Zero Day

Zero Day

A Novel

Large Print - 2011 | Large print edition, First edition.
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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 and his foundation at, and to look into its program to spread books across America at

Publisher: New York : Grand Central Pub., [2011]
Edition: Large print edition, First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9781455504145
Branch Call Number: Large Print BAL
Characteristics: 643 pages (large print)


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Jul 22, 2017

Zero Day is the first book in Baldacci's John Puller series and I enjoyed the read, rating it a solid 4 star book. Puller is a military investigator sent to investigate a multiple murder in rural West Virginia. Working with a local cop, Sam Cole, Puller discovers this was no ordinary murder and as the bodies keep piling up, he realizes that nothing is as it appears to be and the stakes might be higher than anyone believed. A good thriller and a real page turner. Another good Baldacci read.

Feb 14, 2016

I liked the characters but the plot seemed to jump all over the place. The big ending lacked credibility and did not contribute at all in making the book better

Jul 13, 2015

Featuring special army agent John Puller who is smart,super strong, attractive and on and on. Not neccessarily a believable character but the story is top notch. A good detective story about a family found dead, the father who is high up in the military. A good who done it. The clues and evidence are meticulously examined and laid out for us so we can follow along.

kdka Apr 07, 2014

Another great novel by Baldacci. It's another John Puller "can't put it down" book.

Feb 26, 2014

The book keeps you guessing until the end.

Dec 13, 2013

My first Baldacci book and liked it because the character and writing is so similar to Lee Child's Jack Reacher novels. I was amazed to see all of the army people in high command that Baldacci had consulted to write this novel. Simply written, but without the excruciating details that Child uses to describe Reacher's actions, this novel
would be a good choice for holiday reading. It is a book that is easy to pick up reading after a brief stop without wondering what or who the characters are. Good read for teen boys too as there is lots of action and intrigue but without the detailed violence that some authors give and no sex.

Sep 24, 2013

Wow - finished this one in 3 evenings! Love the John Puller series and I hope to see more :)

Dec 09, 2012

Great book.

Oct 22, 2012

This is, more like it - an exciting book. I found "Hell's Corner" to be a disappointment - as did many others. Now he's really earning his royalties!

Aug 24, 2012

A bit of a tough ending.

The main character is a tough military guy. He's not too deep but gets the job done.

I liked Baldacci's Oliver Stone character much better. More depth.

If you're a fan of Baldacci it's worth a read.

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