Their investigation leads them to Moscow and a confrontation with Directorate S, the agency responsible for seeding Russian sleeper agents around the world. When lies and double crossing mean that no-one is what they seem, the two agents - alone and without backup – struggle to achieve their goals under the most dangerous of circumstances.
Set one week before the opening of The Cleaner, this compulsive thriller turns back the clock to Milton as a barely functioning alcoholic, still tormented by the ghosts of the men and women he has killed in the service of his country.
Milton must fight his own demons as well as the Russian assassin sent to eliminate him. Will he be able to complete his mission and escape with his life?
What Critics Say About Mark Dawson
--“Mark Dawson’s John Milton books are sharper than a stiletto and Sleepers is the best yet. The first fictionalised take on the Salisbury poisonings will set your pulse pounding. If you’ve run out of Lee Child books, Mark Dawson is your man. Absolutely brilliant.” - Matt Nixson, Books Editor, Mail on Sunday
--"A literary sensation." - The Daily Telegraph
--"Dawson writes the kind of thrillers I love. Non-stop, grab-you-by-the-throat tales of doing the right thing no matter the odds. Simply excellent." - USA Today bestselling author Brett Battles
--"It’s impossible not to think of Lee Child’s super-selling Jack Reacher." - The Times
--"Mark Dawson has all the skills. A great thriller writer on the top of his game." - Sunday Times bestselling author Steve Cavanagh
--"Dawson maintains the reader’s interest throughout and the pages turning. It is easy to see why he has found such a big readership. He deserves it." - Crime Fiction Lover
What Readers Say About John Milton:
★★★★★ 'Move over Reacher and Bond!'
★★★★★ 'The characters are well written. The pacing is excellent.'
★★★★★ 'Strong, relevant and very cinematic.'
★★★★★ 'Dawson is a great writer, painting vivid pictures with his descriptions.'
★★★★★ 'Incredibly entertaining and fun.'
★★★★★ 'A slam dunk winner.'
★★★★★ 'Remarkable book!'
★★★★★ 'Dawson reaches the sublime level of character, story, writing and entertainment achieved by Child and Eisler.'
★★★★★ 'I am thoroughly hooked on Mark Dawson's writing.
★★★★★ 'Simply awesome.'
★★★★★ 'Do yourself a favour and pick up this book now.'