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3.00009952854898 out of 53.00009952854898 out of 53.00009952854898 out of 53.00009952854898 out of 53.00009952854898 out of 5 3.00 (13,363 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Baldacci Narrator: Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The John Puller Series Release Date: October 2011 ISBN: 9781607885757
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From David Baldacci--the modern master of the thriller and #1 worldwide bestselling novelist-comes a new hero: a lone Army Special Agent taking on the toughest crimes facing the nation.

And Zero Day is where it all begins....

John Puller is a combat veteran and the best military investigator in the U.S. Army's Criminal Investigation Division. His father was an Army fighting legend, and his brother is serving a life sentence for treason in a federal military prison. Puller has an indomitable spirit and an unstoppable drive to find the truth.

Now, Puller is called out on a case in a remote, rural area in West Virginia coal country far from any military outpost. Someone has stumbled onto a brutal crime scene, a family slaughtered. The local homicide detective, a headstrong woman with personal demons of her own, joins forces with Puller in the investigation. As Puller digs through deception after deception, he realizes that absolutely nothing he's seen in this small town, and no one in it, are what they seem. Facing a potential conspiracy that reaches far beyond the hills of West Virginia, he is one man on the hunt for justice against an overwhelming force.

David Baldacci is one of the world's favorite storytellers. His books are published in over 45 languages and in more than 80 countries, with over 110 million copies in print. David Baldacci is also the cofounder, along with his wife, of the Wish You Well Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting literacy efforts across America. Still a resident of his native Virginia, he invites you to visit him at www.DavidBaldacci.com and his foundation at www.WishYouWellFoundation.org, and to look into its program to spread books across America at www.FeedingBodyandMind.com.

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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
  • 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
  • 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

  • “With one hundred million copies of his books sold, Zero Day proves that Baldacci still puts the ‘s’ in suspense.”

    Barnes & Noble editorial review

  • “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…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.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Readers expect excitement and intrigue in David Baldacci’s books, and Zero Day is no exception...As Baldacci’s...hero narrowly escapes countless close calls, the pairing of the author’s imagination and knowledge create a wild ride for the reader.”

    Free Lance–Star (Virginia)

  • A #1 New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4.333333 out of 54.333333 out of 54.333333 out of 54.333333 out of 54.333333 out of 5 Marie | 2/14/2017

    " Knew nothing about this author, but took a happy chance, I guess Iiked the summary. Love the main character, reminded me of Jack Reacher...Good story, well researched! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Julian | 1/28/2014

    " Awesome. Read before the forgotten! Ok. Robe honest. I really just finished it. If anyone is looking for two fast paced mysteries this and the forgotten are it! Bravo "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicole | 1/26/2014

    " Another outstanding read by Mr. Baldacci. The building suspense upon each page. I love yhe detail as if you are apart of the action. Surprising end I must say. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Will | 1/13/2014

    " This book reminded me quite a bit of the Jack Reacher books by Lee Child. I look forward to more books in this series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John Satchell | 1/9/2014

    " I fly through his books, for awhile I was unsure if I liked the main character, by the end I was hoping Baldacci will use him again. I was disappointed in the late surprise with the heroine. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rita Kay | 1/7/2014

    " David Baldacci is one of my favorites, and I don't remember ever being disappointed by any of his books. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Matt Silva | 1/4/2014

    " Sadly, I find less to like about Baldacci as his list expands. He is mailing in this bang-bang thriller with a ho-hum plot and one-dimensional characters. I still feel he is a good writer, but perhaps he needs to regroup and write something with heart rather than, apparantly, more fodder to feed his readership. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ajay | 12/31/2013

    " Our hero Mr.Puller is just a dummy character who finds out nothing through the entire sequence of events, beating around the bush mostly, though being the lead investigator. Only in the end, his nemesis spills it all to make this an entirely unconvincing novel. The fact that someone places a nuke and the government sends just one agent , who, with no expertise whatsoever diffuses it successfully makes it totally implausible and illogical. Disappointed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Betty | 12/11/2013

    " This is good. I would give it 3 1/2 stars if I could. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris Eddy | 12/8/2013

    " Excellent, fast paced enjoyable thriller. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Teryl | 12/1/2013

    " John Puller reminds me a lot of Jack Reacher, just more traditional in his commitment to the military, but still a lone wolf. Have there been other books with him as the protagonist? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rupesh Goenka | 10/31/2013

    " Predictable, nothing new to offer.. Poor!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Animesh Sarkar | 10/26/2013

    " This novels starts out good but soon loses its way among a handful of red herrings. I disliked the ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joy | 10/22/2013

    " Excellent. Another great Baldacci read... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Margaret Ziefert | 8/10/2013

    " Excellent book. I found an attachment to the characters "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fazeena | 7/31/2013

    " Adrenaline pumping! Tats 1 word i would use for Zero day.. it was a good read..hd some military mumbo-jumbo bt still is worth it...An easy read...almost unputdownable..I liked it...Definitely recommends this one to crime-thriller fans.. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynne | 7/24/2013

    " Love his books, no matter what he does. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Don Gorman | 6/21/2013

    " David Baldacci does Jack Reacher. Sort of. Almost. Very cool. This was big fun. I could hardly put it down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vera VB | 6/2/2013

    " Page turner with an unexpected ending, great book of a great writer. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cindy Skiles | 3/10/2013

    " I would have liked to give this 3.5 stars. I enjoyed the book and it kept me entertained. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tonya | 2/11/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book. Baldacci's character, John Puller, really reminded me of Lee Child's Reacher, a favorite of mine. I hope he makes Puller a recurring character in future books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anaggh Desai | 2/9/2013

    " A change from Baldacci novels. The characters have been woven quite well and the hero though similar to Jack Reacher seems to be the quintessential American army mould. Guess we should be seeing a lot more of him soon "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Natasha | 12/22/2012

    " The first half of this book took a while to get into but the second half was better. A lot of confusing stuff mingled in and a pretty elaborate explanation. But all around pretty good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Penney Kolb | 11/6/2012

    " a fun thriller set in a mythical town in west virginia. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bg Ross | 8/28/2012

    " Thoroughly enjoyed this as my version of "fluff reading". Enough twists & turns to keep the reader interested, but not so complicated that you have to pay attention to every detail. David Baldacci continues to entertain & impress with his clean crime novels. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kurt | 8/20/2012

    " I read this while my wife was in the hospital. It was engaging enough to hold my attention. One of my favorite authors. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rob | 8/13/2012

    " Cracking read - my big bugbear, though, is that Puller is basically Jack Reacher with a slightly different job. Shame on Baldacci for the blatant lift. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aaron | 7/2/2012

    " Not one of his best. Not sure I am going to get into this new character. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brad R. | 7/1/2012

    " I swear this guy can't write a bad book! This was a suspenseful thrill-ride from start to finish. Another winner from David! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mark H. | 6/7/2012

    " I usually love Baldacci's suspense novels, but I really didn't care much for this book. It was too long and didn't have enough action to hold my interest. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Art D. | 5/6/2012

    " I'm a big fan of this author and this was a pretty good effort from him. It kept me very interested throughout and I didn't see the ending coming at all. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 E.B. | 3/27/2012

    " This is pretty much your standard action hero fare. Not bad but nothing special. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bill77 | 1/22/2012

    " I thought this was a pretty intriguing mystery with enough twists and turns to keep me glued to my iPod. The ending really was a surprise (I hate it when I see them coming beforehand). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gina | 1/16/2012

    " Could not put it down! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tim Piatt | 11/28/2011

    " A GREAT story. I've read Baldacci's other series (Camel Club and King/Maxwell), so I was interested to see if he could branch out with another character and still be fresh. Well, needless to say, I think that mission was accomplished. Definitely recommend. "

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About the Author
Author David Baldacci

David Baldacci made a big splash on the literary scene with the publication of his first novel, Absolute Power, in 1996. A major motion picture adaptation followed, with Clint Eastwood as its director and star. In total, David has published 30 novels, all of which have been national and international bestsellers; several have been adapted for film and television. His novels have been translated into more than 45 languages and sold in more than 80 countries; over 110 million copies are in print worldwide. David has also published three novels for children. He has received numerous accolades for his writing; most recently, he was inducted into the 2011 International Crime Writing Hall of Fame and received the 2012 Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Award.

About the Narrators

Ron McLarty is a veteran actor of television, film, and stage as well as an award-winning audiobook narrator. He has more than 100 television appearances to his credit, including as a series regular on Spencer for Hire and Law & Order. His film career began in 1977 with a performance in The Sentinel and continued with such films as The Postman, Flamingo Kid, and, most recently, How Do You Know? His stage credits include Broadway and other productions. He has narrated more than 100 audiobooks, earning eight Earphones Awards and recognition by AudioFile magazine as a Best Voice in Mystery & Suspense in 2009 and 2010. He has twice been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Awards and then won the award in 2001 for Best Mystery Narration. He is also an accomplished playwright and an acclaimed novelist.

Orlagh Cassidy is an udiobook narrator who has twice won the prestigious Audie Award for best narration, as well as fifteen AudioFile Earphones Awards. She is a graduate of SUNY at Purchase and a recipient of the Princess Grace Foundation Scholarship. She has been seen on and off Broadway and in films, including Definitely Maybe and Calling It Quits. Her television credits include roles in Law & Order and Sex and the City and as Doris Wolfe on Guiding Light. She has done voice work for commercials in which she is probably best known for her role as the mom in the “BFF Jill” spots for AT&T.