Killing Pilgrim

Alen Mattich (Author)


The second novel in the Marko della Torre series, Killing Pilgrim is a propulsive political thriller following a complex plot hatched by members of the CIA and set against the backdrop of war-torn Yugoslavia. Early autumn, 1991. Croatia and Slovenia officially declared independence from Yugoslavia, and war is imminent between the Croats and the Serbs. Department VI of the UDBA has been dismantled, while the Yugoslav government scrambles to protect the State. In the midst of the political maelstrom, secret policeman Marko della Torre gets caught in an intricate web woven by the CIA and members of the Croat nationalist movement. They enlist della Torre to make contact with a man living in the shadows: the ex-UDBA agent who assassinated Olof Palme, the former prime minister of Sweden . . .

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$15.95  $14.67
Publish Date
December 15, 2015
5.2 X 1.2 X 8.0 inches | 0.9 pounds
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About the Author

Alen Mattich is the author of the three books in the Marko della Torre series: Zagreb Cowboy, Killing Pilgrim, and The Heart of Hell. Born in Zagreb, Croatia, he grew up in Libya, Canada, and the United States. A financial journalist and columnist, he's now based in London, U.K., and writes for Dow Jones and the Wall Street Journal.


"One of the year's most enjoyable thrillers, this sequel boasts great characters, lived-in dialogue, and stripped-down storytelling that for all its drama couldn't be lighter on its feet." -Kirkus Starred Review

"Awash with authenticity, fact and fiction unite around a true life unsolved mystery that, combined with della Torre's commentary and observations, delves into the heart of the conflict, personalizing the local shootings, rampant bribery, corruption, but also the selfless humanitarian acts that characterized this period in Croatian history." -Foreward