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John Milton has blood on his conscience. He was an assassin for the British government for a decade until he got out. He treks into the Michigan wilderness for the solitude he needs to forget his guilt. He isn't looking for trouble, but trouble always seems to come looking for him. Morten Lundquist, a man with his own dark secrets, is a deputy in the town of Truth. He finds John Milton has blood on his conscience. He was an assassin for the British government for a decade until he got out. He treks into the Michigan wilderness for the solitude he needs to forget his guilt. He isn't looking for trouble, but trouble always seems to come looking for him. Morten Lundquist, a man with his own dark secrets, is a deputy in the town of Truth. He finds himself investigating Milton, but Lundquist has no idea how dangerous his quarry is. Double crossed and badly injured, Milton flees into the remote Porcupine Mountains with a posse on his tail. His enemies thought that they could hunt him down. They were wrong - and where John Milton is concerned, there are no second chances.


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John Milton has blood on his conscience. He was an assassin for the British government for a decade until he got out. He treks into the Michigan wilderness for the solitude he needs to forget his guilt. He isn't looking for trouble, but trouble always seems to come looking for him. Morten Lundquist, a man with his own dark secrets, is a deputy in the town of Truth. He finds John Milton has blood on his conscience. He was an assassin for the British government for a decade until he got out. He treks into the Michigan wilderness for the solitude he needs to forget his guilt. He isn't looking for trouble, but trouble always seems to come looking for him. Morten Lundquist, a man with his own dark secrets, is a deputy in the town of Truth. He finds himself investigating Milton, but Lundquist has no idea how dangerous his quarry is. Double crossed and badly injured, Milton flees into the remote Porcupine Mountains with a posse on his tail. His enemies thought that they could hunt him down. They were wrong - and where John Milton is concerned, there are no second chances.

30 review for The Sword of God

  1. 5 out of 5

    Book Addict Shaun

    The Sword of God was another gripping instalment in the John Milton series. If you are yet to meet the British Jack Reacher then you really should get around to reading this series. This wasnt my favourite in the series so far (however the previous books have been that good that they will take some beating) but I enjoyed the further character development of Milton and also enjoyed reading about how he managed to stay alive during everything that was thrown at him here in this story. It wasnt the The Sword of God was another gripping instalment in the John Milton series. If you are yet to meet the British Jack Reacher then you really should get around to reading this series. This wasn’t my favourite in the series so far (however the previous books have been that good that they will take some beating) but I enjoyed the further character development of Milton and also enjoyed reading about how he managed to stay alive during everything that was thrown at him here in this story. It wasn’t the most original tale that has been spun but it was the characterisation that stood out most to me. Milton a likeable hero and I am loving reading about him.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Marleen

    If outdoors survival is your thing, then you will not be disappointed in this fifth John Milton book. Personally, The Sword of God (Milton #5) was not my cup of tea, especially as John Milton, who's been wandering (yes, on foot), in the Upper Peninsula, MI, and has, by happenstance, come across a group of white supremacists/militants who plan to commit acts of terror against their government in the name of God. Admittedly, for me that religious babbling as an excuse for violence is so not If outdoors survival is your thing, then you will not be disappointed in this fifth John Milton book. Personally, The Sword of God (Milton #5) was not my cup of tea, especially as John Milton, who's been wandering (yes, on foot), in the Upper Peninsula, MI, and has, by happenstance, come across a group of white supremacists/militants who plan to commit acts of terror against their government in the name of God. Admittedly, for me that religious babbling as an excuse for violence is so not interesting, so not understandable, that I skipped those parts, to be honest. As for John trying to make it out alive being tracked by those dangerous lunatics, there's no doubt I root for Milton, but there was no element of surprise, no originality to this entire plot. We know what John Milton is capable of. So, yes, this story was a bit of a let-down. Milton's brief (sexual) encounter with Ellie Flowers, FBI Agent, was also redundant and misplaced, in my opinion. Anything but that would have been more believable. No, not the best Milton.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Neats

    The Sword of God Mark Dawson This is my first encounter with John Milton and I know it wont be my last! The author Mark Dawson was brought to my attention through an online book club and although I was a little dubious about going in on book five of a series, I neednt have worried as the story reads well as a stand-alone and then leaves you wanting to go straight back in for book one. John Milton has obviously got an intriguing past, ex-soldier and assassin and it seems like hes a magnet for The Sword of God – Mark Dawson This is my first encounter with John Milton and I know it won’t be my last! The author Mark Dawson was brought to my attention through an online book club and although I was a little dubious about going in on book five of a series, I needn’t have worried as the story reads well as a stand-alone and then leaves you wanting to go straight back in for book one. John Milton has obviously got an intriguing past, ex-soldier and assassin and it seems like he’s a magnet for trouble despite being the good guy. He’s approached by a young girl, Mallory, who is desperately trying to get someone to help her find her vulnerable brother Arty who she think’s has been caught up with a group of bank robbers and is hiding out in the woods. What happens next is a rollercoaster of non-stop action that I couldn’t tear myself away from. Would Milton find Arty? What would happen to FBI agent Flowers? Who exactly was involved with the militia group? The only way to find out the answers to these questions is to read the book and if you enjoy a fast paced, gritty read then I recommend that you get hold of a copy.

  4. 5 out of 5

    The Cats’ Mother

    I'm absolutely loving this series, and don't mind at all that Milton is a fairly obvious copy of Jack Reacher, since that's one of my other favourite series. This one has a fairly standard Reacher plot: travelling across America with no particular destination in mind, about 3 months after the events of the last book, our hero walks into a small town, is told to leave by the Sheriff because he looks like a vagrant, ignores this advice and is arrested after coming off best in an unprovoked bar I'm absolutely loving this series, and don't mind at all that Milton is a fairly obvious copy of Jack Reacher, since that's one of my other favourite series. This one has a fairly standard Reacher plot: travelling across America with no particular destination in mind, about 3 months after the events of the last book, our hero walks into a small town, is told to leave by the Sheriff because he looks like a vagrant, ignores this advice and is arrested after coming off best in an unprovoked bar fight. After straightening things out with the sheriff based on a shared military history, Milton is followed by a young girl who wants him to help her find her special needs brother, who has gone missing in the woods alongside some local bank robbers. While he doesn't really want to get involved, Milton feels the need to atone for his past crimes by helping people, so they set off, along with an attractive female FBI agent who is on the trail of the robbers. So yes it was fairly predictable with standard nutty bad guys and the obligatory mini-romance, but it was well written and exciting with great action sequences, and we got to see Milton use more of his past SAS skills here as he has to survive in the forest and take down the pursuing psychos. I've read this in a day and could happily go straight on to the next one, although won't because I need to both pace myself and read some paperbacks.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Eric_W

    Milton is walking from Ohio to points west as the result of almost taking a drink (he tries to attend regular meetings of AA) beset as he is by demons from his past hits. Walking in the rainstorm in the Upper Peninsula, hes given a lift to a campsite by the local sheriff who sees him as just another drifter waiting to cause trouble. Being a contrary person, Milton walks back to town and walks into the local hotel to clean up and then to the local bar and grill for dinner. There, he is seen Milton is walking from Ohio to points west as the result of almost taking a drink (he tries to attend regular meetings of AA) beset as he is by demons from his past hits. Walking in the rainstorm in the Upper Peninsula, he’s given a lift to a campsite by the local sheriff who sees him as just another drifter waiting to cause trouble. Being a contrary person, Milton walks back to town and walks into the local hotel to clean up and then to the local bar and grill for dinner. There, he is seen taking down a couple of very large tourists by himself, by Mallory and two FBI agents. (He’s also seen by the sheriff leading to some momentary unpleasantness that we need not go into here.) The FBI and Mallory are both seeking a group of modern-day outlaws they think might be hold up somewhere in the UP; Mallory only because she believes her “simple” brother may have hooked up with them. To make a long introduction short, Mallory and one of the FBI agents (Ellie), follow Milton (who agrees to lead them reluctantly) into the back-country to look for Mallory’s brother and the gang. Turns out to be a Christian militia determined to attack the federal government. Sound like a Reacher story? It certainly has much of the same flavor although personally I like Milton better than Reacher, but both Lee Child and Mark Dawson write more than competently. A very good story until the ending which is ridiculously over-the-top. 3.5 rounded up to 4.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Neil

    Although this was book 5 in the John Milton series, this book reads well as a stand alone book too. He might not be sought by the British Secret Service any more, but trouble has a way of finding Milton. Even when he is trekking across America, and finds himself in a small town. After getting arrested for a fight in a bar, things seem to spiral out of control. A young girl, whose brother has gone missing, witnessed the fight and seeks Milton's help. The FBI are also in town and on the trail of Although this was book 5 in the John Milton series, this book reads well as a stand alone book too. He might not be sought by the British Secret Service any more, but trouble has a way of finding Milton. Even when he is trekking across America, and finds himself in a small town. After getting arrested for a fight in a bar, things seem to spiral out of control. A young girl, whose brother has gone missing, witnessed the fight and seeks Milton's help. The FBI are also in town and on the trail of some bank robbers. Could the two be connected? Add in a religious militia, and it all makes for an action packed thriller. The militia just don't know who they are dealing with though, and the hunted can become the hunter. This was another excellent book in the John Milton series, and each one seems to be getting better.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Simon Howard

    As I began this book the music from Rambo First Blood was playing in my mind and indeed became even louder as Milton was 'escorted' out of town by the sheriff for no other reason than the way he looks. Running foul of the sheriff is soon the least of Milton's worries, as a good deed leads to Milton betrayed, ambushed hurt and hunted in the mountain woods. But the posse have no idea who they are pursuing and soon the hunters become hunted! With well rounded bad guys (none so dangerous as the As I began this book the music from Rambo First Blood was playing in my mind and indeed became even louder as Milton was 'escorted' out of town by the sheriff for no other reason than the way he looks. Running foul of the sheriff is soon the least of Milton's worries, as a good deed leads to Milton betrayed, ambushed hurt and hunted in the mountain woods. But the posse have no idea who they are pursuing and soon the hunters become hunted! With well rounded bad guys (none so dangerous as the devout) a good supporting cast, which includes an FBI agent who I hope we see more of at a later date this is a good book that manages to convey the desperation of the chase from both sides, great action, and a sublime ending means another great read.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Denise

    Milton has made his way back to the US where he is currently wandering around the Michigan wilderness, with no particular destination in mind. Stopping in the small town of Truth, he agrees to help a desperate girl try to find her brother out in the woods and ends up antagonizing members of a heavily armed militia plotting an attack in the process, who promptly proceed to chase him, injured, outnumbered and outgunned, through said woods. Rather a letdown after the far more intriguing and complex Milton has made his way back to the US where he is currently wandering around the Michigan wilderness, with no particular destination in mind. Stopping in the small town of Truth, he agrees to help a desperate girl try to find her brother out in the woods and ends up antagonizing members of a heavily armed militia plotting an attack in the process, who promptly proceed to chase him, injured, outnumbered and outgunned, through said woods. Rather a letdown after the far more intriguing and complex previous book. This one was too longwinded - that chase through the woods dragged on forever, and there just wasn't enough plot for 424 pages. Added to that, the bad guys in this one were such flatout stereotypes - y'know, your run of the mill militant rightwing Christian fundamentalist nutcases - that it was almost laughable, and the action was even more ridiculously over the top than usual. Judging from the first five books in this series, I seem to like the ones not set in the US better in general - the world only needs one Jack Reacher-esque guy tromping around America and getting into trouble, just let Milton do it somewhere else.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Terence M

    Audiobook - 12:35 Hours (12 CD's) - Narrator: David Thorpe 3.0 out of 5.0 stars I was somewhat disappointed with this novel, #5 in the John Milton series. The first three or so CD's were entertaining but I did wonder what the next eight or so CD's were going to contribute to the current story, which seemed pretty much already told. I needn't have worried because Mark Dawson launched into a new story, an "End Times" conspiracy full of vegenance, murder and mayhem. Hero John Milton was even more Audiobook - 12:35 Hours (12 CD's) - Narrator: David Thorpe 3.0 out of 5.0 stars I was somewhat disappointed with this novel, #5 in the John Milton series. The first three or so CD's were entertaining but I did wonder what the next eight or so CD's were going to contribute to the current story, which seemed pretty much already told. I needn't have worried because Mark Dawson launched into a new story, an "End Times" conspiracy full of vegenance, murder and mayhem. Hero John Milton was even more heroic than he had been in previous novels and finally, after calling on all his SAS experience and knowledge displayed in books #1 to #4 to vanquish his enemies and "God's Soldiers", he shoulders arms and drifts off into the sunset. Barely an OK read that needed several CD's worth of editing.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Barry

    Not up to Dawson's standard.

  11. 4 out of 5

    ღ Carol jinx~☆~☔

    This Mark Dawson series is such a thrill to read. I love John Milton, the assassin. Only problem is I'm staying up too late because I just want to read one or two more chapters. It's addictive.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Kagsy Wagsy

    'The Sword of God' by Mark Dawson John Milton, a man with a history of violence, an assassin, is trying to put some distance between his past and the future. However hard he tries to avoid it, trouble always finds him. After ignoring Truth's sheriffs warning to keep on travelling through the town, trouble finds him in a bar and he is soon arrested and on his way to the cells. Released the next morning he is tracked down by Mallory Stanton, a local teen, one of the witnesses from the brawl in 'The Sword of God' by Mark Dawson John Milton, a man with a history of violence, an assassin, is trying to put some distance between his past and the future. However hard he tries to avoid it, trouble always finds him. After ignoring Truth's sheriffs warning to keep on travelling through the town, trouble finds him in a bar and he is soon arrested and on his way to the cells. Released the next morning he is tracked down by Mallory Stanton, a local teen, one of the witnesses from the brawl in Johnny's bar. Mallory had been trying to get help from FBI officers to find her vulnerable brother Arty, who is in hiding with a group of bank robbers the FBI are chasing, camped up in the mountains. After the town's police department had brushed her information off Mallory saw that Milton could handle himself and she needed his help. Reluctantly Milton agrees to search for Arty. Together with Ellie, one of the FBI agents they set off into the mountains. This gripping, fast moving story builds, uncovering the layers of a plot to overthrow the US government by a Christian militia group with deep roots in the military, police and local infrastructure. Will this be more trouble than Milton can handle? I couldn't put this book down. Well done Mark Dawson, this is not my usual genre but I'm so glad your writing was flagged up by a friend - now purchased more of your work - good luck with the next.

  13. 4 out of 5

    D.F. Haley

    Got this for 99c, and it was worth what I paid for it. I felt slightly suckered in, because the writing is actually pretty good, and the characters initially seem appealing. However, when the real action starts and the bodies start piling up, credibility utterly flees. In fact it gets just plain silly. Our hero ends up spending most of the story in the woods, weaponless, suffering from blood loss, losing the use of one arm, yet somehow he can climb cliffs and still run 7-minute miles after being Got this for 99c, and it was worth what I paid for it. I felt slightly suckered in, because the writing is actually pretty good, and the characters initially seem appealing. However, when the real action starts and the bodies start piling up, credibility utterly flees. In fact it gets just plain silly. Our hero ends up spending most of the story in the woods, weaponless, suffering from blood loss, losing the use of one arm, yet somehow he can climb cliffs and still run 7-minute miles after being awake for 40 hours. He kills dozens of people, swings from the rear doors of a tractor trailer rig, and shoots arrows with sticks of dynamite strapped on them. Not all at once, but one suspects that in the author's mind that he Could. Save me, I'm having a giggle attack.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Kimberly Komst

    fantastic! Excellent read! Enough technical info to keep me interested and tons of action....this would make a killer movie! I should be folding laundry and doing something with my hair but screw that.... I'm downloading another John Milton!

  15. 4 out of 5

    Mike

    There is no denying Mark Dawson's tremendous skill at spinning a yarn that drags you along through each threat, cliff hanger, and brush with death until the rescued are safe, the hero is restored, the relationships resolved, and your curiosity about Milton's next adventure locked and loaded. I've read Miltons one through five now in fairly short order, a testament to that curiosity and his skills. Having said this, I am a mildly piqued by another feature of this and other Milton titles: a lack There is no denying Mark Dawson's tremendous skill at spinning a yarn that drags you along through each threat, cliff hanger, and brush with death until the rescued are safe, the hero is restored, the relationships resolved, and your curiosity about Milton's next adventure locked and loaded. I've read Miltons one through five now in fairly short order, a testament to that curiosity and his skills. Having said this, I am a mildly piqued by another feature of this and other Milton titles: a lack of attention to certain contextual details. In The Sword of God, Milton is rudely interupted as he journeys across Michigan's Upper Peninsulaby the misadventures of a radical-right militia brigade intent on mayhem. For no obvious reason, two references are made to the times of Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) and both are incorrect. In the first, hikers come upon an old car rusting away in the woods. Someone refers to the car as a Model A Ford, from the days when T.R. was president (1901-1909). The 1928 Model A was introduced in 1927, eight years after T.R. died. The author probably intended the car to be a Model T (1903-1927). In another reference, a character's father is said to have served in T.R.'s Rough Riders. This could only have been in 1898, making the father much too old to be the person described as the character's dad. In The Driver, Milton #3, freeways are referenced as a Southern Californian would, as in "the 101" (rather than just "101" or "Bayshore"). No self-respecting Bay Area resident would say "the 101" or "Frisco," also used, in referring to San Francisco. I can't say that these errors have cost Dawson a single sale or fan. Looking quickly through the reviews of Dawson #5, I don't see that anyone else picked up on the Model A and T.R. references. I'm just being a stickler for accuracy, I know, but this type of error makes me pause and becomes a countervailing force to the magnetism propelling me along in the story. Nonetheless and sufficiently primed by the author, I am ready to start #6!

  16. 5 out of 5

    Cindy O

    I enjoyed the first 1/4 of the book although it was predictable. The last 3/4 of the book I found to be boring as it seemed to have been written using a template. The militia group seemed cartoonish in their racist, bigoted, homophobic, bible thumping, nazi dogma. Just think of every bad stereotype and apply it to this militia that John Milton is up against. I wish the author would have done some homework on police procedures which would have changed the story in the second half of the book. If I enjoyed the first 1/4 of the book although it was predictable. The last 3/4 of the book I found to be boring as it seemed to have been written using a template. The militia group seemed cartoonish in their racist, bigoted, homophobic, bible thumping, nazi dogma. Just think of every bad stereotype and apply it to this militia that John Milton is up against. I wish the author would have done some homework on police procedures which would have changed the story in the second half of the book. If this book was even the slightest bit believable, I may have liked it because of the outdoorsy Michigan backdrop. Imagine my surprise at all the 5 star reviews. Seriously??? It must be because of all the ingenious ways a person can be killed without a gun or how someone who is gunshot and wet for most of the book can still outwit, climb cliffs, kill, ride on top of a semi truck filled with explosives and triumph. He also manages to save the damsels in distress. John Milton is da Man. If you are looking for a shallow thriller (using the word thriller loosely), this might be a good read for you.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Wendy

    John Milton is hiking along when the Sheriff of a small town picks him up - thinks he looks like a bum and he doesn't want any trouble in his town - and drives him a few miles passed the town of Truth. Milton hikes back to town & checks into the hotel. A drunk in the bar/restaurant picks a fight & Milton puts him down, so the police put Milton in jail. It turns out the Sheriff isn't a bad guy after all, and he lets Milton out in the morning with a warning. Meanwhile, a young girl comes John Milton is hiking along when the Sheriff of a small town picks him up - thinks he looks like a bum and he doesn't want any trouble in his town - and drives him a few miles passed the town of Truth. Milton hikes back to town & checks into the hotel. A drunk in the bar/restaurant picks a fight & Milton puts him down, so the police put Milton in jail. It turns out the Sheriff isn't a bad guy after all, and he lets Milton out in the morning with a warning. Meanwhile, a young girl comes to Milton, begging him to help find her brother who went off in the forest. Long story short, he agrees and an FBI agent goes with them because she believes 4 bank robbers are in the forest, too. They find all of the above & haul them back to town. Deep breath. Turns out the town is a hive of religious militia, ready to overthrow the government. And the leader, X (no spoiler there), needs to get rid of Milton, the FBI lady and the girl & her brother to keep the plans secret. A lot of people get killed, the National Guard gets involved, and Milton moves on to the next situation.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Carolyn Enevoldsen

    This next book in the Milton series felt like a British Crocodile Dundee takes on white supremacists. It wasnt overly terrible, but I dont read the Milton series for deep, profound realizations. I read them for entertainment and to give my brain a break in between heavier novels. I read a few reviews that negatively viewed the brief sexual encounter Milton has with the FBI agent. Heres the thing, people, that is a necessary literary device. Dawson is humanizing Multon and the easiest way to do This next book in the Milton series felt like a British Crocodile Dundee takes on white supremacists. It wasn’t overly terrible, but I don’t read the Milton series for deep, profound realizations. I read them for entertainment and to give my brain a break in between heavier novels. I read a few reviews that negatively viewed the brief sexual encounter Milton has with the FBI agent. Here’s the thing, people, that is a necessary literary device. Dawson is humanizing Multon and the easiest way to do that is to use a sexual encounter, as sex is the one thing that the vast majority can understand when thinking of a character who is experiencing a dynamic change from being an order-following automaton into an empathetic man who is trying to outrun his demons. What do you want from him? If that small scene in this book caused you to discount the entire series, you are definitely reading these books for the wrong reason.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Dave Morrison

    Unputdownable ? Sadly,after the first 4 thrilling books in the Milton series (which got me hooked !), this 5th venture I found VERY "putdownable. - I struggled to pick it up ! While the main storyline is certainly a page turner,just as the first 4 were, all the excitement was lost in the lengthy tedium of far too much irrelevant detail.50 percent is unnecessary 'padding' and, rather than keeping the reader in suspense, it became decidedly soporific ,and there were times when I was reluctant to Unputdownable ? Sadly,after the first 4 thrilling books in the Milton series (which got me hooked !), this 5th venture I found VERY "putdownable. - I struggled to pick it up ! While the main storyline is certainly a page turner,just as the first 4 were, all the excitement was lost in the lengthy tedium of far too much irrelevant detail.50 percent is unnecessary 'padding' and, rather than keeping the reader in suspense, it became decidedly soporific ,and there were times when I was reluctant to pick it up and continue. Come on Mark ! - I'll persevere with the next one,hoping it is up to the thrills of the first , in the hope it captivates as much as the first 4. Unputdownable ? Sadly, after the first 4 thrillers in the Milton series, which got me hooked, this 5th venture I found VERY "putdownable" : I struggled at times to pick it up ! While the storyline is every bit as page turning as the first 4, all the excitement was lost in the tedium of lengthy, irrelevant detail, and all suspense is lost.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Ian

    Better I have read a few of Mark Dawsons books and he is getting better with each one. He does not obsess for example as he has in the past in this one with pages of description about guns but just gives us the relevant information to keep the story flowing. He even cuts back on visits to AA. ! One or two continuity issues I think I spotted, like only having a kitchen knife then suddenly using his utility knife. Where did that come from? Also not sure you can start an RV while its in gear. His Better I have read a few of Mark Dawson’s books and he is getting better with each one. He does not obsess for example as he has in the past in this one with pages of description about guns but just gives us the relevant information to keep the story flowing. He even cuts back on visits to AA. ! One or two continuity issues I think I spotted, like only having a kitchen knife then suddenly using his utility knife. Where did that come from? Also not sure you can start an RV while it’s in gear. His hero as always is like superman and in-spite of beatings,getting shot and falling in ice cold water in the middle of winter he still saves the day. It is what you expect from his character and MD’s novels so if you are into that sort of thing this is worth the read.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Carolyn Injoy

    The Sword of God by Mark Dawson I received a complimentary Kindle copy of The Sword of God by Mark Dawson from the author as an advanced reading copy.   That did not change my opinion for this review. I gave it four stars.   "On the run from his own demons, John Milton treks through the Michigan wilderness into the town of Truth. Hes 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 The Sword of God by Mark Dawson I received a complimentary Kindle copy of The Sword of God by Mark Dawson from the author as an advanced reading copy.   That did not change my opinion for this review. I gave it four stars.   "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."   Link to purchase: https://www.amazon.com/Sword-God-John...

  22. 5 out of 5

    Beth

    Exciting, edge of your seat story. John Milton is back in action, finally able to use his own name and without fear of anyone after him...until he hesitantly gets involved in helping a teenager find her brother along with an FBI agent looking for bank robbers. But thats not all... Some great action sequences and so many points where you want to say to the bad guys you really shouldnt have done that! Its exciting, pulse pounding yet with a bittersweet ending that typifies Miltons current lot in Exciting, edge of your seat story. John Milton is back in action, finally able to use his own name and without fear of anyone after him...until he hesitantly gets involved in helping a teenager find her brother along with an FBI agent looking for bank robbers. But that’s not all... Some great action sequences and so many points where you want to say to the bad guys “you really shouldn’t have done that!” It’s exciting, pulse pounding yet with a bittersweet ending that typifies Milton’s current lot in life.

  23. 5 out of 5

    dennis barron

    The Sword of God. Mark Dawson John Milton, ex SAS, ex government assassin can't help himself. If someone is in need he will help. He doesn't give a damn what the odds are. A girls brother has gone missing. The police don't seemed inclined to help. Milton will. A fanatical religious vigilante group comes into play. Home grown terrorists who see the government as the root to all evil. John Milton steps right into the middle. He's not afraid. Extremely fast paced! A superb read!

  24. 4 out of 5

    Nick

    The first couple of chapters had me thinking "oh no he's not" because it was very close to David Morrel's "First Blood" (others may know it as Rambo). Drifter picked up by Sheriff and run out of town who then comes back in and runs afoul of him. Happy to say it took a detour at that point so not a bad read. There is still the occasional technical error in this series that the average Joe probably wouldn't spot. If you've been in SF you'll just have to remind yourself that it's not a technical The first couple of chapters had me thinking "oh no he's not" because it was very close to David Morrel's "First Blood" (others may know it as Rambo). Drifter picked up by Sheriff and run out of town who then comes back in and runs afoul of him. Happy to say it took a detour at that point so not a bad read. There is still the occasional technical error in this series that the average Joe probably wouldn't spot. If you've been in SF you'll just have to remind yourself that it's not a technical manual and is for entertainment purposes only.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Gary Sedivy

    A highly skilled guy, former British military (SAS) is walking across the U.S. (think Jack Reacher), comes into a small town in Minnesota, and gets rousted by the local sheriff (think Jack Reacher). Theres trouble (right here in River City) and John (the guy mentioned above) decides he must help. Action ensues, people die (lots of bad guys). He leaves town at the end, without the girl. (think Jack Reacher). All in all, not a bad story, lots of action. A highly skilled guy, former British military (SAS) is walking across the U.S. (think Jack Reacher), comes into a small town in Minnesota, and gets rousted by the local sheriff (think Jack Reacher). There’s trouble (right here in River City) and John (the guy mentioned above) decides he must help. Action ensues, people die (lots of bad guys). He leaves town at the end, without the girl. (think Jack Reacher). All in all, not a bad story, lots of action.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Paul Fussner

    literary bullseye mystery that keeps you mesmerized! Mark Dawson hits the Mark with this mesmerizing storyline that will keep your interest brewing from the first page w the last. If you pass this book by you'll be missing out on one of the best mystery novels I've read in a long time. Everything Mark Dawson creates keeps me wondering how he's able to make sure I 'm not going able to put the book down!

  27. 4 out of 5

    Keith Evans

    Disappointing After thoroughly enjoying the previous books in the series, I found this one a grave disappointment. It is far too wannabe ex SAS, Chris Ryan, "aren't I clever and hard" for my taste. I had enjoyed the underlying vulnerability of Milton's character in the earlier books. I find this one rather too desperate to impress. Please get Milton back to town where he doesn't need to go all Bear Gillies on us.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Jim Kratzok

    This was a good one! John Milton just can't stay out of trouble. This time he ends up in battle with a white supremacist organization (militia) and basically gets the snot pounded out of him. On a side note, I'd frankly like to see him go up against Batman. They're a lot alike except Batman has better access to great toys. But if the playing field was even, I think Milton would kick his butt. The only problem is they both good guys.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Piyush Kumar

    One more page turner by Mark dowson. Again john milton strikes in his style. After getting rid of control this book started with how normally john milton will spend his life but with him it can never be normal and he got himself into something from which only Milton can get out of. Awesome plot and very well described action scene specially the last part of it. It all seems easy in the start with the case but as event turned out it was never that simple. Looking forward to the next part.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Luke Harkness

    A unique and intriguing action story So unlike Milton's other adventures where the general premise is that he's caught up in something very political and large, this book takes the turn of a small town that turns out to not quite be as innocent as it may initially appear. Once again, fabulous writing by Dawson, I swear I learn new words every time I read one of his novels. By now you've likely read another Milton, but if you haven't, you don't need to!

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