great job of not letting you put his book down because you want to know what happens as he leaves ...

    See this review and more at www.TheRealBookSpy.com 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 d...

    THE ESCAPE ARTIST is touted as a thriller. I did not find it very suspenseful. The plot is unique and it starts off as a taut, complex thriller, but becomes lengthy and too drawn out as the storyline becomes more and more incredulous, if not ludicrous. The ?complex thriller? become...

    Brad Meltzer's The Escape Artist has been on my to-read list for quite some time. I've enjoyed reading his Culper Ring series and expected this title to be a thrilling, high energy read with a nugget of American history that makes the reader wonder what other conspiracies our governmen...

    A mortician and an artist investigate a plane crash and stumble into dark government secrets. An action-packed, fast-paced read with fully developed, highly flawed characters, an utterly imaginative plot, and plenty of twists. Highly recommended to readers of thrillers. ...

    4.5*'s One of the best books in the mystery books I've read in awhile. Not because the mystery was a mystery but because the author incorporated so many concurrent stories dealing with different forms of grief, child abandonment, magic and Hoodini in historical fiction terms, PTSD.....

    *3.5 stars rounded up. I was surprised to realize I've never read any books by Brad Meltzer before and found I quite enjoyed this taste. The main character here is Jim "Zig" Zigarowski, a divorced mortician at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. A small plane carrying military personn...

    3.5 - very fast-paced thriller. Maybe too fast-paced? 90 chapters, all super short, made me feel like the entire book was one big panic attack. But pretty fun. No artistry in the writing but good plotting. ...

    Jim ?Zig? Zigarowski is a mortician. But not just any mortician. He works at Dover Air Force Base applying his superior skills to re-building the remains of downed US Service men after they?ve been killed and maimed in combat. He?s the best there is and he always gets the tough...

    ?You make something appear. You make something disappear. You make two things change place. Or, the one Zig liked most: You change one thing into something else.? Two lives digging for truths, two lives twain in battlement with death, one literary starting her teen life out digg...

    ?The big move covers the small one" Jim ?Zig? Zigarowski is a gifted mortician at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. Military deaths and some of the larger civilian death tolls go through the mortuary there. Zig is a master at putting broken bodies back together, preparing them...

    Perhaps the worst written best seller I have read. I would have stopped after the first triple use of the same verb on a page or body sound, but I was stuck. I was driven to try to understand how such drivel could not only be published by a major house let alone become a best seller. T...

    Brad Meltzer delivers again! Brad introduces a new set of characters that draws you in from the very beginning. This new adventure takes the reader all over the US from Alaska to DC. In pure Meltzer fashion, he weaves an intricate web of twists and turns, with the heart pounding action...

    I can never get enough of his books. So glad they don?t come out every3 months and are well written but I want more stories....I am so very thankful for 20 years of Brads books ...

    Very intense, often graphic story of a mortician at Dover who feels that it is his mission to make the military dead as presentable as he can for the families. Zig is devastated when he is given the job of preparing an airplane crash victim, only to realize that as a girl, she had save...

    I really enjoyed this book. It's my first book from this author and can't wait to read another. ...

    ~ 4.5 stars ~ Jim ?Zig? Zigarowski lovingly puts to rest our fallen men and women at Dover Air Force Base. With each piece he puts back together, he likes to think he also puts back a piece of his shattered heart. So, when Zig sees the name Nola Brown come across his desk after ...

    Started strong but wallowed too much in unnecessary torture and violence. ...

    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 jus...

    I can?t even finish it. ...

  • Karin Schott
    Jan 12, 2018

    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-defunc...

    Brad Meltzer is back with another thriller to appease his adult fans. With a story that dazzles and characters whose lives enrich the storytelling, the wait for this gem seems justifiable. Jim ?Zig? Zigarowski works as a civilian mortician at the Dover Air Force Base, having seen m...

    "What the eyes see and the ears hear, the mind believes." (Harry Houdini) Brad Meltzer opens this story with a military plane going down over the Alaskan wilderness. A female soldier stands poised before the open door hatch ready to jump into the unknown abyss. With screeching wind ...

    After a credible start, this story degenerates to bad, then worse. 0 of 10 stars ...

    Murder, deeply hidden political secrets, interesting but emotionally scarred characters and a unique setting - who could ask for more? Me, actually; I'm thinking (make that hoping) this marks the start of a great new series. The intriguing setting is Dover Air Force Base, where exc...

    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? ...

    Clever and accurate title. Well-written thriller, plot-wise. But it's entirely a book written by a man that is supposed to be about a woman but is actually about a man instead. The marketing is well-done but inaccurate. This book is about Zig, and tangentially about Nola Brown. It woul...

    Wow! This book was very good. Again since I am writing thrillers, I noticed better than any book I have read so far is that each chapter really stops on a cliff hanger. Meltzer has done a great job of not letting you put his book down because you want to know what happens as he leaves ...

    See this review and more at www.TheRealBookSpy.com 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 d...

    THE ESCAPE ARTIST is touted as a thriller. I did not find it very suspenseful. The plot is unique and it starts off as a taut, complex thriller, but becomes lengthy and too drawn out as the storyline becomes more and more incredulous, if not ludicrous. The ?complex thriller? become...

    Brad Meltzer's The Escape Artist has been on my to-read list for quite some time. I've enjoyed reading his Culper Ring series and expected this title to be a thrilling, high energy read with a nugget of American history that makes the reader wonder what other conspiracies our governmen...

    A mortician and an artist investigate a plane crash and stumble into dark government secrets. An action-packed, fast-paced read with fully developed, highly flawed characters, an utterly imaginative plot, and plenty of twists. Highly recommended to readers of thrillers. ...

    4.5*'s One of the best books in the mystery books I've read in awhile. Not because the mystery was a mystery but because the author incorporated so many concurrent stories dealing with different forms of grief, child abandonment, magic and Hoodini in historical fiction terms, PTSD.....

    *3.5 stars rounded up. I was surprised to realize I've never read any books by Brad Meltzer before and found I quite enjoyed this taste. The main character here is Jim "Zig" Zigarowski, a divorced mortician at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. A small plane carrying military personn...

    3.5 - very fast-paced thriller. Maybe too fast-paced? 90 chapters, all super short, made me feel like the entire book was one big panic attack. But pretty fun. No artistry in the writing but good plotting. ...

    Jim ?Zig? Zigarowski is a mortician. But not just any mortician. He works at Dover Air Force Base applying his superior skills to re-building the remains of downed US Service men after they?ve been killed and maimed in combat. He?s the best there is and he always gets the tough...

    ?You make something appear. You make something disappear. You make two things change place. Or, the one Zig liked most: You change one thing into something else.? Two lives digging for truths, two lives twain in battlement with death, one literary starting her teen life out digg...

    ?The big move covers the small one" Jim ?Zig? Zigarowski is a gifted mortician at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. Military deaths and some of the larger civilian death tolls go through the mortuary there. Zig is a master at putting broken bodies back together, preparing them...

    Perhaps the worst written best seller I have read. I would have stopped after the first triple use of the same verb on a page or body sound, but I was stuck. I was driven to try to understand how such drivel could not only be published by a major house let alone become a best seller. T...

    Brad Meltzer delivers again! Brad introduces a new set of characters that draws you in from the very beginning. This new adventure takes the reader all over the US from Alaska to DC. In pure Meltzer fashion, he weaves an intricate web of twists and turns, with the heart pounding action...

    I can never get enough of his books. So glad they don?t come out every3 months and are well written but I want more stories....I am so very thankful for 20 years of Brads books ...

    Very intense, often graphic story of a mortician at Dover who feels that it is his mission to make the military dead as presentable as he can for the families. Zig is devastated when he is given the job of preparing an airplane crash victim, only to realize that as a girl, she had save...

    I really enjoyed this book. It's my first book from this author and can't wait to read another. ...

    ~ 4.5 stars ~ Jim ?Zig? Zigarowski lovingly puts to rest our fallen men and women at Dover Air Force Base. With each piece he puts back together, he likes to think he also puts back a piece of his shattered heart. So, when Zig sees the name Nola Brown come across his desk after ...

    Started strong but wallowed too much in unnecessary torture and violence. ...

    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 jus...

  • The Real Book Spy
    Jan 10, 2018

    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-defunc...

    Brad Meltzer is back with another thriller to appease his adult fans. With a story that dazzles and characters whose lives enrich the storytelling, the wait for this gem seems justifiable. Jim ?Zig? Zigarowski works as a civilian mortician at the Dover Air Force Base, having seen m...

    "What the eyes see and the ears hear, the mind believes." (Harry Houdini) Brad Meltzer opens this story with a military plane going down over the Alaskan wilderness. A female soldier stands poised before the open door hatch ready to jump into the unknown abyss. With screeching wind ...

    After a credible start, this story degenerates to bad, then worse. 0 of 10 stars ...

    Murder, deeply hidden political secrets, interesting but emotionally scarred characters and a unique setting - who could ask for more? Me, actually; I'm thinking (make that hoping) this marks the start of a great new series. The intriguing setting is Dover Air Force Base, where exc...

    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? ...

    Clever and accurate title. Well-written thriller, plot-wise. But it's entirely a book written by a man that is supposed to be about a woman but is actually about a man instead. The marketing is well-done but inaccurate. This book is about Zig, and tangentially about Nola Brown. It woul...

    Wow! This book was very good. Again since I am writing thrillers, I noticed better than any book I have read so far is that each chapter really stops on a cliff hanger. Meltzer has done a great job of not letting you put his book down because you want to know what happens as he leaves ...

    See this review and more at www.TheRealBookSpy.com 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 d...

  • Michael Slavin
    Jul 09, 2018

    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-defunc...

    Brad Meltzer is back with another thriller to appease his adult fans. With a story that dazzles and characters whose lives enrich the storytelling, the wait for this gem seems justifiable. Jim ?Zig? Zigarowski works as a civilian mortician at the Dover Air Force Base, having seen m...

    "What the eyes see and the ears hear, the mind believes." (Harry Houdini) Brad Meltzer opens this story with a military plane going down over the Alaskan wilderness. A female soldier stands poised before the open door hatch ready to jump into the unknown abyss. With screeching wind ...

    After a credible start, this story degenerates to bad, then worse. 0 of 10 stars ...

    Murder, deeply hidden political secrets, interesting but emotionally scarred characters and a unique setting - who could ask for more? Me, actually; I'm thinking (make that hoping) this marks the start of a great new series. The intriguing setting is Dover Air Force Base, where exc...

    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? ...

    Clever and accurate title. Well-written thriller, plot-wise. But it's entirely a book written by a man that is supposed to be about a woman but is actually about a man instead. The marketing is well-done but inaccurate. This book is about Zig, and tangentially about Nola Brown. It woul...

    Wow! This book was very good. Again since I am writing thrillers, I noticed better than any book I have read so far is that each chapter really stops on a cliff hanger. Meltzer has done a great job of not letting you put his book down because you want to know what happens as he leaves ...

  • Mary
    Apr 25, 2018

    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-defunc...

    Brad Meltzer is back with another thriller to appease his adult fans. With a story that dazzles and characters whose lives enrich the storytelling, the wait for this gem seems justifiable. Jim ?Zig? Zigarowski works as a civilian mortician at the Dover Air Force Base, having seen m...

    "What the eyes see and the ears hear, the mind believes." (Harry Houdini) Brad Meltzer opens this story with a military plane going down over the Alaskan wilderness. A female soldier stands poised before the open door hatch ready to jump into the unknown abyss. With screeching wind ...

    After a credible start, this story degenerates to bad, then worse. 0 of 10 stars ...

    Murder, deeply hidden political secrets, interesting but emotionally scarred characters and a unique setting - who could ask for more? Me, actually; I'm thinking (make that hoping) this marks the start of a great new series. The intriguing setting is Dover Air Force Base, where exc...

    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? ...

    Clever and accurate title. Well-written thriller, plot-wise. But it's entirely a book written by a man that is supposed to be about a woman but is actually about a man instead. The marketing is well-done but inaccurate. This book is about Zig, and tangentially about Nola Brown. It woul...

    Wow! This book was very good. Again since I am writing thrillers, I noticed better than any book I have read so far is that each chapter really stops on a cliff hanger. Meltzer has done a great job of not letting you put his book down because you want to know what happens as he leaves ...

    See this review and more at www.TheRealBookSpy.com 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 d...

    THE ESCAPE ARTIST is touted as a thriller. I did not find it very suspenseful. The plot is unique and it starts off as a taut, complex thriller, but becomes lengthy and too drawn out as the storyline becomes more and more incredulous, if not ludicrous. The ?complex thriller? become...

    Brad Meltzer's The Escape Artist has been on my to-read list for quite some time. I've enjoyed reading his Culper Ring series and expected this title to be a thrilling, high energy read with a nugget of American history that makes the reader wonder what other conspiracies our governmen...

    A mortician and an artist investigate a plane crash and stumble into dark government secrets. An action-packed, fast-paced read with fully developed, highly flawed characters, an utterly imaginative plot, and plenty of twists. Highly recommended to readers of thrillers. ...

    4.5*'s One of the best books in the mystery books I've read in awhile. Not because the mystery was a mystery but because the author incorporated so many concurrent stories dealing with different forms of grief, child abandonment, magic and Hoodini in historical fiction terms, PTSD.....

    *3.5 stars rounded up. I was surprised to realize I've never read any books by Brad Meltzer before and found I quite enjoyed this taste. The main character here is Jim "Zig" Zigarowski, a divorced mortician at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. A small plane carrying military personn...

    3.5 - very fast-paced thriller. Maybe too fast-paced? 90 chapters, all super short, made me feel like the entire book was one big panic attack. But pretty fun. No artistry in the writing but good plotting. ...

    Jim ?Zig? Zigarowski is a mortician. But not just any mortician. He works at Dover Air Force Base applying his superior skills to re-building the remains of downed US Service men after they?ve been killed and maimed in combat. He?s the best there is and he always gets the tough...

    ?You make something appear. You make something disappear. You make two things change place. Or, the one Zig liked most: You change one thing into something else.? Two lives digging for truths, two lives twain in battlement with death, one literary starting her teen life out digg...

    ?The big move covers the small one" Jim ?Zig? Zigarowski is a gifted mortician at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. Military deaths and some of the larger civilian death tolls go through the mortuary there. Zig is a master at putting broken bodies back together, preparing them...

    Perhaps the worst written best seller I have read. I would have stopped after the first triple use of the same verb on a page or body sound, but I was stuck. I was driven to try to understand how such drivel could not only be published by a major house let alone become a best seller. T...

    Brad Meltzer delivers again! Brad introduces a new set of characters that draws you in from the very beginning. This new adventure takes the reader all over the US from Alaska to DC. In pure Meltzer fashion, he weaves an intricate web of twists and turns, with the heart pounding action...

    I can never get enough of his books. So glad they don?t come out every3 months and are well written but I want more stories....I am so very thankful for 20 years of Brads books ...

    Very intense, often graphic story of a mortician at Dover who feels that it is his mission to make the military dead as presentable as he can for the families. Zig is devastated when he is given the job of preparing an airplane crash victim, only to realize that as a girl, she had save...

  • Scott  Hitchcock
    Aug 23, 2018

    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-defunc...

    Brad Meltzer is back with another thriller to appease his adult fans. With a story that dazzles and characters whose lives enrich the storytelling, the wait for this gem seems justifiable. Jim ?Zig? Zigarowski works as a civilian mortician at the Dover Air Force Base, having seen m...

    "What the eyes see and the ears hear, the mind believes." (Harry Houdini) Brad Meltzer opens this story with a military plane going down over the Alaskan wilderness. A female soldier stands poised before the open door hatch ready to jump into the unknown abyss. With screeching wind ...

    After a credible start, this story degenerates to bad, then worse. 0 of 10 stars ...

    Murder, deeply hidden political secrets, interesting but emotionally scarred characters and a unique setting - who could ask for more? Me, actually; I'm thinking (make that hoping) this marks the start of a great new series. The intriguing setting is Dover Air Force Base, where exc...

    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? ...

    Clever and accurate title. Well-written thriller, plot-wise. But it's entirely a book written by a man that is supposed to be about a woman but is actually about a man instead. The marketing is well-done but inaccurate. This book is about Zig, and tangentially about Nola Brown. It woul...

    Wow! This book was very good. Again since I am writing thrillers, I noticed better than any book I have read so far is that each chapter really stops on a cliff hanger. Meltzer has done a great job of not letting you put his book down because you want to know what happens as he leaves ...

    See this review and more at www.TheRealBookSpy.com 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 d...

    THE ESCAPE ARTIST is touted as a thriller. I did not find it very suspenseful. The plot is unique and it starts off as a taut, complex thriller, but becomes lengthy and too drawn out as the storyline becomes more and more incredulous, if not ludicrous. The ?complex thriller? become...

    Brad Meltzer's The Escape Artist has been on my to-read list for quite some time. I've enjoyed reading his Culper Ring series and expected this title to be a thrilling, high energy read with a nugget of American history that makes the reader wonder what other conspiracies our governmen...

    A mortician and an artist investigate a plane crash and stumble into dark government secrets. An action-packed, fast-paced read with fully developed, highly flawed characters, an utterly imaginative plot, and plenty of twists. Highly recommended to readers of thrillers. ...

    4.5*'s One of the best books in the mystery books I've read in awhile. Not because the mystery was a mystery but because the author incorporated so many concurrent stories dealing with different forms of grief, child abandonment, magic and Hoodini in historical fiction terms, PTSD.....

  • Ms. Just One More Book  (Kris Miller)
    Jan 18, 2018

    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-defunc...

    Brad Meltzer is back with another thriller to appease his adult fans. With a story that dazzles and characters whose lives enrich the storytelling, the wait for this gem seems justifiable. Jim ?Zig? Zigarowski works as a civilian mortician at the Dover Air Force Base, having seen m...

    "What the eyes see and the ears hear, the mind believes." (Harry Houdini) Brad Meltzer opens this story with a military plane going down over the Alaskan wilderness. A female soldier stands poised before the open door hatch ready to jump into the unknown abyss. With screeching wind ...

    After a credible start, this story degenerates to bad, then worse. 0 of 10 stars ...

    Murder, deeply hidden political secrets, interesting but emotionally scarred characters and a unique setting - who could ask for more? Me, actually; I'm thinking (make that hoping) this marks the start of a great new series. The intriguing setting is Dover Air Force Base, where exc...

    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? ...

    Clever and accurate title. Well-written thriller, plot-wise. But it's entirely a book written by a man that is supposed to be about a woman but is actually about a man instead. The marketing is well-done but inaccurate. This book is about Zig, and tangentially about Nola Brown. It woul...

    Wow! This book was very good. Again since I am writing thrillers, I noticed better than any book I have read so far is that each chapter really stops on a cliff hanger. Meltzer has done a great job of not letting you put his book down because you want to know what happens as he leaves ...

    See this review and more at www.TheRealBookSpy.com 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 d...

    THE ESCAPE ARTIST is touted as a thriller. I did not find it very suspenseful. The plot is unique and it starts off as a taut, complex thriller, but becomes lengthy and too drawn out as the storyline becomes more and more incredulous, if not ludicrous. The ?complex thriller? become...

    Brad Meltzer's The Escape Artist has been on my to-read list for quite some time. I've enjoyed reading his Culper Ring series and expected this title to be a thrilling, high energy read with a nugget of American history that makes the reader wonder what other conspiracies our governmen...

    A mortician and an artist investigate a plane crash and stumble into dark government secrets. An action-packed, fast-paced read with fully developed, highly flawed characters, an utterly imaginative plot, and plenty of twists. Highly recommended to readers of thrillers. ...

    4.5*'s One of the best books in the mystery books I've read in awhile. Not because the mystery was a mystery but because the author incorporated so many concurrent stories dealing with different forms of grief, child abandonment, magic and Hoodini in historical fiction terms, PTSD.....

    *3.5 stars rounded up. I was surprised to realize I've never read any books by Brad Meltzer before and found I quite enjoyed this taste. The main character here is Jim "Zig" Zigarowski, a divorced mortician at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. A small plane carrying military personn...

    3.5 - very fast-paced thriller. Maybe too fast-paced? 90 chapters, all super short, made me feel like the entire book was one big panic attack. But pretty fun. No artistry in the writing but good plotting. ...

    Jim ?Zig? Zigarowski is a mortician. But not just any mortician. He works at Dover Air Force Base applying his superior skills to re-building the remains of downed US Service men after they?ve been killed and maimed in combat. He?s the best there is and he always gets the tough...

    ?You make something appear. You make something disappear. You make two things change place. Or, the one Zig liked most: You change one thing into something else.? Two lives digging for truths, two lives twain in battlement with death, one literary starting her teen life out digg...

    ?The big move covers the small one" Jim ?Zig? Zigarowski is a gifted mortician at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. Military deaths and some of the larger civilian death tolls go through the mortuary there. Zig is a master at putting broken bodies back together, preparing them...

    Perhaps the worst written best seller I have read. I would have stopped after the first triple use of the same verb on a page or body sound, but I was stuck. I was driven to try to understand how such drivel could not only be published by a major house let alone become a best seller. T...

    Brad Meltzer delivers again! Brad introduces a new set of characters that draws you in from the very beginning. This new adventure takes the reader all over the US from Alaska to DC. In pure Meltzer fashion, he weaves an intricate web of twists and turns, with the heart pounding action...

    I can never get enough of his books. So glad they don?t come out every3 months and are well written but I want more stories....I am so very thankful for 20 years of Brads books ...

    Very intense, often graphic story of a mortician at Dover who feels that it is his mission to make the military dead as presentable as he can for the families. Zig is devastated when he is given the job of preparing an airplane crash victim, only to realize that as a girl, she had save...

    I really enjoyed this book. It's my first book from this author and can't wait to read another. ...

    ~ 4.5 stars ~ Jim ?Zig? Zigarowski lovingly puts to rest our fallen men and women at Dover Air Force Base. With each piece he puts back together, he likes to think he also puts back a piece of his shattered heart. So, when Zig sees the name Nola Brown come across his desk after ...