Englischsprachige Literatur

Meltzer Brad

The Escape Artist

Grand Central Publishing/Hachette, New York 2018


Brad Meltzer is a well known bestseller author, if the blurb and the list of his almost 30 books is to be believed. He seems to like writing biographies, and so the escape artist Houdini is hovering in the background.

The protagonist Zig works as a pathologist for the US Army. In the first third of the thriller Meltzer takes great pleasure in describing the gory details of a pathologist´s work, so this reader here did not really want to follow the certainly thrilling development about corpses being given the wrong identity and so on and so forth.