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Publisher's Summary

Sometimes your past catches up with you. But John Milton has decided to catch up with his past.

Eighteen years ago, on a mission in Iraq, Captain John Milton made a reckless decision with serious consequences. But it was Major Connor Gordon who really paid the price.

Now Milton is on a different mission: to atone for his past sins by helping those in need. A human rights activist has vanished without a trace and his dying mother is desperate to know the truth. When the mysterious disappearance leads Milton all the way to the Western Isles of Scotland, he sees an opportunity to find his old friend Connor and finally make amends. Milton is determined to track both men down, wherever his search may lead.

From Okinawa to the Outer Hebrides, Milton is about to take a journey into a cutthroat world of bribery and corruption where his strength and resolve will be tested to its limits. He may no longer be the man he was in Iraq. But can he keep his cool when it really counts?

©2020 Mark Dawson (P)2021 W. F. Howes

Critic Reviews

"A literary sensation." (The Daily Telegraph)

"Mark Dawson has all the skills. A great thriller writer on the top of his game." (Steve Cavanagh, Sunday Times best-selling author)

“Nerve-shreddingly tense. Utterly addictive.” (MJ Arlidge, best-selling author)

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mellow

Milton is mellowing and perhaps because of that the book brings new life to the series. I am looking forward to Bullerproof to see where this one takes Milton....Please keep the same narrator as he is now synonymous wit JM....

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Ending you won't expect

Looking forward to book 20 "Bulletproof" to find out what the hell is going on!

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  • sme
  • 23-08-2021

Keeps getting better...

Sometimes the long winded series end up getting stale. Not the case for John Milton. I have listened to all of John Milton's adventures. This one takes its place in my top 3. My Thorpe is excellent as usual and Mark Dawson managed to keep the series fresh, exciting and consistent. These books are also stand alone. You dont have to listen to first 18 to figure out the evolution of the character. But I proimse if you listen to one, that wont be the end of it.
I can harley wait for book 20. :)

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  • Luke Bragg
  • 09-08-2021

A fine addition to the collection

I've read/listened to every John Milton novel (as well as the others about Beatrix/Group 15) and it is good to know that Mr. Dawson can continue churning out quality stories. It took me a little bit before the disparate plot-lines started to come together, but once they did, it was a fun and exciting ride. I even found myself consulting google maps as I was reading to get a sense of the geography of the west coast of Scotland. I enjoyed the references to earlier stories and, of course, the tease for the next novel has me looking forward to the next installation.

This series isn't a prestige spy series, but it's always entertaining and it never gets old rooting for ol' John Milton.

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  • Jane
  • 30-07-2021

First class narrator and gripping story

Well David Thorpe you really pulled it out of the bag, absolutely stunning performance. I’ve lost count how many accents you had to do and nailed them all, you really brought the characters to life.
I’ve loved all the John Milton books, thanks guys 🙏

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  • crochetdiva
  • 31-07-2021

Superb!

I've been waiting for this audio book ever since it came out in print. It was well worth waiting for, and is now my favourite Milton book, but I say that for every one. I can't wait for the next installment in John Milton's adventures. Once again, brilliantly narrated by David Thorpe, who brings John Milton to life.

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  • Christine Jankowski
  • 08-09-2021

Can't wait

loved this book....i say it everytime but it was the best so far...gripping throughout can't wait to see what happens to John next

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  • Kelly
  • 08-09-2021

great

it's a great listen and I love how it dips in to his past again. This is def one you should add to your library

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-09-2021

yes

loved the length of the book.
loved the reader.
there's not much more to say...If you like John Milton....just buy it !!!

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  • Mac
  • 07-09-2021

Worth a listen

A decent Milton story, but pushed the grounds of credibility in place, for my tastes.

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  • Dropshort2000
  • 05-09-2021

Good listen but....

I got the impression this book was rushed, a book to set Milton up for Bulletproof. His trade craft is getting sloppy it seems....

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  • JanettheGannet
  • 23-08-2021

Didn't finish

To be fair, not really my kind of story. The performance seemed appropriate for the subject matter but its a bit of an 'action' story and i find such things a bit tedious. i gave the story 4 stars because if you like that kind of thing it's probably quite good. I abandoned it about 2/3 way through because my mind was wandering.

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  • Paul Jones
  • 22-08-2021

John Milton what a guy

These books just get better and better David Thorpe brings John to life should love to see a movie. Keep them coming Mark :-)

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  • ian
  • 20-08-2021

Run out of ideas?

What a complete none story. I suppose at 19 books in, plus spin offs the new story ideas are harder to come by but this really came off as drawn out. Hardly anything happened. Its a bit raiders of the lost ark in that he could of sat on his arse and the outcome ( set up for the next book ) would have been the same.
Really like the Milton series but this is far far from the best in the series.

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