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Summary

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

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The best John Milton yet!

Mark Dawson has created a super hero in John Milton and although some of the action takes place in USA in recent books, JM is definitely English which makes him really essential listening. I think Salvation Row is the best one yet strong story, great twists and turns, gripping stuff all immaculately brought to life by the brilliant reading and voices of David Thorpe. Thank you Mark and David for such pleasure.

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  • Sally
  • THEIL-RABIER, France
  • 11-09-17

spookily close to home

What did you like most about Salvation Row?

It was well written and as there has just been a similar incident of Hurricanes in that part of America, very accurate. You were there with them.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Salvation Row?

nothing really it just flowed.

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

Well he sounds like you imagine John Milton to sound and behave the way you expect, so he for me seems spot on to narrate these books.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No I rarely get that sort immersion from a book... sorry.,. I suppose the best I can manage is pleased when something works out well, or irritated when people behave like idiots.

Any additional comments?

We got stuck in the car for 2 hours in a traffic jam in Bordeaux, and we really didn't mind that much as we had this book playing in the car.

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Good solid action

Another great work by Mark. Excellent entertainment, good pace and great characters. The John Milton series gets better every time. Great job Mark. Thank you!

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A great story

The best Milton story so far, in my opinion. Proof too that he's not invincible!

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Gripping!

One of the best Milton stories yet! Full of twists and turns and an intense atmosphere. Milton is a strong character in a clever story. If you love a thriller you will love this!

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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.

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excellent!

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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great

great story, gripping and exciting. Its very well narrated and I'm excited to see when/where old acquaintances show up again

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Exciting

At last, Milton has met a worthy adversary. Great read and excellent performance as always.

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Fabulous book

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.

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  • Wayne
  • 06-08-15

Mark Dawson is my best new author find of 2015

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.

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  • JC
  • 12-08-17

Louisiana Hot

This book was very good. I would recommend to followers of the John Milton series or those who enjoy David Thorpe or Mark Dawson. Unfortunately, you have to follow the entire John Milton series to gain an appreciation for this book, as you will better understand the character (Milton) that way, inclusive of the history that he references. This book was strong, but it's the introduction of an amazing character named Avi Bachman that really sends this story into overdrive. Avi is awesome!

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  • Joyce Eriksen
  • 30-07-15

Another hit

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.

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  • yesrek
  • 25-04-17

Em Foss is on wrong sa lob bol

For American listeners it is painful hearing a Brit's pronunciation of lots of words. Other than that I love the series.

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  • Jacqui
  • 05-12-16

Good story but. ........

Good story but the lead female is rather annoying the way she argues about everything that's Milton is doing to help her just so annoying & frustrating. I found myself saying 'oh for god's sake just shut up and just do it'. The narrators American accents especially the female ones again rather disturbing. Lots of room for improvement.

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  • Ray
  • 22-07-16

David Thorpe is one of the best narrators there is

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.

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  • david
  • 09-05-16

Best one yet!

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.

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  • Trudy Owens
  • 13-08-15

Control is gone, so we need a new enemy

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.

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  • David
  • 20-06-15

Continuing saga of John Smith

Action and adventure. Good character development of the main character. Developing a character more Hunan than early stories a good series !

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  • James T
  • 25-07-16

Number one?

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.

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