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Full Name: Peter Marker
Series Name: A Marker To Pay series
Nationality: American
Organization: Military Intelligence
Occupation Agent

Creator: A. W. Strickland, Jerry White
Time Span: 2014 - 2016


Peter Marker is an agent with the American Military Intelligence.

The time of his recorded activity starts in 1920, two years after the end of hostilities in Europe and one year after the Treaty of Versailles was finally drafted and approved. Germany had, for the moment, been cowed but tremendous concern remained in America about that continent and how it would fare with the new perceived menace, the Russian Bolsheviks.

Marker had during the bulk of the Great War in Washington, D.C., working with considerable distinction for a Colonel Hamilton and the two men had created a very good trust relationship. When America entered the conflict officially in April of 1917, Marker was sent to Europe to assume many roles in his position as an operative and worked tirelessly for the next 18 months traveling all over the Continent in one guise or another. His grasp of languages was such that he could pass himself as many different nationalities and the confusion that reigned everywhere helped immensely.

When the War ended, it was Hamilton to talked to Marker about staying on the job but this time keeping close tabs on the Russians instead of the Germans. Since Marker spoke excellent Russian as one of his languages, he was a perfect candidate to continue his espionage travels.

The adventures that have been written about Marker come from a series of journals he had written during his service and which he had entrusted to his close friend and confidant, Preshie Singletary. Actually, while there were dozens and dozens of journals filled with his observations during his missions, the two stories we have been allowed to see both came from Journal #5, indicating the man had a considerably larger cache of adventures that could have been told.


Number of Books:2
First Appearance:2014
Last Appearance:2016

1 An Enemy Walks Among Us An Enemy Walks Among Us
Written by A. W. Strickland, Jerry White
Copyright: 2014

Peter Marker is brought back from war-torn Europe in 1920 to look into two matters: Soviet spies trying to infiltrate and control the labor movement, and German robbery gang using its proceeds to influence elections.
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2 Sometimes The War Isn't Over ... Until It's Over Sometimes The War Isn't Over ... Until It's Over
Written by A. W. Strickland, Jerry White
Copyright: 2016

A German colonel who had been suspected in the deaths of many French and Belgian prostitutes during the Great War but was thought dead shows up in Miami Beach and Peter Marker is asked by his old boss to help track the man down for justice.
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     As mention in the About the Series section there seemed to be a lot of other adventures that we could have had about Peter Marker but, alas, these two are the only ones that the pair of authors gave us. Did they not do well enough? Did other interests or more pressing matters preclude them working together on other stories? I do not know but I enjoyed the Marker tales and was would not have minded whatsoever getting a few more. Perhaps some day.

     Any character who likes to read Edgar Rice Burroughs is an okay fellow in my eyes.


My Grade: B


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