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Buy the eBook Zero Day, John Puller: Book 1 by David Baldacci online from Australia's leading online eBook store. Download eBooks from Booktopia today. Paperback, Paperback, Audiobook, Ebook Zero Day is the explosive first instalment in David Baldacci's thrilling John Puller series. The Free-Lance Star. Zero Day is a nifty, paranoid thriller disguised as a murder mystery. David Baldacci is a global #1 bestselling author, and one of the world's Zero Day. John Puller (Series). Book 1. David Baldacci Author Ron McLarty Narrator.
Click on the cover image above to read some pages of this book! Formatting may be different depending on your device and eBook type. John Puller is a former war hero and now the best military investigator in the U. Army's Criminal Investigative Division. He is a loner with few possessions by preference, but he has an indomitable spirit and an unstoppable determination for finding the truth.
Time Period. What Readers Are Saying What do you think? Write your own comment on this book! Write a Comment. I loved this book from the first minute. The sound effects on this one is like a regular production. There are gunshots, bomb blasts and music that make the suspense even more intense. McLarty and Ms. Cassidy do a fantastic job in my opinion for the characters in the book.
I am hoping that this is just the first in a series because I didn't see an end on this one. I mean I saw an end to this story, but could see others that could be found. John could be given another assignment and be off on another job in the near future and I am sure I will be getting that one as fast as I can.
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Freddy and the French Fries 1: Freddy and the French Fries 2: Ratings and Book Reviews 27 star ratings 27 reviews. Overall rating 4. Yes No Thanks for your feedback! Report as inappropriate. I enjoy everything David Baldacci writes, he makes you think what could happen in real life. As with all the other Baldacci books this one didn't dissapoint. I would recommend it to anyone looking for an edge of your seat thriller. Awesome, non-stop action thriller!! Baldacci delivers again in superb fashion … Show more Show less.
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Would you like us to take another look at this review? No, cancel Yes, report it Thanks! You've successfully reported this review. We appreciate your feedback. OK, close. Write your review. When Puller go's on an investigation the guy has this bottomless pit rucksack that seems to hold everything he needs. Think Reacher. I saw Tom Cruise everywhere. The story isn't too bad. But I like Baldacci when he keeps you guessing. This was kind of obvious.
It's a good action novel just kind off predictable. View 2 comments. Nov 26, Nancy rated it liked it. I really like David Baldacci's books. He is intelligent and provides a suspense filled story with clean dialogue and well written characters.
This particular book just didn't grab me. The problem was the acronyms for me. The protagonist is military and a lot of acronyms are used that I don't know. They are defined but I didn't want to keep looking back in the book to be reminded.
Like I said, Baldacci is brilliant and he understands a lot of things that I don't having to do with forensics which I really like David Baldacci's books. Like I said, Baldacci is brilliant and he understands a lot of things that I don't having to do with forensics which I find fascinating.
Military lingo is different than what speak and understand. I was also disappointed with the crime scene not adding up to the crime, itself. It was weird. I can do weird. I watched Medium for a couple of years until it got too weird. Weird as in sadistic and shocking. It reached that level for me. I know Baldacci does a lot of forensic information in his books. I know the criminals are sadistic at times.
But this one just didn't add up. It's still a good read. If you like Baldacci, read it. If you've not read his books before, I'd start with another one. They are quite heart stopping and keep you guessing. Nov 04, Fahad Naeem rated it really liked it Shelves: David Baldacci never exerts to disappoint his readers.
Zero Day was occasional boring: There were too many people of the same name, and it brought difficulty in keeping track all of them. I often confused Roger Trent with Sam Cole's brother. When DHS brought Dari and Turbans to plot something big in Drake, I was disappointed with David Baldacci for stereotyping his book with the content already available in the market but in the end, h David Baldacci never exerts to disappoint his readers.
When DHS brought Dari and Turbans to plot something big in Drake, I was disappointed with David Baldacci for stereotyping his book with the content already available in the market but in the end, he brought politics and rogue elements to put all the blame to the inner plot. I like David Baldacci for not only glueing his readers to the book but also for writing interesting content with not-so-tradionational endings. I did not want Samantha Cole to die as, like Puller, I have also built a bond like feeling with her.
Even if living in Asia, I do not believe, building a nuke is as easy as David Baldacci has placed in his book. Overall, it was a very interesting book and I'd recommend to those interested in reading a really good thriller. I'm also looking forward to reading more of John Puller series. Apr 25, kartik narayanan rated it liked it Shelves: When I first noticed John Puller, the first thing that struck me were his obvious similarities to Jack Reacher. Both are MPs of sorts , both are big men and both of them kick ass.
Obviously, this resemblance combined with the fact that the series is authored by David Baldacci, meant that I had high expectations and wasted no time in reading it. Now that I have finished it, I am a bit disappointed though. On the positive side, John Puller's character as well as those surrounding him are fleshed o When I first noticed John Puller, the first thing that struck me were his obvious similarities to Jack Reacher.
On the positive side, John Puller's character as well as those surrounding him are fleshed out well. But this attention to detail is let down by the weak and lack lustre plot. There is a lot of build up with gruesome murders and hints of conspiracies. But, at the end, I was essentially thinking 'is this it? I was also a bit let down by the lack of action. Overall, this book is only average.
Now, to see how 'The Forgotten' turns out to be. View 1 comment. He's enlisted army and he's an investigator of crime scenes with military ties.
His father is a three star general and his brother is in max security prison for treason. John is a by the books guy who follows the evidence.
He is a decorated combat veteran with PTSD, but he manages to work past the flashback and triggers and uses the lessons he learned in Iraq to stay alive. What seems like it should be a routine investigation into the murder of an Air Force officer and his family in one in a dying mining town in West Virginia leads to a conspiracy that goes much further and wider, and much deadlier. Baldacci can write. John Puller is man of great self-control but he is no pushover.
He can handle himself and is no fool. Highly intelligent and methodical in his work, he thinks on his feet and uses his logic and intuition expertly. I listened to the audiobook and the male narrator nails Puller. His diction is precise in speaking John's dialogue, making him feel distinct from other characters.
The female narrator also does a good job, especially with the regional dialects.
I liked having both a male and female narrator, because it gives the audiobook flow a vibrant energy. The descriptions of the forgotten mining town and its citizens in comparison to the luxury enjoyed by the rich man who owns most of the town has a realism that grounds the story.
The theme of broken promises and environmental rape and pillage, taking advantage of the workers and the townspeople for that extra dime in the pocket. The suspense is expertly written. What starts as a grisly murder of a family that seems completely random leads to a climax that puts the lives of John, Samantha, the town sheriff, and the whole town and perhaps the region in jeopardy. The clock is ticking while Puller works to solve the puzzle of who, what, where and why.
The action is very good and it's balanced by a plot that is free of holes. I play a game when I read mysteries, trying to guess whodunit. I didn't guess this one, but fortunately John figures it out. At first glance, John seems to be a very rigid guy, but glimpses of a sense of humor, empathy, pathos and vulnerability shine through his tough facade.
His principles are rock solid, and it's clear that he doesn't like bullies or those who harm innocents. He's not moved by people who try to use their power and influence as bargaining chips. To him, bad is bad, no matter how big their bank accounts are. His relationship with his father is nuanced. His father is suffering from dementia and it's clear that interacting with his father through his fog of memory loss is very painful for John.
But he's a man of duty and loyalty and honors his father, even when it's hard for him. I like John a lot. I'll be adding him to list of Kickbutt heroes.
I prefer Will Robie over John Puller, but I definitely enjoyed this book and plan on continuing to read it. It's just me, I like the Black Ops Asssassin trope a lot. But Puller is great for a procedural with a hero who is intellectual but also very capable of kicking butt. I think the mystery of Puller's brother Robert's treason a mystery worth delving into, and eventually I know that John will put his skills to work on it. John is a good 21st Century hero, a man of honor, integrity, intellect but also physical skills and capabilities that carry him through and make him an interesting and admirable lead character.
Nov 14, William Bentrim rated it it was amazing. Zero Day by David Baldacci Baldacci has a new hero, a new ethos and another, never boring cliff hanging, throat grabbing thriller. Although Puller is dedicated Army, he runs without a safety net throughout the book.
He is an elite Army cop and he is thrown into a situation involving mass mayhem. Every time he turns around there is another mu Zero Day by David Baldacci Baldacci has a new hero, a new ethos and another, never boring cliff hanging, throat grabbing thriller. Every time he turns around there is another murder. Once again Baldacci paints such a vivid picture. He sets his stage with clarity and depth. His characters are both larger than life and realistically human. I worked in an impoverished Appalachian coal community years ago.
Baldacci accurately captures the poverty and despair that often results from long term un or under employment. One can only hope that we see more of John Puller. He was a complex, likeable character. I highly recommend it. Apr 09, Aidil rated it liked it Shelves: I read "The Forgotten" the 2nd of John Puller series and enjoyed it so I had high expectations going into this book. The 1st pages was good but then the pace didn't seem to pick up, for a thriller it was quite unexciting.
The plots weren't strong enough and it felt too ambitious. Its like trying to show that Puller is so perfect and capable almost robot-like. Even the way he speaks is almost void of feelings which is I read "The Forgotten" the 2nd of John Puller series and enjoyed it so I had high expectations going into this book. Even the way he speaks is almost void of feelings which is justified by 'being in the army is like that' or because Puller boys don't cry.
I didn't really enjoy this Puller series. Its just that I wouldn't recommend it to anybody whose looking for a fast paced, exciting plots and great characters. Jul 20, Wanda rated it did not like it. Listened to this exercise book while on treadmill.
Cliche ridden. And annoyingly patriotic. Spare me the rhapsodies about the U.
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If we were a bit more honest about the fact that war was legalized killing, perhaps we would get into fewer of them. Glorifying our military misadventures in the Middle East and Afghanistan isn't helpful. It speaks only to manipulating the patriotic fervor of others.
Puller's love interest never comes to fruition - so he is left lik Listened to this exercise book while on treadmill. Puller's love interest never comes to fruition - so he is left like the archetypal cowboy of the American western with only his horse and his quest for justice to keep him warm at night. The good guy is perfect - and modeled on hundreds of archetypal American hero types.
The bad guys are really, really bad. Others have mentioned that Baldacci used Child's Reacher as the model for Puller.
Sad, because Reacher is an incredibly annoying character as well. Come on Baldacci. You can do better than this manipulative drivel. Mar 01, Stacy rated it really liked it Shelves: Puller is quite the tough guy. And an effective CID.
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Puller is sent out to a remote coal-mining town in West Virginia to investigate the horrifying deaths of an Army Colonel and his family. The brutal crime scene suggests that the family was tortured and interrogated. While investigating the murder of the family, Puller uncovers more mysteries in this little town that indicate that things are definitely not as they appear on the surface. This is a great opening to a new series for me. The main character, John Puller, is an interesting man.
Loyal to his family, determined in his investigation and loving to his cat, AWOL, Puller is a multi-faceted character.
Puller is definitely someone that I want to learn more about and follow his investigations. There are currently only 4 books in the series but I expect that I will continue with them all. I listened to this book on unabridged audio with narration performed by Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy, both of whom I am familiar with from the Camel Club audio books.
Both of these narrators are able to bring the characters to life through tone and inflection making for a good read. Sep 27, Jimmy rated it did not like it Shelves: Reading this book made me feel elitest and I don't enjoy that feeling. The story wasn't bad by any means. I wanted to know how it ended but getting there was pretty rough. So the main character is John Puller Jr.
Unfortunately for Mr. Baldacci, I am also a Soldier and I found the description of Puller to be almost offensive. He does everything the way the Army trained him to do it and has no personality as a result. He is boring and everything we learn about him is told to us instead of shown to us. His character is more boring than the citations for his awards.
He is border-line one dimensional and I found everything about him to be completely uninteresting in every way possible. Cardboard has more personality. At least Mr.
Baldacci had the decency to kill off a major character but that is the only cliche he avoided en route to this toilet bowl reader not as demeaning as it implies, this book sat on the back of a toilet and I read it while in the bathroom.
This novel wold be lucky to get a C in my writing classes in college. The passive verbiage was irritating and I found it very distracting to read. Long story short, I've always held a grudge against NYT Best Sellers because I thought they were mass produced crap written for the masses who don't appreciate really good literature.
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This book proved that point true and is the reason I feel elitest. If you liked this novel, good, please continue reading anything and everything you can. I didn't and now I know. The key is that we all need to keep reading. Nov 04, Nick Brett rated it liked it. A capable and entertaining author, much of his recent work has not been up to the standard set by his early books.
My personal view is that this came about as he started producing books on a more regular basis, quantity over quality if you like.
And now we have "Zero Hour" which is a very hard book to review