You don't need to own a Kindle device to enjoy Kindle books. Download one of our FREE Kindle apps to start reading Kindle books on all your devices.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Kindle Price: $4.06
includes tax, if applicable

These promotions will be applied to this item:

Some promotions may be combined; others are not eligible to be combined with other offers. For details, please see the Terms & Conditions associated with these promotions.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Day Zero by [Rickards, John]
Kindle App Ad

Day Zero Kindle Edition

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"

Length: 210 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled Language: English

Kindle Paperwhite
Kindle Paperwhite
The best device for reading, full stop. Learn more

Product description

Product Description

They're here, but not for us...

When an alien race known as the Surge arrives on Earth with deadly force, three high school kids in Philadelphia find themselves fighting for survival in a city tearing itself to pieces in panic. Pursued through the heart of the horror shattering their ordinary world by creatures hell-bent on dragging them away to a fate they can only guess at, the teenagers must deal with their shock and grief at losing everyone they held dear even as they struggle to stay one step ahead of both the invaders and the forces of a wealthy corporation which seems to know more about the assault than it should.

Kyle's dad worked for the company. His last contact with his estranged, rebellious son was to send him a gift which could now prove the key to unlocking the aliens' plans, as well as giving the kids the means to fight them. With his friend Stef, whose own tragic past gives them an unlikely edge against the aliens, and street-smart runaway Alex, they're in a race where there's no prize for coming second.

If the three sixteen-year-olds are going to learn the truth, about themselves as well as the aliens, find out why the Surge came, and maybe determine whether or not humanity has any hope of holding them off, they'll have to trek of a thousand miles across country from the ruins of Philadelphia to the Gulf Coast and Kyle's dad's final posting.

But that's all in the future; right now they can't afford to look that far ahead.

First they have to get out of the city. First they have to survive day zero.


"A huge talent" - Steve Mosby (Black Flowers, The 50/50 Killer)

"Breathlessly classy" - The Telegraph

"One of the most talented and original voices out there" - Jason Pinter (The Fury, The Darkness)

"Smart and original" - Allan Guthrie (Two-Way Split, Kiss Her Goodbye)

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 4714 KB
  • Print Length: 210 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: Be the first to review this item
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #688,360 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
click to open popover

Customer Reviews

There are no customer reviews yet on
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star

Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) (May include reviews from Early Reviewer Rewards Program) 4.7 out of 5 stars 6 reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Unexpectedly good. 16 December 2013
By Amazon Customer - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Sean Cregan can write. I am easily bored by stories that plod along. It is very rare to find a "can't put it down" book but I lost sleep because I just had to keep reading. Thanks Sean for a great ride. I hope there is a full length sequel.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great beginning.... 2 March 2014
By Gayle C. Robison - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase a series. I'll look forward to more. The story ends where it was logical but leaves the reader wanting more!
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Alien Invasion 26 June 2013
By Dotcomaphobe - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Yet another thriller by Cregan. This fun sci-fi adventure has a great cast of characters and a thrilling villain. Can't wait to read the next novel.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 6 July 2014
By J-Dawg - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
it's a light read but good story.
4.0 out of 5 stars Worth the time 27 May 2015
By Ed wright - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Interesting take on this type of story. It was a good read for me. I would and will read more from this author.