As the body count rises he teams up with local homicide detective Samantha Cole. As the web of deceit is revealed, it quickly becomes apparent that there’s much more to this case than they had first thought. It is an investigation where nothing is as it seems, and nothing can be taken at face value.
What I liked: I enjoy John Puller's character very much. Yes, he's pretty bad-ass but he also has his crosses to bear. No, I can't explain that without giving away a good portion of the story. Puller works for Army CID but has a storied background. He's more than capable but a little disturbed by the latest case he's drawn to investigate. The Army is not following it's own procedures and it's a puzzle as to why not.
I was invested in Zero Day from the very beginning. The bad guys weren't obvious and the mystery kept growing and growing. I like the author's writing style and the way he develops not only the story but the characters. Mr Baldacci gives you some clues but he doesn't spoon feed you the parts you should pay attention to. His secondary characters are developing as is Puller and all of them are intriguing.
What I didn't like: Yeah, I immediately bought the second book, so I was completely hooked! I loved Zero Day.
A great opening to the John Puller series and I can't wait to read more!