MJCCA Book Fest Presents Brad Meltzer - The Lightning Rod

MJCCA Book Fest Presents Brad Meltzer - The Lightning Rod

Tuesday, Mar 15, 2022 7:30 PM

Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta
5342 Tilly Mill Road
Atlanta, GA 30338

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.”

The Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta welcomes the popular History Channel host for a discussion of his latest book in the Escape Artist series,”The Lightning Rod,” on Tue. Mar 15, 2022 at 7:30pm EDT

This author program will be presented in-person and streamed live on Zoom. Tickets are $10 for MJCCA members and $15 for non-members.

 In partnership with the National JCC Literary Consortium. 

For the health and safety of all of our guests, attendees must wear masks at Book Festival of the MJCCA events.


About the Book

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.

About the Author 

Brad Meltzer is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of twelve thrillers, including ”The Inner Circle,” “The Book of Fate,” and ”The Escape Artist.” He is also the host of the TV shows ”Brad Meltzer’s Lost History” and ”Brad Meltzer’s Decoded” on the History Channel. He lives in Florida with his wife and three children.