About the Author
Jan Gangsei lives in Washington, D.C. with her family. She has a degree in political science and is a former newspaper reporter covering both politics and the police beat. Zero Day is her first novel.
"This thriller doesn't let up its unrelenting pace until the breathless conclusion... The writing is complex enough to satisfy more sophisticated YA readers yet fast-paced enough to keep the attention of reluctant readers... Gangsei's killer political novel is a must-read for those who enjoy a tight plot in their psychological thrillers."—School Library Journal
"Gangsei's debut clearly benefits from her Washington, D.C. experience; although settings and time periods shift frequently, it's always easy to follow the swift-paced plot... There are refreshing multi-cultural elements... realistic instances of terrorism, and what feels like an insider's look at the White House."—Booklist
"The real draw is the gripping intrigue, elements of which remain unresolved at the end, so readers who enjoy an edge-of-the-seat read with a real-world feel and human complexities can happily anticipate future adventures for Addie and Darrow."—BCCBAccolades
2017 Lone Star Reading List (Texas), selection
2018-2019 Iowa High School Book Award List, selection