From Mark Greaney, the #1 New York Times bestselling coauthor of Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan novels, comes the fifth explosive thriller featuring the lethal assassin known as the Gray Man...Five years ago, Court Gentry was the CIA's best covert asset. Read more...
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From Mark Greaney, the #1 New York Times bestselling coauthor of Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan novels, comes the fifth explosive thriller featuring the lethal assassin known as the Gray Man...Five years ago, Court Gentry was the CIA's best covert asset. Then, without warning, his masters at the Agency put him at the top of their kill list. Court fled his country and became an enigmatic killer for hire known as the Gray Man. Determined to find out what made the Agency turn against him, he plans to get his hands on the men who sent him on his last mission, Operation BACK BLAST. What he doesn't realize is that the questions that arose from his time as an American assassin are still reverberating in the U.S. intelligence community, and he's stumbled onto a secret that powerful people want kept under wraps. The result: everyone has Court in their crosshairs...
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2015-12-07
- Reviewer: Staff
In Greaneys rousing fifth Gray Man novel (after 2013s Dead Eye), ex-CIA operative Court Gentry returns to the U.S. after five years dodging the kill order that has followed him all over the world. He needs to know why Denny Carmichael, the director of the CIAs National Clandestine Service, issued the order; if Gentry has to leave a string of bodies behind him to get at the truth, then so be it. Gentry slowly ferrets out various official reasons for the original shoot-on-sight order, which stemmed from an early operation, Back Blast, when he supposedly went rogue and killed the wrong person while executing the op. Gentry is positive hes innocent, but the evidence continues to mount, until even hes no longer sure what happened. Greaneys unraveling of the Back Blast mystery is masterly, but its the Gray Mans ability to outthink and outgun the scores of men who are hunting him throughout the streets of Washington, D.C., that will keep readers glued to the pages. Author tour. Agent: Scott Miller, Trident Media Group. (Feb.)