Register Guidelines E-Books Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MobileRead Forums > E-Book General > Reading Recommendations


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-17-2012, 06:39 PM   #1
Junior Member
pattyj1123 began at the beginning.
Posts: 1
Karma: 10
Join Date: Oct 2012
Device: kindle
Zero Day Review

It's always nice to sink your teeth into a Baldacci, particularly when he throws you a curveball by introducing a new character with a whole new set of skills. However, it's quite a shock to find something vaguely familiar about John Puller whose former MP days match up with Lee Child's Jack Reacher, and you begin to wonder what's coming next when he teams up with a small-town female sheriff to solve a series of grisly crimes (reminiscent of Reacher's latest plot - The Affair). Add in the fact that he loves his coffee by the gallon and gets to beat up on the town bully and wow! - the shades of déjà vu start to close in alarmingly!

For avid fans of Reacher the comparison offered by Puller is frankly off-putting and, to a degree, disappointing. But none of that should detract from what is a stonking great yarn in its own right. Nobody does insight into weaponry, forensics, clandestine services, and politics like Baldacci and in Zero Hour he lets it all hang out. The story rattles along at a fast rate, draws you into making some wrong assumptions, and has more than enough action for even the fiercest of adrenaline junkies. It builds to a climax as good as any you're likely to encounter, including a few twists that only the bravest of authors attempt these days.

If this is to be the start of a new Baldacci series featuring the superbly-honed investigative skills of John Puller - and there's no reason to doubt otherwise - then bring it on! Goodness knows there are a lot of stories out there just waiting for the Baldacci flair to keep Puller busy. Let's just hope that as he evolves, the character starts to distance himself from the Jack Reacher brand!

All now i can say is, This book is outstanding.

I Defiantly recommend it to anyone

Thank you for my review.
pattyj1123 is offline   Reply With Quote

ebook, must read, review, zero day

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Free (Kindle/Nook//Christianbook) Holiness Day By Day [Christian Devotional] ATDrake Deals, Freebies, and Resources (No Self-Promotion) 1 12-23-2011 12:37 PM
Free (Kindle) 11 2012 Day-to-Day Calendars from Andrews McMeel Publishing arcadata Deals, Freebies, and Resources (No Self-Promotion) 4 11-11-2011 12:02 PM
Other Fiction Day, Holman: The Rainy Day Railroad War. V1. 31 Dec 2010 crutledge ePub Books 0 12-31-2010 12:42 PM
Other Fiction Day, Holman: The Rainy Day Railroad War. V1. 31 Dec 2010 crutledge BBeB/LRF Books 0 12-31-2010 12:39 PM
My 1 day ereading on iPad review Flub Apple Devices 17 05-30-2010 04:34 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:30 AM. is a privately owned, operated and funded community.