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 best-selling John Milton series. It's a book no self-respecting suspense fan will want to be without.
©2014 Mark Dawson (P)2015 Audible, Ltd
I love espionage, legal, and detective thrillers but listen to most genres. Very frequent reviews. No plot spoilers! Please excuse my typos!
The John Milton series consists of 2 novellas and 6 novels. Every on of the 8 books deserves a five star rating. John Milton is a British espionage agent who is trying to leave the agency after years against the wishes of the agency. I wish that Mark Dawson would write more John Milton novels, but that seems unlikely.
Dawson is a wonderful author.
Dawson has hit his stride. Nothing stops the adrenaline. Fast action, justice prevails, character continues to grow. What more can you ask? Even the reader had better American accents this time out,( pretty bad in earlier reads),
Intend to read his two other series. All six of these were really enjoyable for action, survival readers. I will say the fifth, Sword of God, was the best to me.
Audible fan!...Why didn't I discover audiobooks sooner? I would rather listen than watch.
For someone who is supposed to be the 'best' assassin of his day, John Milton is pretty weak. He is continually getting his trash kicked. This is an improvement on the last story. It had some inconsistencies with regards to his characters abilities but I guess it makes his characters more human. The setting is post Katrina Nawlin's which is described well.
David Thorpe is one of the best narrators there is. After listening to "The Cleaner" I thought Mark Dawson's work was excellent. David Thorpe's performance draws you in and his different character voices never leave you wondering who is actually talking. Worth every cent. Looking forward to the next one.
Dawson's work just keeps getting better!
John Milton back in New Orleans to help out a family that befriended him during Katrina, heads into another action packed adventure. Now he ends up saving their lives, but we would expect nothing less.
The entire premise of this book was beyond belief. The characters introduced in this volume, as opposed to those in previous books, were comically distorted and so unrealistic as to be laughable. Mr. Dawson needs to revisit his earlier works and find situations and characters that permit one to listen without becoming nauseous.
No, but it makes me regret buying the next book in this series. I could not finish listening to this book, and I am hesitant to start the next one in the series.
I kept waiting for a scene that was enjoyable. I quit listening before I heard one.
Disgust. The author attempted to construct a heroine who was a paragon of virtue, industry, dedication and brilliance. His heroine, in fact, was a moron, who created a crisis for no good reason. His villains engage in the most convoluted and obvious conspiracies for no good reason.
If an author has five stories for his main character, he should avoid trying to write a sixth book.
Action and adventure. Good character development of the main character. Developing a character more Hunan than early stories a good series !
The timing of this story was confusing. For many chapters we have a flashback to when Milton first decides to go on the wagon, has a mission in New Orleans, works with a geek, half completes the job, survives Hurricane Katrina and meets a strong family in the poor side of town. They help save the geek's life, and Milton leaves for 8 years, then comes back just after the end of book 5. The nice family is having trouble with corrupt politicians and lawmen and land developers, and Milton feels compelled to help. As if that weren't enough, those bad guys hire a hitman to kill Milton! And guess what, he's an old associate.
I guess it wasn't enough to have wicked, designing men trying to kill him, we need a replacement for the old Control who was out to get Milton until Milton undid him. Now Milton's friend is the new Control, so no trouble from that quarter.
The fights were good, and Milton didn't end up boffing anyone, but he just seems to do things the hardest way there is. He does contemplate the truth that in all his attempts to atone for his past, he has to kill people to do any good. I don't know, it just doesn't match up to Victor the Assassin, but then, I can't see Victor trying to go straight and make good.
As always, the narration is wonderful, and poor Milton has to leave town and everyone he just made friends with. I will continue with the series so long as it still satisfies something in me.
Really enjoyed this latest addition to the John Milton series. Cinematically written, great characterisation. Mark Dawson never fails to keep me enthralled from the first paragraph to the last.
"The weakest plot so far - but still excellent"
David Thorpe's performance saves this from being downright mediocre. The plot is a very ordinary tale spiced up by basing it around New Orleans. Did the series need a psychopathic Israeli? I'm not sure it does to be honest but I've bought the remaining books in the series as they are wonderful for making my commute fly by.
Bravo David Thorpe -10/10 and 6/10 for Mark Dawson. Must try harder! Please.
"An old debt is paid in this John Milton novel."
I am enjoying listening to the John Milton series of novels. The stories are varied enough, without long drawn out and involved back stories that are the basis of other books in the series. (Yes, there is some but not too much)
This story has its start when New Orleans is gripped in the clutches of Katrina. John and an associate are caught up in the event and a local family helps them.
Jump forward ten years and the same local family are now in need of help. Milton steps in.
Not 5 star but a good easy listening series.
"Always a pleasure"
You're always guaranteed a good listen with John Milton and this book is no exception. I read the first 5 instalments last year, and was disappointed to find that audible had no more John Milton to offer me. However, I searched again for JM last week and was very happy to see another 5 books have been added onto the audible site!
This story finds the cool headed JM in a hectic race to survival amidst a natural disaster that occurs in New Orleans. The leading lady also catches his eye, which makes for an interesting romantic addition to the long list of problems already acquired by John.
Buy this book, it's great fun with action aplenty. You won't be bored.
Very well written, the story follows on at a good pace, the narrators characterisations are good too, all round a great series.
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