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Publisher's Summary

Get ready for white-knuckled listening. Greaney's debut novel - and future feature film - introduces the enigmatic and elusive Court Gentry, a former CIA operative and a legendary hired gun. With a terrifying ability to vaporize targets and a strict moral code, he stalks the gray margins of the world, moving silently from job to job, accomplishing the impossible, then fading away. When his government and former employers turn on him, there is no safehouse to run to, no way to lie low. In a constant state of escape and pursuit, Gentry tears through the Middle East and Europe in a riveting life-or-death race against time.
Fast-paced, well-researched, and fun, The Gray Man is already being adapted for a movie by the company behind Tom Cruise's Knight & Day.
©2009 Mark Greaney (P)2010 Audible, Inc.
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Critic Reviews

"Through the carnage, Gentry remains an intriguing protagonist with his own moral code. Comparisons will be made to Jason Bourne, but the Gray Man is his own character. The ending screams for a sequel, but it will be difficult to maintain the intensity level of this impressive debut." (Booklist)
"Hard, fast, and unflinching – exactly what a thriller should be." (Lee Child)
"Bourne for the new millennium." (James Rollins)
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By Jason Spencer on 09-01-10

Action packed, edge of your seat "page-turner"

I finished this book (over 10 hours long) in one day; you will too if you are a fan of the modern espionage or action genre. The book is well-written and well-researched. The characters, setting and pace are perfectly balanced. More so, the action sequences are fast-paced and believable. Mark Greaney has a new fan in me. I haven't found an author I like this much since I discovered Vince Flynn's books. I'll be downloading Mr. Greaney's new book "On Target" the first day it is available.

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By Michael on 09-25-10

High Energy Ride!

This story is for fans of characters like Jack Reacher, John Rain, Mitch Rapp, Ben Treven and others who prevail due to skills derrived from a history of disciplined practice and training, as well as inclination and talent. Modern supermen, although not invulnerable. Early on, I was afraid the story was going to get overheated, and exceed even my considerable willingness to suspend disbelief, but I was drawn in and was satisfied by the finish. I'll listen to the sequel. I like the reader Jay Snyder as well and will look for his name in the future.

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By d on 08-09-14

worst book i've ever had

Would you try another book written by Mark Greaney or narrated by Jay Snyder?

he only seems to be able to co-write books .Having just read support and defend (Tom Clancy) I was shocked and disappointed with this rubbish .Even Jack Reacher would not have survived this .It was so unbelievable.

What was most disappointing about Mark Greaney’s story?

starting it

Would you be willing to try another one of Jay Snyder’s performances?


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Any additional comments?

How someone who co-wrote Tom Clancy books could write such utter drivel .

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By Mark on 10-30-13


The narrator really does make a hash of some place names and his accents are hilarious, one Scottish character had several dialects, none of which i would describe as Scottish! The plot is ridiculous but, I actually enjoyed it, I listen to audio books after a hard day at the office whilst walking my dogs, 75% of books i listen to are background noise and i end up calling work colleagues rather than relaxing. The Gray man actually fell into the ultra rare 10% that made me look forward to my walk and actually the last 1/3 of the book made me add extra miles to my walk! Why? I really dont know, as i have said it is ludicrous, but it is a very easy listen and bizarrely you do want to know how it is all pulled together. If you are stressed or have a big project and want to switch off.....dive in, I dont think you will regret it.

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By Adrian Panow on 10-12-15

Solid story and main character.

A good yarn. The "world" is described in sufficient detail that it's easy to travel along with the Gray Man. The action scenes are gripping with only a little suspension of reality required to make it all possible. Narration is generally good although some of the characterisation, particularly accents" jars. It is, however, always clear who's speaking.

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By Grahame on 06-17-17

Court Gentry, Good guy and your worst enemy.

The introduction of the Gray Man, a lethal weapon and a man with his own integrity.
This guy is loyal and fearless. He seems to experience a lot of bad luck but always seems to achieve the primary objective, often very worse for wear.

Great escapism and perhaps a vehicle to release some of the pent up energy from my highly structured and stressful life.

Loved this book, now listening to Book 3 and just purchased book 4.

Keep them coming Mark Greaney!

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