The Most Elusive Assassin in the World Versus D.C. Homicide Detective Marko Zorn
Washington, D.C. homicide detective Marko Zorn is investigating the murder of an actress—an old love—when he is assigned to protect the visiting prime minister of Montenegro, the beautiful Nina Voychek.
Political enemies are planning her assassination—this, he knows—but now it’s apparent that he, too, is a target. As he foils the initial attempts on his life, he pulls out all stops—deploying his sometimes nefarious resources—to hunt whoever is targeting him and prevent an international tragedy on American soil.
Decoded messages, Supermax prisoner interviews, mafia lawyers, and an ancient Black Mountain curse swirl among the icons of D.C. Marko and his young partner, Lucy, face down what may be multiple assassins with diverging agendas. Or are they facing one assassin—the deadliest and most elusive on the international stage?
Perfect for fans of David Baldacci and Daniel Silva
“An authentically nail-biting thriller—it's Robert B. Parker meets David Baldacci in this fast-paced page-turner. Otho Eskin has created such a brilliant character in his Marko Zorn: wise and eloquent, witty, and surprising. And quietly, heartbreakingly, brave. This chilling political thriller is wonderfully textured with a high-stakes emotional drama—and I could not turn the pages fast enough. Head Shot is instantly cinematic—and completely entertaining!” —Hank Phillippi Ryan, USA Today best-selling author
“Breathless action.” —Publishers Weekly
“Head Shot is more sprawling, ambitious and better realized than Eskin’s first effort. This is a thinking man’s thriller that would make David Baldacci or Brad Meltzer proud. And Zorn is one of the most unique and colorful voices in thriller fiction today.” —Jon Land, USA Today best-selling author
“[Head Shot is] another deftly crafted and simply riveting Marko Zorn suspense thriller of a mystery novel by Otho Eskin.” —Midwest Book Review
“Zorn knows DC and the political scene and Eskin keeps this plot moving with his foot slammed to the accelerator.” —Men Reading Books
Praise for the Marko Zorn Thriller Series
“Rough and ragged as the world it so vividly creates, The Reflecting Pool crackles with twists and turns, making for a fun and heady combination of suspense and intrigue.” —Steve Berry, New York Times best-selling author
“The Reflecting Pool by Otho Eskin is the best crime thriller I've read in years, and homicide Detective Marko Zorn is a character I'd like to have a beer with—so long as he's on my side. Bravo!” —John Gilstrap, New York Times best-selling author
“Filled with witty personalities and shady power players, The Reflecting Pool is a fast-paced D.C. murder mystery where the stakes and suspense reach monumental heights.” —The Foreign Service Journal