The Lightning Rod (B&N Exclusive Edition) (Zig and Nola Series #2)

The Lightning Rod (B&N Exclusive Edition) (Zig and Nola Series #2)

by Brad Meltzer
The Lightning Rod (B&N Exclusive Edition) (Zig and Nola Series #2)

The Lightning Rod (B&N Exclusive Edition) (Zig and Nola Series #2)

by Brad Meltzer

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This Barnes & Noble Exclusive Edition celebrates a first novel, a career, and a homecoming.

“Trust me, this is a terrific, compelling, unputdownable thriller."  — Lee Child

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.

Archie Mint has led a charmed life—he’s got a beautiful wife, two impressive kids, and a successful military career. 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 charmed life, so perfect on the surface, held 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 Dover Air Force Base, where he uncovers Mint’s involvement in a top-secret military unit and his connection to military 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.

Everyone wants to talk to Nola, but she’s not cooperating—and indeed doesn’t want to be found. In order to track her down, Zig teams with Nola’s long missing brother, who’s just as combustible as she is. As they follow Nola’s trail, they discover 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780063248106
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/08/2022
Series: Zig and Nola Series , #2
Edition description: B&N Exclusive Edition
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 636,643
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.70(d)

About the Author

Brad Meltzer is the New York Times bestselling author of The Inner Circle and several other top selling political thrillers. In addition to his fiction, Brad has been on the bestseller list for his nonfiction, advice, children’s books, and graphic books. He is the host of Brad Meltzer’s Decoded on the History Channel, and Brad Meltzer’s Lost History on H2. He earned his law degree from Columbia University, where he was on the Columbia Law Review.

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B.A., University of Michigan; J.D., Columbia University
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