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A heart-racing thriller from the no. 1 international bestselling author

"One of the world's biggest-selling thriller writers, Baldacci needs no introduction ..." Daily Mail

"Baldacci is still peerless" Sunday Times

Military CID investigator John Puller has returned from his latest case to learn that his brother, Robert, once a major in the United States Air Force, and an expert in nuclear weaponry and cyber-security, has escaped from the Army's most secure prison. Preliminary investigations show that Robert - convicted of treason - may have had help in his breakout. Now he's on the run, and he's the military's number one target. John Puller has a dilemma.

Which comes first: loyalty to his country, or to his brother? Blood is thicker than water, but Robert has state secrets that certain people will kill for. John does not know for certain the true nature of Robert's crimes, nor if he's even guilty. It quickly becomes clear, however, that his brother's responsibilities were powerful and far-reaching.

With the help of US intelligence officer Veronica Knox, both brothers move closer to the truth from their opposing directions. As the case begins to force John Puller into a place he thought he'd never be - on the other side of the law. Even his skills as an investigator, and his strength as a warrior, might not be enough to save him. Or his brother.

Book 1: Zero Day
Book 2: The Forgotten
Book 3: The Escape

Crime & Thrillers
1 November
Pan Macmillan UK
Macmillan Publishers Australia and Pan Macmillan Australia

Customer Reviews

Cuttlefish310 ,

Way up there .........

Certainly a difficult book to put down!

To me it seemed to lag in the middle but once the pace picked up again it was non stop action all the way.

In John Puller, we have another Jack Reacher clearly identified.

JadeWill ,



Trev Head ,

A dictionary of acronyms!

This book is a testament to the American love of acronyms. I gave up trying to remember what they all stood for and had no idea there were so many security agencies in the American military.

The plot was trite (there is actually a part where they have less than a minute to choose which wire to cut on an incendiary device, and Thank Goodness! chose the correct one or the Pentagon would have become an ebola nursery!)

What rot. Made it to the end, but won't be reading John Puller any more. Far fetched as poo from China, as my grandma used to say!

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