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 young female sergeant Nola Brown, who was a childhood friend of Zig's daughter--Zig can't help himself. Looking closely at Nola's body, he realizes immediately: this isn't Nola. Indeed, his daughter's friend is still alive. And on the run. Zig's discovery reveals a sleight of hand being played at the highest levels of power--and traces back through history to a man named Harry Houdini. "Nola, you were right. Keep running."...
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The Escape Artist Reviews
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 much during his long career. After a plane crash in the Alaskan wilderness, the bodies begin their return for final preparation before being released to the families. While one of the victims is the Librarian of Congres ...more
“The Escape Artist” by Brad Meltzer is about the fight for life. It grabs readers from the start. “These were the last thirty-two seconds of her life. She knew why this plane was going down.
This wasn’t an accident.”
This is the personal story of Jim “Zig” Zigarowski, a mortician at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware, tending to the bodies service members. He prides himself on the care and dignity that he shows “clients” and families. One case is especially real and gut wrenching for him; Nola, a f ...more
“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 for viewing by their families and friends.
So when a plane crashes in Alaska with a personal friend of the President of the United States aboard, the remains go to Dover.
But when Zig finds that a woman he knew years ago as a ...more
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.
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 saved Zig's daughter from serious injury if not death.
What he finds as the story continues is that nothing is as it seems. There were all kinds of twists & turns that I never saw coming up to and including the end.
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 just...just stop!
Okay, what do Nola and Salander have in common? There is some ability that sets them apart. They were abused as children. They are antisocial. Well, gee.
Let's make something clear. No one can do Salander ...more
"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 and shaking limbs, we feel the demanding pressure right alongside her. That fatal jump........
Meltzer then introduces us to Jim "Zig" Zigarowski, a dedicated mortician at Dover Air Force Base, who stands in the ready t ...more