Zero Day is Here!

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imageI’m excited to announce that my first novel, a cyber thriller entitled Zero Day, is now available at all major book retailers!

Zero Day is a book in the style of Crichton and Clancy, weaving technical fact into the story. If you like the Sysinternals tools, the articles I post on this blog, are interested in computer security, or just enjoy a heart-stopping thriller, you’ll like Zero Day.  You can read a synopsis and a sample chapter, as well as find pointers to on-line book sellers, at the Zero Day web site.

I’m really pleased by the initial reviews, which have been very positive. Here is just a sampling:

"Zero Day is an addictive read that will stay with you for a long time to come. It is a MUST READ!"

"If you aren't a computer geek, some of the lingo and explanations are going to pass right by you; but there's enough information and ever-developing, terrifying plot developments to keep you riveted to every page."

"The entertaining story line is linear yet exhilarating and frightening especially since author Mark Russinovich is an expert on the topic as his résumé brings a scary possibility to the cyber attack that the thriller focuses on."

"The novel is more plot than characters, but it is a very frightening, fast moving narrative that reveals how interconnected we all are through the internet."

You can read all the reviews I’ve collected so far on the Praise for Zero Day page at the Zero Day Web site.

If you’re curious about the novel publishing process, you can read my three-part blog post describing my experience with Zero Day, from the initial idea, to finding an agent, signing a publisher, and final publication: The Road to Zero Day

Buy the book, leave a review on, follow me on Twitter, meet me at a book signing, and send a note sharing your thoughts to

I hope you enjoy the book look forward to hearing from you!

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  • Hi Mark,

    Disappointed this is not available digitally on Amazon's Kindle. Can you give your publisher the nudge.

  • Thanks for all "The Case of the Unexplained"s and your blog posts. They are all amazing!

    Can't wait to get and read my copy of "Zero Day"!

  • So the copy I pre-ordered back in January should arrive in the next weeks? :) Looking forward to reading it!

    Hey Mark, congrats!

  • Just bought with Windows Internals 5. Woo!

    On a side note, while I get that "cautionary tale" is a good marketing hook, it always makes me feel a bit annoyed to see. Fiction is not a good medium for conveying good responses to dangers.

  • Read the sample part a few weeks back, sounds great! But why is the Kindle Edition not available in Europe?

  • Unless you live in the UK :(

    Looking forward to it, though!

  • Not available in the European Kindle store either. I'll wait.

  • Unfortunately, MacMillan, my publisher, has not worked out an agreement with Amazon, Apple or other eBook retailers for sale outside the US. I apologize to those of you that are unable to obtain electronic copies.

  • Congratulations Mark, I'm looking forward to reading it!

  • Congratulations!

    Is your publisher planning to sell in old europe too, so translating your book in some foreign languages ?

    I would push for an italian version!

  • I just received mine today....wooohoooo

  • Congratulations! Can't wait for my copy to arrive... (+ hope to see another book soon :))

  • I haven't been excited about a book after systernals 5th edition. (what a geeky adrenaline)

  • Mine's at my office, unfortunately, today I'm not.

  • @Paulo The publisher has not yet sold any foreign rights. I hope it makes it to Italy!