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Reasonable spy/crime novel series
on 11 February 2018
Reasonable spy/crime novel series.
I got this collection for free from Amazon under one of their deals.
The character of John Milton is developed enough for me to keep reading this series. The idea of a recovering alcoholic seeking to make to make amends for his past is credible enough to drive the plot. This aspect of his character sees Milton continually involve himself in situations that put him at risk of discovery. There is great potential in this unresolved tension.
The sub-plot of Control and Group 15 hunting Milton all around the world help drive Milton's character development through the painful choices he makes. There is an undeveloped sub-plot of Russian infiltration into Group 15. This could be interesting as the series develops.
There are possibly fantasy elements in Milton being a super-soldier, and having useful contacts with the Mafia.