It's a game that has everything: risk, reward, mystery, and the thrill of knowing that, just by being invited to play, you've confirmed your status as a true power broker in Washington.
But as Matthew and Harris quickly discover, the Zero Game is hiding a secret so explosive that it will shake Washington to its core. And when someone close to them winds up dead, Harris and Matthew realize this game is far more sinister than they ever imagined. As the bull's-eye turns their way, it's clear they're about to become the game's next victims.
In a frenetic chase from the secret tunnels under the Capitol to an abandoned gold mine halfway across the country, the two friends realize they're no longer players in the game; they're pawns. On the run, they turn to the only person they can trust: a sixteen-year-old Senate page who can move around the Capitol undetected. As a ruthless killer creeps closer, this idealistic young page not only holds the key to their safety, but is the one person who can redeem them in the process.Packed with high-octane suspense and heart-pounding action, The Zero Game is Brad Meltzer at his supercharged best.
©2004 Forty-Four Steps, Inc.; (P)2004 Time Warner AudioBooks, a division of the Time Warner Book Group
"Packed with plenty of backroom D.C. ambience and lots of action, the novel also boasts improved plotting and character development since Meltzer's last high-concept best seller." (Booklist)
I enjoy listening to great detective mysterie & also great thrillers. I enjoy books also by Vince Flynn, David Baldaci including assasins.
The story kept you interested from beginning to end.
Brad Meltzer is a great author giving you interest in the running of today's government affairs.
The internet is conspiring to keep me from writing this summary:
Fun reading story with a twist at the end. This was my first Meltzer, I'll read another.
There...I've done it...after three tries.
The twist at the end really caught me by surprise
The plot kept the action moving forward in a way that made me sit in the car to listen just a little longer even at the risk of melting ice cream I just bought from the grocery store
I love Scott Brick and this reading was up to his usual stellar standards.
This book made me think that with our current legislative environment, it could happen...that is right up until the last 10 minutes of the book when everything changed.
joe the shmoe
I enjoy Scott Brick and this author can occasionally turn a phrase, but overall I would have rather saved the credit.
Enjoyed this book and look forward to more of his, I'll be recommending it to my friends. The focus of the book is unique, moves quickly, and as usual, the author delivers twist and turns along the way with an unexpected ending. I also enjoy the legal insight into our justice system and games that are, or could be, played.
This was my first Brad Meltzer book and I'm afraid on the strength of it,my last. I enjoy a good action story, however, this was not it. A poorly thought out plot and tedious dialogue. Even the wonderful Scott Brick could not breathe life into this corpse
Boy....what a treat...I have listened to some dogs.lately.....worth every minute........Have gotten a new respect for Brad Metzer...........what a great read........will listen to more......and trust me, I am a hard sell.........
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