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Saint Death Audiobook

Saint Death: John Milton, Book 2

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Publisher's Summary

John Milton has been off the grid for six months. He surfaces in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, and immediately finds himself drawn into a vicious battle with the narco-gangs that control the borderlands. He saves the life of an idealistic young journalist who has been targeted for execution. The only way to keep her safe is to smuggle her into Texas.

Working with the only untouchable cops in the city and a bounty hunter whose motives are unclear, Milton must keep her safe until the crossing can be made. But when the man looking for her is the legendary assassin Santa Muerta - Saint Death - that's a lot easier said than done.

Mark Dawson has worked as a lawyer and currently works in the London film industry. His first books, The Art of Falling Apart and Subpoena Colada, have been published in multiple languages.

©2013 Mark Dawson (P)2015 Audible, Ltd

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  • Trudy Owens
    Orem, UT, US
    11/07/15
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    "good series: bad guy trying to do good"

    I am enjoying this character and the stories. It does seem that in each book, the super killer, Number One, does something really stupid. He did it again in this book, not dally with a vulnerable woman this time, but let himself get jumped by the bad guys.

    Nevertheless, the characters are realistic, the fights are believable and exciting, and our hero struggles to stay true to his tea-totaling, restitution-making goals since he doesn't want to kill for hire or politics anymore. Now his own government wants him "retired" and the Russians want him hired, so he has to keep running from everyone. At least he has made 2 new friends, and an old colleague has remained a true friend.

    This one is not as good as the first one-- I am extremely glad the one good guy on the brink did not die, and there weren't any moments I cried or mourned, but it's okay and I will read another.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • David
    Pittston, Pa, United States
    9/06/15
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    "I was a fan after book 1"
    What did you love best about Saint Death?

    When saint death is called to account


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Saint Death?

    Continued development of the hero


    Which character – as performed by David Thorpe – was your favorite?

    The fixer


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    The sheer brutality of st. Death and his family


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • LT
    15/06/15
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    "Character stupidity as a plot propellant"

    Relying on character stupidity of supposedly smart main characters to move the plot forward is not acceptable. This is the second book in the series. This book is just like the first. The main character does stupid predictable stuff and relies on fortuitous events to get out of a bind he put himself in. I will not give the rest of the series my time. I read about enough stupid human tricks on Facebook; I don't need to buy them too.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Kathryn
    Portage Lake, Maine, United States
    30/05/15
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    "Needs more Character Development and Detail"

    The book feels abridged. There are gaps in the time line, there could and should be more character development, and more detail. And if John Milton is the UK's top agent the UK is in trouble. Missing is all the spy and assassin craft that are in other novels (John Rein, Victor, John Wells, Quinn). There is so much potential and the writing is pretty good, but just not good enough to be a 4 star and a long way to go to get 5 stars. I want to get lost in this book and series but it just isn't complete.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • trudie nino
    14/05/15
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    "Story weak, narrator good!"

    Need more action in the story line for a highly skilled agent like John Milton. All the supporting cast in this story are very weak. I will read one more JM, Book 3 and if the same weak story line with weak supporting cast the it will be the last one.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • rob
    7/10/16
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    "Dawson is my new favorite author."

    I've read the first 2 books in the John Milton series. 1st was good, 2nd was great. Nothing like a hero with flaws and a checkered past.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • James T
    Lindon, UT, United States
    11/07/16
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    "Achieving the impossible"

    This second volume of the John Milton series is a little more like the typical action hero book. He is able to escape impossible odds and all the bad guys are caught monologing. This was another entertaining addition and if you liked the first in the series you will probably like this one as well. The author does tend to stereotype his characters. The narrator does a fine job in his narration.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • moviegoernotbuff
    19/04/16
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    "Entertainment for a long trip"

    This book kept me interested during a long trip. The plot is so compelling I simply couldn't stop reading!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Don iPhone
    laptop
    11/12/15
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    "Why research?"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    It was obvious the author did little research, if any, glaring errors ..... Made story even less believable.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • mary jae
    19/08/15
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    "Seems a weak hero"

    Hero never thinks of unintended consequences! I could have told you what retaliations would be.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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  • JJ
    2/06/15
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    "Excellent Sophomore Story"

    There's always the concern about sequels not being as good as the original story, but this 'continued adventures of John Milton' is a good match for The Cleaner. I was very engaged with the story, again with very timely themes, and the accent work is great. David Thorpe does wonderful narration. The settings and characters are very vivid, and I can still feel the heat!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Linda
    Bridgwater, United Kingdom
    17/12/15
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    "Loving this"

    Everyone keeps saying that John Milton is the English Jack Reacher and in many respects he is. However I see shades of Le Carre in him as well.
    This is the 3rd one in a row I have read which is unusual for me.
    I was not convinced about the narrator to begin with but I stuck with it and now he feels like an old friend.Can not recommend this Author highly enough
    I also love the fact that Mark has his own FB page and answers all comments as well as the live chats

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • darbs
    15/08/16
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    "weak plotline"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    started at a good pace but logic was set aside to write the last few chapters


    What will your next listen be?

    tango one


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    the cafe murders


    Do you think Saint Death needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    no became formulaic.


    Any additional comments?

    our ruthless hero turned into a naieve victim in the space of 2 chapters.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    LONDON, United Kingdom
    17/06/16
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    "second book in series"

    It is possible to read this book as a stand alone book but it would make more sense if read after The Cleaner. book 1.

    John Milton, latter day Robin Hood? Fast fairly involved story, Great for listening to while on the go.

    I will be reading /listen to the next book as the main character is intriguing and I want to see what he willpower next.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • I taylor
    14/06/16
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    "Gun slinging in Mexico"
    Any additional comments?

    John wants to disappear and keep off the intelligence radars and after several months ends up in the depths of cartel land, Mexico. He tries to stay out of sight by being a fry cook but when the restaurant he works in is targeted by gunmen he can’t help but spin into action, putting himself in the sights of the cartel boss.
    He teams up with the only good cop in the city and a conscientious bounty hunter to try and save the cartel’s latest target but she doesn’t make it easy for them.
    Another brilliant addition to the series in yet another location. It’s hard to not love a character who is fighting for the underdog, even if he is flawed with addiction and a past that he needs to atone for.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Alistair
    Norwich, United Kingdom
    21/05/16
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    "Like reacher but not quite so good"

    Good book, sadly main character milton not quite as good as reacher. It is a little surprising that he makes it to the end of the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jude Bailey
    17/05/16
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    "I love a good series!"

    Narrator is great. Very talented and easy to listen to. Female characters are a bit 2 dimensional but overall great

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • PavLove
    UK
    6/05/16
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    "Can't stop listening"

    Came across the author accidently and now actually am listening to all his staff. Great book and great reader. Looking forward for more.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Karl Gjertsen
    UK
    1/12/15
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    "The story continues"
    Would you listen to Saint Death again? Why?

    This is the second part of the John Milton series and it builds on the groundwork of the first book.


    What other book might you compare Saint Death to, and why?

    This series is reminiscent of Lee Childs Jack Reacher series.


    What does David Thorpe bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Once again, the accents bring the story to life.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes. I started and wanted to keep listening.


    Any additional comments?

    A great second book in the series. Now I can't wait to start listening to book 3.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mikey
    poole, United Kingdom
    18/09/15
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    "Great second book"
    Any additional comments?

    Usually the second books in a series don't leave up to the hype of the first one and I go away feeling unsatisfied and disappointed. Nothing could be further from the truth here.

    I have worked my way through the series and I can honestly say this book lives up to the fantastic entertainment value that John Milton books' give.

    In this journey you will be taking through the grim streets and cartel torn favela's of Mexico. The narrator does a great job with the accents and the storyline had me hooked from the start.

    Highly recommended. On to book 3!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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