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Ballistic: A Gray Man Novel | [Mark Greaney]

Ballistic: A Gray Man Novel

Ex-CIA assassin Court Gentry thought he could find refuge living in the Amazon rain forest. But his bloody past finds him when a vengeful Russian crime lord forces him to go on the run once again. Court makes his way to one of the only men in the world he can trust - and arrives too late. His friend is dead and buried. Years before, Eddie Gamboa had saved Court's life. Now, Eddie has been murdered by the notorious Mexican drug cartel he fought to take down. And Court soon finds himself drawn into a war he never wanted.
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Ex-CIA assassin Court Gentry thought he could find refuge living in the Amazon rain forest. But his bloody past finds him when a vengeful Russian crime lord forces him to go on the run once again. Court makes his way to one of the only men in the world he can trust - and arrives too late. His friend is dead and buried.

Years before, Eddie Gamboa had saved Court's life. Now, Eddie has been murdered by the notorious Mexican drug cartel he fought to take down. And Court soon finds himself drawn into a war he never wanted. But in this war, there are no sides - only survivors....

Listen to another Gray Man novel.

©2011 Mark Strode Greaney (P)2011 Audible, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Bourne for the new millennium." (James Rollins, New York Times best-selling author)

"The story is so propulsive, the murders so explosive, that flipping the pages feels like playing the ultimate video game." (The New York Times)

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    Meredyth Smith 11-30-11 Member Since 2014
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    "If you like this You Must do The Grey Man next!"

    I did enjoy this story! It was fast enough to keep me interested! This is purely a action story, with a whisper of a romantic touch that remains lukewarm. The story focus, Court Gentry is a character I like! He is more Jason Bourne then Rambo, so female listeners can relate more to the smart combat as opposed to animalistic instincts. Not a credit waste, especally if you are road tripping with any male of age...curse words fly but story like isn't overtly sexual...Enjoy...but if this is your first by this Author...The Grey Man is awesome!

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Snoodely 01-18-12
    Snoodely 01-18-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Another winner!"

    Well, Greaney has done it again. This time, his hero, Court Gentry, ends up in Mexico, where we discover the appalling corruption going on there. And, once again, poor Court is being hunted ??? this time by multiple entities wanting him dead. As in "The Gray Man," and "On Target," Greaney puts his protagonist in an impossible situation, out of which Court must extricate himself at enormous personal sacrifice. Because Mark is super-human, he manages to save himself and almost all the good guys, while eliminating all the bad guys. But we can't help but wonder how much longer Court can continue taking all this physical abuse. If you haven't yet listened to the previous two novels, I would recommend listening to them first. Each one of them can stand alone, if necessary; but they refer to previous events, so that you will enjoy each one more fully if you listen to them in order. The reader, Jay Snyder, does a truly professional, excellent job of performing all the characters. I recommend this audiobook unconditionally to all thriller-lovers.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Jan Galax, VA, United States 11-06-11
    Jan Galax, VA, United States 11-06-11 Member Since 2002
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    "Do You LIke Cotton Candy?"

    This is the kind of book that makes you question whether reading fiction is a valuable use of time. I'm all for escapism, but this is about 85% the Gray Man escaping from situations that no one could possibly escape from. Once or twice a book, that's OK, I can suspend disbelief. But 85%?

    To much hard to believe action, not enough substance. Pretty much cotton candy.

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    stephen salem, NH, United States 11-01-11
    stephen salem, NH, United States 11-01-11 Member Since 2012
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    "THE GRAY MAN ROCKS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
    Would you listen to Ballistic again? Why?

    listen to book one thru three again. no power and lots of time to kill.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    right from the being to the end didnt want to stop listening


    What about Jay Snyder’s performance did you like?

    Jay did a great job.loved it


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    hard hitting action packed


    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    John 10-28-11
    John 10-28-11
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    "Great Book"

    Great Listen, not the non stop roller coaster of The Grey Man but a more solid performance
    than On Target, Jay again is the perfect reader for this series.

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Bob North Lauderdale, FL, United States 06-25-12
    Bob North Lauderdale, FL, United States 06-25-12
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    "Great book!"

    All I can say is that I love this series. Greeley obviously does his homework and research. It is very entertaining and difficult to put down. It's well worh the credit.

    8 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    susan 10-20-14
    susan 10-20-14
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    "Couldn't even finish"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    No one whom i can think of...


    Has Ballistic turned you off from other books in this genre?

    It didn't necessarily turn me off from this genre but definitely for other books by this author.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Can't imagine, unless he can become less dramatic and excitable in the performance. It was WAY over acted!!


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Not that i could find.


    Any additional comments?

    I listened to The Gray Man and liked it pretty much, which is why i purchased Ballistic when it went on sale. It turned out to be a major disappointment so my recommendation is to save you money or credit for something better!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Thomas San Jose, CA, United States 10-09-14
    Thomas San Jose, CA, United States 10-09-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Not enough of a plot"

    I like and read all the grey man novels. This one has too many long dragging out fight scenes and simply not enough surprises or a good "make you guessing" plot. I casually read ballistic while working out but not with great passion or interest.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lynne montclair, NJ, United States 10-02-14
    Lynne montclair, NJ, United States 10-02-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Skimpy plot line"
    Would you try another book from Mark Greaney and/or Jay Snyder?

    Narration was good. Story not.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Mark Greaney again?


    After the first few Gray Man novels the plots became increasingly strained with extensive rough and tumble chase scenes and too much unnecessary details that seemed only there to fill pages.


    What does Jay Snyder bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Narration was good.


    Could you see Ballistic being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    No


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Frederick D. Schmidt 09-27-14

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    "Really?"

    I like the Gray Man series, but this one was a bit hard to swallow. Why DLR would go to the trouble of torturing when all he had to do was follow them and he would have gotten the prize he was after. I will give Mr. Greaney the benefit of the doubt on this one, but hope the next book is a bit more believable

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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