TWO HOURS TO VANISH.
ONE CHANCE TO ESCAPE.
Ten Americans have been carefully selected to Beta test a ground-breaking piece of spyware. FUSION can track anyone on earth. But does it work?
For one contestant, an unassuming Boston librarian named Kaitlyn Day, the stakes are far higher than money, and her reasons for entering the test more personal than anyone imagines. When the timer hits zero, there will only be one winner…
From four-time Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Anthony McCarten comes a breakneck, wickedly entertaining thriller for our times, a twisty, action-packed novel reminiscent of the best Michael Crichton technothrillers.
Anthony McCarten is a New Zealand-born novelist, playwright, journalist, television writer and four-time Academy Award nominated filmmaker. He is best known for writing the biopics The Theory of Everything (2014), Darkest Hour (2017), Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) and The Two Popes (2019), and producing motion pictures that entertain and inspire through the examination of some of history’s most interesting people. He received Academy Award nominations for Best Adapted Screenplay for The Theory of Everything and The Two Popes, and won two BAFTA awards for the former. Notably, the first three of these films won consecutive Oscars in the Best Actor category (for Eddie Redmayne, Gary Oldman and Rami Malik). Bohemian Rhapsody is the second highest grossing box-office drama of all time, after Titanic. His non-fiction work, Darkest Hour, was a Number 1 Sunday Times Bestseller. He lives in London.
“This is one of the best thrillers I’ve read in a long time, although the word 'thriller' doesn’t quite capture the sheer pleasure of reading this story, with its wickedly clever set-up, its unassuming librarian protagonist, its twisty plot and surprise ending. Beyond pure entertainment is the truth this novel speaks about the disturbing times we live in. I highly, highly recommend this book.” — Douglas Preston, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Cabinet of Dr. Leng and The Lost City of the Monkey God
“As fast-paced as it is timely…Anthony McCarten shoots a bullet through contemporary America with this wickedly taut conspiracy thriller. I'll never look at my phone the same way again.” — Graham Moore, New York Times bestselling author of The Last Days of Night and The Sherlockian
“Going Zero is the first novel I've read in years that speeds the pulse as much as it challenges the brain. That can-you-beat-the-system hook recalls the juggernaut likes of Ready Player One and Lost, but Going Zero outpaces them both, and dives deeper: it's a speculative-fiction classic in the vein (and even in the league) of I, Robot and Jurassic Park—a thriller you can gobble down with a bucket of popcorn, and also feel smarter for having read. Provocative, perceptive, and—no other word will do—ingenious.” — A.J. Finn, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in the Window
"This well-written yarn proves that you don't have to have a blood bath to have an engaging thriller." — Kirkus Reviews
". . . an edgy, compulsively readable thriller." — Publishers Weekly
"Going Zero is clever, intelligent, action-packed, exciting and full of surprises. This novel belongs on top of your TBR list!" — BookTrib