From #1 New York Times bestselling author Mark Greaney comes the second entry in the explosive thriller series featuring the lethal assassin known as the Gray Man.
When an old comrade Court Gentry thought was dead returns to haunt him, his own life is put in the crosshairs.
The man wants Court to complete a mission, with one crucial catch to his orders: Instead of a difficult assassination, the job will entail a nearly impossible kidnapping--and Court must return his quarry to the very CIA team that turned on him.
Disgraced former CIA agent Court "The Gray Man" Gentry (introduced in 2009's The Gray Man) makes ends meet as an assassin working for clients he cannot trust. Russian arms merchant Sidorenko wants Court to kill Sudan's President Abboud, arguably the man responsible for the genocide in Darfur. The CIA makes a counteroffer: kidnap Abboud and give him to American officials in exchange for amnesty. Court cannot refuse and treks through Sudan in pursuit of nebulous, ever-changing goals. Every element in this book is familiar, but Court is endearing in his perseverance even as his schemes are undermined by sympathetic victims, misleading information, outright lies, poor planning, betrayal, conflicting agendas, and simple bad luck. What could have been a storm of clich s becomes an action-filled yet touching story of a man whose reason has long ago been subsumed by his work ethic. \n
4/5 stars. Hal R
Excellent book. action from start to finish.
O’, Puh-leez! Courtland Gentry is a Fool.
This is the third Gray Man story I have read. And the last.
Greaney writes well, but this outing completely turned me off to the series.
The series hero is supposed to be THE preeminent hired hit man in the world. Yet he blows operational security and every other tenet of professionalism, reason and logic to save a woman. All for the sake, apparently, of a story arc that is an annoying and totally unreasonable diversion.
After three outings with the Gray Man I also find his endurance—and coincidental good luck — tiring.