Minute Zero

A Novel

Todd Moss


Book is not available in Zimbabwe.


Judd Ryker is suddenly thrown into a quickly developing emergency in Zimbabwe, where a longtime strongman is being challenged for the presidency. Rumors are flying furiously: armed gangs, military crackdowns, shady outside money pouring in, and, most disturbing for the United States, reports of highly enriched uranium leaking into the market. And that’s all before Ryker even lands in the country. It gets much worse after that. If he can’t get control, shape his Minute Zero, a lot of people are going to die—not least of all himself.


From Washington to Bangkok, Harare to Johannesburg, Todd Moss keeps up a break-neck pace in Minute Zero, with startling plot twists, dazzling characters and a peek behind the curtain of diplomacy that is actually fun. -Jonathan Weisman


Todd Moss is vice president and senior fellow at the Washington think tank the Center for Global Development, and an adjunct professor at Georgetown University.