It’s Our Time for a David Baldacci Novel

Nothing says baseball like David Baldacci’s novel, Zero Day.

I can’t give the book its needed credit, so here is the description from

John Puller is a combat veteran and the best military investigator in the U.S. Army’s Criminal Investigation Division. His father was an Army fighting legend, and his brother is serving a life sentence for treason in a federal military prison. Puller has an indomitable spirit and an unstoppable drive to find the truth. 

Now, Puller is called out on a case in a remote, rural area in West Virginia coal country far from any military outpost. Someone has stumbled onto a brutal crime scene, a family slaughtered. The local homicide detective, a headstrong woman with personal demons of her own, joins forces with Puller in the investigation. As Puller digs through deception after deception, he realizes that absolutely nothing he’s seen in this small town, and no one in it, are what they seem. Facing a potential conspiracy that reaches far beyond the hills of West Virginia, he is one man on the hunt for justice against an overwhelming force.

It is 448 pages of heart pounding action for the baseball fan, especially if you are at Kauffman Stadium watching the Royals lose their 11th in a row.

(h/t to focs at Royals Review and the NSFW version)

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Jeff writes for FanGraphs, The Hardball Times and Royals Review, as well as his own website, Baseball Heat Maps with his brother Darrell. In tandem with Bill Petti, he won the 2013 SABR Analytics Research Award for Contemporary Analysis. Follow him on Twitter @jeffwzimmerman.

5 Responses to “It’s Our Time for a David Baldacci Novel”

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  1. tyler says:

    a quiet place to read on a sunday afternoon that’s all he’s asking for

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  2. reillocity says:

    He’s clearly not reading the book. Instead he’s using it as a prop to conceal that he’s attending a Jays-Royals game and seated rather conspicuously in the front row behind the plate. And who can blame the poor guy?

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  3. nu billy baroooooo says:

    f*ck that guy.

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  4. Hayves says:

    probably better than watching Adam Lind bat though

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  5. jcxy says:

    i feel like we need more posts on how–and i hate this word–epically awesome the new old jays unis are.

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