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The Escape Artist

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Brad Meltzer

Narrated By: Scott Brick, January LaVoy

Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA

Date: March 2018

Duration: 12 hours 46 minutes

Summary:

Who is Nola Brown?
Nola is a mystery
Nola is trouble.
And Nola is supposed to be dead.

Her body was found on a plane that mysteriously fell from the sky as it left a secret military base in the Alaskan wilderness. Her commanding officer verifies she's dead. The US government confirms it. But Jim "Zig" Zigarowski has just found out the truth: Nola is still alive. And on the run.

Zig works at Dover Air Force Base, helping put to rest the bodies of those who die on top-secret missions. Nola was a childhood friend of Zig's daughter and someone who once saved his daughter's life. So when Zig realizes Nola is still alive, he's determined to find her. Yet as Zig digs into Nola's past, he learns that trouble follows Nola everywhere she goes.

Nola is the U.S. Army's artist-in-residence-a painter and trained soldier who rushes into battle, making art from war's aftermath and sharing observations about today's wars that would otherwise go overlooked. On her last mission, Nola saw something nobody was supposed to see, earning her an enemy unlike any other, one who will do whatever it takes to keep Nola quiet.

Together, Nola and Zig will either reveal a sleight of hand being played at the highest levels of power or die trying to uncover the US Army's most mysterious secret-a centuries-old conspiracy that traces back through history to the greatest escape artist of all: Harry Houdini.

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  • Terry C

    Interesting, but not compelling.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Marian k

    Meh. Too much emphasis on morticians art. Very macabre. At one point I just wanted to abandon the book I’m not impressed at all as I’m not into mortuaries

  • Laurie A

    Entertaining. The subject matter peaked my interest. Magic and the military. I bought a copy for my favorite priest too! Father Charlie in Laughlin, NV.