Matthew Mercer and Harris Sandler are best friends--and bored. After a decade in Washington, in the coveted roles of senior staffers to well-respected congressmen, idealism has given way to disillusionment. Until, that is, one of them discovers a secret game--the Zero Game. But what starts out as a fun wager between friends quickly become deadly when they find they're about to become the game's next victims. On the run, as a ruthless killer creeps ever closer, only an idealistic sixteen-year-old page holds the key to saving their lives. The only problem is, he's also determined to redeem them in the process. Come play the Zero Game--you can bet your life on it.