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Murder leads to the White House
Marko Zorn, a Washington, D.C. homicide detective with expensive tastes in art, classic cars, and women, must take on extra work—not always strictly legal, often unorthodox and usually dangerous—to supplement his income—work which requires his special combination of skill and steel nerves. Although he's adept at navigating the corridors of law enforcement and the world of criminal gangs, he'd prefer to stay home and watch old movies, enjoy his art collection, and listen to cool jazz.
When Zorn discovers the body of a Secret Service agent—a supposed drowning victim—it leads him to a domestic terrorist group with tentacles in the White House—a White House that does not want this death investigated. As the demands of his professional life escalate, Zorn's alternate career heats up, placing him in the middle of competing D.C. crime bosses feuding over a shipment of illegal arms—making Zorn the hunted and the hunter. He needs to avoid becoming the victim as he navigates the twin forces of evil closing in on him from his legitimate job—facing down political power—and his secret side job.
Perfect for Grisham and Patterson fans
Head Shot, the next Marko Zorn novel, coming December 2021
The death of Secret Service agent Sandra Wilcox, found floating in the Reflecting Pool on the Mall in Washington, D.C., propels Eskin's idiosyncratic debut and series launch. Det. Marko Zorn of the Metropolitan Police immediately runs into official resistance as he begins looking into Wilcox's apparent murder. The Secret Service, which had assigned Wilcox to the elite presidential protection detail, refuses to help, as do the FBI and Homeland Security, both of which vaguely mention Wilcox's ne'er-do well brother and his ties to a group called the Brotherhood of the Aryan Dawn. Even a presidential adviser, who knew Wilcox personally, warns Zorn off, saying national security is at risk. None of it sits well with Zorn, an impatient, bull-like homicide detective who prefers to get his way with charm, but will quickly resort to confrontation if need be. The plot wanders at times, but readers will look forward to seeing more of Zorn, a distinctive lead with his dry humor, clipped dialogue, and rogue tendencies. Eskin, a former diplomat who served in the U.S. Foreign Service, is off to a good start.