War hero John Puller is known to be the top investigator in the US Army s CID So when a family with military connections is brutally murdered in a remote area of West Virginia, Puller is called to investigate, and soon suspects the case has wider implications As the body count rises he teams up with local homicide detective Samantha Cole As the web of deceit is revealedWar hero John Puller is known to be the top investigator in the US Army s CID So when a family with military connections is brutally murdered in a remote area of West Virginia, Puller is called to investigate, and soon suspects the case has wider implications 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 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.
Zero Day War hero John Puller is known to be the top investigator in the US Army s CID So when a family with military connections is brutally murdered in a remote area of West Virginia Puller is called to inv
And just when I thought I had finished the Jack Reacher series, Lee Child erDavid Baldacci writes another Reacher the first Puller novel.Jack Reacher John Puller is a crackerjack military investigator, who heads out of the DC area to the south, to check out the death of a senior officer in unsavory conditions Reacher sorries, Puller is a big dude, and he likes to punch people Also he travels light And punchy Jack Reacher John Puller comes from a military family His father died now has Alzheimer [...]
Red.Poorly written.Cliche filled.This is a book It is a book with a red cover It is written in short sentences Like this That is supposed to make the reader feel like things are happening I guess.This book is about a man, Puller Puller is in the Army He s just a man In the army Where he belongs He investigates things Like a badass Sometimes, he saves people s lives Except when he fails He remembers combat Sleeps Lightly M11 in his hand Three seconds to wake and shoot He has many medals Medals ar [...]
The good guy is perfect and the bad guys are really, really evil Sometimes David Baldacci gets it just right and sometimes he just falls flat I am putting Zero Day in the latter category.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 investigat [...]
I enjoyed my last book by Baldacci, but this one hit too many of my hot buttons The hero was too heroic, a super hero who could solve a murder, beat up the toughest, be a CSI tech, figure out the crime from a mark in the dust Think NCIS with Puller in all the roles from Gibbs down to that cute, weird girl in the lab Seriously, he was doing better than Ducky at one point But he can t figure out the difference between the sound of a fan a possible opponent Ugh.Possibly worse, Baldacci kept describ [...]
I really like this author and have enjoyed reading most of his books.This is the 1st book in the John Puller Series and introduces John Puller, the hero, who works in the military.Good writing, good plot and some great characters.Enjoyable read.
It s not often I m compelled to drop a book out of sheer despair, but this is one of them Well, not literally, since it was in audio format on my phone, and dropping it would have had serious consequences But at the 54 minute mark of the 57 minute second cd, enough was enough At a crime scene, Baldacci s shameless clone of Jack Reacher, here called Puller, started explaining in relentless, unpitying and irrelevant detail how to take a flash photograph This took several chapters, or seemed that w [...]
I ve read several of David Baldacci s books, and enjoyed them Zero Day, however, isn t one of them Baldacci s main character Army investigator John Puller is a dull twin of Lee Child s popular protagonist Jack Reacher It was surprising to see so many similarities to such a well known character like Reacher The first time Puller craved coffee, I thought Reacher Aside from a strange I hope coincidental similarity to a well known contemporary character, this book is filled with unnecessary details, [...]
I have read a few books by this author and have never been disappointed until now I was really looking forward to it as well So I am doubly disappointed Now I normally do not have any issue with this authors writing style until now Since when has it been ok to talk in very short sentences If this was an audio book I get the feeling the narrator would speak to me slowly.Also, no offense but this has been done before Too many times before The main character is Puller who is a highly decorated and [...]
I really like David Baldacci s books He is intelligent and provides a suspense filled story with clean dialogue and well written characters This particular book just didn t grab me The problem was the acronyms for me The protagonist is military and a lot of acronyms are used that I don t know They are defined but I didn t want to keep looking back in the book to be reminded Like I said, Baldacci is brilliant and he understands a lot of things that I don t having to do with forensics which I find [...]
Zero Day by David BaldacciBaldacci 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 murder [...]
I am a huge fan of the Will Robie series, so I thought I d try the John Puller books Plus action adventure and suspense fans really recommend this series John Puller is like Jack Reacher than Will Robie He s enlisted army and he s an investigator of crime scenes with military ties His father is a three star general and his brother is in max security prison for treason John is a by the books guy who follows the evidence He is a decorated combat veteran with PTSD, but he manages to work past the [...]
Listened to this exercise book while on treadmill Derivative Predictable Cliche ridden And annoyingly patriotic Spare me the rhapsodies about the U.S military If we were a bit honest about the fact that war was legalized killing, perhaps we would get into fewer of them Glorifying our military misadventures in the Middle East and Afghanistan isn t helpful It speaks only to manipulating the patriotic fervor of others.Puller s love interest never comes to fruition so he is left like the archetypal [...]
Zero Day is the first book in the John Puller series by David Baldacci The series centers around John Puller, a combat veteran and the best military investigator in the Army s Criminal Investigative Division Puller s father, John Puller Sr is a military legend known as Fighting John Puller for his strong willed command of the Army s elite 101st Airborne Division Puller s older brother, Robert, was a Major in the Air Force but is now serving a life sentence in federal military prison for treason. [...]
SPOILERS INCLUDED 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 do it [...]
oh, what to make of David Baldacci A capable and entertaining author, much of his recent work has not been up to the standard set by his early books My personal view is that this came about as he started producing books on a regular basis, quantity over quality if you like And now we have Zero Hour which is a very hard book to reviewThe 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 deaths in a [...]
I read The Forgotten the 2nd of John Puller series and enjoyed it so I had high expectations going into this book This is the 1st John Puller series who is a Military investigator CID The 1st 100 pages was good but then the pace didn t seem to pick up, for a thriller it was quite unexciting The plots weren t strong enough and it felt too ambitious Its like trying to show that Puller is so perfect and capable almost robot like Even the way he speaks is almost void of feelings which is justified b [...]
I ve not read any David Baldacci books before, and I only started with this one because it sat at the top of the UK charts with a bunch of good reviews and a 20p price tag but I m glad I picked it out, and I m giving it four stars It would be three and a half, but that isn t possible 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 Jack Rea [...]
Zero Day was like bad action movie, so clich d that my fingers and toes combined aren t enough to count the times I rolled my eyes or laughed at the absurdities in the story I mean, a hardass super soldier who knows everything about anything and if there is one very precise area of knowledge he s not an expert on, he has a family member that is Murders, guns, explosions, sweat and muscle that s the recipe for a good story Or not.The book reeked with testosterone and Baldacci clearly wasn t afrai [...]
Eerily similar to Lee Child s The Affair An Army CID goes to a small town to investigate the murder of an Army officer and his family, and becomes embroiled in local town politics and policing Nobody is quite sure why John Puller is alone nor why Homeland Security and other senior governmental officers have an ongoing interest in the case, especially in a small coal town in West Virginia Local motorcycle gang is cooking meth, but the real danger is much dangerous, involving an Army cover up of [...]
Title Zero Day John Puller Series 1 Author David BaldacciPages 448Year 2012Publisher Grand Central PublishingMy rating is 5 out of 5 stars.My first novel that I read from this author was a story in another series with the main character being a man named Amos Decker After I read those, I decided to try another series by the author and I am glad to share with you how fantastic this novel was to read The John Puller series I think is going to be just as thrilling and suspense filled as David s oth [...]
I put this on my Thriller shelf as that s what this is supposed to be Sadly it doesn t really move fast enough to actually give, thrills Our hero a warrant officer investigator for the Army CID Criminal Investigation Division gets called to WV when a flag officer and his entire family are murdered The flag officer Full bird colonel was an intelligence type Things get odd rather quickly The crime is important enough for a CID investigator but then he s sent in alone with no back up and almost all [...]
I have never read a book by David Baldacci that I didn t like, and Zero Day is no exception It kept me awake nights and that is one of the things that determine how well I like a book The situations were borderline unbelievable, but then so are most of Dean Koontz, Stephen King and others it doesn t detract from the pleasure of the book.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 at Leav [...]
Oh my goodness Could you just imagine Baldacci has taken one of the most terrifying possibilities and brought it to our backyard in a chillingly realistic manner Chilling narratives combine with an intricate storyline to create a very believable, chilling, and entertaining whole The plot twists were never ending I couldn t believe that I never figured out the mastermind I actually had to wait to be told in the last chapter At the same time, I didn t feel as if it came out of left field It made p [...]
I found Baldacci s new character, John Puller, an interesting one Puller is a big guy, an ex combat vet and current investigatory for the Army s CID Called into West Virginia to investigate the death of a military family, Puller soon finds that not is all that it seems to be Naturally, the first character you d compare him to is Lee Child s Jack Reacher but consider Reacher in a class by himself If this is turned into a series, I ll definitely read the next one.
I really hope I ll be reading about John Puller soon Masterful character development.
Wow Zero breaths at times.
Sigh This was fantastic which I expected it would be Though the ending was bittersweet I love how Baldacci takes a seemingly simple plot and explodes it no pun intended to be so much bigger than it is I also love his characters so well thought out and intriguing with their own flaws, quirks, and motivation I ve already downloaded The Forgotten This was an audiobook read for me
John Puller, CID agent for the army, is sent to West Virginia to solve the murder of a general and his family Local law enforcement is overwhelmed and Puller appears to be the only one who can catch the killer I ve read and loved all of Jack Reacher but John Puller looks like a worthy partner to put closely on the shelf until another Child book is available.
John Puller works for the Army s Criminal Investigation Unit So whenever the Army is in need of the best to help solve a murder, they turn to John This latest murder case is a gruesome one A colonel and his family including two little children were slaughtered 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 strongest Though, [...]
So, I was needing good read and I got it with this one Mr Baldacci remains one of my favorite authors I thoroughly enjoyed reading this probably than usual because I had just finished a rather disappointing novel from another of my favorites, who maybe won t be one of my favorites any but I digress 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 example of fitness, brains [...]