Zero Day is the explosive first instalment in David Baldacci's thrilling John Puller series.
Distinguished as a top investigator in the US government, John Puller is called in to conduct an enquiry into the brutal murders of a family in a remote area of West Virginia. It soon becomes clear that the case has wider implications and as the body count rises he teams up with local homicide detective Samantha Cole. As the web of deceit is revealed, it quickly becomes apparent that there's much more to this case than they had first thought. It is an investigation where nothing is as it seems, and nothing can be taken at face value.
When Puller and Cole discover a dangerous situation in the making, Puller finds he must turn to the one person who can help avert certain catastrophe. A person he has known all his life.
In a breathtaking rollercoaster race against time, Cole fears for the community in which she was raised, and Puller knows he has to overcome the enemies of his country to avoid far reaching disaster.
But in the end, you can't kill what you can't see is coming . . .
Continue this fast-paced, breathtaking series with The Forgotten.
Baldacci's latest novel features a new character that is sure to be a hit with longtime fans and newcomers alike: military investigator John Puller. A seasoned combat veteran, Puller journeys to rural West Virginia to investigate a brutal mass murder. There, he teams with a troubled detective who helps him unravel an expansive conspiracy with grave repercussions for the nation. Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy both turn in winning performance, splitting the narration, with the former handling Puller and the latter haunted and beautiful police officer Samantha Cole. McLarty's rendition of Puller is stern, smooth, and composed, while Cassidy's Cole is dark, mysterious, and troubled. Together, the narrators capture the book's suspense and the protagonists' budding romance, hitting all the high points and displaying a great chemistry. A Grand Central Hardcover.