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Summary

Bryan Duffy is Witness X - a government agent implicated in a national scandal and banished to Spain until the agenda can be moved on. But when North Korean hit men attack a seeming innocent on the streets of London, Duffy is called back to the fold. He is tasked with finding the woman's assailants and bringing them to justice.

Why has the woman been attacked? Duffy investigates and finds himself sucked into a whirlwind of action and mayhem that is particularly well suited to his special set of skills....

©2018 Mark Dawson (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

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Brilliant story,

I really enjoy listening to David Thorpe, he speaks well and I understand all he says. Also enjoy the way the book is written. Thank you

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Not the usual good story.

Read lots of Mark Dawson books and enjoy the them but this one was disappointing.

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Good story

Good story told from one side. Characters were predictable and under developed. Book could have been longer. Production could have been better.

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Really Good

Really good short story giving more insight to the background of group 15 and John Milton series. Nicely narrated as always. Good job.

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Another good one!

Excellently read and acted as well. Would be great to see these books on tv.

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Great story; always from Mark Dawson. Another 🏆

A fascinating story that has all the drama and action that will keep you listening until the end. Even a touch of love in this action drama. 5 stars+. On e listen not to miss.

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Great Story

I really enjoyed listening to this book and am already looking forward to the next one in the series.

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Yet another great story by MARK Dawson

Thoroughly enjoyable read even better as an audio. excellent.😋 I am a. big fan of this author, who has great talent.

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enjoyable

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Worth a listen

I enjoyed this book, and would like to hear more about Brian Duffy, the Group 15 man.

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  • 01-03-18

Weak plot, lots of action

Mark Dawson goes back to the early days with Group Fifteen Files when John Milton and Beatrix Rose were Group Fifteen members. The first book in this novella series was titled Scorpion and included Milton as protagonist; it was superb. Witness X suffers from a weak plot (yes, I'm aware that 88 Amazon reviewers gave it an average of 4.8 stars). Lots of action and even very strong suspense can supplement and improve a strong plot line, but without a strong plot fictional books are not worth reading. I still question Mark Dawson's wisdom of taking on coauthors for this novella series. David Thorpe's narration is excellent.

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  • VA Barnhill - Author
  • 13-04-19

Mark Dawson and David Thorpe - Unbeatable

Whether it’s a 2 hour or 20 hour Audible book, the brilliance of Mark Dawson’s storytelling and David Thorpe’s performance can not disappoint. I own and have read them all and can recommend them to anyone who loves being engaged and able to slip into the texture of the stories Mark Dawson creates.

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  • Gary M Heine Jr.
  • 04-03-18

Not loud enough

Could barely hear the narrative on the headphones. I do like the narrator. Hard to have feelings for the main character knowing he has been a bad guy in other novels. Don’t know who to root for.

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  • S Waldron
  • 11-08-22

Nice listen.

I hope this is the first in a series because it felt like more of a short story than a novel. It was well crafted and had a solid story, but the ending of course leaves one to wonder what is next

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  • New Amazon Reader
  • 08-08-22

Another good short book about the group 15 agents

So far I'm enjoying Mark Dawson's work. I had a problem with the first John Milton book but I've enjoyed these short books focused on an agent in group 15.

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  • Barbara S
  • 27-07-22

Great short story

Want a fast, short story about a government secret agent? Get Mark Dawson’s “Witness X”.

I listened to the audible audio, narrated by David Thorpe. It’s a 2 ½ hour listen. It’s a series, and this is book 2; yet it’s a great standalone.

Brian Duffy, Witness X, is caught in a national scandal and exiled to Spain. After a North Korean hitman attacks a woman in London, Duffy is sent back and finds himself in an area of espionage.

This is an entertaining interlude that I chose for a trip that was 2 ½ hours long. Both my husband and I enjoyed it.

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  • joseph strickland
  • 14-07-22

Enjoyed this short story very much...

Another great story from Mark Dawson and company. Well written and narration was superb. Looking forward to the next installment. My only complaint is that the volume was set too low during the recording and it was very difficult to hear, even tho I had my volume all the way up...

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  • Teresa
  • 05-05-22

Throaty Voice

This is the worse narrator I have ever heard. This book is only a little over 2 hours long but I could not stand the throaty voices the narrator used. Horrible!!!

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  • Richard
  • 02-05-22

so shallow so amateur

I am amazed how ephemeral these stories can get.
just like a hallmark TV show but with less research or life experience. sad

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  • Amazon Customer2
  • 14-12-21

Great story

Enjoyed the suspense of the hunt to prevent a traitor from giving trade secrets from the North Koreans.