Thrifty Thursday: John Milton prequel novellas by Mark Dawson

Posted January 19, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | , | 0 Comments

Thrifty Thursday:  John Milton prequel novellas by Mark Dawson1000 Yards by Mark Dawson
Series: John Milton #0.5
Published by Black Dog Publishing on July 8, 2013
Genres: Suspense
Pages: 118
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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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.

He goes on the run, seeking atonement for his sins by helping the people he meets along the way. But his past cannot be easily forgotten and before long it is Milton who is hunted, and not the hunter.

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?


The purpose of Thrifty Thursday is to read a book which was free (at some point).

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This is a special edition of Thrifty Thursday which is akin to Jennifer’s Read It, Track It where I am reading more “free” books for the COYER Winter Storm Challenge


1000 Yards is a prequel novella in the John Milton series. It is a detailed, political operation by a coldly rational assassin.  Milton is obviously skilled and intelligent. Although, he seems to be having health issues; it is not developed. It is frightening in its suspense and the unemotional progression of events.

I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Thrifty Thursday:  John Milton prequel novellas by Mark DawsonTarantula by Mark Dawson
Series: John Milton #0.6
on Unputdownable Ltd.
Genres: Suspense
Pages: 90
Format: eBook
Source: Author
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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.

Similar to 1000 Yards, Tartantula is another mission from the case file. The character seems much more skilled and confident in this outing. It is just as interesting and nerve-wracking, however. The only noticeable emotion in either novella, from Milton is compassion towards women caught up in the wrong places and times. I will read the first full novel, but if there is not more emotion or internal personal character or humor, I am not sure I will continue beyond it.


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