The Zero Game

The Zero Game

eBook - 2004
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Set on Capitol Hill, this is the story of Sandler Harris, a young man who, over the course of the decade he has worked as a Congressional staffer, has seen his idealism and initial zeal for the job fade into a sense of disillusionment. To relieve his boredom and growing lack of enthusiasm, Sandler and another staffer who is similarly jaded, are pulled into a seemingly harmless but clandestine game that involves betting on small bills being introduced into Congress. Those who play the game are kept in the dark about those whom they are betting against. It all seems like good fun, that is until Sandler and his friend find themselves betting on a bill that they have helped draft. Suddenly, Sandler's friend is found murdered with a bulls-eye painted on his chest and as bodies begin to mount, it becomes all too clear that Sandler has been targeted as the game's next victim. On the run, with no place to hide and no one to trust, Sandler teams up with an unlikely ally, an idealistic 16-year-old page who is determined not only to help Sandler but to redeem him in the process.
Publisher: New York : Warner Books, ©2004
ISBN: 9780759508569
9780759509931
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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tremendousdeb
Sep 28, 2014

I definitely found this book a bit more predictable than the many others I have read from Meltzer, but I still enjoyed it.
It explores corruption that exists in lobbying and the passing of bills. The concept where he broaches into the field of Science and wonders "what is possible" is interesting.

Warning/Spoiler: if you don't seeing characters die, don't pick up this book.

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rubydoo
Feb 26, 2011

didnt like

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