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The Zero Game

Format:  Paperback,

461 pages

Publisher: Grand Central Pub

Publish Date: Oct 2011

ISBN-13: 9781455508198

ISBN-10: 1455508195

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The New York Times bestselling author of The Millionaires and The First Counsel returns to Wash-ington, D.C., with the story of an insider's game that turns deadly. Matthew Mercer and Harris Sandler are best friends who have plum jobs as senior staffers to well-respected congressmen. But after a decade in Washington, idealism has faded to disillusionment, and they're bored. Then one of them finds out about the clandestine Zero Game. It starts out as good fun-a simple wager between friends. But when someone close to them ends up dead, Harris and Matthew realize the game is far more sinister than they ever imagined-and that they're about to be the game's next victims. On the run, they turn to the only person they can trust: a 16-year-old Senate page who can move around the Capitol undetected. As a ruthless killer creeps closer, this idealistic page not only holds the key to saving their lives, but is also determined to redeem them in the process. Come play The Zero Game-you can bet your life on it.

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Publisher: Grand Central Pub
Publish Date: Oct 2011
ISBN-13: 9781455508198
ISBN-10: 1455508195
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 461
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.55
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 4.0 x 7.25 x 1.0

About the author

Biography of Meltzer, Brad

Brad Meltzer was born on April 1, 1970. He graduated from the University of Michigan and Columbia Law School. His first published title was called The Tenth Justice. His other works include Dead Even, The First Counsel, The Millionaires, The Book of Fate, The Zero Game, and Inner Circle. He is the Eisner Award-winning author of the critically acclaimed comic book, Justice League of America. He also wrote the non-fiction books, Heroes for My Son and Heroes for My Daughter. He has written speeches for former President Clinton's National Service Program and played himself as an extra in Woody Allen's film, Celebrity.

Reviews

Review by Library Journal (2003-12-01)

Having tackled the Supreme Court in The Tenth Justice and the White House in The First Counsel, Meltzer now addresses Congress with his latest thriller. After a few years on Capitol Hill, Matthew Mercer has lost interest in his once beloved job working as a senior assistant to a highly ranked congressman. His best friend, Harris Sandler, also works on the Hill, so they see each other often. One day, Matthew mentions how boring the job has become, and Harris introduces him to the Zero Game, in which no one knows who else is playing at any given time.

Simple wagers, like betting on how many times a particular congressman says a certain word or how a particular vote will turn out, are all part of the fun. But Matthew and Harris have no idea that sinister individuals are manipulating the game, and when they question the outcome of a particular wager, they must run for their lives. Behind-the-scenes glimpses of Capitol Hill doings are intermingled with tense scenes of jaw-dropping suspense. Meltzer has outdone himself; this is his best book yet. For all popular fiction collections.

- Jeff Ayers, Seattle P.L.

(c). Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Review by Library Journal (2004-09-15)

A chance encounter with a congressman in a Capitol men's room is the inauspicious backdrop for a fast-paced thriller that will have listeners guessing the outcome right up to the very last tape. Bored congressional staffer Harris Sandler plays something called the zero game with his coworkers, but it turns deadly when a vote concerning an abandoned gold mine in South Dakota is brought to the floor. Together with a 16-year-old Senate page named Viv Parker, Harris finds himself being chased by a ruthless killer in the halls of the Capitol as well as in the bowels of the mine.

Storyteller Scott Brick infuses these characters with vitality and emotion, providing a steady hand when the tale tends to veer off track. Meltzer has many fans, and this audiobook will definitely be welcomed. Joseph L. Carlson, Allan Hancock Coll., Lompoc, CA

(c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Review by Library Journal (2003-12-01)

Having tackled the Supreme Court in The Tenth Justice and the White House in The First Counsel, Meltzer now addresses Congress with his latest thriller. After a few years on Capitol Hill, Matthew Mercer has lost interest in his once beloved job working as a senior assistant to a highly ranked congressman. His best friend, Harris Sandler, also works on the Hill, so they see each other often. One day, Matthew mentions how boring the job has become, and Harris introduces him to the Zero Game, in which no one knows who else is playing at any given time.

Simple wagers, like betting on how many times a particular congressman says a certain word or how a particular vote will turn out, are all part of the fun. But Matthew and Harris have no idea that sinister individuals are manipulating the game, and when they question the outcome of a particular wager, they must run for their lives. Behind-the-scenes glimpses of Capitol Hill doings are intermingled with tense scenes of jaw-dropping suspense. Meltzer has outdone himself; this is his best book yet. For all popular fiction collections.

-Jeff Ayers, Seattle P.L.

(c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. All rights reserved.

Book description

The New York Times bestselling author of The Millionaires and The First Counsel returns to Wash-ington, D.C., with the story of an insider's game that turns deadly.

Matthew Mercer and Harris Sandler are best friends who have plum jobs as senior staffers to well-respected congressmen. But after a decade in Washington, idealism has faded to disillusionment, and they're bored. Then one of them finds out about the clandestine Zero Game. It starts out as good fun-a simple wager between friends. But when someone close to them ends up dead, Harris and Matthew realize the game is far more sinister than they ever imagined-and that they're about to be the game's next victims. On the run, they turn to the only person they can trust: a 16-year-old Senate page who can move around the Capitol undetected. As a ruthless killer creeps closer, this idealistic page not only holds the key to saving their lives, but is also determined to redeem them in the process. Come play The Zero Game-you can bet your life on it.

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