From David Baldacci - the modern master of the thriller and number-one worldwide best-selling novelist - comes a new hero: a lone Army Special Agent taking on the toughest crimes facing the nation. And Zero Day is where it all begins....
John Puller is a combat veteran and the best military investigator in the U.S. Army's Criminal Investigative Division. His father was an Army fighting legend, and his brother is serving a life sentence for treason in a federal military prison. Puller has an indomitable spirit and an unstoppable drive to find the truth.
Now, Puller is called out on a case in a remote, rural area in West Virginia coal country, far from any military outpost. Someone has stumbled onto a brutal crime scene, a family slaughtered. The local homicide detective, a headstrong woman with personal demons of her own, joins forces with Puller in the investigation. As Puller digs through deception after deception, he realizes that absolutely nothing he's seen in this small town, and no one in it, are what they seem. Facing a potential conspiracy that reaches far beyond the hills of West Virginia, he is one man on the hunt for justice against an overwhelming force.
David Baldacci is one of the world's favorite storytellers. His books are published in over 45 languages and in more than 80 countries, with over 110 million copies in print. He is also the cofounder, along with his wife, of the Wish You Well Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting literacy efforts across America. Still a resident of his native Virginia, he invites you to visit him at www.DavidBaldacci.com and his foundation at www.WishYouWellFoundation.org, and to look into its program to spread books across America at www.FeedingBodyandMind.com.
©2011 David Baldacci (P)2011 Hachette
Not if I had to, I wouldn't
sure, if it was free
I think what I disliked about the book was the special effects.
As always David Baldacci has written a book that keeps you listening. After listening to the entire Oliver Stone series I hope that we are in for a John Puller series.
McLarty and Cassidy are some of the best narrators I have listened to and I look for them in other authors as well.
Yes. I wish I had been able to listen all in one sitting, however baking cookies with friends I had to
I love every one of Baldacci's books. This was not my favorite of his but it is a great read.
Story needed more focus; too many extraneous factors made the plot ridiculous.
Figure out what this story line was going to be before he started the book.
OK, terrible southern accent
Too much liberal propaganda about coal mining--everyone knows it's bad, but so much time spent on the hazards detracted from the flow of the story. Putting terrorists in at the end seemed to be an afterthought--Oh let's have a terrorist angle without any development-- terrorists are a serious matter and should be treated as such.
I usually get these books at the airport and they are good for a day flight--light but with a decent plot. This book was a real disappointment. I think the author needs a rest.
No. The use of Orlagh Cassidy would prevent me from listening to this book again and will keep me from others with her narrating. I would much rather Mr. McLarty read the women's parts. She is terrible and completely unnecessary.
Ron McLarty is a very good narrator. Orlagh Cassidy is terrible, distracting and unnecessary.
The story was interesting and exciting. I am from WV and I really appreciated the fact that the characters weren't all ignorant rednecks. Some were just rednecks.
I have bought several audiobooks , this was my first David Baldacci book. I loved it, the story line kept you wanting for more along with being very believable. The narration by Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy were excellent, now two of my favorite narrators.
It seemed to have something new at every turn and kept it hard to imagine what was coming up next.
They were both excellent. I could almost imagine what the players looked like by the sound of their voices and descriptions. They have become two of my favorite narrators.
Towards the end when one of the main players died unexpectedly, it realy had you feeling for them.
The main charector would be a great person to do a series of books on, I hope thats what David had in mind.
Baldacci is a solid and reliable writer who delivers with the intricacies of the classic procedural plus the excitement of the classic thriller. Ron McLarty delivers a compelling narration. The problem I have with this production is this: we don't need the bumper music--trust me, the narration is more than enough to keep us engaged and involved. The music is merely distracting and, frankly, insulting. The other complaint I have is with Orlagh Cassidy's voicing the female characters. Orlagh herself is great--I like her voice and would welcome her narration as a standalone of any appropriate novel. However, the addition of a second, female voice is nearly as distracting as the bumper music. This is an audiobook--not a radioplay. I am perfectly content with a male voice reading female dialog and vice versa. Just not necessary.
I know alot of you thought this was a Reacher knock off but I dont agree. I enjoyed the book and the characters. The narration was easy to listen to also. I am not someone who listens to a book to critique it. This is one I liked and hope there will be more with Puller in it!
I hope Baldacci has very good lawyers. This is so blatant it's rather funny. Jack(John) Reacher(Puller) from the military, getting involved in every trouble around. Who's next? Joe Grabber?
Oh wait, there's a half inch difference in height.
How could an author that brought us the interesting characters of the Camel Club do this? So disappointing.
One dimensional characters. Every subject is a stereotype superman good guy or rotten bad guy. The plot is swiss cheese. I love how the hero is an army policeman and his civilian sidekick is a local cop and he breaks down doors, picks locks, and opens safes in burgled offices to solve the crime. Don't the military police need warrants? Every local can describe in detail the geology and politics of the coal industry and the hero and his brother expound on nuclear physics while the timer on the h-bomb is counting down. Scratch this author off my list.
There are no listener reviews for this title yet.
Report Inappropriate Content