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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4,587 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Brad Meltzer Narrator: Scott Brick Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2005 ISBN: 9781594833052
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The New York Times bestselling author of The Millionaires and The First Counsel returns to Washington, D.C., with the story of an insider’s game that turns deadly.

Matthew Mercer and Harris Sandler are best friends who have plum jobs as senior staffers to well-respected congressmen. But after a decade in Washington, idealism has faded to disillusionment, and they’re bored. Then one of them finds out about the clandestine Zero Game. It starts out as good fun—a simple wager between friends. But when someone close to them ends up dead, Harris and Matthew realize the game is far more sinister than they ever imagined—and that they’re about to be the game’s next victims. On the run, they turn to the only person they can trust: a 16-year-old Senate page who can move around the Capitol undetected. As a ruthless killer creeps closer, this idealistic page not only holds the key to saving their lives, but is also determined to redeem them in the process. Come play The Zero Game—you can bet your life on it.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marie | 2/16/2014

    " Fast paced, high stakes book. I liked it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mel | 2/10/2014

    " Okay. Enough to keep my attention. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer Zaitz | 2/6/2014

    " Tough to get into in the beginning, but overall not a bad read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 2/6/2014

    " This is a very intense action book. It takes place in the capital and makes you second guess all that goes on there. It was a fun read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anita | 2/4/2014

    " Fun romp thru Capitol hill with assassins and innocents in order to figure out who's who in the Zero Game. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Allison | 2/3/2014

    " Totally unrealistic, but it kept my attention. I read it in 2 days because I just had to know what happened. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 John | 1/7/2014

    " Stupid book. I threw the book out after I got halfway through and it couldn't bring myself to read one more page... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leonard | 1/6/2014

    " Lobbiests turned bad. Working too hard to influence legislation. Mathews a House staffer. He is the protagonist the first few chapters. Harris is a Senate staffer and is the protagonist for the rest of the book. A triller, but the premis is not very satisfying. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janet Dahl | 12/27/2013

    " I like Brad's book. They are suspense and keep your attention. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Johnvano | 11/25/2013

    " great start cools off "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ann | 10/24/2013

    " A good action, thriller. It starts in D.C. with some senate staffers betting on legislation travels to a deep mine in South Dakota. LOts of action and plot twists with some memorable characters. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rachelle | 10/11/2013

    " Good intentions but I got bogged down with the lengthy scenarios: chase scenes/fight scenes. I also dislike it when I figure out "who done it" early on, which sadly was easy to do. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephanie | 9/4/2013

    " well written, but just not my style of book... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kerry Frabizio | 8/17/2013

    " Mildly entertaining -- as far as silly mysteries go. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Suzannah | 8/11/2013

    " Totally unpredictable to the very end. Especially fun for those familiar with Capitol Hill "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wendy Turner | 8/1/2013

    " I felt mislead by the book description, but really enjoyed the main characters. This is fast paced and action packed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nev Thomas | 5/19/2013

    " Three and a half stars.Starts slowly but builds up to good thriller. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nick | 5/2/2013

    " This was a good book. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a good thriller/mystery in the political realm. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amy Svendsen | 3/21/2013

    " Ugh...Where to start? The plot twisted into something unrecognizable and unbelievable after the halfway point. Decided to finish as I had already invested in the first half. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kim | 1/31/2013

    " I like anything by Brad Melzter, but this one is particularly gripping. A twisted view on the life of a Congressional Staffer and the trouble that comes when they let a little game go too far. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy Motley | 1/28/2013

    " Interesting premise but I thought the organization of the book and the constantly shifting narrators was off-putting. I was intrigued enough to do more research on neutrinos. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Archie | 10/28/2012

    " Pretty preposterous plot (even for this genre) but some of the twists are pretty cool and I liked the main characters... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 9/30/2012

    " I thought it was interesting but it certainly didn't grab me like many of my favorites. Very interesting concept for a political thriller. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Linda | 9/24/2012

    " The technology premise that supposedly provided the motivation for all the intrigue was a bit thin. Leaving that aside, it was a fun read. I wouldn't go out of my way to look for more by the author based on this example, but if they were loaned to me (as this one was), I'd probably give them a read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pbwritr | 8/1/2012

    " Fascinating book about a gambling operation on Capitol Hill, but it turns out to be a scam and involves murder and the country of Yemen. Some far-fetched notions, but fast-paced and interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Craig | 4/5/2012

    " Very good political thriller "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dami | 3/15/2012

    " Leave it to Brad Meltzer to write a tightly written novel raising possibilities of things I never even realized should be keeping me up at night. Thanks again, Brad. You're the greatest. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Hayes Ingraham | 3/5/2012

    " It is Capitol Hill political porn. Revolves around Senate staff. How could it be bad? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dayne | 1/20/2012

    " I felt the book was awkwardly written (in a "I do this, I feel this" first person mode the whole time) but despite that I ate my way through the book and enjoyed it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Anna | 7/29/2011

    " I thought it was going to be an interesting book at the beginning, but it devolved into an endless series of chase scenes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marybeth | 6/27/2011

    " Loved it! My first Meltzer book was a blast! The rest of his books are now on my 'to-do' list - a high compliment! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 6/15/2011

    " Deserves a 3.2, but gave it a 4 because it's Brad Meltzer :-) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sue | 4/29/2011

    " Pretty good, but not one of my favorite Meltzer's. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pam | 4/11/2011

    " Interesting to see the inside of how government works. a great cat and mouse mystery. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kendar88 | 3/27/2011

    " Congress stuff was cool info, but the plot was a bit too far fetched to totally get sucked in. The hitman - Yanos - was great and tough - the best character and he never wimped out. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janet | 3/25/2011

    " I like Brad's book. They are suspense and keep your attention. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janis | 3/25/2011

    " Page-turner! What fun Brad Meltzer is! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Molly | 3/25/2011

    " Started out liking it but then got frustrated as things seemed to get more and more implausible. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Penny | 3/17/2011

    " This is a fast paced conspiracy theory that starts with a secret insider's game. When people involved in the game begin to die, our hero must hide but also seek out a truth that is hidden deep underground. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 3/7/2011

    " I really enjoyed this book. A good look at political intrigue in Washington. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Robin | 3/7/2011

    " Not too bad. Meltzer knows how to keep things moving along. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nev | 3/5/2011

    " Three and a half stars.Starts slowly but builds up to good thriller. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chelle | 3/3/2011

    " Strange start, poor concept, exciting middle and strange ending. Not Melyzer's best by any means... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kimberly | 2/24/2011

    " This book started out slow, and I didn't think I was going to like it. But this author is amazing; the plot keeps taking the reader in unexpected directions. I will definitely check out his other novels! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sheila | 2/12/2011

    " Good reading, a real page turner. Keep up with the details.. "

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About the Author
Author Brad Meltzer

Brad Meltzer is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of numerous thrillers, including The Tenth Justice, Dead Even, The First Counsel, The Millionaires, The Zero Game, The Book of Fate, and The Book of Lies. He is also the number one bestselling author of the critically acclaimed comic books Identity Crisis and Justice League of America and is the cocreator of the TV series Jack & Bobby. A graduate of the University of Michigan and Columbia Law School, he currently lives in Florida.

About the Narrator

Scott Brick, actor, narrator, and writer, attended UCLA and spent ten years in a traveling Shakespeare company. Passionate about the spoken word, he has narrated a wide variety of audiobooks, from thrillers and science fiction to classics and nonfiction. He has recorded more than eight hundred audiobooks and won over fifty AudioFile Earphones Awards and several of the prestigious Audie Awards. He was named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine and the Voice of Choice for 2016 by Booklist magazine.