Book Review: Zero Alternative by: Luca Pesaro

Rating: 4/5

Publisher:  Three Hares Publishing

Publication Date:  April 25, 2014

Origins:  From Tribute Books Blog Tours for Review

Book Links:  Three Hares Publishing

Synopsis: “Sometimes you must destroy first.”

To stay alive, Scott Walker must bring down a corrupt international bank. And possibly shatter the world’s economy. Because finance is a black hole ready to chew up countries and people before spitting them out rich, or broken. Or both.

Framed. Hunted. In love with a woman he can’t trust. As he hides from hitmen across Europe, Walker has only one card to play – DeepShare. A silicon oracle that could predict a slice of the future, and that everyone wants. Governments and insane billionaires, criminals and anarchist hackers stand in his way, some even promising help – though with dangerous strings attached.

As Walker struggles to survive and digs deeper into the dark heart of the global economy, one question torments him: how much will the world have to pay?

Zero Alternative is an action-packed conspiracy thriller that plucks at the heart of human nature. When our grip on love, hope and morality starts to slide, the only future worth living is the one we choose for ourselves.

Luca Pesaro's Bio: Luca Pesaro was born in Italy in the early seventies, but has spent most of his adult life in the US or UK. After long years gaining a degree and masters in the pseudo-science that is Economics he got bored, jumped the gun and became a derivatives trader in financial markets with several investment banks. Now reformed, he is writing full-time.

Zero Alternative is his first novel, and he is hard at work on his second thriller.

He lives in London, is married to an awesome Italian lady and has two children who always manage to annoy, surprise and delight beyond any reasonable expectation.

Review: 36-year-old Scott “Yours” Walker is a Finance Trader working the Stock Markets. When his friend is murdered, Scott goes on the run and he has only one ace up his sleeve – DeepShare. DeepShare is a program which can predict upcoming financial trends based on multiple socio-politico-economic factors. ZERO ALTERNATIVE is a thrilling tale of conspiracy, murder, and the essence of human nature. Scott doesn’t know where to turn or who to trust, but I admire his perseverance for the truth in the face of great danger. It was eye-opening to see the deeply insane world of trading and finance. The characters were amazingly detailed and life-like and the plot was fast-paced and eerily believable. ZERO ALTERNATIVE will leave you breathless (and a little nervous)!


  1. Star, I'm glad that you enjoyed this inside look into the world of trading and finance! Thanks for the review :)

  2. When I first started reading about this book I wasn't sure if I'd like it, but this review is fantastic and I love books that have a conspiracy twist so I’m very intrigued. I’ll have to give it a try, I certainly can’t judge a book by its cover! I just read "Hypocrisy" by D.M. Annechino, , and if you like conspiracy books I think you’d like this one! It’s a medical thriller that has a definite conspiracy element and it was a really great read! Thanks for this review!

    1. Jennifer - I'm glad you enjoyed the review!


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