Bestselling novelist Daniel Silva (author of The Unlikely Spy) draws upon his experience as a foreign correspondent and a Washington journalist in The Mark of the Assassin. Set in London, Cairo, Amsterdam, and Washington, the story line follows CIA case agent Michael Osbourne as he attempts to locate the terrorists who shot down an airliner off the coast of Long Island. Osbourne has two main antagonists: Delaroche, a KGB-trained expert assassin ordered to kill the handful of people who know the truth, including Osbourne, and the corrupt political culture of Washington, which ominously stymies him at every turn. There's a love story at the core of this book, as well as a brave attempt by Osbourne to reconcile a mystery in his past with a present he has not fully accepted. The prose is slick, and readers will find themselves racing through these pages as the body count grows and the conclusion nears. The Mark of the Assassin is a worthy effort from a rising star.
This is the first Daniel Silva I've read -- recommended by an aunt. And I LOVED it. I've now got another Daniel Silva and one on order.
Propelled by an obsession that threatens to consume his career, family, & life Osbourne is now on the assasins trail. But in a world of shadows and lies he has put himself & his loved ones in the sights of the most ruthless assasin.
Really enjoyed this book looking forward to the sequel. Very fast read. Excellent
The assaissin was a very interesting, the rest of the cast I didn\'t feel much for.
Assasins, terrorists, lead CIA agent Osburne a deadly chase.
When a terrorist bomb blows Flight 002 out of the sky off the east coast, there is only one chilling clue. A body found near the crash site bears the deadly calling card of an elusive lethal assassin-three bullets to the face. Michael Osbourne of the CIA knows the markings. Personally.