"If it wasn't for bad luck, the Gray Man wouldn't have any luck at all"
Mr. Greaney has created a character who succeeds even though he has been shot, knifed, survived an explosion, cut his feet, lost half his blood, while evading or killing close to 100 trained assassins.
The author could have made the story more plausible if the hero didn't try to storm a fortified castle while bleeding out.
Fast paced thriller/action story about professional killer for hire. Some aspects of the story are a bit 'superhuman,' but all in all still a fun read.
Say something about yourself!
Look, it's not gonna change your life, but it's a whole lot of fun. The bad guys are really bad. The odds are extremely long, and our hero kicks some major butt. Can't wait to start on the next in this series!
I can see why the reviews are not so good for this first book.Glad I started with the second. If I did know better would have wondered if the book was a parody . Cort just sustained too many injuries to be believable. Greaney got better and better with this series so would advise starting with On Target then go back later to The Gray Man. It is not necessary for the subsequent storyline.
So glad that I found this series. Quality writing is so scarce nowadays. While waiting for the next "Cleaner" book to be released in audio, the Gray Man will keep me from trolling the boards hoping to stumble upon a better-than-ok thriller.
This is my first
Yes but less supper human power
The guy has so many wounds and they just keep coming, Even a super human would have not been able to make it as far as he did with all of his wounds. The knife to the gut with the Korean was too much to believe. Too much fist too fist and not enough guile and whit.
Overall, it was a good story. I was interested and looked forward to hearing what happened next. However, as the story developed, the main character seemed to exhibit more and more superhuman "health" powers and it was just too hard to believe one could accomplish all of these great actions with a ripped open gut, a bullet hole, broken rib, gushing blood, and still be strong enough to climb walls, fight and kill level 1 "killers" (4 deep) all at once, and not bleed out on about 3 hours sleep. Good thing I like books like this. Although, in my opinion the Mitch Rapp series by Vince Flynn is better. Compliments to the narrator. He was superb!
I have been following Mr. Greaney's writing since he took over for Tom Clancy after Mr Clancy's death. I've enjoyed seeing his growth as a writer and it prompted me to buy one of his own books. Sadly this is not up to the same level of writing. There are more than a few plot holes with unexplained or inexplicable character knowledge. I didn't hate it, but I am not sure if I will continue to read the series. It doesn't help that the reading is not the best.