Live Event: Brad Meltzer

This event has already passed Location: Horchow Auditorium

Promotional Partner: Friends of the Dallas Public Library

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

In The Lightning Rodmortician “Zig” Zigarowski discovers something he was never meant to see. That minute detail leads him to Dover Air Force Base, where he uncovers a dead man’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 US government’s most intensely guarded secrets, which holds the key to something even more sinister. 

In addition to his fiction, Brad Meltzer is one of the only authors to have books on the bestseller list for nonfiction (History Decoded), advice (Heroes for My Son and Heroes for My Daughter), childrens books (I Am Amelia Earhart and I Am Abraham Lincoln), and graphic books (Justice League of America). He is also the host of the TV show Brad Meltzer's Decoded on the History Channel. 

"Nola Brown is one of recent fictions all-time great characters, and Meltzer's subtle pacing and narrative charm mean we can't take our eyes off her for a single moment—trust me, this is a terrific, compelling, unputdownable thriller." Lee Child


Live seating
Public: $30
DMA Member/FoDPL/Educator: $25
Student: $10

Live seating and a hardcover copy of The Lightning Rod
One ticket + one book
Public: $50
DMA Member/FoDPL/Educator: $45
Student: $35

Live seating and a hardcover copy of The Lightning Rod
Two tickets + one book
Public: $65
DMA Member/FoDPL/Educator: $60
Student: $50
Ages 14 and under: Free (book not included for this price code)
Virtual tickets
Public: $12 
DMA Member/FoDPL/Educator/Student: $10
Virtual ticket + a hardcover copy of The Lightning Rod 
Public: $40
DMA Member/FoDPL/Educator/Student: $38
Please note that books will begin shipping on March 8, the day of the title’s release.
Copies ofThe Lightning Rod will be available for purchase on-site the night of the event and here on our website.