An Agent Zero Short Story - Jack Mars

An Agent Zero Short Story

By Jack Mars

  • Release Date: 2020-04-09
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 137 Ratings


“You will not sleep until you are finished with AGENT ZERO. A superb job creating a set of characters who are fully developed and very much enjoyable. The description of the action scenes transport us into a reality that is almost like sitting in a movie theater with surround sound and 3D (it would make an incredible Hollywood movie). I can hardly wait for the sequel.”
--Roberto Mattos, Books and Movie Reviews

AN AGENT ZERO SHORT STORY is a 6,000 word original short story which is a must-read complement to the #1 bestselling AGENT ZERO SPY THRILLER series, which begins with AGENT ZERO (Book #1), which has nearly 300 five-star reviews. It also serves as a standalone story and also as a great introduction for newcomers to the world of Agent Zero.

This original short story takes us back in time to show us how it all began. On a whirlwind, action-packed thriller ride through Italy, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland, it shows us the beginning of CIA operative Agent Zero’s career—and brings us up to the fateful moment when his memory came to be lost. 

The AGENT ZERO spy thriller series takes us on an action thriller across Europe as presumed-CIA operative Kent Steele (AKA Agent Zero), hunted by terrorists, by the CIA, and by his own identity, must solve the mystery of who is after him, of the terrorists’ pending target—and of the beautiful woman he keeps seeing in his mind. Kent Steele, 38, a brilliant professor of European History at Columbia University, lives a quiet life in a New York suburb with his two teenage daughters. All that changes when late one night he gets a knock on his door and is abducted by three terrorists—and finds himself flown across the ocean to be interrogated in a basement in Paris. They are convinced that Kent is the most lethal spy the CIA has ever known.  He is convinced they have the wrong man. Do they? With a conspiracy around him, adversaries as smart as he is, and an assassin on his tail, the wild game of cat and mouse leads Kent on a perilous road—one that may lead back to Langley—and to a shocking discovery of his own identity.

The AGENT ZERO series comprise a series of un-putdownable espionage thrillers that will keep you turning pages late into the night. 

“Thriller writing at its best.”
--Midwest Book Review (re Any Means Necessary)

“One of the best thrillers I have read this year.”
--Books and Movie Reviews (re Any Means Necessary)

Also available is Jack Mars’ #1 bestselling LUKE STONE THRILLER series (7 books), which begins with Any Means Necessary (Book #1), which has over 800 five star reviews!


  • Good stuff!

    By DockRock81
    Kept me interested the whole through. Now it’s time to start the series!
  • Love

    By HaleyBrooke_23
    I love this series and cannot put it down!
  • Disappointed

    By Zoe Aionios
    I was hoping this book would have been a hint of future stories. However, it was just a snippet of Agent Zero’s back story. Read the novels instead and wait for book 10!
  • Perfect fix

    By hatchypapa
    I’m thoroughly hooked on Mars’ “Agent Zero”-series, which I consider at the top of the genre. This short story comes at a perfect time as the wait for the next book is becoming unbearable. The tale covers the events immediately before the first book in the series. The events have been referred to in several books but now we finally know what transpired and how the characters’ original relationships were formed. The writing, as usual, keeps you flipping the pages. I do not recommend reading this before the main books; save it for when you need a short snort between books. It’s a perfect fix.