Zero Day

Zero Day

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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.
Publisher: Ashland : Sound Library, 2011.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9781611132830

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Sep 10, 2018

Gee, I never knew Jack Reacher had a twin brother.....or at least, a cousin who shared so many traits. Let's see.......Both have Military Law Enforcement background. Both are loners and men of few words. Both end up working a dangerous case in conjunction with the female head of the local law enforcement detachment. And both are romantically and sexually attracted to their female counterpart, yet don't take the first step (as in this case), or as sometimes happens with Reacher, gets involved.
This is not to say that I didn't enjoy this adventerous yarn. It's just that more often than not, I found myself reflecting that all literature is derivative.
Having said all this, I'd welcome any comments on my observations. By the way, I think the older brother deserved a pardon, or at least a new identitiy in the witness program and a release. But alas, as in real life, one is never guaranteed a happy ending.

Jun 05, 2018

Excellent writing. John Puller is a kick-ass army Investigator, much like Jack Reacher.
This book is full of suspense, action and intrigue. A Five star rating for me. Loved it!!!!!

May 24, 2018

Just what one expects from a Baldacci book - lots of action, twisty, turny plot, - coupled with a murder mystery and a long shuttered secret military project.
I had to dock a few points for the conclusion, however, which came a bit too fast and without enough explanatory material. The bi t with the DHS agent strained credulity a bit. But otherwise an excellent read and quite an accurate look into the murky world of military politics.

Jul 22, 2017

Zero Day is the first book in Baldacci's John Puller series and I enjoyed the read, rating it a solid 4 star book. Puller is a military investigator sent to investigate a multiple murder in rural West Virginia. Working with a local cop, Sam Cole, Puller discovers this was no ordinary murder and as the bodies keep piling up, he realizes that nothing is as it appears to be and the stakes might be higher than anyone believed. A good thriller and a real page turner. Another good Baldacci read.

Feb 14, 2016

I liked the characters but the plot seemed to jump all over the place. The big ending lacked credibility and did not contribute at all in making the book better

Sep 26, 2015

First in John Puller series. My favorite of the three in series so far. Plot is interesting. John Puller is likeable and mystery surrounding his brother adds intrigue. Baldacci struggles to develop lifelike female characters but he creates a female lead in Zero Day with subtlety and nuance. Narrated by duo Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy who do a good job.

Jul 13, 2015

Featuring special army agent John Puller who is smart,super strong, attractive and on and on. Not neccessarily a believable character but the story is top notch. A good detective story about a family found dead, the father who is high up in the military. A good who done it. The clues and evidence are meticulously examined and laid out for us so we can follow along.

kdka Apr 07, 2014

Another great novel by Baldacci. It's another John Puller "can't put it down" book.

Feb 26, 2014

The book keeps you guessing until the end.

readerdick Feb 01, 2014

A very unusual and interesting story. I felt the ending was a bit weak after a book filled with action and suspense. Regardless of the weak ending, I would recommend it.

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