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Ghosts - John Milton #4 (John Milton Series) [Kindle Edition]

Mark Dawson
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)

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Book Description

To get the full Mark Dawson Starter Library (four books, for free), visit the offer page by cutting and pasting the following into your browser:

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.'

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1006 KB
  • Print Length: 235 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1500207896
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Black Dog Publishing (19 Feb. 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00IJXAM80
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #8,169 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

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.

He is currently writing three series.

The John Milton series features a disgruntled assassin who aims to help people to make amends for the things that he has done.

The Beatrix Rose series features the headlong fight for justice of a wronged mother - who happens to be an assassin - against the six names on her Kill List.

Soho Noir is set in the West End of London between 1940 and 1970. The first book in the series, "The Black Mile", deals with the (real life but little known) serial killer who operated in the area during the Blitz. "The Imposter" traces the journey of a criminal family through the period; it has been compared to The Sopranos in austerity London.

Mark lives in Wiltshire, in the UK, with his family.

You can find him at or

You can get his Starter Library - two best-selling novels and two novellas, with hundreds of five star reviews between them - by signing up for his mailing list at:

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Another cracking Milton book 21 Feb. 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
Having read all of the Milton series so far, this is without doubt the most action packed one to date. I don't know if it was because lots of the story was set in Russia and the Far East - but it definitely felt like a Jason Bourne movie.

From the start of this book, the plot provides the reader with lots to think about and is paced well - not too quick that the reader feels they are speed reading and missing details but equally not to slow that it becomes a chore to read.

Initially I was confused a little by the opening of the book, but the author, with his wonderful writing style, comes through in the end. It is important to continue reading as everything is revealed later in the book. Character development during this stage of the book is key as the story works it's way cleverly into the final crescendo of action.

For readers that start with this book - it's a great read, but for those readers that are familiar with the Milton series, the way that the author skilfully weaves Milton's previous experiences into the storyline is amazing.

I really enjoyed this book and hope that Mark Dawson carries on with this character he has developed.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It gets better and better 2 Mar. 2014
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Suspend reality and dive into this series... Milton is a flawed hero seeking redemption and some peace. I purchased number 1 a couple of weeks ago and was hooked. Since Vince flynn's demise I have been looking for a hero that you can empathise with but is more than the two dimensional 'super hero'

Do we have men and women like this working for 'us' who knows, the important thing is that if you want to dive in and enjoy a thoroughly good read then I would strongly recommend this series... I was particulalry pleased to get an e mail from the author , thanking me for my feedback... Wow , humility from a published writer...whatever next.

mr Dawson advised that there will be a Beatrix Rose trilogy coming up soon...(dive in to find out more about this character)

can't wait !!!!!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars book 5 and 5 stars 18 Mar. 2014
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This series gets better and better, another great addition to the John Milton series as gripping and fast paced as ever, great writing from Mark Dawson again
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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What on earth have you been doing??? - get started today!
I guarantee you will not be disappointed, in the slightest....
Get hold of '1000 Yards', the first in this particular series. I cannot praise that book enough - it will set you on the road that will meander across the globe, leaving you desperate for the next installment.

Book #5, Ghosts, ensures continued success for Mark Dawson in the John Milton series.
The introduction of erstwhile mentor, Beatrix Rose, provides another rich vein to open and expand upon. That alone will be enthralling-aside from 'Control' having gone on the missing list - bound to provide Milton with plenty with which to contend.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Fantastic! 30 Mar. 2014
By AndyH
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Not just another brilliant John Milton episode, the best yet!!!
The only thing I'm disappointed about is that I've finished it and have to wait for the next in the series. There is going to be a next, right? Please say there's going to be a next!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ghosts by john milton 12 Mar. 2014
By ellen
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I could not put the book down once I started reading it, great book would recommend it looking for more books by this writer
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another phenomenal read 4 Mar. 2014
By Grant
Format:Kindle Edition
Having just finished reading Ghosts i felt compelled to come and leave my first ever review. I have been reading the John Milton series from the beginning and I have thoroughlh enjoyed all the books so far. It may be the facf that i have just finished reading this latest installment but i rate this as my favourite of the series to date. It is an utterly compelling read from start to finish and i would recommend it to anyone looking for a solid, well written book to read. The action within the book is well thoughg out and put across to the reader and there are some great little twists along the way. i look forward to future John Milton novels from Mr Dawson and can only hope the next one is not in the too distant future. Highly recommended for fans of the Jack Reacher and Sam Archer book series'
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5.0 out of 5 stars Really Good Read with lots of Twists and turns 6 Jan. 2015
By Susan D
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The story follows a man called Milton.
He used to be the number one of an assassins group
run by the English Government.
Now he is the number one fugitive wanted by the government.
He wanted to leave the group but no one gets to leave.
You only leave group fifteen one way.
He is arrested in Texas after a bar fight but he is
released by a Russian agent who wants him to work for them.
He now has to play everyone against themselves so that
he can save his friend.
His friend is being held by the Russian's and if he
doesn't save him soon he is likely to die.

I really enjoyed the twists and turns in the story.
The characters are well written and have
a deep meaning to them and there personalities.
I would highly recommend this book.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Ghosts
Once again mark Dawson's books totally hit the action mark. His characters are fantastic,compelling and make you want more. BRILLIENT.
I can't wait for the next one.
Published 14 days ago by Bash
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I am still reading it
Published 1 month ago by michael parker
5.0 out of 5 stars loved it
very good book and very good read
Published 1 month ago by Mr. P. Flannery
5.0 out of 5 stars Twists and turns that will leave you wanting more.
Loved this book, bringing together two agents that have their own book series in their own rights - John Milton and Beatrix Rose. Read more
Published 1 month ago by D.A.R. Bookworm
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Best Mark Dawson so far.I am now going to order The Beatrix Rose box set.
Published 1 month ago by Elaine Carlin
4.0 out of 5 stars Ghosts by Mark Dawson
As usual, plenty of action with a good story line and a central character in John Milton who will keep the pages turning and will encourage the reader to continue following his... Read more
Published 2 months ago by anon
4.0 out of 5 stars Ghosts
Keeping the standard. Will now have to buy beatrix rose and then the other guy. Who is going to make the movies
Published 2 months ago by A. Houston
5.0 out of 5 stars Mark Dawson at his best
When I found Mark Dawson’s books I thought they were good and ‘Ghosts’ is Mark Dawson at his best.
An action filled tale of retribution that begins and ends in London. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Roger Hampshire
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Good story keeps your interest
Published 2 months ago by Mrs S Stanley
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
excellent again!
Published 3 months ago by Robert G. Maxwell
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