The Escape Artist
Grand Central Pub
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 U.S. government confirms it. But Jim "Zig" Zwicharowski 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--someone who rushes into the field of battle, making art from war's aftermath and using her keen eye to share insights about today's wars that would otherwise go overlooked. On her last mission, in the midst of painting, Nola sees something nobody was supposed to see, earning her an enemy unlike any other, one who will do whatever it takes to keep Nola quiet.
Now, Nola and Zig are on a collision course. Together, they will 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 final, all-consuming obsession of a man named Harry Houdini.
Grand Central Publishing 20180116