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The Escape Artist (Zig and Nola Book 1) (urspr publ 2018; utgåvan 2018)

av Brad Meltzer (Författare)

Serier: Zig & Nola (Zig & Nola (1))

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"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 US 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"--… (mer)
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Titel:The Escape Artist (Zig and Nola Book 1)
Författare:Brad Meltzer (Författare)
Info:Grand Central Publishing (2018), 433 pages
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  hpryor | Aug 8, 2021 |
Escape Artist is a real page turner. Fast paced sometimes over the top and fantastical, A Military action drama. I don't know how true to reality the info on Dover Military Base was knowing that our fallen military are escorted there. My heart went out to Ziggy the main character who worked on preparing our fallen soldiers for the family viewing and burial. I am comforted to know that those who go thru Dover are cared for so respectfully. Ziggy was notified that a plane went down in Alaska, carrying the Librarian of Congress, some of his aids and the Artist in Residence for the Army. He recognizes the name as a childhood friend of his deceased daughter and makes sure that he is the one to prepare her for her famliy - only - knowing that she had an injury that disfigured her when she was a teen, seeing that perfect ear, it wasn't the person who the army confirmed it to be - now he is out to find where Nola Brown is and who is this woman the Army has identified as Nola. He knows something is wrong and he is determined to find Nola. But, does Nola want to be found? Action packed page turner ( )
  booklovers2 | Mar 23, 2021 |
Prepostereous nd implausib le plot(s), poor character development, and anticlimactic ending. Presumably, Nola Brown will become a series key character; she is not a likable or interesting character and I am not interested in any of her future activities. I don't understand those reviewers who laud this book. ( )
  fwbl | Jan 27, 2021 |
I had not read anything by Brad Meltzer before The Escape Artist, though he is a popular author with my library patrons. And I must say that I'm now a fan! I had been seeing some buzz about one of the characters in his book (‘who is Nola Brown”), and the plot sounded interesting. I am grateful to Grand Central Publishing for allowing me to read the novel before it was published.

Who is Nola Brown? She is a mystery, she’s in trouble and she’s supposed to be dead. In The Escape Artist, the main character is Jim "Zig" Zigarowski who works for the Army restoring the bodies of fallen soldiers before burial. (This is a real job, and the author did a lot of research about this noble profession before writing the book). Jim is told that there has been a plane crash, and there are military bodies arriving who will need his special skills. One of the bodies turns out to be someone he knew many years ago who helped his daughter in a bad situation. But Jim knows something about Nola, and soon he realizes the body on his table is not actually her. His connection to Nola Brown causes him to investigate what actually happened to her, and that’s the basic plot of the book.

I would describe the character of Nola Brown is an anti-heroine because she doesn’t feel much for people, and frequently manipulates those around her to get what she wants. She also has lethal skills courtesy of the military and doesn’t seem to feel any remorse for her violent actions. She’s a sympathetic character in a lot of ways because the author gives us alternating chapters describing her horrific childhood. But she cannot be trusted, and puts people in harm’s way to achieve her goals. In the book, Jim keeps trying to help her, but gets in dangerous situations because of it. We are not sure Nola really cares about him at all, in spite of all the ways he tries to help her. Nola Brown is definitely one of the more interesting characters I’ve encountered recently, and the book tells a great story.
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  KellyWellRead | Dec 17, 2020 |
Catchy start and truly got me interested from the very beginning. I was confused shortly after but figured out along the way. Good mystery and action. Three main characters, Zig, Nola and Royall are all well written and movingly linked. ( )
  xKayx | Dec 14, 2020 |
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Brick, ScottBerättaremedförfattarevissa utgåvorbekräftat
LaVoy, JanuaryBerättaremedförfattarevissa utgåvorbekräftat
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"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 US 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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