Thrifty Thursday: John Milton prequel novellas by Mark Dawson

Posted January 19, 2017 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review, Thrifty Thursday / 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
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).

Kindle freebie on November 23, 2016  (currently FREE as of writing this post)

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.


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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Posted January 19, 2017 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review, Thrifty Thursday / 0 Comments