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Being thousands of miles from home is always a daunting prospect, but at the apocalypse it's astronomically unthinkable. Jack Lee was just outside L.A. when the most devastating war the world has ever seen began. He was also there when it ended, over in almost an instant. Jack survived the attack, but he was on the other side of the country from his wife and son. Not ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published October 19th 2014 by Createspace
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Rebecca McNutt
Apr 28, 2015 Rebecca McNutt rated it liked it
Zero Hour is your run-of-the-mill apocalypse novel, but for the most part it was well-written and fast-paced, a really exciting book to read.
Glenn Conley
Oct 30, 2014 Glenn Conley rated it it was ok
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This is the most boring post-apocalyptic story I have ever read. I mean, there's no real conflict until chapter 6 for fuck's sake. Seriously? Come on, now.

Okay, sure. The world exploded, like in every other apocalyptic story. Big fucking deal. Our first-person narrator avoided conflict at all costs. Now, this is fine in a real-world situation. It's very realistic. But, it doesn't make for a good story. It's just boring as fuck narrative. Oh look, the trees are on fire. My feet hurt, maybe I shou
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AuroraBlaze
Nov 14, 2014 AuroraBlaze rated it it was ok
I was given a free copy of this ebook in exchange for a review.
I’m sorry, but I didn’t really enjoy this book all that much. I wasn’t really surprised by anything that happened. Partly because most things were cliché, but also because I didn’t really care about the characters. They were all very impersonal, and they didn’t really have any distinguishing traits.
Everything happens way too fast. After the first six chapters (which aren’t that long) it jumps a few years. If that was changed to a pro
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Keith
Jan 01, 2015 Keith rated it really liked it
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I received a free copy of Zero Hour in exchange for an honest review.....

Engrossing!

America's major cities are decimated by a nuclear attack. Jack Lee is on a business trip in Los Angeles when the bombs fall. Now he must make his way back to New York to find his wife and son.

The first person narrative is effective at conveying the thoughts and emotions of the main character as he makes his way cross country in an attempt to reunite with his family. This isn't a high flying, thrill-a-minute novel
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Deborah Johns
Dec 02, 2014 Deborah Johns rated it liked it
I was given Zero Hour by D.M. Baillie to read and review. The book has an interesting plot - almost all of the major cities in the United States have been destroyed by nuclear bombs. The main character in the book is in California on business at the time and his wife and child are in New York. The story is his struggle to make it back to see if they have survived. While the storyline is interesting the edition I received needs a lot of editing, the lack of which took away from my enjoyment of ...more
D.J.
Nov 18, 2014 D.J. rated it liked it
A good story which I feel was let down by the author's overuse of a thesaurus, and the way he occasionally changed tense mid sentence. However, these issues could be easily resolved with the help of a professional editor, Overall I am glad I stuck with the book and read it through to the satisfying ending.
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D.M. Baillie is author of Time To Kill and Zero Hour

D.M. Baillie is a young Scottish novelist originally from Glasgow. His first novel Time To Kill, was published in late 2012, a crime thriller about a young man faced with drastic choices for something that happened in his mysterious past. His second novel, Zero Hour, was released on the 20th October 2014, a post apocalyptic story of a man trying

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