THE FIRST GRAY MAN NOVEL FROM #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR MARK GREANEY - now a Netflix original film starring Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans
'Hard, fast, and unflinching-exactly what a thriller should be.' Lee Child
To those who lurk in the shadows, he's known as the Gray Man. He is a legend in the covert realm, moving silently from job to job, accomplishing the impossible and then fading away. And he always hits his target.
But there are forces more lethal than Gentry in the world. Forces like money. And power. And there are men who hold these as the only currency worth fighting for. In their eyes, Gentry has just outlived his usefulness.
But Court Gentry is going to prove that, for him, there's no grey area between killing for a living and killing to stay alive...
'Bourne for the new millenium' New York Times bestselling author James Rollins
'A high-octane thriller that doesn't pause for more than a second for all of its 464 pages...For readers looking for a thriller where the action comes fast and furious, this is the ticket.' Chicago Sun-Times
'Take fictional spy Jason Bourne, pump him up with Red Bull and meth, shake vigorously-and you've got the recipe for Court Gentry.' The Memphis Commercial Appeal
'From the opening pages, the bullets fly and the bodies pile up. Through the carnage, Gentry remains an intriguing protagonist with his own moral code.' Booklist
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Assassins are usually the ones dealing out the bullets, but the tables have turned on Court Gentry, the ex-CIA hit man known as the Gray Man. In book one of Mark Greaney’s popular thriller series, his dangerous hero’s stranded in Iraq after his latest assignment taking out a corrupt Nigerian businessman. It turns out his mark has an extremely powerful, vengeful brother—and now the Gray Man has a price on his head. Luckily for us, Court Gentry has a touch of Jason Bourne in his DNA and maybe a dash of John Wick, which is to say, he’s at his best when he’s behind the eight ball. The book’s adrenaline level leaps to DEFCON 1 from the get-go and stays there. Action sequences come fast and furious, and the Gray Man teeters on the edge of extinction right up to the end. Read this before your afternoon jog and you can probably double your calorie burn.
In Greaney's fast-paced, fun debut thriller, Court "The Gray Man" Gentry, a former CIA operative now renowned as the ultimate killer for hire, is on the job in Syria and Iraq. To his shock, he learns that a team sent in to rescue him now has him targeted for elimination. On the run, Gentry slowly realizes that huge forces are marshaling against him, from his former government to the one man in England he always trusted. With unbelievable powers of survival, the Gray Man eludes teams of killers and deadly traps, while the reader begins to cheer for this unlikely hero. Cinematic battles and escapes fill out the simplistic but satisfying plot, and Greaney deftly provides small details to show Gentry's human side, offset by the petty rivalries and greed of his enemies.
Well written with good pacing, Mark Greaney is a writer to watch
Action a plenty
Great read plenty of action
A very poor attemp at Tom Wood’s Victor the Assassin
The story line is weak and the characters too unrealistic. If you like this genre, but find the character hard to believe, close the book and buy Tom Wood’s series. It’s far more exciting, more cleverly written and Victor would put the Grey Men to shame.