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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

READ THIS: ZERO DAY by David Baldacci

And what did YOU do during your Winter vacation? One thing that Peachy Deegan did was read the phenomenal new release "Zero Day" by David Baldacci. An absolute page turner, Peachy read it in exactly one day because she was that enthralled. Baldacci weaves a web of intrigue laced with patriotism and current events that is bound to capture a diverse audience that is into thrillers.  Each character portrayal was well-thought out and you'll also learn more about detonations and other ways to go than you ever thought you needed to know...if mysteries are for you, this book absolutely is!

Our esteemed panelist adds: David Baldacci has done it again. I couldn't put his book, Zero Day, down. It was so fast paced and action packed that it kept me wondering throughout the entire book what was going to happen next. I love murder-mysteries and this book was no let down. Just when I thought I had the plot figured out, it twisted in a whole new direction. His new character, John Pullar, was so impulsive and brazen, but I loved him. I don't want to give anything away by saying much more. All I can say is this is a must read for anyone. I can't wait for the next John Pullar murder-mystery by David Baldacci!

Whom You Know Highly Recommends Zero Day by David Baldacci!

Following on the heels of his #1 New York Times bestseller The Sixth Man, the latest in the King and Maxwell series slated to become a CBS television drama in 2012 – David Baldacci returns this fall with a heart-stopping thriller that marks the launch of an exciting new series. ZERO DAY (Grand Central Publishing; October 31, 2011; $27.99 hardcover) introduces a new hero and delivers an action-packed story that will keep readers guessing until the very end.

Combat veteran John Puller is widely considered the most effective investigator in the U.S Army’s Criminal Investigation Command. His father is a legendary lieutenant general; his brother, in stark contrast, is serving a life sentence in a federal military prison for treason. With his family baggage in tow, Puller heads to West Virginia coal country to investigate a brutal murder that has taken place far from any military outpost. There he meets Samantha Cole, the local detective in charge of the case, a complicated woman equally plagued by demons of her own. Puller soon realizes that nothing in this small town and no one in it are what they seem.

What begins as a horrifying quadruple homicide involving a single family quickly spirals into what could be a massive conspiracy with the potential to reach far beyond the hills of West Virginia. Puller, with Cole at his side, uncovers deception after deception, leading him from the mansion of Roger Trent, the mining mogul who owns most of the town; to the Pentagon, where he learns of possible national implications; to the local Harley club. As the mystery unfolds, Puller is driven to discover the truth and won’t be stopped even as threats are made on his life.

What ties together the deaths of a DIA man stationed at the Pentagon and a machinist working for Trent Mining and Exploration? Will Puller’s brother be able to save the day from prison? As the clock ticks down to Zero Day, can Puller stop a national catastrophe from exploding out of West Virginia?

With his trademark twists and turns, Baldacci once again draws on impeccable research to give us another master thriller, which will leave readers begging for more of John Puller, the lone Army Special Agent on the hunt for justice.


David Baldacci is the author of more than twenty bestselling suspense novels. He lives with his family in Virginia. Together with his wife, he founded the Wish You Well Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting his literacy efforts across America. For more information, please visit

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