Agent Micah Dalton Books

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Micah Dalton is the lead in the Micah Dalton series of detective thrillers by best-selling crime fiction author David Stone. The first novel published in the series that featured the chief protagonist Micah Dalton was “The Echelon Vendetta” that was first published in 2007.

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Order of Agent Micah Dalton Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Echelon Vendetta ( By: David Stone) 2007 Description / Buy
2 The Orpheus Deception ( By: David Stone) 2008 Description / Buy
3 The Venetian Judgment ( By: David Stone) 2009 Description / Buy
4 The Skorpion Directive ( By: David Stone) 2010 Description / Buy
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Micah Dalton is a CIA cleaner who works to clean up the messes of the Agency and other government agencies in operations all over the world. When we are first introduced to the character in the debut novel in the series, he is a darling of the CIA as he does his job cleaning up after an agent gets in trouble, is killed, or something goes terribly wrong with their mission.

The first novel in the series introduces Micah Dalton as a no nonsense character who has been enlisted by the CIA to do the messy jobs that no one else wants to take. Things become interesting when Porter Nauman his friend and colleague is found dead in a quaint town in Tuscany. The police have declared the death a suicide, but Dalton believes it is too gruesome to be a suicide. His suspicions are heightened when Nauman’s family in London is slaughtered, and the cleaner has no choice but to go full on to investigate the case.

On the trail of the killers, he tracks them from Washington D.C. to London to Venice to the beautiful mountains in the American West. What follows is an excellent narrative as he chases down a ghost adept with the knife that has a penchant for Native American mysticism. The man seems to be targeting a disparate set of contract men, former agents, and agents with links to a mysterious company operation called ECHELON. It is an excellent novel that draws its inspiration from David Stone’s training with some of the best American and British intelligence training institutions.


The first novel in the series “The Echelon Vendetta” was on the shortlist for the 2008 International Dagger Award.


The Echelon Vendetta: The award-winning first novel is definitely one of the best novels in the Micah Dalton series of novels. The novel is the ultimate modern thriller with a very violent and sadistic tone that can be occasionally funny, often surprising, and convoluted. The lead is stung with a powerful hallucinogenic right off the bat, making for a roller coaster of a narrative that takes him across Europe and America to track down a vicious killer. The novel also comes with an innovative twist as the antagonist is an elderly shaman that makes it hard to tell just who is tracking who.

The Skorpion Directive: The fourth novel in the series is one of the most brilliant novel in the series and it’s most popular. Micah Dalton is in Vienna meeting up with Issadore Galan an ex-Mossad agent, when his instincts tells him that something has gone terribly wrong. Dalton has always been an aggressive responder to enemy surveillance and this has put him right at the center of a complex plot. A group of conspirators has come together and put in motion an alliance to destroy some of the US’s most important strategic alliances.

These are the best-trained agents from the KGB and another ultra-secret U.S agency, which would match the skills of the best-trained agents such as Dalton. The fight to unravel the conspiracy takes him from the barren North African shoreline to the Venice and Europe in a desperate attempt to save his life and his honor.

The Venetian Judgment: The third novel in the series is one of the most incredible in the series as Micah Dalton returns to his beloved Venice. He is now fighting against intelligent and sophisticated members of a Serbian gang who killed his lover. In his pursuit for vengeance, he follows the killers through the Sea of Marmora, to the Bosporus, right through to the Emerald coast of Florida.


Many fans of the Micah Dalton series of novels also love the “Ryan Kealey” series of novels by Andrew Britton. The lead in the series is Ryan Kealey a former CIA officers that usually works odd jobs for the CIA, working to neutralize some of the most lethal threats to the US government.

Micah Dalton fans also enjoy the “Ben Treven” series of novels by Barry Eisler. Eisler is a Military Liaison Element and one of the best black ops contractors, who finds and neutralizes high value targets in the American War on Terrorism around the globe.

What Is The Next Book in The Agent Micah Dalton Series?

There doesn't seem to be an upcoming book in The Agent Micah Dalton Series. The newest book is The Skorpion Directive and was released on April, 29th 2010.

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