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The Zero Game | [Brad Meltzer]

The Zero Game

Matthew Mercer and Harris Sandler are playing a mysterious game. It's a game almost no one knows about: not their friends, not their coworkers, and certainly not their bosses, who are some of the most powerful senators and congressmen on Capitol Hill.
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Publisher's Summary

Matthew Mercer and Harris Sandler are playing a mysterious game. It's a game almost no one knows about: not their friends, not their coworkers, and certainly not their bosses, who are some of the most powerful senators and congressmen on Capitol Hill.

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

What the Critics Say

"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)

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    Teresa Oneco, FL, United States 03-08-14
    Teresa Oneco, FL, United States 03-08-14 Member Since 2010

    I enjoy listening to great detective mysterie & also great thrillers. I enjoy books also by Vince Flynn, David Baldaci including assasins.

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    "A wonderdul listen with a surprise ending."
    What made the experience of listening to The Zero Game the most enjoyable?

    The story kept you interested from beginning to end.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The betting.


    Which character – as performed by Scott Brick – was your favorite?

    Viv


    Any additional comments?

    Brad Meltzer is a great author giving you interest in the running of today's government affairs.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    George SANTA FE, NM, United States 02-05-13
    George SANTA FE, NM, United States 02-05-13 Member Since 2004
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    "Good Read"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Danny Centerville, TX, United States 07-06-12
    Danny Centerville, TX, United States 07-06-12 Member Since 2006
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    "Great Book"
    What did you love best about The Zero Game?

    The twist at the end really caught me by surprise


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    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


    Have you listened to any of Scott Brick???s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I love Scott Brick and this reading was up to his usual stellar standards.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    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.


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    M. Ledgard Greensburg, Pa 03-27-12
    M. Ledgard Greensburg, Pa 03-27-12 Member Since 2000
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    "Waste of time"

    One of the most poorly written books I have listened to in a long time. A complete wast of my time.

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    Joseph Schifilliti Georgia 05-26-11
    Joseph Schifilliti Georgia 05-26-11 Member Since 2004

    joe the shmoe

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    "Zero Game is complete absurdity"

    I enjoy Scott Brick and this author can occasionally turn a phrase, but overall I would have rather saved the credit.

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    Jan Sacramento, CA, United States 05-22-11
    Jan Sacramento, CA, United States 05-22-11 Member Since 2009
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    "Another great book by Brad"

    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.

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    Terence Houston, TX, United States 03-14-11
    Terence Houston, TX, United States 03-14-11 Member Since 2006
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    "Zero plausibility"

    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

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    Susan Parma, OH, United States 02-15-11
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    "The Zero Game"

    Great Story. Brad Meltzer is a genius. Scott Brick truly brings the characters to life.

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    Daniel Woodstock, GA, United States 07-13-10
    Daniel Woodstock, GA, United States 07-13-10 Member Since 2005
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    "Wow! What a ride!"

    If you are a Brad Meltzer fan, this book does not disappoint. The ending was incredible!

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    Kim Nixa, MO, United States 03-19-09
    Kim Nixa, MO, United States 03-19-09 Member Since 2004
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    "The Zero Game"

    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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