Zero Day: Masterpiece of Thriller Mystery
You guys by now must have understood my liking for good mystery, crime and thrillers in the book world. I enjoy reading a good fiction novel or a story having crime, investigations, espionage and all the thrill attached to it. This new book by S. Hussain Zaidi is a masterpiece and sheer pleasure for any bibliophile who enjoys these genres.
What makes this masterpiece unputdownable?
Any mystery or thriller works on three points, what crime is committed, who committed it and why? Generally opening with a crime scene story or novel moves through the maze of clues and challenges to reach the pinnacle where investigators reveal the identity and motive of the perpetrator. But hold on, Zero Day beats this stereotype. You know who the criminal is as well as why he’s doing what he is doing. Yet you will just keep reading to know the missing links. This is a very unique style of writing crime fiction.
Language used by Zaidi is so simple and the narrative so fast paced, readers just get hooked on to the story. Once you start reading it, you won’t put it down until you have the answers to all the questions by the end of the book. I have finished this book with little over 200 pages in 6 hours. That too because I have to keep completing my tasks for the day on my job. If I could, I would have loved to finish it in one go.
Mumbai is in a state of chaos. All traffic signals across the entire city have stopped working.
Shahwaz Ali Mirza, head of the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad, receives an anonymous email claiming it to be a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack. He quickly puts together a crack team that includes his protege, IG Cybercrime Vikrant Singh, and gets to work trawling the dark web for more information on this mystery attack. However, a move to bring forward the hacker backfires, leading to a second, deadlier attack on Mumbai’s lifeline, the railway system.
It is their first brush with cyberterrorism: a zero-day vulnerability in the Indian government’s system that could bring the country to its knees. Racing against time and investigating a case unlike any other, in Zero Day, Mirza and Vikrant face the most dangerous mission of their lives.
About the book
Title: Zero Day
Author: S. Hussain Zaidi
Publisher: Harper Collins
Should you read it?
I think I have found the first 5 star book of the year 2022. I can not recommend it enough for you guys to read. If you are a sucker for good investigative stories, you should not miss zero day. I have given you the link to grab your copies above. Do let me know how you like it if you have already read the book!