The good guy is perfect and the bad guys are really, really evil. Sometimes David Baldacci gets it just right and sometimes he just falls flat. I am..Show More » putting Zero Day in the latter category.
John Puller is in the Army's Criminal Investigation Division and is called upon to investigate a murder in a small West Virginia coal mining town. While there, he learns these deaths may have very large implications.
The story really falls short in a number of ways. First, the sheer size and scope of the investigation and how the government treated it was just out there.. way out there. John Puller's character was interesting and unique but he had this magic rucksack that contained everything from bio-hazard gear to explosives and night vision gear (and everything in between). It just seemed completely implausible this character could be so perfect in so many ways and be able to carry all that equipment in the rucksack. As you can tell, the rucksack issue really bothered me.
I did listen to this book from Audible.com and the characters were really well played by Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy. This is not the first time these two have done characters for David Baldacci and I must say they are the ones that kept me going, not the story.
Being a fan of David Baldacci, I read it and will likely read the next one(s) to but he really needs to bring things back down to earth.
I've just finished listening to Zero Day. It's 5:16AM and I just had to finish! The story has really nice twist and keeps you engaged until the end. H..Show More »ighly recommended for all who like Baldacci/Child/Sandford.
While I agree with some of the reviewers that the sound effects were irritating, don't let that stop you from listeneng to this book. There are some i..Show More »nteresting twists and overall, I enjoyed the book. The sound effects are minor.
I just couldn't put down this book! It's 5AM here!
I love Baldacci, Sandford and Lee Child. If you are into those authors as well you won't be disappointed. Also duo Oralgh Cassidy and Ron McLarty work..Show More »s great building atmosphere and tension. I hope they will read together more and more books. The only part of the book lacking a little bit is the ending, but still I recommend this book.
David Baldacci's John Puller three novel, 5 star series is as good as any thriller series. The Escape is Book 3. John Puller is a US Army Special Ag..Show More »ent who has the size of Jack Reacher and uses some of the same tactics. Puller's older brother Robert is in prison for life for treason. The Escape is includes both of the Puller brothers as John helps Robert escape prison.
Narration of all three books is by Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy. McLardy is one of the best and Cassidy is without peer. The two together are simply perfect.
The three John Puller books do not need to be read in order.