The Gray Man
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.
“Hard, fast, and unflinching—exactly what a thriller should be.”
—Lee Child, #1 New York Times bestselling author
"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." (Oct.)
—Publishers Weekly Review
"There's probably a cheetah on the Serengeti who can get a gazelle moving faster than Mark Greaney gets The Gray Man into overdrive, but it takes serious power to keep up the chase right to the kill; from the deeply satisfying opening scene – ten Iraqi jihadis about to butcher a captured GI get their tickets punched by a lone sniper – to the bloody finale in a chateau near the Normandy coast, Greaney keeps this vengeance story red-lined and blistering as a hired killer known as The Gray Man burns like det-cord through a small army of trained killers in Prague, Zurich, Paris and beyond as he zeroes in on the wealthy French aristocrat who betrayed him; sharp-edged writing as smooth as stainless-steel and a hero as mean as razor-wire, The Gray Man glitters like a blade in an alley."
—David Stone, New York Times bestselling author of The Skorpion Directive
"Here is a debut novel like a well-honed dagger: sharp, merciless, and deadly. Mark Greaney's THE GRAY MAN is Bourne for the new millennium. Never has an assassin been rendered so real yet so deadly. This book strikes with the impact of a bullet to the chest. A debut not to be missed."
—James Rollins - New York Times bestselling author of The Eye of God