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
Very good and entertaining. I'm going to go out to the second book. Seems like it could've been a little better. The end was a little week I thought.
I love books with significance
Another great one. All his books are good. Good character development. The narrator is my favorite voice adding the female voice makes it even better.
I loved reading about King Arthur and Knights of the round table when I was a wee lad. Now I am older and love Game of Thrones!
Good narration, fast paced.. good listening book.
It kept you wanting to continue to find out how he solves the case. Least interesting is the comparison to Lee Child's "Jack Reacher". Having read Reacher, this feels like a rip off.
*Spoiler* Sad that Sam died. Some parts are really implausible.. like his backpack with all the stuff you need to defuse a nuke,, and surviving a nuclear blast, hurled 100 feet in the air.. really? Try doing that.. no shattered bones, or crushed skull? really..
I wish the other books go on sale. Then I will buy them, or recommend them.
I thought this book was very good. I am getting use to the multiple narrators and found this reading to be very enjoyable. The extra sound effects were ok, they did tend to have an effect on me late at night as I listened when everyone else was asleep. I felt it had enough twist in the plot to keep you guessing as to what was really going on.
The story kept me engaged all the way through and I look forward to reading more of John Puller.
Very detailed characters. Sometimes so much so that the story was slow moving and hard to follow. The "he said", "she said" got a little monotonous and the character voices sounded too much the same at times. Over all it was a good listen and just enough suspense to keep me interested to the end but I believe the story could've been told with a few less chapters.
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