Zero Day (John Puller #1)
As the body count rises he teams up with local homicide detective Samantha Cole. As the web of deceit is revealed...more
John Puller is in the Army's Criminal Investigation Division and is called upon to investigate a murder in a small West Virginia coal mining town. While there, he learns these deaths may have very large implications.
The story really falls short in a number of ways. First, the sheer size and scope of the invest...more
Zero Day is the first in what I’m sure will be a series starring Jack Rea... sorry, not Jack Reacher, John Puller. Spot what Baldacci did there? Many other reviewers have drawn the comparison between Lee Child’s...more
The good news is that this is the best book from the author in some while, a fast paced page turner about an US Military investigator looking into some...more
Baldacci has a new hero, a new ethos and another, never boring cliff hanging, throat grabbing thriller.
John Puller takes over for John Carr without a Camel Club or a gang of cronies. Although Puller is dedicated Army, he runs without a safety net throughout the book. The Army is his life and his passion is it’s Criminal Investigative Division. 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...more
The book reeked with testosterone and Baldacci clearly wasn't...more
Puller's love interest never comes to fruition - so he is left (lik...more
John Puller is a career military man, a CID investigator with a tough exterior and soft heart and soul. His brother is serving a life sentence for treason...more
One nit-picky complaint: I got a bit weary of reading about how someone was fat. Too many fat someones.
That said, the hero of this one was "larger than life", a nearly perfect exam...more
In Zero Day, John Puller, a no-nonsense, tough-as-nails military investigator for the Army's Criminal Investigation Department (CID), is called in to investigate the murder of...more
From there, he soon discovers that two people across the street have also been murdered,...more
John is joined by local authority Samantha “Sam” Cole. Together they head down a path of deceit, greed and murder.
It has been several books since I have read one from Mr. Baldacci. I have to admit that this was not one of his stronges...more
John has been called on to investigate the murder of a military veteran and his family in rural West Virginia. He teams up with local law enforcement to find out what ha...more
I thought I was reading a murder mystery book with a different kind of detective but as the book continued I realised I was reading more of an action book. I really liked John Puller, the army investigator that joins Sam Cole in leading the investigation. He is brilliant at virtually everythin...more
David Baldacci Spanning van hier tot Washington In een kleine plattelandsgemeenschap in West Virginia waar nooit iets opzienbarends gebeurt, wordt een gruwelijke vondst gedaan. Een echtpaar is in hun eigen woning op brute wijze om het leven gebracht. Het lijkt in eerste instantie een zaak voor de plaatselijke politie, totdat blijkt dat de vermoorde man een militair was en zijn vrouw connecties had met het Pentagon. De US Armys Criminal Investigative Division ACID zet zijn beste man op de zaak....more
although there were parts in this book that i felt just went to slow - i will admit to some skimming - generally, the story moved along. as well, sometimes it felt like a t...more
Did anybody else notice the following?
1) The name of Baldacci's main character in this book is John Puller. In Lee Child's books, the main character is Jack Reacher. John = Jack and PULLer vs REACHer.
2) (This one's a stretch, but a sort of cool stretch nonetheless!) John Puller meets up with a lady cop in Zero Day whose last name happens to be Cole. Now Child's Jack Reacher is not Joe Pike (of Robert Cr...more
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. Puller is an Army CID Investigator who is the son of America's greatest Soldier and is no slouch himself. 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...more
John Puller (who is eerily like Lee Child's Jack Reacher)is a combat veteran (Iraq and Afghanistan) who is an investigator in the Army's CID (Criminal Investigation Division). His father was once a military legend known for his meanness but is now a pathetic old man in a home suffering from dementia. His brother has advanced degrees in nuclear physics and was also in the mili...more
An odd feature of this assignment, given the large number of deaths, is that Puller is sent there on his own, without any form of back-up or technical assistance. Reasons are given for this, though they are not c...more