The Marksman

The Marksman

  • Paperback
  • 9781646301065
  • Published: August 29, 2023


  • eBook
  • 9781646304066
  • Published: August 29, 2023


  • Big book
  • 9781646305278
  • Published: August 29, 2023


Jim Hanson, an ex-Marine sniper, was getting by in life as a rancher on the Arizona-Mexico border until his wife’s recent battle with cancer wiped him out financially and hollowed him out emotionally. Then he encounters a young Mexican boy, Miguel, and his mother as they are fleeing from a vicious drug cartel. Jim calls the Border Patrol but is soon confronted by cartel soldiers who demand he turn over the mother and son. Jim refuses and is drawn into a shootout, narrowly escaping with Miguel and his mother, who has been fatally shot. She begs Jim to take her son to the safety of his relatives in Chicago just before dying.
Now being pursued by the cartel’s relentless lead assassin, as well as Border Patrol Agents intent on sending Miguel back to Mexico (which is certain death), Jim finds himself as the boy’s protector in a desperate race from Arizona to Chicago. Jim and Miguel fight for their lives during this deadly road trip, becoming the most unlikely pair of fugitives and helping each other heal from deep loss along the way.

“[T]he reimagining of the film The Marksman as an action-packed, character-driven novel is an extraordinary page-turner. It grabs the reader from the first sentence and never lets go.”  – Jay Bonansinga, New York Times bestselling author of Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead: Return to Woodbury



Robin G. Mercier

Robin G. Mercier’s fascination with crime began as a child playing pinball on confiscated illegal gaming devices provided by his policeman uncle. His time on Chicago’s south side gave him a glimpse into crime with a small “c,” and later friendships with the children of reputed mobsters gave him a glimpse of crime with a capital “C,” but it wasn’t until his one-on-one meeting with Mayor Richard J. Daly in 1975 that he learned the real meaning of “Big City Boss.” He now enjoys stripping off the garb of civilization, unzipping the skin of psychopaths, criminals, and societal misfits of all types, and then stepping inside to peer out at the world through this different and fascinating perspective. 


Danny Kravitz

Danny Kravitz is an author, screenwriter, composer, musician, and educator. His 2021 film, The Marksman, starring Liam Neeson, reached #1 at the box office. Danny is the author of six children's history and historical fiction books and loves to weave historical elements into uplifting stories, with characters who succeed in ways they never imagined. His past books have been described by critics as “inspiring, enlightening, [and] wonderful.” In addition to his passion for writing, Danny was a Big Ten champion fencer, and currently produces and records music. You can find Danny on TikTok @dannywritesthings.


Chris Charles

Chris Charles is an award-winning filmmaker and co-founder of Throughline Films. He co-wrote The Marksman, which was one of the highest-grossing independent films of 2021 and went on to top the VOD, DVD, and streaming charts, including #1 on Hulu in the US and #1 on Netflix in dozens of other countries.


Ted Goeglein

Ted Goeglein is the author of the YA series Cold Fury (G.P. Putnam’s Sons/Penguin). He began his career as a writer of print and television ads for a host of advertising and media companies. He was an original contributor to the Huffington Post 'Living' section.