Susan, aka Jinx, is a coder, daughter of a coder and prepper who has run drills with his two children for as long as they can remember. So when a disaster at a bank ends up with her step-father being taken in, she knows this is not a drill, that under their new president, things just got even more serious.
The opposition has arisen, their leader who cheated his way into office is none other then Ammon Carter, their new president. Is her father, prominent coder and prepper responsible? She would ask him but he’s not easy to get ahold of. She must figure out what is going on and who is at the bottom of it, to stop the madness that is descending on their family and the world.
I’m a fan of dystopian, post-apocalyptic type worlds and this really seemed to fit the bill. The political parties were unique, and I liked that neither of them got things quite right (because they never do, do they?). I liked how much the world had changed as far as the technological advances with health care, and yet, the struggle to get meds was still ever-present and very telling of the world we live in now. I appreciated that deVos took real-world issues now and made them relevant in Day Zero.
This was well-written with interesting scenarios, technology, and characters. There was a bit of humor thrown in which helped to ease some of the tension going on in the book. When the action picked up so did the pace, because you just needed to find out what was going to happen. Typical of books in this genre, this ends on a bit of a cliffhanger, and I say a bit because some things did get resolved, but not everything. Because of that, I am very anxious for the next book because I want to see this family succeed. Nicely done.