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.
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)
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.
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'
This is the latest instalment in the series of books featuring the main character of John Milton and continues in the same exciting style as the previous books. Great story, fast moving and introducing some new characters which adds to the interest. This time Milton comes back to London and has a chance to seek justice against the kill order placed upon him by the corrupt head of Group Fifteen where he previously worked as an assassin. However before this he has to work with the Russians in order to achieve this end and this leads to an eventful and exciting part of the book.
The author continues to develop the character along interesting lines and we discover more about him and his previous life as killer working for the British Secret Service. All in all this is a great read and you will not be able to put it down, that is for sure. If you are new to these stories then I suggest you start at the beginning to fully appreciate the story and the character of John Milton. Cannot wait for the next instalment..
Wow! 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!!!
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.
Another great read but let down for me by a number of silly errors, why authors can't get someone in the know to proof read their work I don't know. Hercules correctly starts out as c130j then becomes a c17. C130j has rolls Royce engines not Allison - that's a c130h. Takes oxygen on aircraft for the bends, should be hypoxia. Talks of HALO as gliding canopy all way to target- not that they did this but if they did glide a long way that would be HAHO. By now I was looking for more errors earthing than being absorbed by the book- sadly as I have enjoyed the whole series in just over a week. Bit sad I know but once mistakes start being made couldn't help myself and had to check couple of other details, Aeroflot don't have a 747 and don't fly to Moscow from t5.
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. It takes the reader to locations in Russia and Hong Kong that we are unlikely to ever discover as average travellers. What happens when the man at the very top of a clandestine Government department turns rogue and turns agent against agent? If you have read Dawson before you will already know Agents Beatrix Rose and John Milton. This novel reveals how they each separately have to disappear after becoming a target for elimination by Control and how their paths cross again in retribution. A compelling and riveting read.