Brad Meltzer is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of 12 thrillers, including The Escape Artist, and nonfiction books such as The Lincoln Conspiracy and the Ordinary People Change the World series. He also hosts the TV show Brad Meltzer’s Decoded on the History Channel. The Lightning Rod: A Zig & Nola Novel (William Morrow) reunites mortician “Zig” Zigarowski and artist Nola Brown in a murder mystery involving secrets and national security. Archie Mint – a man with a beautiful wife, two kids, and a successful military career – is killed while trying to stop a robbery in his home. Case seemingly closed, except it turns out that Mint’s been hiding criminal secrets. While working on Mint’s body before his funeral, Zig discovers something he was never meant to see. That telling detail leads him to Mint’s former top secret military unit and his connection with Nola Brown. Following Nola’s trail, he uncovers one of the U.S. government’s most intensely guarded secrets: an undisclosed military facility and a secret group willing to compromise America’s very safety and security. Two years earlier, Nola may have saved Zig’s life, but she’s still just as volatile and dangerous, and trouble always finds her.