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BookTrib Exclusive: Brad Meltzer on Magic and the Secret Service in ‘The Escape Artist’

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Magic tricks and the Secret Service may not seem like they have a lot on common, but Brad Meltzer’s new thriller,  The Escape Artist proves otherwise. When a body is found on a plane that fell from the sky, the military quickly identifies the dead woman as Artist-in-Residence Nola Brown.  However, one man, Zig— who has a special connection to Nola— uncovers Nola’s secret: not only is she still alive, but she’s on the run. The witness to something she was never supposed to see, there are more than a few people who would love nothing more than to make sure that Nola disappears permanently. Working together, Zig and Nola do whatever it takes to expose the trickery and deciet by the…

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Ripped from the Headlines: New Releases that Blend Politics, Pop Culture, and Current Events

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Headline news changes as fast as it can, with each new viral video, political scandal or celebrity moment that’s caught on tape. But there are some headlines that stay with you, and over the past year we’ve definitely had a few we won’t be forgetting any time soon: from the beginnings of the Russia investigation, to The New Yorker‘s expose on Harvey Weinstein. While no one can predict the pace at which headline, breaking news is no longer worthy of being a headline, some events line up too perfectly for us not to comment on. Here we have a list of books on topics that have been dominating the news lately, whether they’re pop-culture, politics, or current events. War on Peace: The End…

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Jon’s Picks: The 7 Best New Thrillers That March Has To Offer

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The Escape Artist (Grand Central), the latest from perennial New York Times bestselling author Brad Meltzer, couldn’t be better timed. That’s because in a time ripe for strong women we’re introduced to Nola Brown, who serves as an army artist responsible for making art, essentially, out of death. From that backdrop, and her own apparent death, Nola becomes a force to be reckoned with, a living participant in one of her own creations as she seeks to lay waste to those who have far more nefarious means in mind. The Meltzer tradition of nonstop twists and turns is keenly on display here, but this is much more of an action thriller than the historical speculative tales for which he is…

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Heat Index: 5 hot new books to take poolside

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Is it just us or is it hot in here? A cool blue swimming pool is calling us and there’s no better time to sink our teeth into a new book, especially when it means diving into a world of secrets, mysteries and intrigue. We’ve got five hot new reads on deck for our first post in this steamy new section. So what’s hot, hot, hot, and what’s just—not? Check out the thermometer next to each book and see how we rated the latest and greatest. Accidents of Marriage, Randy Susan Meyers (Simon & Schuster, June 9) “A deft exploration of the borders of abuse and the aftermath of tragedy, the triumphs and disappointments of recovery, and the possibilities of…

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Video: Missed It? Interview with Brad Meltzer – Uncut, Unedited with Hair

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Welcome to Booktrib’s Uncut and Unedited Live Chat with BRAD MELTZER, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author. Brad discusses his bestseller, answers readers questions and even gives us a VIP tour of his home office and . . .  shares a college id with a picture of him with hair! About THE FIFTH ASSASSIN: From John Wilkes Booth to Lee Harvey Oswald, there have been more than two dozen assassination attempts on the President of the United States. Four have been successful. But now, Beecher White–the hero of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Inner Circle–discovers a killer in Washington, D.C., who’s meticulously re-creating the crimes of these four men. Historians have branded them as four lone wolves. But…

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