The Lightning Rod: A Zig & Nola Novel

Category: Book
By (author): Meltzer, Brad
Series: Escape Artist
Subject:  FICTION / Action & Adventure
  FICTION / Mystery & Detective / General
  FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Private Investigators
  FICTION / Thrillers / Espionage
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: HarperCollins
Published: March 2022
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 432
Size: 9.00in x 6.00in x 1.33in
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$ 35.99
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From The Publisher*

"Nola is the most accomplished kicker of ass since The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo." -A. J. Finn

Zig and Nola are back-in the hugely entertaining, highly anticipated follow-up to Brad Meltzer's #1 New York Times bestselling thriller The Escape Artist.

What's the one secret no one knows about you?

Archie Mint has a secret. He's led a charmed life-he's got a beautiful wife, two impressive kids, and a successful military career. But when he's killed while trying to stop a robbery in his own home, his family is shattered-and then shocked when the other shoe drops. Mint's been hiding criminal secrets none of them could have imagined.

While working on Mint's body before his funeral, mortician "Zig" Zigarowski discovers something he was never meant to see. That telling detail leads him to Mint's former top secret military unit and his connection to artist Nola Brown. Two years ago, Nola saved Zig's life-so he knows better than most that she's as volatile and dangerous as a bolt of lightning.

Following Nola's trail, he uncovers one of the U.S. government's most intensely guarded secrets-an undisclosed military facility that dates back to the Cold War and holds the key to something far more sinister: a hidden group willing to compromise the very safety and security of America itself.

Trouble always finds her…

She's the lightning rod.

Review Quote*"The Lightning Rod is my favorite Brad Meltzer novel-so far-and that's high, high praise. The book is a one-of-a-kind thrill ride with half a dozen memorable characters. My personal favorite is Zig, but Waggs, Roddy and Nola aren't far behind."
Review Quote*"Enigmatic and mysterious, Nola is a force. Great plotting. Great characters. The Lightning Rod is Meltzer at his finest." 
Review Quote*"Nola Brown is one of recent fiction's all-time great characters, and Meltzer's subtle pacing and narrative charm mean we can't take our eyes off her for a single moment-trust me, this is a terrific, compelling, unputdownable thriller."
Review Quote*"There are few authors who do dialogue that is as sharp and witty as Brad Meltzer does in The Lightning Rod... The characters, plot, pace, and premise work together like a well-rehearsed orchestra. Meltzer is a master storyteller and a superb wordsmith."
Review Quote*"No other A+ author whips up better dialogue... But it's his characters who most excite and engage. Nola and Zig will pull you into a story as entertaining as any by David Baldacci. And Nola is the most accomplished kicker of ass since The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo."
Review Quote*"Meltzer likes his conspiracy stories, and he puts a lot of work into them, but he seems to love his characters just as much. Zig and Nola are two of his strongest characters, and it feels like there are plenty more stories to be told about them."
Review Quote*"[An] exciting sequel. . . . Meltzer makes his leads emotionally plausible. One hopes Zig and Nola will be back soon."
Review Quote*"Meltzer is a master and this is his best. Not since The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo have you seen a character like this. Get ready to meet Nola. If you've never tried Meltzer, this is the one."
Review Quote*"This novel is like a launched torpedo slashing through 400 pages of deep water before reaching impact. Enjoy one of the best thriller rides ever."