In this suspenseful new thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Meltzer, history and mystery collide as an escape artist races to find the answer to a 150-year-old puzzle. Nate “The Great” Drake has been locked in solitary confinement at Southsups Maximum Security Prison for three years awaiting execution for a crime he didn’t commit. But when faced with imminent death, Nate finds a way to break out–and ends up on the run from the law. Meanwhile, Sophie Fisher is working toward her doctoral degree in art history but struggling to make ends meet. When she’s offered employment by billionaire Jock Glendenning Jr.–a collector of rare and valuable items who owns one of the last surviving copies of The Escape Artist–to help him track down the original painting, she can hardly believe her luck. As their paths intersects, secrets are revealed and alliances form while nothing seems clear anymore: not who is friend or foe; what happened long ago that still haunts everyone involved; nor how much anyone will go through to discover answers hidden within The Escape Artist’s astonishing creation.
For who is this book for ?
Readers of suspense and mystery will enjoy this book for its well-developed characters, fast pacing, and thrilling plot.
- This book is full of suspense and surprises.
- It’s a great thriller that will keep you on your toes the whole time.
- The author does an amazing job at creating complex characters and storylines.
- The Escape Artist is a boring, slow book.
- The plot is nonsensical and makes no sense.
- The characters are uninteresting and flat.
Learn more about the author
Brad Meltzer is the New York Times bestselling author of The Inner Circle, as well as many other political thrillers. He is also one of the co-creators of the TV show “Decoded.”.
“This thriller is a roller coaster to keep you on the edge of your seat.”
“I’m a huge Brad Meltzer fan and I loved this book! It’s filled with suspense, mystery, and history. The characters are likable and the plot is thrilling. Highly recommend!”
“A roller coaster of a thriller that moves at breakneck speed…. A perfect blend of history, mystery and suspense.”
“I was completely captivated from beginning to end. The Escape Artist is a thrilling read with an unpredictable plot and fascinating characters.”