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Zero No crime will go unpunishedIt is the near future A zero tolerance policy results in the death penalty for all crimes no matter how minor When a judge is kidnapped and a ransom note demands the relea

  • Title: Zero
  • Author: Matt Brolly
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  • Page: 181
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  • No crime will go unpunishedIt is the near future A zero tolerance policy results in the death penalty for all crimes, no matter how minor.When a judge is kidnapped, and a ransom note demands the release of all prisoners awaiting execution, kleptomaniac Detective Inspector Kate Swanson is put on the case.But soon her boss also disappears Under increasing pressure from herNo crime will go unpunishedIt is the near future A zero tolerance policy results in the death penalty for all crimes, no matter how minor.When a judge is kidnapped, and a ransom note demands the release of all prisoners awaiting execution, kleptomaniac Detective Inspector Kate Swanson is put on the case.But soon her boss also disappears Under increasing pressure from her superiors, and caught between the security services and the growing social unrest, Swanson must race to find a man whose murdered wife and daughter link the missing men.Can she find him before it s too late With a dystopian twist on the police procedural, Zero is an unputdownable and atmospheric thriller The first in a powerful new series from Matt Brolly for fans of Angela Marsons and Robert Bryndza or Minority Report and Blade Runner.

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    1. 3.5 starsMatt Brolly is an up and coming British thriller author. I loved his debut, Dead Eyed (book 1 of DCI Michael Lambert series), and awarded it 4.5 stars. Book 2 of that series, Dead Lucky, was even better, receiving 5 stars from me. Zero is book one of a new series of dystopian thrillers staring DI Kate Swanson and her partner DS Joseph Keane. In my opinion, Zero does not measure up to his Michael Lambert books. Part of my issue with this novel is that I am not a dystopian fan, which real [...]

    2. I loved both the previous books by this author that I read - Dead Eyed and Dead Lucky - but for some reason, Zero failed to engage me. I don't know if it was because Zero is set in the near future, quite how near is not apparent, or because the prospect of this actually happening frightened me. There are times when, sitting listening to the news, a zero tolerance policy seems not only viable, but desirable. But the death penalty for any crime, no matter how minor? And to put the offenders on dis [...]

    3. Rating: 3.5/5My Review: I loved both Dead Eyed and Dead Lucky by this author. They are both contemporary crime stories featuring DCI Michael Lambert and superb stories IMHO. When I read the synopsis for this I realised it was going to be very different - and it definitely is! The Zero tolerance policy in this dystopian society means that anyone convicted of any crime will die . . . it doesn’t matter how minor, the penalty remains the same. The police officer who helps catch criminals is Detect [...]

    4. 21/11/16 Zero***I would like to thank Netgalley and Canelo for an advance copy of Zero, a new dystopian series of police procedurals to feature DI Kate Swanson. "The City" is recovering after years of social unrest and "The Flux", rampant inflation followed by economic depression caused by the breakdown of trade agreements between the major powers, thanks, mainly to "The Council"'s draconian approach, ZT (zero tolerance), to law and order. Any offender, no matter how trivial the crime, (in chapt [...]

    5. Having read and loved Matt’s previous DCI Lambert series I was delighted to hear he was working on a new dystopian crime book. Needless to say I jumped at the chance to read it, and I’m really happy to be a part of the tour too!Zero focuses on DI Kate Swanson and her appointment to the team investigating the kidnapping of a Judge. Working and living in a city with a zero tolerance policy on crime makes this investigation all the more difficult as it throws far more suspects in to the mix.Zer [...]

    6. I love dystopian fiction and I have also been looking out for books that feature strong female leads. British thriller author Matt Brolly introduces us to a future where zero tolerance is the order of the day. Convicted felons are placed inside of glass pods for thirty days. These pods travel around the city until the offender runs out of food and water, essentially starving to death. There is a way out for them via a suicide button that releases a red gas, killing them instantly.‘Zero’ is a [...]

    7. After reading this author's previous books,Dead Eyed and Dead Lucky, I was really looking forward to the new offering by Matt Brolly, Zero.The book introduces us to a dystopian world where a zero tolerance policy exists and anyone found guilty of a crime, no matter how small, is punishable by death.The story starts with the kidnapping of a judge and the demand for the release of all prisoners awaiting their fate. Right from the first chapter you are hooked and want to know how both the story and [...]

    8. The premise of this book is really interesting - a society where every criminal offense receives the same punishment - death. Not just death, but being put into a glass pod that circles the city for 30 days - no food and after 8 days, no water. The main character is a police inspector; and she and her new partner work to solve a series of kidnappings - which may or may not be linked to a group that protests the pods. The book, for the most part is slow. It's well written, but for such exciting i [...]

    9. This had a really interesting premise and was well written, but let down by unlikeable characters, a somewhat ponderous plot and overall lack of suspense. It's the near future in an unnamed British city, and after a lengthy economic collapse, the government (unclear whether this is nation-wide or just regional) have instituted a policy of zero tolerance for all crime, where the punishment is death by starvation/dehydration inside clear pods that travel through the city on cables, supposedly as a [...]

    10. I read Matt’s first book in the DCI Michael Lambert series and thoroughly enjoyed it.  So when I was offered the opportunity to read and review ‘Zero’ I eagerly took it.  Now I have to be honest and say that I am not usually a fan of sci-fi or dystopian books, but I thought that a change would be as good as a rest and it would be interesting to read a book in a new genre.The plot of the book is fairly straightforward in that a judge goes missing and DI Kate Swanson is tasked with investi [...]

    11. Set in a Zero tolerance to crime society in a Sci-fi/Dystopian world, sometime in the near future, Probally a few years after Brexit the story revolves around the kidnapping of a Judge and DI Kate Swansons attempts to find him.I didnt enjoy the book, I felt it to lack a spark that would keep me wanting to read. It became a bit of a chore. I love Matt Brollys DCI Lambert series so I was a bit disapointed that I couldnt really get into this. I liked the concept, which is why I wanted to read it bu [...]

    12. Pretty much 4 stars until the end, which was a little disappointing. If you can accept the implausible premise of a city where all crimes are punishable by death, then this mystery is a rewarding, classic police procedural. The character depictions are excellent. The plot pacing is great, not too brisk, not too slow. My only complaint is that the subplot of a conspiracy at the municipal level overly complicated the story for no good reason, except perhaps to create a thread that would tie in to [...]

    13. Disclosure: I was sent a copy of Zero in return for an honest review, the opinions below are my own and unbiased.I do enjoy a good crime thriller and dystopia is my favourite literary genre. So when I was offered the chance to read a dystopian crime thriller, that sounded like the perfect novel for me!Zero is set in a near future society where anyone found guilty of a crime is effectively sentenced to death. The novel opens with the kidnap of a judge, and a ransom note demanding the release of a [...]

    14. In this dystopian world, where there's zero tolerance against crime, a Judge has been kidnapped Inspector Kate Swanson and Sergeant Joseph Keane are investigating the kidnapping, but there is no one trying to help them Who is really involved? Are they against or in favour of Zero Tolerance?I have to say that this book surprised me, reading about a dystopian world is not always easy, but this book was a lucky find! This book has some similarity with the movie Minority Report, where they try to ar [...]

    15. One of the main things I loved about DI Kate Swanson is that she is a flawed character. This definitely made her all the more realistic. Both Swanson and Keane are intriguing characters and I enjoyed their interactions as they put the clues together to solve the case. It will be great to read more books in the series when they are released and get to know the characters even more.I really enjoyed the crime and dystopian mix in this book. The idea is intriguing and it made me think about what it [...]

    16. A very good read. A very good read but horribly depressing to think our society could go this way. Swanson, the main character, is a typically flawed and tortured soul, like so many real people in this world.

    17. The Zero in the title is for the zero tolerance policy towards crime in this dystopian thriller from Matt Brolly. Society has moved to a stage where all crimes are punishable by death, those convicted of committing a crime are held in prison until they can be “podded”. Those sentenced to death are placed into a pod which then slowly travels through the land for a month so that everyone is able to see the fate that awaits law breakers. They are given no food, water is withdrawn after 5 days a [...]

    18. Matt Brolly combines the police procedural with a dystopian fiction novel in his latest book, Zero. The title stands for a Zero Tolerance policy to crime: no matter how minor the crime, no matter who the criminal is, the penalty is always death. And not a particularly pleasant death either: convicts are placed in transparent pods which glide slowly on rails above the city streets; they contain 8 days’ worth of water, but the journey they must travel lasts 30 days. So, as the citizens go about [...]

    19. Matt Brolly is a new author to me however I have heard fabulous reviews from fellow bloggers about Brolly's DCI Michael Lambert series, Dead Eyed and Dead Lucky so I was looking forward to Zero. Zero is a slight change in approach from the Lambert series as this is a police procedural with a dystopian twist, set in a city divided into sectors and ruled by zero tolerance (or ZT). Basically any breach of the law results in a death sentence, regardless of its materiality. The convicted are confined [...]

    20. One of the more boring books I've ever read. The premise sounded promising but the book was soooooooooo dully. I pretty much skimmed the last 30%, I just couldn't take anymore. The characters were not only flat but unlikable. The story itself sounded like it would be so good, the concept of ZT was neat but it was beyond dull. I wish I had my 3 days back.

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