Mark Dawson’s newest book is about an assassin in training Isabella Rose. This story takes place in the world of his John Milton series but is no a Milton book.
Isabella and her trainer Maia are on the run. Various government groups and a private military contractor are looking for them. So they are hiding out in Mexico. Making money from robbing drug dealers, till the cartel figures out what they are up to.
When their handwork gets them noticed various agents come looking for them. Both friends, a former agent named Pope, and enemies are all working to catch up to the two women.
A well-paced thriller is what Dawson knows how to write. The Assassin is loaded with action scenes each with a build up and aftermath.
My only critique is Dawson obviously is not familiar with firearms. For instance, there is a scene where a character checks to verify a firearm is loaded. Then once happy knowing the gun was loaded, racked the slide. Unfortunately racking the slide on a loaded gun ejects a round, giving the hero one less shot in the next firefight.
Aside from some minor firearm tropes that many authors fall into, this is a well-written book. It is the kind of page-turning adventure that leaves you wanting to know what will happen in the next book.
Pick up your copy of The Assassin on Amazon.