John Milton Books in Order

The John Milton books have become so popular over the years that generation after generation, people keep going back to them.

If you're just starting with it and want a reading list, you're in luck. Here we list out all the John Milton books in order; keeping in mind various factors like the publication year, reviews, its popularity among readers, etc.

It’s always a good idea to read such book titles in sequence so that you don't miss out on the story plot and its discussions in the book clubs.

Publication Order of John Milton Books

The Cleaner

Dawson, Mark 2013

A GRIPPING, SUSPENSEFUL THRILLER.Have you met Milton?He's a problem solver. The man the British government calls on to take care of the worst of the worst: the enemies of the state that the Secret Service and the military can’t stop. But years of covert identities and clandestine missions have taken their toll.

Milton is troubled by nightmares and resolves to make his next job his last. Then, perhaps, he can start to make amends for everything that he's done. Milton finds himself in the East End of London. A young mother needs his help to rescue her son from a life on the street.

But the gang that has taken the boy in, and the charismatic criminal who leads it, are not about to cooperate with him. As London burns through summer riots, Milton finds himself in unfamiliar territory, dealing with an unfamiliar foe. And when his employer sends another agent after him, the odds against him are stacked even higher.

Read The Cleaner today and start your adventure with this million-selling series.What Critics Say About Mark Dawson--"A literary sensation." - The Daily Telegraph--"Dawson writes the kind of thrillers I love. Non-stop, grab-you-by-the-throat tales of doing the right thing no matter the odds.

Simply excellent." - USA Today bestselling author Brett Battles--"It’s impossible not to think of Lee Child’s super-selling Jack Reacher. " - The TimesWhat Readers Say About John Milton:★★★★★ 'Move over Reacher and Bond!'★★★★★ 'The characters are well written.

The pacing is excellent.'★★★★★ 'Strong, relevant and very cinematic.'★★★★★ 'Dawson is a great writer, painting vivid pictures with his descriptions.'★★★★★ 'Incredibly entertaining and fun.'★★★★★ 'A slam dunk winner.

'★★★★★ 'Remarkable book!'★★★★★ 'Dawson reaches the sublime level of character, story, writing and entertainment achieved by Child and Eisler.'★★★★★ 'I am thoroughly hooked on Mark Dawson's writing. ★★★★★ 'Simply awesome.

'★★★★★ 'Do yourself a favour and pick up this book now.'

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Saint Death

Dawson, Mark 2013

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. Milton 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.

What reviewers are saying:"It’s impossible not to think of Lee Child’s super-selling Jack Reacher. " - The Times"A literary sensation." - The Daily Telegraph "Dawson writes the kind of thrillers I love. Non-stop, grab-you-by-the-throat tales of doing the right thing no matter the odds.

Simply excellent." - USA Today bestselling author Brett BattlesWhat Amazon readers are saying about Saint Death:★★★★★ 'Action-packed, a real roller coaster ride with characters that are compelling and real, Mark Dawson's John Milton is as real as bad-ass heroes get.

'★★★★★ 'The whole series is well worth reading. The books are hard to put down.'★★★★★ 'Excellent, fast moving read. Excellent character development.'★★★★★ 'Mark Dawson hits it out of the park with the 3rd John Milton book.

Saint Death was amazing!'★★★★★ 'Every single book is a masterpiece of suspense, intrigue and flat out action.'Book 2 in the USA Today bestselling series. More than 1m copies of the series downloaded and 1000s of five star reviews. Available in digital, print and audiobook.

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1,000 Yards

Mark Dawson 2014

From Amazon number-one best-selling author Mark Dawson, this novella is an introduction to John Milton, the most dangerous assassin in the pay of Her Majesty’s government. Meet John Milton. He considers himself an artisan. A craftsman. His trade is murder.

Milton is the man the government sends after you when everything else has failed. Ruthless. Brilliant. Anonymous. Lethal. You wouldn't pick him out of a crowd, but you wouldn't want to be on his list. But now, after ten years, he's had enough - there's blood on his hands, and he wants out.

Trouble is this job is not one you can just walk away from. In this dip into his case files, Milton is sent into North Korea. With nothing but a sniper rifle, bad intentions, and a very particular target. Will Milton be able to take on the secret police of the most dangerous failed state on the planet? 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.

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The Driver

Dawson, Mark 2014

John Milton has started to hope that he might have a future. He has a job driving a taxi around the streets of San Francisco. He has his anonymity and his solitude. Being invisible has become a comfortable habit. He doesn’t want to be found. But when a girl he drives to a party goes missing, Milton is worried.

Especially when two dead bodies are discovered and the police start treating him as their prime suspect. Milton is a fugitive from the British Secret Service and a man in his position needs extra attention like he needs a hole in the head. As unpleasant secrets leak out, and the body count rises, one thing is for sure.

Milton might just be the right guy in the wrong place at the wrong time. The Driver is a taut, nail-biting adventure which once again stars Mark Dawson’s irresistible hero, the maverick ex-MI6 assassin John Milton. What reviewers are saying:"It’s impossible not to think of Lee Child’s super-selling Jack Reacher.

" - The Times"A literary sensation." - The Daily Telegraph "Dawson writes the kind of thrillers I love. Non-stop, grab-you-by-the-throat tales of doing the right thing no matter the odds. Simply excellent." - USA Today bestselling author Brett BattlesWhat Amazon readers are saying:★★★★★ 'Move over Reacher and Bond!'★★★★★ 'The characters are well written.

The pacing is excellent.'★★★★★ 'Strong, relevant and very cinematic.'★★★★★ 'Dawson is a great writer, painting vivid pictures with his descriptions.'★★★★★ 'Incredibly entertaining and fun.'★★★★★ 'A slam dunk winner.

'★★★★★ 'Remarkable book!'★★★★★ 'John Milton is three-fourths Jack Reacher and one-fourth John Rain and Mark Dawson reaches the sublime high level of character, story, writing and entertainment achieved by Lee Child and Barry Eisler.

'★★★★★ 'I am thoroughly hooked on Mark Dawson's writing. No dull pages, just smooth flowing lines from start to finish.'★★★★★ 'Simply awesome.'★★★★★ 'Mr Dawson doesn't pull any punches, leaving you to believe that anything can happen and no one is safe.

Do yourself a favour and pick up this book now.'More than 1m copies sold and 1000s of five star reviews. Available in digital, print and audiobook.

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Ghosts

Dawson, Mark 2014

John Milton is a ghost. He was Number One. The most dangerous assassin in Group Fifteen, the black-ops organisation that solves problems when diplomacy has failed. Now Milton is Her Majesty’s most wanted fugitive – an anonymous loner with a deadly set of skills.

So when he is arrested following a brawl in a Texas bar, the last person he expected to bail him out was a glamorous operative from the Russian Secret Service. Milton is blackmailed into finding his predecessor as Number One. But she’s a ghost, too, and just as dangerous as him.

He finds himself in deep trouble, playing the Russians against the British in a desperate attempt to save the life of his oldest friend. Some ghosts are better left alone. But these two have been disturbed and now there’s going to be hell to pay. This, the fifth book in the best-selling John Milton series, is his most action-packed adventure yet.

Read about the damaged hero that reviewers are describing as ‘the English Jack Reacher.’

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The Sword of God

Dawson, Mark 2014

A man called Milton walks into town… On the run from his own demons, John Milton treks through the Michigan wilderness into the town of Truth. He’s not looking for trouble, but trouble's looking for him. He finds himself up against a small-town cop who has no idea with whom he is dealing, and no idea how dangerous he is.

But Milton is double crossed and badly injured. Unarmed and alone, he flees into the remote Porcupine Mountains with a posse on his tail. His enemies thought they could hunt him down. That was a mistake and, where Milton is concerned, one mistake is all you get.

From best-selling author Mark Dawson (the John Milton and Beatrix Rose series), The Sword of God is the latest in the acclaimed series of thrillers that readers love.

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Tarantula

Dawson, Mark 2014

Meet John Milton. He considers himself an artisan. A craftsman. His trade is murder. Milton is the man the government sends after you when everything else has failed. You wouldn't pick him out of a crowd but you wouldn't want to be on his list. In this second dip into his case files, Milton is sent to Italy to investigate the death of a colleague from Group 15, the secret assassination squad that liquidates those considered to be impediments to the furtherance of British interests.

Milton discovers that the agent was involved with the Camorra, the powerful Mafia clan that controls the territory from Naples to the tip of the Italian boot. He identifies the assassin as a man nicknamed Tarantula. Now Tarantula, and his boss, are entries in Milton’s ledger.

And all debts need to be paid.Also included: the first chapter of the first full-length Milton novel, THE CLEANER.You'll love Mark Dawson's #1 bestselling thrillers. 450,000 copies downloaded. Get to know John Milton before everyone else does.

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Salvation Row

Dawson, Mark 2014

John Milton is trying to make amends for a career spent killing for the British Secret Service. He has a burning need to right wrongs - and rewrite his own bloody past. He finds himself in Louisiana – the Big Sleazy, the bayou, and the post-Katrina wreckage of the Gulf Coast - with a debt of honor to repay.

Isadora Bartholomew, who saved his partner's life, needs his help. Joel Babineaux, a ruthless property magnate, is out to sink the charity she established to help rebuild the Lower Ninth Ward. Just when Milton thinks he has neutralised Babineaux’s scheming, a dangerous man from his past takes an unhealthy interest in his present.

Claude Boon used to work for the Mossad and might be more than Milton can handle. And then the stakes get even higher… ‘Salvation Row’ is the most explosive thriller yet in Mark Dawson's bestselling John Milton series. It’s a book no self-respecting suspense fan will want to be without.

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Headhunters

Dawson, Mark 2015

Bury your enemies, and bury them deep. John Milton thought he was done with Avi Bachman. The most dangerous man he's ever known has been incarcerated in Angola, the brutal Louisiana prison. Inmates rarely leave Angola. Once you go in, the only way out is in a box.

But Bachman is no ordinary prisoner. He was an assassin for the Mossad, and he has favours to call in. Milton is in the Australian outback with an old friend and his flirtatious kid sister, looking for a summer’s peace to put his troubled mind to rest.

But Bachman has other plans. He thinks that Milton killed his wife, and now he wants revenge. From Australia to Israel, from Hong Kong to Croatia, here is the conclusion of this brutal chapter in Milton’s life. The two headhunters are on a collision course, and only one of them will walk away.

Mark Dawson is the new master of the page-turning thriller and more than 350,000 copies of the Milton series have been downloaded since it was first published. Don’t start this book in bed - you will lose sleep.

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The Ninth Step

Dawson, Mark 2016

John Milton is a former assassin for the British government. He is a ronin, trying to atone for his past sins by offering his services to those people who have no-one else to whom they can turn. Milton is keeping a low profile in London when he meets Eddie Fabian.

Fabian confesses that he is considering suicide, and that the reason for his depression was the abuse that he suffered as a child. Milton offers to help, but, before he can, Eddie is found dead in circumstances that Milton considers suspicious. And then events take a turn that no-one could have anticipated… Milton’s attempted good deed becomes a quest to unveil corruption at the highest levels of government and murder at the dark heart of the criminal underworld.

Milton is pulled back into the game, and that’s going to have serious consequences for everyone who crosses his path. Prepare yourself for another hair-raising, heart-pounding adventure from the new master of the thriller. With over one million downloads and thousands of five star reviews, if you haven’t read Mark Dawson yet, what are you waiting for? Don’t start this book at night if sleep is important to you…

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The Jungle

Dawson, Mark 2016

An assassin haunted by his past. Two young refugees out of their depth and in need of his special talents. John Milton is no stranger to the world’s seedy underbelly. But when the former British Secret Service agent comes up against a ruthless human trafficking ring, he’ll have to fight harder than ever to conquer the evil in his path.

After Milton meets a refugee who lost a sister to people smugglers, he travels through war-torn Libya and the murkiest parts of Italy and France to get the girl back. As enemies watch his every move, Milton confronts a group of Albanian pimps and smugglers so dangerous, they could easily make this mission his last.

The Jungle is a gripping standalone thriller in Mark Dawson’s bestselling John Milton series. With cinematic set pieces, characters you'll grow to love, and edge-of-your-seat action, it’s easy to see why Dawson’s books have been downloaded more than one million times and optioned for a big screen film franchise.

Buy The Jungle to watch “the British Jack Reacher” get pushed to the brink today.

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Blackout

Dawson, Mark 2017

An offer he couldn't refuse. A murder he can’t remember… John Milton’s life is about to change. The former government assassin follows a lead to Manila that he hopes will change his life. But he never expected to wake up in an unfamiliar hotel room beside a murder victim.

And, unfortunately for him, Milton doesn’t remember a thing about the night before. Thrown into a gruesome Filipino prison, he puts together the clues that led to his betrayal. With no allies and even less hope, Milton must use his wits to escape and take revenge on the men who put him there.

If he doesn’t lose his life in the process… Blackout is the latest book in Mark Dawson’s gripping series of thrillers. If you like page-turning action, globetrotting spies, and perfectly-paced suspense, then you’ll love this series from a USA Today bestseller.

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The Alamo

Dawson, Mark 2017

New York isn’t ready for Britain’s most dangerous ex-assassin… John Milton has finally found a place to escape the bloodshed: off-season Coney Island. No tourists. No special ops. Just peace and quiet. But when a local boy witnesses a grisly murder, Milton can’t resist investigating.

Milton uncovers a vicious drug kingpin and a group of crooked cops from a notorious precinct known as “The Alamo.” Against such dangerous foes, Milton’s quest for redemption could come to an end. The eleventh book in the USA Today bestselling John Milton series delivers thrills, action, and twists you just won’t see coming.

“It’s impossible not to think of Lee Child’s super-selling Jack Reacher” - The Times “The literary sensation you’ve never heard of.” - The Telegraph

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Redeemer

Dawson, Mark 2018

John Milton is in Rio de Janeiro, staying with an old army friend who runs a private security company. When one of the bodyguards doesn’t turn up for work, Milton offers to stand in. The job is routine: take the wife and daughter of an anti-corruption judge to a school recital.

What could possibly go wrong?But the girl is snatched off the street and Milton is nearly killed. As he recovers at a Group Fifteen safe house, he works out what to do next.He has two objectives: first, he’s going to find the girl. And, second, he’s going to find the criminals who took her and punish them for what they’ve done.

The conspirators think Milton is an old, washed-up drunk living on past glories. They couldn’t have made a worse mistake. Milton’s trip to Rio turns into a lethal quest that leads to the lawless favelas and the corridors of power, and then right into the horrific heart of darkness.

------------------------------Praise for Mark Dawson:"It’s impossible not to think of Lee Child’s super-selling Jack Reacher. " - The Times"A literary sensation." - The Daily Telegraph "Dawson writes the kind of thrillers I love. Non-stop, grab-you-by-the-throat tales of doing the right thing no matter the odds.

Simply excellent." - USA Today bestselling author Brett BattlesMore than 1m copies sold in the John Milton and Beatrix Rose series and 1000s of five star reviews.

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Sleepers

Dawson, Mark 2018

When a Russian defector is assassinated in a sleepy English seaside town, Group Fifteen agents John Milton and Michael Pope find themselves in a rush to uncover the culprits and bring them to justice.Their investigation leads them to Moscow and a confrontation with Directorate S, the agency responsible for seeding Russian sleeper agents around the world.

When lies and double crossing mean that no-one is what they seem, the two agents - alone and without backup – struggle to achieve their goals under the most dangerous of circumstances.Set one week before the opening of The Cleaner, this compulsive thriller turns back the clock to Milton as a barely functioning alcoholic, still tormented by the ghosts of the men and women he has killed in the service of his country.

Milton must fight his own demons as well as the Russian assassin sent to eliminate him. Will he be able to complete his mission and escape with his life?What Critics Say About Mark Dawson--"A literary sensation." - The Daily Telegraph--"Dawson writes the kind of thrillers I love.

Non-stop, grab-you-by-the-throat tales of doing the right thing no matter the odds. Simply excellent." - USA Today bestselling author Brett Battles--"It’s impossible not to think of Lee Child’s super-selling Jack Reacher. " - The TimesWhat Readers Say About John Milton:★★★★★ 'Move over Reacher and Bond!'★★★★★ 'The characters are well written.

The pacing is excellent.'★★★★★ 'Strong, relevant and very cinematic.'★★★★★ 'Dawson is a great writer, painting vivid pictures with his descriptions.'★★★★★ 'Incredibly entertaining and fun.'★★★★★ 'A slam dunk winner.

'★★★★★ 'Remarkable book!'★★★★★ 'Dawson reaches the sublime level of character, story, writing and entertainment achieved by Child and Eisler.'★★★★★ 'I am thoroughly hooked on Mark Dawson's writing. ★★★★★ 'Simply awesome.

'★★★★★ 'Do yourself a favour and pick up this book now.'

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Twelve Days

Dawson, Mark 2018

John Milton hasn't seen Elijah Warriner for three years. The last time they met, Milton's efforts to keep the boy safe didn't go exactly to plan. Now Elijah is a promising boxer, preparing for the bout that will take him to the big time. Milton decides that he will spend the week before Christmas in London so that he can watch the fight.

But Elijah's burgeoning fame has brought him to the attention of old acquaintances with long memories and grudges to bear. They have noticed Elijah, too, and decide that now is the time to settle old scores.Can Milton keep the young man and his mother safe, or will Elijah's old running mates get to him first?“Nerve-shreddingly tense.

Utterly addictive” - International bestselling author MJ Arlidge

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Bright Lights

Dawson, Mark 2019

Is John Milton on the path to redemption or the road to revenge?John Milton has done some bad things in his life. Very bad things. Now he’s looking for ways to make amends. But trouble always seems to be looking for him.Heading from San Francisco to Las Vegas, Milton’s solo road trip takes an unexpected turn when he picks up Jessica Russo, a young woman in distress at the side of the road.

She urgently needs a ride and he’s happy to help her out.But what starts out as a simple favour quickly becomes something more sinister. Once they get to their destination, it’s clear something isn’t right. Working for the Vegas casinos has got Jessica’s father wrapped up with the wrong people.

A mistake that could prove fatal for him and his family.This is just the beginning of a dangerous journey that will take Milton from Sin City to Siena and beyond. As Milton goes deeper into a world of violence, ruthlessness and revenge, will he finally put his demons to rest? Or is he about to awaken the devil he’s been trying to smother for so long?"Mark Dawson has all the skills.

A great thriller writer on the top of his game." - Sunday Times bestselling author Steve Cavanagh

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The Man Who Never Was

Dawson, Mark 2020

Can the man who never was catch the criminals who never get caught?John Milton is used to operating in the shadows, weaving his way through dangerous places behind a fake identity. Now, to avenge the death of a close friend, he must wear his mask of deception once more.

Beau Baxter was brutally murdered by a drugs cartel but that doesn’t stop Milton from blaming himself for his friend’s death. With the help of a trusted team of undercover experts and Beau’s son, Milton is determined to track down the killers. And he isn't just after the man who gave the order.

He’s heading right for the top.Milton plans to follow the trail of cocaine from the nightclubs of Amsterdam all the way to its source in Colombia. Disguised as an ambitious buyer, he’s prepared to work his way up the cartel hierarchy one rung at a time.

But the ladder can be slippery and, as Milton travels deeper into a world of violence, ruthlessness and greed, he finds himself in a jungle that could prove impossible to escape.

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Killa City

Dawson, Mark 2021

A storm is brewing in the heartlands of America and John Milton senses something in the air…John Milton has a nose for trouble. He can smell it a mile away. And when he witnesses a suspicious altercation between a young man and two thugs in a car auction parking lot, he can’t resist getting involved.

Milton came to Kansas City hoping to find a way out of danger. His recent vendetta against a cartel hitman who killed his friend has made him enemies in high places. Now he needs to find the only man who can get him out of this mess. But, like a moth to a flame, Milton is drawn to anyone who needs his help.

And this time, he’s also drawing the attention of money laundering criminals who really mean business.Driven by a desire to atone for the darkness in his past, Milton is a man on a mission. But, in a city of undercover crime and corruption, what does that mean for his future? With danger all around him, will Milton’s burning conscience finally be the death of him?Praise for Mark Dawson.

“Mark Dawson’s John Milton books are sharper than a stiletto. If you’ve run out of Lee Child books, Dawson is your man. Absolutely brilliant.” - Matt Nixson, Books Editor, Mail on Sunday"It’s impossible not to think of Lee Child’s super-selling Jack Reacher.

" - The Times"A literary sensation." - The Daily Telegraph"Mark Dawson has all the skills. A great thriller writer on the top of his game." - Sunday Times bestselling author Steve Cavanagh“Nerve-shreddingly tense. Utterly addictive” - Bestselling author MJ Arlidge"A terrific fast-paced read.

Mark Dawson knows how to tell a great story." - Bestselling author Scott Mariani

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Chronological Order of John Milton Books

1,000 Yards

Mark Dawson 2014

From Amazon number-one best-selling author Mark Dawson, this novella is an introduction to John Milton, the most dangerous assassin in the pay of Her Majesty’s government. Meet John Milton. He considers himself an artisan. A craftsman. His trade is murder.

Milton is the man the government sends after you when everything else has failed. Ruthless. Brilliant. Anonymous. Lethal. You wouldn't pick him out of a crowd, but you wouldn't want to be on his list. But now, after ten years, he's had enough - there's blood on his hands, and he wants out.

Trouble is this job is not one you can just walk away from. In this dip into his case files, Milton is sent into North Korea. With nothing but a sniper rifle, bad intentions, and a very particular target. Will Milton be able to take on the secret police of the most dangerous failed state on the planet? 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.

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Tarantula

Dawson, Mark 2014

Meet John Milton. He considers himself an artisan. A craftsman. His trade is murder. Milton is the man the government sends after you when everything else has failed. You wouldn't pick him out of a crowd but you wouldn't want to be on his list. In this second dip into his case files, Milton is sent to Italy to investigate the death of a colleague from Group 15, the secret assassination squad that liquidates those considered to be impediments to the furtherance of British interests.

Milton discovers that the agent was involved with the Camorra, the powerful Mafia clan that controls the territory from Naples to the tip of the Italian boot. He identifies the assassin as a man nicknamed Tarantula. Now Tarantula, and his boss, are entries in Milton’s ledger.

And all debts need to be paid.Also included: the first chapter of the first full-length Milton novel, THE CLEANER.You'll love Mark Dawson's #1 bestselling thrillers. 450,000 copies downloaded. Get to know John Milton before everyone else does.

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The Cleaner

Dawson, Mark 2013

A GRIPPING, SUSPENSEFUL THRILLER.Have you met Milton?He's a problem solver. The man the British government calls on to take care of the worst of the worst: the enemies of the state that the Secret Service and the military can’t stop. But years of covert identities and clandestine missions have taken their toll.

Milton is troubled by nightmares and resolves to make his next job his last. Then, perhaps, he can start to make amends for everything that he's done. Milton finds himself in the East End of London. A young mother needs his help to rescue her son from a life on the street.

But the gang that has taken the boy in, and the charismatic criminal who leads it, are not about to cooperate with him. As London burns through summer riots, Milton finds himself in unfamiliar territory, dealing with an unfamiliar foe. And when his employer sends another agent after him, the odds against him are stacked even higher.

Read The Cleaner today and start your adventure with this million-selling series.What Critics Say About Mark Dawson--"A literary sensation." - The Daily Telegraph--"Dawson writes the kind of thrillers I love. Non-stop, grab-you-by-the-throat tales of doing the right thing no matter the odds.

Simply excellent." - USA Today bestselling author Brett Battles--"It’s impossible not to think of Lee Child’s super-selling Jack Reacher. " - The TimesWhat Readers Say About John Milton:★★★★★ 'Move over Reacher and Bond!'★★★★★ 'The characters are well written.

The pacing is excellent.'★★★★★ 'Strong, relevant and very cinematic.'★★★★★ 'Dawson is a great writer, painting vivid pictures with his descriptions.'★★★★★ 'Incredibly entertaining and fun.'★★★★★ 'A slam dunk winner.

'★★★★★ 'Remarkable book!'★★★★★ 'Dawson reaches the sublime level of character, story, writing and entertainment achieved by Child and Eisler.'★★★★★ 'I am thoroughly hooked on Mark Dawson's writing. ★★★★★ 'Simply awesome.

'★★★★★ 'Do yourself a favour and pick up this book now.'

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Saint Death

Dawson, Mark 2013

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. Milton 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.

What reviewers are saying:"It’s impossible not to think of Lee Child’s super-selling Jack Reacher. " - The Times"A literary sensation." - The Daily Telegraph "Dawson writes the kind of thrillers I love. Non-stop, grab-you-by-the-throat tales of doing the right thing no matter the odds.

Simply excellent." - USA Today bestselling author Brett BattlesWhat Amazon readers are saying about Saint Death:★★★★★ 'Action-packed, a real roller coaster ride with characters that are compelling and real, Mark Dawson's John Milton is as real as bad-ass heroes get.

'★★★★★ 'The whole series is well worth reading. The books are hard to put down.'★★★★★ 'Excellent, fast moving read. Excellent character development.'★★★★★ 'Mark Dawson hits it out of the park with the 3rd John Milton book.

Saint Death was amazing!'★★★★★ 'Every single book is a masterpiece of suspense, intrigue and flat out action.'Book 2 in the USA Today bestselling series. More than 1m copies of the series downloaded and 1000s of five star reviews. Available in digital, print and audiobook.

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The Driver

Dawson, Mark 2014

John Milton has started to hope that he might have a future. He has a job driving a taxi around the streets of San Francisco. He has his anonymity and his solitude. Being invisible has become a comfortable habit. He doesn’t want to be found. But when a girl he drives to a party goes missing, Milton is worried.

Especially when two dead bodies are discovered and the police start treating him as their prime suspect. Milton is a fugitive from the British Secret Service and a man in his position needs extra attention like he needs a hole in the head. As unpleasant secrets leak out, and the body count rises, one thing is for sure.

Milton might just be the right guy in the wrong place at the wrong time. The Driver is a taut, nail-biting adventure which once again stars Mark Dawson’s irresistible hero, the maverick ex-MI6 assassin John Milton. What reviewers are saying:"It’s impossible not to think of Lee Child’s super-selling Jack Reacher.

" - The Times"A literary sensation." - The Daily Telegraph "Dawson writes the kind of thrillers I love. Non-stop, grab-you-by-the-throat tales of doing the right thing no matter the odds. Simply excellent." - USA Today bestselling author Brett BattlesWhat Amazon readers are saying:★★★★★ 'Move over Reacher and Bond!'★★★★★ 'The characters are well written.

The pacing is excellent.'★★★★★ 'Strong, relevant and very cinematic.'★★★★★ 'Dawson is a great writer, painting vivid pictures with his descriptions.'★★★★★ 'Incredibly entertaining and fun.'★★★★★ 'A slam dunk winner.

'★★★★★ 'Remarkable book!'★★★★★ 'John Milton is three-fourths Jack Reacher and one-fourth John Rain and Mark Dawson reaches the sublime high level of character, story, writing and entertainment achieved by Lee Child and Barry Eisler.

'★★★★★ 'I am thoroughly hooked on Mark Dawson's writing. No dull pages, just smooth flowing lines from start to finish.'★★★★★ 'Simply awesome.'★★★★★ 'Mr Dawson doesn't pull any punches, leaving you to believe that anything can happen and no one is safe.

Do yourself a favour and pick up this book now.'More than 1m copies sold and 1000s of five star reviews. Available in digital, print and audiobook.

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Ghosts

Dawson, Mark 2014

John Milton is a ghost. He was Number One. The most dangerous assassin in Group Fifteen, the black-ops organisation that solves problems when diplomacy has failed. Now Milton is Her Majesty’s most wanted fugitive – an anonymous loner with a deadly set of skills.

So when he is arrested following a brawl in a Texas bar, the last person he expected to bail him out was a glamorous operative from the Russian Secret Service. Milton is blackmailed into finding his predecessor as Number One. But she’s a ghost, too, and just as dangerous as him.

He finds himself in deep trouble, playing the Russians against the British in a desperate attempt to save the life of his oldest friend. Some ghosts are better left alone. But these two have been disturbed and now there’s going to be hell to pay. This, the fifth book in the best-selling John Milton series, is his most action-packed adventure yet.

Read about the damaged hero that reviewers are describing as ‘the English Jack Reacher.’

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The Sword of God

Dawson, Mark 2014

A man called Milton walks into town… On the run from his own demons, John Milton treks through the Michigan wilderness into the town of Truth. He’s not looking for trouble, but trouble's looking for him. He finds himself up against a small-town cop who has no idea with whom he is dealing, and no idea how dangerous he is.

But Milton is double crossed and badly injured. Unarmed and alone, he flees into the remote Porcupine Mountains with a posse on his tail. His enemies thought they could hunt him down. That was a mistake and, where Milton is concerned, one mistake is all you get.

From best-selling author Mark Dawson (the John Milton and Beatrix Rose series), The Sword of God is the latest in the acclaimed series of thrillers that readers love.

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Salvation Row

Dawson, Mark 2014

John Milton is trying to make amends for a career spent killing for the British Secret Service. He has a burning need to right wrongs - and rewrite his own bloody past. He finds himself in Louisiana – the Big Sleazy, the bayou, and the post-Katrina wreckage of the Gulf Coast - with a debt of honor to repay.

Isadora Bartholomew, who saved his partner's life, needs his help. Joel Babineaux, a ruthless property magnate, is out to sink the charity she established to help rebuild the Lower Ninth Ward. Just when Milton thinks he has neutralised Babineaux’s scheming, a dangerous man from his past takes an unhealthy interest in his present.

Claude Boon used to work for the Mossad and might be more than Milton can handle. And then the stakes get even higher… ‘Salvation Row’ is the most explosive thriller yet in Mark Dawson's bestselling John Milton series. It’s a book no self-respecting suspense fan will want to be without.

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Headhunters

Dawson, Mark 2015

Bury your enemies, and bury them deep. John Milton thought he was done with Avi Bachman. The most dangerous man he's ever known has been incarcerated in Angola, the brutal Louisiana prison. Inmates rarely leave Angola. Once you go in, the only way out is in a box.

But Bachman is no ordinary prisoner. He was an assassin for the Mossad, and he has favours to call in. Milton is in the Australian outback with an old friend and his flirtatious kid sister, looking for a summer’s peace to put his troubled mind to rest.

But Bachman has other plans. He thinks that Milton killed his wife, and now he wants revenge. From Australia to Israel, from Hong Kong to Croatia, here is the conclusion of this brutal chapter in Milton’s life. The two headhunters are on a collision course, and only one of them will walk away.

Mark Dawson is the new master of the page-turning thriller and more than 350,000 copies of the Milton series have been downloaded since it was first published. Don’t start this book in bed - you will lose sleep.

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The Ninth Step

Dawson, Mark 2016

John Milton is a former assassin for the British government. He is a ronin, trying to atone for his past sins by offering his services to those people who have no-one else to whom they can turn. Milton is keeping a low profile in London when he meets Eddie Fabian.

Fabian confesses that he is considering suicide, and that the reason for his depression was the abuse that he suffered as a child. Milton offers to help, but, before he can, Eddie is found dead in circumstances that Milton considers suspicious. And then events take a turn that no-one could have anticipated… Milton’s attempted good deed becomes a quest to unveil corruption at the highest levels of government and murder at the dark heart of the criminal underworld.

Milton is pulled back into the game, and that’s going to have serious consequences for everyone who crosses his path. Prepare yourself for another hair-raising, heart-pounding adventure from the new master of the thriller. With over one million downloads and thousands of five star reviews, if you haven’t read Mark Dawson yet, what are you waiting for? Don’t start this book at night if sleep is important to you…

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The Jungle

Dawson, Mark 2016

An assassin haunted by his past. Two young refugees out of their depth and in need of his special talents. John Milton is no stranger to the world’s seedy underbelly. But when the former British Secret Service agent comes up against a ruthless human trafficking ring, he’ll have to fight harder than ever to conquer the evil in his path.

After Milton meets a refugee who lost a sister to people smugglers, he travels through war-torn Libya and the murkiest parts of Italy and France to get the girl back. As enemies watch his every move, Milton confronts a group of Albanian pimps and smugglers so dangerous, they could easily make this mission his last.

The Jungle is a gripping standalone thriller in Mark Dawson’s bestselling John Milton series. With cinematic set pieces, characters you'll grow to love, and edge-of-your-seat action, it’s easy to see why Dawson’s books have been downloaded more than one million times and optioned for a big screen film franchise.

Buy The Jungle to watch “the British Jack Reacher” get pushed to the brink today.

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Blackout

Dawson, Mark 2017

An offer he couldn't refuse. A murder he can’t remember… John Milton’s life is about to change. The former government assassin follows a lead to Manila that he hopes will change his life. But he never expected to wake up in an unfamiliar hotel room beside a murder victim.

And, unfortunately for him, Milton doesn’t remember a thing about the night before. Thrown into a gruesome Filipino prison, he puts together the clues that led to his betrayal. With no allies and even less hope, Milton must use his wits to escape and take revenge on the men who put him there.

If he doesn’t lose his life in the process… Blackout is the latest book in Mark Dawson’s gripping series of thrillers. If you like page-turning action, globetrotting spies, and perfectly-paced suspense, then you’ll love this series from a USA Today bestseller.

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The Alamo

Dawson, Mark 2017

New York isn’t ready for Britain’s most dangerous ex-assassin… John Milton has finally found a place to escape the bloodshed: off-season Coney Island. No tourists. No special ops. Just peace and quiet. But when a local boy witnesses a grisly murder, Milton can’t resist investigating.

Milton uncovers a vicious drug kingpin and a group of crooked cops from a notorious precinct known as “The Alamo.” Against such dangerous foes, Milton’s quest for redemption could come to an end. The eleventh book in the USA Today bestselling John Milton series delivers thrills, action, and twists you just won’t see coming.

“It’s impossible not to think of Lee Child’s super-selling Jack Reacher” - The Times “The literary sensation you’ve never heard of.” - The Telegraph

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Redeemer

Dawson, Mark 2018

John Milton is in Rio de Janeiro, staying with an old army friend who runs a private security company. When one of the bodyguards doesn’t turn up for work, Milton offers to stand in. The job is routine: take the wife and daughter of an anti-corruption judge to a school recital.

What could possibly go wrong?But the girl is snatched off the street and Milton is nearly killed. As he recovers at a Group Fifteen safe house, he works out what to do next.He has two objectives: first, he’s going to find the girl. And, second, he’s going to find the criminals who took her and punish them for what they’ve done.

The conspirators think Milton is an old, washed-up drunk living on past glories. They couldn’t have made a worse mistake. Milton’s trip to Rio turns into a lethal quest that leads to the lawless favelas and the corridors of power, and then right into the horrific heart of darkness.

------------------------------Praise for Mark Dawson:"It’s impossible not to think of Lee Child’s super-selling Jack Reacher. " - The Times"A literary sensation." - The Daily Telegraph "Dawson writes the kind of thrillers I love. Non-stop, grab-you-by-the-throat tales of doing the right thing no matter the odds.

Simply excellent." - USA Today bestselling author Brett BattlesMore than 1m copies sold in the John Milton and Beatrix Rose series and 1000s of five star reviews.

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Sleepers

Dawson, Mark 2018

When a Russian defector is assassinated in a sleepy English seaside town, Group Fifteen agents John Milton and Michael Pope find themselves in a rush to uncover the culprits and bring them to justice.Their investigation leads them to Moscow and a confrontation with Directorate S, the agency responsible for seeding Russian sleeper agents around the world.

When lies and double crossing mean that no-one is what they seem, the two agents - alone and without backup – struggle to achieve their goals under the most dangerous of circumstances.Set one week before the opening of The Cleaner, this compulsive thriller turns back the clock to Milton as a barely functioning alcoholic, still tormented by the ghosts of the men and women he has killed in the service of his country.

Milton must fight his own demons as well as the Russian assassin sent to eliminate him. Will he be able to complete his mission and escape with his life?What Critics Say About Mark Dawson--"A literary sensation." - The Daily Telegraph--"Dawson writes the kind of thrillers I love.

Non-stop, grab-you-by-the-throat tales of doing the right thing no matter the odds. Simply excellent." - USA Today bestselling author Brett Battles--"It’s impossible not to think of Lee Child’s super-selling Jack Reacher. " - The TimesWhat Readers Say About John Milton:★★★★★ 'Move over Reacher and Bond!'★★★★★ 'The characters are well written.

The pacing is excellent.'★★★★★ 'Strong, relevant and very cinematic.'★★★★★ 'Dawson is a great writer, painting vivid pictures with his descriptions.'★★★★★ 'Incredibly entertaining and fun.'★★★★★ 'A slam dunk winner.

'★★★★★ 'Remarkable book!'★★★★★ 'Dawson reaches the sublime level of character, story, writing and entertainment achieved by Child and Eisler.'★★★★★ 'I am thoroughly hooked on Mark Dawson's writing. ★★★★★ 'Simply awesome.

'★★★★★ 'Do yourself a favour and pick up this book now.'

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Twelve Days

Dawson, Mark 2018

John Milton hasn't seen Elijah Warriner for three years. The last time they met, Milton's efforts to keep the boy safe didn't go exactly to plan. Now Elijah is a promising boxer, preparing for the bout that will take him to the big time. Milton decides that he will spend the week before Christmas in London so that he can watch the fight.

But Elijah's burgeoning fame has brought him to the attention of old acquaintances with long memories and grudges to bear. They have noticed Elijah, too, and decide that now is the time to settle old scores.Can Milton keep the young man and his mother safe, or will Elijah's old running mates get to him first?“Nerve-shreddingly tense.

Utterly addictive” - International bestselling author MJ Arlidge

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Bright Lights

Dawson, Mark 2019

Is John Milton on the path to redemption or the road to revenge?John Milton has done some bad things in his life. Very bad things. Now he’s looking for ways to make amends. But trouble always seems to be looking for him.Heading from San Francisco to Las Vegas, Milton’s solo road trip takes an unexpected turn when he picks up Jessica Russo, a young woman in distress at the side of the road.

She urgently needs a ride and he’s happy to help her out.But what starts out as a simple favour quickly becomes something more sinister. Once they get to their destination, it’s clear something isn’t right. Working for the Vegas casinos has got Jessica’s father wrapped up with the wrong people.

A mistake that could prove fatal for him and his family.This is just the beginning of a dangerous journey that will take Milton from Sin City to Siena and beyond. As Milton goes deeper into a world of violence, ruthlessness and revenge, will he finally put his demons to rest? Or is he about to awaken the devil he’s been trying to smother for so long?"Mark Dawson has all the skills.

A great thriller writer on the top of his game." - Sunday Times bestselling author Steve Cavanagh

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The Man Who Never Was

Dawson, Mark 2020

Can the man who never was catch the criminals who never get caught?John Milton is used to operating in the shadows, weaving his way through dangerous places behind a fake identity. Now, to avenge the death of a close friend, he must wear his mask of deception once more.

Beau Baxter was brutally murdered by a drugs cartel but that doesn’t stop Milton from blaming himself for his friend’s death. With the help of a trusted team of undercover experts and Beau’s son, Milton is determined to track down the killers. And he isn't just after the man who gave the order.

He’s heading right for the top.Milton plans to follow the trail of cocaine from the nightclubs of Amsterdam all the way to its source in Colombia. Disguised as an ambitious buyer, he’s prepared to work his way up the cartel hierarchy one rung at a time.

But the ladder can be slippery and, as Milton travels deeper into a world of violence, ruthlessness and greed, he finds himself in a jungle that could prove impossible to escape.

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