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The Lightning Rod (Zig and Nola Series #2)

The Lightning Rod (Zig and Nola Series #2)

by Brad Meltzer

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The highly anticipated follow-up to Brad Meltzer’s #1 New York Times bestselling thriller. The Escape Artist featuring Nola and Zig, the most charismatic new crime-solving duo we’ve seen in decades. 

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 and Sergeant First Class 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. 

 Watch out for the lightning rod. She’s dangerous. 

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780063210981
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/08/2022
Series: Zig and Nola Series , #2
Edition description: Large Print
Pages: 672
Sales rank: 148,747
Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 5.70(h) x 1.70(d)

About the Author

Brad Meltzer is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of twelve thrillers including The Escape Artist, and nonfiction books such as The Lincoln Conspiracy and the Ordinary People Change the World series. He is also the host of the TV show Brad Meltzer’s Decoded on the History Channel. He lives in Florida with his wife and three children.



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New York, New York


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

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