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
I had never heard a two person narration of David Baldacci before. I must say that I was thoroughly pleased with the performance. I've been a fan of David Baldacci books since first reading "The Winner" in 1998 and I will say that he doesn't disappoint. I would recommend all of his books. Even though you know the genre he writes that doesn't mean his books will be in a cookie cutter plot. You never know what to expect from his books. I can't wait to read the next book in the series.
Excellent on all counts... Time to move to Series Book 2.
I thoroughly enjoyed this story, it's unpredictable twists and its outcome.
Well written. Well performed and directed.
Just purchased the next two in the series, probably the highest form of accolade, not the purchase cost, but the commitment of 30 hours of my time to listen to John Puller, Book 2 and Book 3.
Give Zero Day a listen. If you enjoy the genre, I'm certain you'll find it a great listen.
So there are similarities between Puller & Reacher, there are also differences. Both are extremely likable characters that I would love to have on my side and there is plenty of room in this messed up world for the both of them. I thought his book was excellent and Mr B NEVER disappoints. The characters were believable, likable or in the case of one, maybe not so much ... I will definitely read this one again and I would definitely recommend it to others. Narration ... par excellence as usual. I've already downloaded THE FORGOTTEN and am ready for my next good listen!
I read a lot of reviews about this book in relation to jack reacher. This book stands on its own and was good. It was similar to jack but who cares. The narration is probably the best I have heard so far. Excellent.
What is it with this company? It seems that every book of theirs that I purchase is filled with unnecessary sound effects. I don't need music to cue me that something exciting is happening. I don't need a soldier's battlefield dreams enhanced by the sounds of weapons firing. You have a decent pair of readers. Let them do their jobs without the cheap sound effects to distract and annoy the listener! I may buy one more Book in this series but if it is messed up like this one, it's the last I buy from this publisher.
Interesting book. Why sound effects and music? Poor choice. Distracting. Cartoonish characters, sometimes. Difficult to take seriously.
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