Zero Day (Puller #1)
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
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
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
I read and read and read and read some more.
I don't know why. I suspect it is because when I graduated high school as a certified moron I decided I didn't really like being stupid. I've been reading almost non-stop since that day. I also like to collect books, which are quickly filling up my house and garage. I like looking at book shelves full of books. I'm weird that way. That may be one of the reasons I haven't yet joined the eBook revolution. I don't know if I could ever enjoy...more
“Baldacci needs no introduction” said Daily Mail. Truer lines I haven’t heard.
David Baldacci introduces a new kind of thriller. Special Agent John Puller.
The new heart-racing thriller from the Number One International Bestselling Author John Puller is a former war hero and now the best military investigator in the U.S. Army s Criminal Investigative Division. He is a loner with few possessions by preference, but he has an indomitable spirit and an unstoppable determinat...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
The town is being blown apart by mountain-top-removal coal mining and poverty. There's a female police sergeant who becomes...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
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
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 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
The book reeked with testosterone and Baldacci clearly wasn't...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
I think that this is my first read by this popular author who would not be my immediate choice. There is no arguing however, with the pace of the book which grabs you in the first few pages - the small town killings.
The story moves quickly and I enjoyed John...more
Baldacci is on my list of "to-read" authors when he has a new book out. He did nor disappoint this time. The past few books have been good, but I was disappointed as I did not believe that they up in the same league as "The Winner" (Still my favourite by Baldacci).
Baldacci has a new hero, John Pullar. He has similarities to Jack Reacher (ie military with military issues, a big man who can look after himself, no partner and not apt socially - strong silent type) but is not a Rea...more
John Puller is a combat veteran and the best military investigator in the U.S. Army's Criminal Investigative 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...more
I can't wait for more books in the Puller series!
It was a very well written story and captivating from chapter 1 all the way to chapter 97! I couldn't believe all the twists and turns this book provided. It kept going all the way to the end.
I loved Puller's character! He was suc...more
David Baldacci has published sixteen novels: Absolute Power, Total Control, The Win...more