10,869 book reviews and counting...

The Cleaner Reviews

The Cleaner by Mark Dawson

The Cleaner

Mark Dawson

Score pending

1 review

Category: Thrillers, Fiction
Imprint: Welbeck Publishing Group
Publisher: Welbeck Publishing Group
Publication date: 25 Jun 2020
ISBN: 9781787394629

John Milton is the man the government call when they want a problem to vanish. But what happens when he's the one that needs to disappear?

4 stars out of 5
Jeremy Duns
2 Jun 2020

"It’s like a cross between James Bond and Jack Reacher"

But while the set-up is familiar, Mark Dawson has great fun with it. In this first novel in the series, John Milton, having quit “The Group” (think the Double O Section), becomes entangled in the life of a single mother in Hackney who’s terrified of losing her teenage son to a local gang. Can he turn the boy’s life around, or will The Group stop him in his tracks? It’s perhaps a little too on-the-nose that the operative sent after him is called Callan (remember the TV series Callan?), but this is a rollicking good read, and despite the antecedents Milton is a distinct and believable character.

Reviews