Brad Meltzer - In-Person Event

Wednesday, March 16 at 7 PM

Stevenson Hall in the Wentz Science Center - North Central College
131 S Loomis St, Naperville, IL 60540


Join Anderson’s bookshop for an in-person event with New York Times bestselling author Brad Meltzer to celebrate the release of his newest book, Lightning Rod

All books will be pre-signed; the event will be a presentation from Brad followed by a socially distanced meet and greet line (masks must stay on) for those who wish to participate.  Children under the age of 14 may attend for no charge.


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.


This event will be held in at at an off-site location (Stevenson Hall in the Wentz Science Center on the campus of NCC), and pre-registration is required as space is limited.  Each ticket includes a pre-signed copy of the book.



More about the book:

What’s the one secret no one knows about you?

Archie Mint has a secret. He’s led a charmed life—he’s got a beautiful wife, two impressive kids, and a successful military career. But 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 been hiding 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 Mint’s former top secret military unit and his connection to 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.

Following Nola’s trail, he uncovers 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 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.