• Saint Death

  • John Milton, Book 2
  • By: Mark Dawson
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe
  • Series: John Milton, Book 2
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 04-14-15
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Audible Studios
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.3 (387 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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. He 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.
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.
©2013 Mark Dawson (P)2015 Audible, Ltd
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4 out of 5 stars
By Trudy Owens on 07-11-15

good series: bad guy trying to do good

I am enjoying this character and the stories. It does seem that in each book, the super killer, Number One, does something really stupid. He did it again in this book, not dally with a vulnerable woman this time, but let himself get jumped by the bad guys.

Nevertheless, the characters are realistic, the fights are believable and exciting, and our hero struggles to stay true to his tea-totaling, restitution-making goals since he doesn't want to kill for hire or politics anymore. Now his own government wants him "retired" and the Russians want him hired, so he has to keep running from everyone. At least he has made 2 new friends, and an old colleague has remained a true friend.

This one is not as good as the first one-- I am extremely glad the one good guy on the brink did not die, and there weren't any moments I cried or mourned, but it's okay and I will read another.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Ted on 05-29-17

Victor The Assassin Meets James Bond

I liked it in spite of...

1. David Thorpe's startling bad American accents
2. The improbably stupid decisions support characters are given to advance the plot


With the exception of 'The Darkest Day', the first six books of Tom Woods' 'Victor-The-Assassin' series turn paranoia into an enticing super power. Here Mark Dawson gifts his dark killing-machine-with-a-conscience, John Milton, with its cloak. And he does it with so much blood-stained grit that I've already downloaded next in the series 'The Driver'.

Okay, the story's got holes, so does Swiss cheese, but I still like the stuff. Mark Dawson's been a favorite reader of mine before... Not so much here. No one in America speaks diphthongs with the alien tongue Dawson gives his characters. What? They've all got distracting speech defects?

Small spoiler alert... This is a self-contained story but it's also a bridge to the next book in this series. All is NOT wrapped up in the ending's frenzy to swirl together so much so quickly. Meaning? There're teasers here which make this a step in an epic.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Karl Gjertsen on 12-01-15

The story continues

Would you listen to Saint Death again? Why?

This is the second part of the John Milton series and it builds on the groundwork of the first book.

What other book might you compare Saint Death to, and why?

This series is reminiscent of Lee Childs Jack Reacher series.

What does David Thorpe bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Once again, the accents bring the story to life.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes. I started and wanted to keep listening.

Any additional comments?

A great second book in the series. Now I can't wait to start listening to book 3.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Linda on 12-17-15

Loving this

Everyone keeps saying that John Milton is the English Jack Reacher and in many respects he is. However I see shades of Le Carre in him as well.
This is the 3rd one in a row I have read which is unusual for me.
I was not convinced about the narrator to begin with but I stuck with it and now he feels like an old friend.Can not recommend this Author highly enough
I also love the fact that Mark has his own FB page and answers all comments as well as the live chats

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