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Author: Brad Meltzer Narrator: Scott Brick Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2005 ISBN: 9781594833069
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The New York Times bestselling author of The Millionaires and The First Counsel returns to Wash-ington, 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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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Anna | 2/12/2014

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nathan | 1/24/2014

    " Brad Meltzer's best! Beginning's a tad slow, but then it kicks into high gear. Twists and turns you don't see coming and places you'd never think about. Deep dark mine shaft? What's the secret there? Very well researched and lightning plotted. One of my favorite reads in a long time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Adrienne | 1/14/2014

    " Fun thriller. Full disclosure: the book is set in my occupation and the author is a friend of friends. While the set-up for this book doesn't happen in the real world, I thoroughly enjoyed the characters and story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 12/27/2013

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Annie | 11/13/2013

    " This is the first book of Brad Meltzers that I've read and so far its still my favorite. I actually listened to it on CD during my commute and found myself sitting in my driveway for long stretches just to find out what happened next! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea | 11/10/2013

    " I'm really glad I didn't judge this author by The Book of Fate, because this one is soooo much better. It had me hooked from the first few pages - I really didn't want to put it down. I made the mistake of reading the description on the flyleaf before I read the book, so I started out with some misconceptions; this is the first time I've read a flyleaf that I think was actually wrong in its plot summation. But once I got into the story that the author had actually written, I enjoyed it a lot. He does a great job building tension in the "chase" scenes and in the mine scenes. I never quite bought into a couple of the characters - particularly the page and the blind lobbyist - but the plot carried me along so quickly that I ended up not really caring. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike | 11/7/2013

    " Good adventure/thriller with an interesting political twist. Interesting insight into the inner workings of Capitol Hill interspersed with a fair amount of action and suspense. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tammy | 11/4/2013

    " Dragged a bit in the middle but thought the end was worth it! "

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

    " A thriller set in DC. Fun to follow the action around this great city. Good smart characters. Really different and interesting plot. Wonderful 17 yo Black heroine. Read the entire book in one sitting. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Noor | 10/5/2013

    " this is a book thats most likely supposed to be made a movie, some movies lose their glow when they're made books , and this book loses its light wether its a book or a movie, the story is so taken ! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anita | 12/26/2012

    " Holy cow! I'm only a couple of chapters into it and he's already made me gasp out loud! This was a great book, well written and the suspense never stops, not until the last sentence. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Veronica | 12/13/2012

    " Fast paced story that kept me reading to see how it would end. Some parts(fight scenes) were a little unbelievable. Otherwise a good book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Milly | 10/27/2012

    " This book was a little slow in the beginning but once the action picked up it was pretty enjoyable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dayne | 10/20/2012

    " 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 Mirah | 9/2/2012

    " I thought this book was ok, but I didn't find the characters very believable and it seemed to be missing something. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 7/21/2012

    " I found I had to push myself to finish this book because I felt the author played a really cruel trick by having the plot diverge from the description. I'm glad I did finish it, though. I ended up liking the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bill | 2/5/2012

    " Meltzer never disappoints. This action-packed novel is full of twists and turns of plot with good development of the characters. The author knows Washington, DC and its institutions well and uses them to good effect in this novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 George | 1/19/2012

    " Fun reading story with a twist at the end. This was my first Meltzer, I'll read another. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Murvin | 11/5/2011

    " Another action pack thriller dealing with the inner workings of government. Hard to put down a very good book. I enjoyed it very much. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sheila | 10/27/2011

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

  • 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.. "

About the Author

Author Brad Meltzer

Brad Meltzer is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Inner Circle, The Book of Fate, and several other bestselling thrillers. In addition to his fiction, he is one of the only authors to ever have books on the bestseller list for nonfiction, advice, children’s books, and even graphic books. He is also the host of Brad Meltzer’s Decoded on the History Channel, and Brad Meltzer’s Lost History on H2.

About the Narrator

Scott Brick, an acclaimed voice artist, screenwriter, and actor, has performed on film, television, and radio. He attended UCLA and spent ten years in a traveling Shakespeare company. Passionate about the spoken word, he has narrated a wide variety of audiobooks. winning won more than 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.