About the Author


GWAuthorGlobal Watch is my first full length novel with two sequels already in the queue.  The secret government agency, Global Watch, is headquartered outside of Washington D.C., where I was born and raised. 


Growing up in Washington, D.C., I was fully immersed in the world of politics, government and business from a young age.  My grandfather, Duke, and father, Randy, owned and operated Duke Zeibert’s Restaurant which was, as quoted by the New York Times, “the well-known gathering place for the politically connected.” 


Numerous presidents and dozens of senators dined at Duke’s next to the three Super Bowl trophies won by the Washington Redskins, and on loan from Redskin’s Owner Jack Kent Cooke.  It was at the restaurant that I watched Larry King hob nob with the political elite, and it was there that I had a chance to see Mikhail Gorbachev from a distance during the Cold War then later meet and take a picture with him after the fall of the Soviet Union.


These childhood experiences helped me shape the political characters on both the US and Russian sides of Global Watch.  Once the basis of the story was formed, I drew on experiences from later in my life to help me develop themes of international business and advanced technology.


My MBA from Boston University helped me turn Global Watch into a realistic corporation, and permitted me to understand the economics behind what he was detailing.  My Master of Science in Information Systems, also from BU, allowed me to blur the line between current feasible technology and next generation technology, so that the team at Global Watch could use gear and gadgets that are not currently around, but will likely be seen within the near future.


Please enjoy this site as you read free chapters and find out information about my upcoming books. 


Purchase Global Watch in your favorite format.


Buy Global Watch from Amazon for the Kindle, iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Any BlackBerry, and your PC/netbook.

Purchase of one copy will allow you to read Global Watch on all of these devices simultaneously.



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9 Responses to “About the Author”

  1. Your book sounds really interesting. However, I use a sony ebook reader which can read Sony & Adobe ebook formats.

    Any plans to put your book out in one of these formats?


    Fred O.

    • Hi Fred,
      Thank you for your interest in my novel. I do plan to release Global Watch on the Sony Reader (as well as the iPhone) though I am still looking into the details of the best way to do this. Keep checking back for availability of these formats and I hope that you will let me know what you think after you read it.


  2. Congrats Joe! Wish you all the best for your Novel!

  3. Adam Landsman Says:

    Congrats on the book Joe, I look forward to reading it! I remember the day when Mikhail Gorbachev’s motorcade went down Connecticut Ave and I still tell that story today! We were all on the balcony of the restaurant, President Bush’s motorcade went by and then there was Mikhail, window rolled down, waving to the people on the street.

    • jzeibert Says:

      Thanks Adam, let me know what you think after you read it! It was indeed quite a story with Gorbachev; I think you will see the inspiration in the book. Unfortunately my brother has the original picture of when we met him, though I do have the original JFK photo over my desk.

  4. jzeibert Says:

    I have recently added a PDF version of Global Watch available for sale. You can read this version on any PC or Mac as well as on the Sony Reader. All you need is Adobe Acrobat to read this file, or for a more robust experience you can download Adobe Digital Editions.

  5. jzeibert Says:

    You can read Global Watch on your iPhone though the Kindle Store. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001TK3FT8
    Amazon has created an application that enables the iPhone to get all content from the Kindle Store.
    Get the app here

  6. Mickey Lansburgh Says:

    Your book is terrific…… very easy reading. I started reading it and could not stop. Cost me a good night’s sleep but it was worth it ! I’ll certainly recommend it.

    • jzeibert Says:

      Thanks Mickey,
      I’m so glad that you liked it. Make sure you tell everyone you know about it, and check back often for updates on the sequel.

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