Mark Dawson Books in Order

The Mark Dawson 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 Mark Dawson 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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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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Publication Order of Beatrix Rose Books

In Cold Blood

Dawson, Mark 2014

In the vein of Jason Bourne and Jack Reacher, action-packed In Cold Blood introduces readers to Beatrix Rose, an exciting new hero with a deadly vendetta.As the most dangerous assassin in a government kill squad, Beatrix Rose isn’t the kind of person you want to upset.

Ambushed and betrayed by her team, she’s driven underground and plans revenge.Years later, she emerges from the Hong Kong underworld with payback on her mind and a list of six people who must pay for what they did to her. With their lives.Revised edition: This edition of In Cold Blood contains editorial revisions.

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Blood Moon Rising

Dawson, Mark 2014

Ten years ago, Beatrix Rose headed an off-the-books hit squad to carry out the dirty work of the British government. When she discovered that the commander of the squad was corrupt, he sent five of his assassins to rub her out. But they failed. Bad mistake.

There were six names on Beatrix’s Kill List. Two have been accounted for, and she has number three in her sights. But Bryan Duffy is in Iraq, surrounded by mercenaries, and there’s no easy way for Beatrix to get to him and no easy way to get out.Strap in for Book Two of Mark Dawson’s heart-stopping, bestselling Beatrix Rose trilogy.

Revised edition: This edition of Blood Moon Rising includes editorial revisions.

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Blood and Roses

Dawson, Mark 2014

Beatrix Rose has worked her way through her Kill List. Four are dead and just two remain. Her enemies know she’s coming. The hunter becomes the hunted.In a thrilling conclusion to the breakneck trilogy, Beatrix and her daughter must fight them in North Africa, New York, and finally the swamps of North Carolina.

It’s a lightning-paced roller-coaster of action that pits a deadly assassin against the might of the most powerful private army on the planet.It’s long odds for Beatrix. And that’s just how she likes it.Revised edition: This edition of Blood and Roses includes editorial revisions.

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White Devil

Dawson, Mark 2015

Beatrix Rose has been betrayed. Her husband has been murdered and her daughter, Isabella, abducted. She flees to the Hong Kong underworld to plot her revenge.Those who wronged her will pay. Beatrix is the most dangerous woman you’ve ever met. She was an assassin for The Firm, the beyond top secret agency that did the dirty work for the British Secret Services.

She is lethal. Ethically flexible. Totally ruthless.And you know what they say about payback…Beatrix needs cash to pay for the search for Isabella. When she rescues a local man from a brutal beating in a Kowloon karaoke bar, she ends up finding moneymaking opportunities in the local underworld.

The triads have a need for a woman with her particular skills, but when the boss goes too far, he has to pay the price. In a breakneck-paced roller-coaster of action, Beatrix discovers that danger lurks in the unlikeliest of places and nothing is as it seems.

WHITE DEVIL is the first in a trilogy of prequel novellas that set the scene for the best-selling BLOOD & ROSES trilogy.The suggested reading order is:WHITE DEVILNINE DRAGONSDRAGON HEADIN COLD BLOOD - http://bit.ly/BeatrixRose1BLOOD MOON RISING - http://bit.

ly/BeatrixRose2BLOOD AND ROSES - http://bit.ly/BeatrixRose3

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Nine Dragons

Dawson, Mark 2015

Beatrix Rose has been betrayed. Her husband has been murdered and her daughter, Isabella, abducted. She flees to the Hong Kong underworld to plot her revenge.Those who wronged her will pay. Beatrix is the most dangerous woman you’ve ever met. She was an assassin for The Firm, the beyond top secret agency that did the dirty work for the British Secret Services.

She is lethal. Ethically flexible. Totally ruthless.And you know what they say about payback…Beatrix and Chau have disposed of Donnie Qi, the triad gangster who wanted Chau dead. They are given work by Mr. Ying, the underboss of the Wo Shun Wo clan.

But when Beatrix intervenes to save the life of a young girl who has inadvertently crossed the triads, she finds herself in direct opposition to Ying. Ying wants her dead. What will Beatrix be prepared to do to keep her loved ones safe?NINE DRAGONS is the second prequel novella in the bestselling BLOOD & ROSES series, which follows the saga of the British government’s deadliest ex-operative.

The suggested reading order is:WHITE DEVILNINE DRAGONSDRAGON HEADIN COLD BLOOD - http://bit.ly/BeatrixRose1BLOOD MOON RISING - http://bit.ly/BeatrixRose2BLOOD AND ROSES - http://bit.ly/BeatrixRose3

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Dragon Head

Dawson, Mark 2015

Beatrix Rose has been betrayed. Her husband has been murdered and her daughter, Isabella, abducted. She flees to the Hong Kong underworld to plot her revenge.Those who wronged her will pay. Beatrix is the most dangerous woman you’ve ever met. She was an assassin for The Firm, the beyond top secret agency that did the dirty work for the British Secret Services.

She is lethal. Ethically flexible. Totally ruthless.And you know what they say about payback…Mr. Ying, the underboss of the ruthless Wo Shun Wo triad clan, wants Beatrix dead. He has Grace, the young Chinese girl who Beatrix rescued from death at his hand.

Beatrix appeals to the leader of the triads, the almost mythical Dragon Head. But will he be prepared to help her? And, if he is, what will he want in return?DRAGON HEAD is the third and final prequel novella in the bestselling BLOOD & ROSES series, which follows the saga of the British government’s deadliest ex-operative.

The suggested reading order is:WHITE DEVILNINE DRAGONSDRAGON HEADIN COLD BLOOD - http://bit.ly/BeatrixRose1BLOOD MOON RISING - http://bit.ly/BeatrixRose2BLOOD AND ROSES - http://bit.ly/BeatrixRose3

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The Dragon and the Ghost

Dawson, Mark 2015

Previously published as Hong Kong Stories Volume 1.Beatrix Rose has been betrayed. Her husband has been murdered and her daughter, Isabella, has been abducted.Those who wronged her will pay, because Beatrix is the most dangerous woman you’ve ever met.

She was an assassin for Group Fifteen, the beyond top secret agency that did the dirty work for the British Secret Services.And you know what they say about payback…Beatrix finds work in the Hong Kong underworld. But when she has a difference of opinion with her employer, the ruthless Mr.

Ying, she finds herself in a fight for justice against a man with no scruples. Alliances are formed and broken. Friends become enemies. Enemies become friends. And nothing is what it seems.Can Beatrix save herself and her loved ones in the face of insurmountable odds?Please note: this is a re-edited edition of three novellas previously published as the Hong Kong Stories (White Dragon, Nine Dragons and Dragon Head).

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 Battles

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Phoenix

Dawson, Mark 2017

She does Britain’s dirty work, but this time she needs help. Beatrix Rose, meet John Milton… Beatrix Rose has a knack for making the British government’s problems go away. When the assassin is sent to Venezuela to track down a missing scientist, she meets a contact who knows the lay of the land: none other than John Milton… As the state-sanctioned assassin and the special forces soldier team up in South America, they’ll do more than capture a missing scientist.

They’ll discover a secret that will change Beatrix’s life forever… Phoenix is a short story that unites two landmark thriller characters in a single tale. If you like ruthless assassins, fast-moving plots, and Jack Reacher-style action, then you’ll love USA Today bestselling author Mark Dawson’s latest short.

Buy Phoenix to witness the thrilling team-up today! All proceeds from Phoenix will go to fund breast cancer treatment for superhero mother Emma Johns and her family.

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Tempest

Dawson, Mark 2019

A daughter lost...Nine months ago, Beatrix Rose had her family brutally taken from her. Now all that matters is getting her daughter back. And Beatrix is no ordinary mother - she’s a skilled assassin who will do whatever it takes to find her child.A daughter found.

..Danny Nakamura deserted his post in Vietnam and disappeared into Hong Kong’s Walled City, vowing never to go home again. Decades later, his health failing, he’s suddenly found a reason to return to LA: the discovery of a daughter he never knew he had.

But getting home won’t be easy. Danny has powerful enemies in the CIA who will do whatever it takes to keep him out of the country.The search begins.Two people adrift in a foreign land, Beatrix and Danny need all the help they can get. A storm is coming.

Can they help each other survive it and find their children before time runs out for both of them?

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Publication Order of Soho Noir Books

The Black Mile

Dawson, Mark 2012

London, 1940: the Luftwaffe blitzes London every night for fifty-seven nights. Houses, shops and entire streets are wiped from the map. The underworld is in flux: the Italian criminals who dominated the West End have been interned and now their rivals are fighting to replace them.

Meanwhile, hidden in the shadows, the Black-Out Ripper sharpens his knife and sets to his grisly work. Henry Irving is a disgraced reporter on a Fleet Street scandal rag. Genius detective sergeant Charlie Murphy is a fresh face in the Metropolitan police, hunting corrupt colleagues but blinkered by ambition and jealousy.

His brother, detective inspector Frank Murphy, searches frantically for his runaway daughter, terrified that she will be the killer's next victim. As the Ripper stalks the terrified streets, the three men discover that his handiwork is not quite what it seems.

Conspirators are afoot, taking advantage of the chaos to settle old scores. The murders invade the lives of the victims and victimizers on both sides of the law, as everyone is sucked deeper and deeper into Soho's black heart. Based on a little known true story, The Black Mile is a rollercoaster ride of a novel that was previously the most downloaded novel on the Kindle Store.

If you enjoy the thrillers of James Elroy, Peter James and Dennis Lehane, you'll love THE BLACK MILE. PRAISE FOR MARK DAWSON 'A brilliant debut novel from a very promising writer.' Subject 'Ultra-addictive, super-stylish - a viciously good novel.' Toby Litt.

'A talent to be watched.' Birmingham Post PRAISE FOR THE BLACK MILE 'This is far and above the best small/independently published novel I have ever had the pleasure of reading.' The Kindle Book Review 'Dawson has shown himself to be a true master of suspense'.

Siobian Minish 'A first class historical mystery.' Luke Walker 'This book is worth it for the arcane London slang alone. Fascinating. If want to get a feel for what it was like during the early part of WWII this will knock you out. If you like character development you'll love it.

If you like peeking in on the lives of people in a long gone world -- you really love it.' David E Johnson

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Publication Order of Isabella Rose Books

The Angel

Dawson, Mark 2015

White light. Heat. A drawn-out moment of complete silence. And then the screaming starts.An Underground carriage in London is destroyed by a suicide bomber. The injured and the dead litter the platform. But as a crowd forms at street level, Michael Pope knows that this is only the beginning.

Pope, head of top-secret Group Fifteen, is tasked with finding the perpetrators of this atrocity and bringing them to justice, any way he can. He knows that the answers to many of his questions will lie at the end of the money trail, but he also knows that whoever funded and organised the attack will kill again for their freedom.

This is an operation that requires a very special kind of agent. Pope needs someone who exists outside of normality. Someone who floats above it, treading softly through a fractured life.He needs the Angel.The Angel is the first part in a continuing story involving Isabella Rose.

The story will be continued in Act II, The Asset.

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The Asset

Dawson, Mark 2016

Isabella Rose, the Angel, is used to surprises, but being abducted is an unwelcome novelty. She’s relying on Michael Pope, the head of the top-secret Group Fifteen, to get her back.When ISIS get involved, the situation becomes even bleaker. Isabella’s abductors are in turn abducted, and she finds herself trapped in Raqqa, the capital of the self-styled caliphate.

Meanwhile, Pope has problems of his own: a new danger has emerged from the shadows and is threatening both him and his family. His only option is to head for the war-torn border of Turkey and Syria—a murderous, lawless place where potential enemies lurk around every bombed-out corner.

Pope knows that he is risking everything to find Isabella, but finding the Angel is not a choice—it’s a necessity.The Asset is the second part in a continuing story involving Isabella Rose that started with Act I: The Angel. The story will be continued in Act III.

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The Agent

Dawson, Mark 2017

Isabella Rose is on the run, hunted by the very people she had been hired to work for. Trained killer Isabella and former handler Michael Pope are forced into hiding in India and, when a mysterious informer passes them clues on the whereabouts of Pope’s family, the prey see an opportunity to become the predators.

Chased from the poverty of Mumbai’s slums into the sights of a sniper’s rifle amongst the lavish wealth of Shanghai, Isabella and Pope hunt fleeting shadows in a race against time. And they can’t afford to lose.The Agent is the third part in a continuing story involving Isabella Rose that also includes The Angel and The Asset.

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The Assassin

Dawson, Mark 2018

Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, is the most dangerous city in the world. And when a mission to break the local cartel’s grip goes wrong, Isabella Rose, the Angel, finds herself on the wrong side of prison bars. Fearing the worst, Isabella plays her only remaining card…British agent Vivian Bloom is determined to be the first to reach her, certain she will lead him to other operatives he’s under pressure to hunt down.

But US agents are circling too. And with the shadowy Prometheus group pulling the strings, Isabella knows that she and her mentor, the Asset, are living on borrowed time…The Assassin is the fourth part in a continuing story involving Isabella Rose that also includes Act I: The Angel, Act II: The Asset and Act III: The Agent.

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Publication Order of Group Fifteen Files Books

Scorpion

Dawson, Mark 2017

Mark Dawson’s Group Fifteen Files. Quick, lightning-paced, action from the first page to the last.They call him 'Scorpion.' No-one knows his real name and the only people who have seen his face are dead. He works for the highest bidder, and he’s never missed a target.

The assassin appears in London with the name of an investigative reporter on his list. But has Scorpion met his match? The reporter has a protector - John Milton. And Milton might be the only man in the world more dangerous than him.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 BattlesPraise for Steve Cavanagh:"THE PLEA is one of the most purely entertaining books you'll read this year.

It's a blast." — John Connolly“A wonderfully flawed hero, Eddie Flynn, one-time con man, now turned lawyer, who will hold you spellbound. This is a hell of a genre-bending book.” — Nelson DeMilleMore than 1m copies sold in the John Milton and Rose series and 1000s of five star reviews.

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Witness X

Dawson, Mark 2017

Mark Dawson’s Group Fifteen Files. Quick, lightning-paced, action from the first page to the last.Bryan Duffy is Witness X - a government agent implicated in a national scandal and banished to Spain until the agenda can be moved on.But when North Korean hitmen attack a seeming innocent on the streets of London, Duffy is called back to the fold.

He is tasked with finding the woman's assailants and bringing them to justice.Why has the woman been attacked? Duffy investigates, and finds himself sucked into a whirlwind of action and mayhem that is particularly well suited to his special set of skills.

..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 Battles.More than 1m copies sold in the John Milton and Rose series and 1000s of five star reviews.

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Little Sister

Dawson, Mark 2018

Mark Dawson’s Group Fifteen Files. Quick, lightning-paced, action from the first page to the last.Bjorn Thorsson joined the Special Air Service to forget the horrors of his childhood. He killed for Queen and country, and he was good at it.He quits the army and settles down, looking for a quieter life.

When his beautiful sister Gudrun finds herself in trouble with the owner of a hedge fund, Bjorn promises to get her out of danger. But there’s another factor in play. Group 15, a clandestine government agency, has plans for the financier, and Bjorn is in their way.

Bjorn must outwit the Group in the streets of London and in the Highlands of Scotland if he is to protect his sister and survive.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 BattlesPraise for Michael Ridpath:“Michael Ridpath is on the war path, trouncing the Scandinavians on their home turf.

This is international thriller writing at its best, fine characters, page turning suspense and a great, fresh location.” — Peter James“One of our finest thriller writers.” — The Daily Mail“Ridpath has the read-on factor that sets bestsellers apart.

” — The GuardianMore than 1m copies sold in the John Milton and Beatrix Rose series and 1000s of five star reviews.

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Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Vault

Dawson, Mark 2020

A desperate agent. A petty criminal. An audacious plot.When Harry Mackintosh is called upon to exfiltrate a valuable asset from East to West Berlin, what could have been an intelligence coup becomes an international embarrassment. Mackintosh’s men and his lover are killed by the East German secret police in a brutal crossfire and he barely escapes with his life.

He flees to the West and promises himself that he will have vengeance.Mackintosh is the head of Berlin Station but he doesn’t have the staff to compete with the Stasi. He returns to London to plead for the resources to fight back. But instead of the seasoned operatives that he needs, Mackintosh is given a single man: Jimmy Walker, a petty criminal with a record for robbing banks.

Mackintosh takes Walker to Berlin and sets in train an audacious plan that will see them both on the other side of the Wall. Mackintosh and Walker face off against Karl-Heinz Sommer, the Stasi general known as die Spinne – the Spider – a man known for his brutality and ruthlessness.

The plan is already a longshot, and then Walker learns of the riches that Sommer stole from displaced Berliners in the days after the Wall was constructed. Will Walker follow orders or will he find the prospect of the Stasi gold in Sommer’s secret vault too tempting to ignore? Will Mackintosh have his revenge or will he become another fly caught in the Spider’s web?With ambiguous loyalties, clashing agendas and danger beyond measure, these two men will struggle to form a team.

But in a battle as unequal as this, the unexpected might be the best strategy that they have.Praise for Mark Dawson"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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The House in the Woods

Dawson, Mark 2020

Four murders. Two detectives. One mystifying crime.On Christmas Eve, DCI Mackenzie Jones is called to a shooting at a remote farmhouse. Ralph Mallender believes his father lies dead inside. When three more bodies are discovered, it’s clear a festive family gathering has turned into a gruesome tragedy.

At first it seems like an open and shut case: a murder suicide committed by Ralph’s volatile brother Cameron. Then new evidence makes Mack suspect the man who reported the crime is in fact the perpetrator.But Mack isn’t the only one with a stake in the case.

Private investigator Atticus Priest has been hired to get Ralph acquitted. That means unearthing any weaknesses in Mack’s evidence.Irascible, impatient and unpredictable, Atticus has weaknesses of his own. Mack knows all about them because they share a past - both professionally and personally.

This time round, however, they aren’t on the same side. And as Atticus picks at the loose ends of the case, everything starts to unravel in a way neither of them could ever have predicted...

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