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Das Spiel by Brad Meltzer
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Das Spiel (edition 2003)

by Brad Meltzer (Author)

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Title:Das Spiel
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Info:AtV, 2003, 1. Auflage (2003)
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The Zero Game by Brad Meltzer

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I didn't think it was one of Brad Meltzer's best but certainly an entertaining story. The "game" turned out to not really be what the reader was lead to think it was...but it was none the less "deadly". The book does give the reader a very god insight of just what is more than likely happening on "The Hill". ( )
  Carol420 | May 15, 2018 |
In my review of "The First Counsel" I wrote: "I think Brad Meltzer definitely knows how to use the setting of Washington, D.C. to fullest advantage as a setting to his legal thrillers. His characters captivate your attention as each is introduced and as they begin to interact, the adrenaline starts pumping and doesn't stop until the riveting conclusion." Without a doubt, this description is even of higher intensity for "The Zero Game." WoW!

If you naively believe there are no games behind-the-scenes in Washington, D.C. perhaps this novel will open your mind to the possibilities of the many facets of "what if?" in the hallowed halls of government.

Any list of legal thrillers is not complete if Brad Meltzer's name is missing. He's definitely my #1 suggestion! ( )
  Corduroy7 | Nov 16, 2017 |
(Disclaimer: I listened to it on CD) So fun! It was like an amusement park roller coaster! And I really appreciated how he unveiled the plot, (and I won't spoil your fun, but) after the initial death, the story really takes off running, and you go with them! And the ending is a real kick in the teeth... If you want a summer "blockbuster" kinda read..you found it! ( )
  lollyletsgo | Aug 10, 2017 |
First time reader - probably will not read any other books by this author. ( )
  JanicsEblen | Jun 8, 2016 |
Review: The Zero Game by Brad Meltzer.

This is a novel that contains the author’s characteristic ability to write taut, tense, stories with breathtaking plot twist. This novel keeps the reader on the edge of their seats. Melttzer is a well creative writer who takes you on a journey through many events with a great touch of adventure.

The story starts out with Congressmen placing bets on whether certain portions of bills are enabled and slipped into the agenda to Congress, even before they had a chance to pass them. What happens when the stakes are raised to high, …murder in the Capital?

That is precisely what is explored in the politically thrills and chills of Congressional staffers Matthew Mercer and Harris Sandler when they bet on the passage of a former South Dakota gold mine sale in an Appropriations bill. In other words, nasty politics behind doors. They just got themselves in an adventure they wished they never placed a bet on. When betting the money, one of them makes a mistake of following the “page” and becomes the murder victim of wildcard person hit man, Martin Janos.

The suspenseful journey commences when the remaining staffer finds a seventeen year old Senate Page, Viv Parker’s stolen nametag near the site of the murder. The Congressman fearing for his life asked the help of the “page” Viv Parker to get to the bottom of the mystery of the formerly defunct gold mine bill involving the significances of a land deal headed by Government, Politics, or Terrorist. The Congressman knew it had to be someone with a lot of money and a deep secret below eight thousand feet of the abandoned useless gold mine.

The novel was full of conspiracy, fraud, contempt, greediness, murder, adventure on the Senate side and the House side of the Capital. The suspense really picks up as the story unfolds and remains unrelenting until the closing pages. Read on to the conclusion and find out what’s affiliating in the basement of the Capital……
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  Juan-banjo | May 31, 2016 |
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If the American people found out what was going on there,
they would tear it down brick by brick.
Howard R. Ryland
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...the real problem is that government is boring..
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For Jonas,
my son,
who holds my hand,
tugs me along,
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I don't belong here.
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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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Bored and disillusioned with their jobs as senior staffers to a respected congressman, Matthew Mercer and Harris Sandler become involved in the clandestine Zero Game, but when someone close to them turns up dead, they discover the sinister intent of the "game" and realize that they are intended to become the game's next victims.… (more)

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