Court Gentry is known as The Gray Man - 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. And in their eyes, Gentry has just outlived his usefulness.
Now, he is going to prove that for him, there is no gray area between killing for a living - and killing to stay alive.
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.
Fans of Vince Flynn and Brad Thor books will find a lot to like in this thriller. The Grey Man is an intriguing character, the international locations are used well, and the plot is basic but well constructed. I look forward to reading more from this author.
The Gray Man
Terrible writing and a ridiculous plot. Likely written by a fifth grade boy.
So much Fun
I started this book Friday evening and raced right through it. Could not put it down. On to the next I think!!!!