Book Reviews of The Zero Game

The Zero Game
The Zero Game
Author: Brad Meltzer
ISBN-13: 9780446530989
ISBN-10: 0446530980
Publication Date: 1/2004
Pages: 496
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 78 ratings
Publisher: Warner Books
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 2
A very complex plot that hooks you from the beginning and keeps your attention till the end. Fast paced and exciting, with little Capital Hill tidbits thrown in. Good read!
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I love books revolving around Washington, DC and this one is great.
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Excellent - very fast paced
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A heart-pounding thriller.
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Very interesting tale. Premise is somewhat questionable but extremely well developed. Would make a good movie.
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Read this on an airplane...better than nothing to read at all. I love books set in DC. It gets the geography down pat (especially inside the Capitol), but I found the story lacking. But, good pulp read.
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Loved this book, love this author. Suspenseful and great characters you just fall in love with.
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This book is a lot of fun, in that it takes place in Washington amongst the interns. Fairly complex, but good.
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This book is interesting and keeps you thinking. At first it is a bit confusing but then it all comes together. A good mystery and plot. Another good beach read which moves along at a nice clip.
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Very entertaining - sure keeps you awake while driving!
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If you haven't read any of Brad Meltzer's book you are missing a very good author, his book are very intelligent suspense thriller. He does a lot of research to provide a good story. This one is about a game that almost no one knows about, not their friends, not their cowaokrkers, and certainly not their powerful bosses, who are the most influential senators and congressmen on Capitol Hill. Harris and Matthew are the winners in the lastest game but it leads to murder, deception and a political cover up but is it really a game or a CON? See if you can figure out what the heck is going on! Good read!
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good read
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This was quite good. I never developed a great affection for the characters, but it was well-written and I wasn't annoyed by anything (which is so seldom the case with action novels with so many hack writers out there).
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A look inside the walls of Congress from viewpoint of congressional staffers...but with a whole lot of mystery involved.
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Excellent read!
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I took me a while to get in to, but then I liked it and cared about the characters.
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Political suspense & murder on Capitol Hill - a great read
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The book gets very involved at times - I found myself loosing interest but
I did finish.
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This was a very good story. It keeps you reading. He gives you a lot of description, so you feel as though you are there also. Surprises at every turn of the page.
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A fast paced political thriller! Sometimes a game is just not a game. This is a great book! My heart raced and the pages flew by :)
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If you like Brad Meltzer and Washington,D.C. intrique you will enjoy this book!
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I've never read a book that better illustrates the inner workings of our government in Washington, D.C. Meltzer takes you there because he's been there. You can tell this idea has been bouncing around in his head since he was a congressional intern himself. A wild ride that I'm really glad I got on!
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Very enjoyable read. Very clever plot elements.
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Politics, gambling and murder, what more can you ask from a book? I really enjoyed this one.
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Matthew and Harris have been friends for a long time. Both land a job at Washington's Capital Hill. They devise a game called The Zero Game.A game so secretive nobody knows about. But somebody else knows about the game and when somebody close to them winds up dead,the game becomes more complicated. From the secret underground tunnels of the Capitol to an abandoned gold mine it is an unrelenting suspenseful book. Could'nt put it down for a minute.
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Matthew Mercer and Harris Sandler are playing a mysterious game. It's a game almost no one knows about -- not their friends, not their coworkers, and certainly not their bosses, who are some of the most powerful senators and congressmen on Capitol Hill.

It's a game that has everything: risk, reward, mystery, and the thrill of knowing that -- just by being invited to play -- you've confirmed your status as a true power broker in Washington.

But as Matthew and Harris quickly discover, the Zero Game is hiding a secret so explosive that it will shake Washington to its core. And when someone close to them winds up dead, Harris and Matthew realize this game is far more sinister than they ever imagined. As the bull's-eye turns their way, it's clear they're about to recome the game's next victims.

In a frenetic chase from the secret tunnels under the Capitol to an abandoned gold mind halfway across the country, the two friends realize they're no longer players in the game -- they're pawns. On the run, they turn to the only person they can trust: a sixteen-year-old Senate page who can move around the Capitol undetected. As a ruthless killer creeps closer, this idealistic young page not only holds the key to their safety, but is the one person who can redeem them in the process.

Packed with high-octane suspense and heart-pounding action, THE ZERO GAME is Brad Meltzer at his super-charged best.
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Synopsis-Matthew Mercer and Harris Sandler are playing a mysterious game. It's a game almost no one know about, not their friends, not ther coworkers and certainly not their bosses who are some of the most powerful sentors and congressmen on Capitol Hill.
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Totally absorbing account of the (fictional) games played in Washington, DC. Enjoyable and unexpected read for the concept and resultant twists and turns in plot.
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Matthew Mercer and Harris Sandler are playing a mysterious game. It's a game almost no one knows about-not their friends, not their coworkers, and certainly not their bosses, who are some of the most powerful senators and congressmen on Capitol Hill.
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Good political thriller. Whipped through it.
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Intricate, very good mystery. Wonderful characters and a great plot. You won't have it figured out until the very end. You will enjoy!
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This was a great thriller. I had a hard time putting it down. From a very surprising twist early in the book, right up until the end, I was so engrossed in the plot I would worry for the safety of the protagonists. It is well-written and, I thought, carried the action seamlessly throughout a sometimes complex (in a good way) narrative. The book does a good job of weaving interesting facts about life in Congress (and Washington) with a good science mystery and a lot of close calls. If you enjoy thrillers, you will enjoy this one.
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"Relentless...A clever hook.....Readers will be left breathless"........Publishers Weekly
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This book is a large print edition.
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not interested in political stories
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Excellent read! Keeps you guessing. very suspenseful
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Matthew Mercer and Harris Sandler play a secret game that has risk, reward and the thrill of knowing that just by being invited to play, you are a true insider. The game will shake up Washington to its core when everything turns deadly.
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Great read....Matthew Mercer and Harris Sandler are playing a game almost no one knows about-not their friends, coworkers and certainly not their powerful bosses. It's a game that has everything-risk, reward, and danger.
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Insight into games people play and how our government is run. Kept me interested from the first words to the last.
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From the back of the book:
Matthew Mercer and Harris Sandler are playing a game almost no one knows about -- not their firends, not their coworkers, and certainly not their powerful bosses, who are some of of the most influential senators and congressmen on Capitol Hill. It's a game that has everything: risk, reward, and the thrill of knowing that -- just by being invited to play -- you've become a true insider. But behind this game is a secret so explosive it will shake Washington to its core. And when one player turns up dead, a dedicated young staffer will find himself relying on a tough, idealistic seventeen-year-old senate page to help keep him alive... as he plays the Zero Game to its heart-pounding end.