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The premise of The Gray Man taking on the Mexican drug cartels at the same time that his government wants him dead is a good one. However there is a lot of time spent defending a family farm that feels like a long gratuitous scene from an action movie. It's kind of cool for awhile but at some point you want to get on with the story. Just wasn't my cup of tea.
This is the third Gray Man novel I've read, they just keep getting better. The author does an excellent job of keeping the reader on the edge of their seat, turning pages to find out what happens next. In this novel we catch up with the Gray Man (Court Gentry) in the Amazon rain forest. Barely steps ahead of another hit team, this time sent by the Russian mob. As they soon discover it's not easy to take down this particular target, even when the odds are stacked against him. This development puts Court back on the road, ultimately traveling through Mexico. Hearing that a friend who had saved his life a decade ago has been killed, Court decides to take a small detour to pay his respects at the grave. This decision turns out to be fateful, as he's dragged into a war with the drug cartel responsible for his freinds death. I won't give anything else away, what I will say is that Mark Greaney is masterful in this genre and the narrator Jay Snyder does a fantastic job giving Court Gentry a voice! I'm on to the next one.......
The Gray Man series is always a good read and this one was no exception.
I believe Greaney can continue with this series, or is a strong enough writer to start a new series. but, PLEASE notify the Clancy formula...just can't make it through the Ryan Universe.
I couldn't make it past first chapter. Could be suspenseful but offensive to hear God's name used as flippant curses. Reminds me of a film schools first year production by a group of teenage boys.
Different but obsolute one of the most intriguing mystery. Love the characters. The ending leaves the main character for the next book but that's ok.