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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Baldacci Narrator: Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The John Puller Series Release Date:
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In David Baldacci’s blockbuster thrillers Zero Day and The Forgotten, readers met John Puller. A combat veteran and special agent with the US Army, Puller is the man they call to investigate the toughest crimes facing the nation.

But all his training, all his experience, all his skills will not prepare him for his newest case, one that will force him to hunt down the most formidable and brilliant prey he has ever tracked: his own brother.

It’s a prison unlike any other. Military discipline rules. Its security systems are unmatched. None of its prisoners dream of escaping. They know it’s impossible.

Until now.

John Puller’s older brother, Robert, was convicted of treason and national security crimes. His inexplicable escape from prison makes him the most wanted criminal in the country. Some in the government believe that John Puller represents their best chance at capturing Robert alive, and so Puller takes on the burden of bringing his brother in to face justice.

But Puller quickly discovers that there are others pursuing his brother, who only see Robert as a traitor and are unconcerned if he survives. Puller is in turn pushed into an uneasy, fraught partnership with another agent, who may have an agenda of her own.

They dig more deeply into the case together, and Puller finds that not only are her allegiances unclear, but that there are troubling details about his brother’s conviction … and that someone is out there who doesn’t want the truth to ever come to light. As the nation-wide manhunt for Robert grows more urgent, Puller’s masterful skills as an investigator and strength as a fighter may not be enough to save his brother-or himself.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Readers expect excitement and intrigue in David Baldacci's books, and Zero Day is no exception...As Baldacci's new hero narrowly escapes countless close calls, the pairing of the author's imagination and knowledge create a wild ride for the reader. Puller is gutsy, brash and likable. Best of all, he survives to reappear in the next book of this new series. The Free-Lance Star on Zero Day
  • Zero Day is a nifty, paranoid thriller disguised as a murder mystery, and Baldacci advances it at a speedy clip with a nice mix of intrigue, tantalizing clues and the occasional explosion...Baldacci's books are fast-paced battles between good and evil. Richmond Times Dispatch on Zero Day
  • Another fast paced page turner that will keep you glued to the couch...by an author who continues to standout in the increasingly crowded thriller field. Examiner.com on The Forgotten
  • Baldacci is a master when it comes to writing about small-town conspiracies and a lone hero who fights against all odds to clean up corruption. The narrative moves slowly, so the reader has a chance to solve the case along with Puller. It might seem straightforward, but the final reveal will surprise even hardcore thriller junkies. The Washington Post on The Forgotten
  • Zero Day is a nifty, paranoid thriller disguised as a murder mystery, and Baldacci advances it at a speedy clip with a nice mix of intrigue, tantalizing clues and the occasional explosion...Baldacci's books are fast-paced battles between good and evil. Richmond Times Dispatch on Zero Day
  • Baldacci has crafted another terrific tale with two great protagonists. Just when the story line seems to veer into familiar areas, Baldacci steers it into another shocking direction. This is the best book yet in the series. Associated Press on King and Maxwell
  • David Baldacci's latest thriller is not only highly relevant, it is also well timed. And the details seem so real that it's hard not to wonder if the author is an insider; the tone is that authentic. An absolute page-turner, King and Maxwell is Baldacci at the pinnacle of his game. BookReporter.com
  • Another fast paced page turner that will keep you glued to the couch...by an author who continues to standout in the increasingly crowded thriller field. Examiner.com on The Forgotten
  • “In bestseller Baldacci’s clever third John Puller thriller, the chief warrant officer faces his most difficult and most personal assignment yet. Puller’s older brother, Robert, a former major in the USAF, is a convicted traitor serving a life sentence in Leavenworth…The Puller brothers are in deep trouble, and it will take all their ingenuity and skills just to survive. Baldacci handles the complex plot with consummate ease as the Pullers navigate nearly endless surprises.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • Baldacci is a master when it comes to writing about small-town conspiracies and a lone hero who fights against all odds to clean up corruption. The narrative moves slowly, so the reader has a chance to solve the case along with Puller. It might seem straightforward, but the final reveal will surprise even hardcore thriller junkies. The Washington Post on The Forgotten
  • “Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy are a tried-and-true team, having already narrated a number of Baldacci’s books together. With Cassidy delivering all the female dialogue and McLarty reading everything else, their voices dovetail seamlessly…Action is fast, and, as the plot twists and turns, excitement ratchets up, heightened by subtle sound effects. Cassidy keeps the listener guessing with her characterization of Veronica Knox. Is she helping Puller, or policing him? An enjoyable stand-alone thriller.”

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  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A 2015 GoodReads Readers’ Choice Best Mystery & Thriller Book Award nominee
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