Ex-CIA master assassin Court Gentry has always prided himself on his ability to disappear at will, to fly below the radar and exist in the shadows - to survive as the near-mythical Gray Man. But when he takes revenge upon a former employer who betrayed him, he exposes himself to something he’s never had to face before.
A killer who is just like him.
Code-named Dead Eye, Russell Whitlock is a graduate of the same ultra-secret Autonomous Asset Program that trained and once controlled Gentry. But now, Whitlock is a free agent who has been directed to terminate his fellow student of death. He knows how his target thinks, how he moves, and how he kills. And he knows the best way to do the job is to make Gentry run for his life - right up until the moment Dead Eye finally ends it.
©2013 Mark Strode Greaney (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
This has been a really enjoyable series. I had not heard of the Gray man novels before, but tried one when they had the the first book for free. I listened to that one, and then downloaded the remaining three books. I found this last book the best so far. The series is well written like the Jack Reacher series, however, I find the character actions in the Gray Man series easier to believe and more realistic. The narrator also does a great job, and I like that it is the same one for all the books so far. Highly recommended.
Yes! Jay Snyder is so incredible! He captures every accent, every emotion, male, female, etc. You always know whos talking and can feel the excitement!
There were so many. The scene on the lake had me gripping my seat!
EVERYTHING! He didn't miss a beat as usual.
I did laugh, no crying but it did make my heart race a more then once.
This series is exceptional! I seriously hope there is more to come.
This is a really good action suspense novel. I rate it right up there with some of my favorites ie: Reacher, Pendergast, Davenport and Cage.
Yes. Court Gentry can't keep out of danger! The Gray Man books move right along and I usually listen to them in one to two days.
Jay Snyder is The Gray Man! After 4 books I don't think it would sound right if read by anyone else.
The end. When Court "comes home". That's been a running theme through out all of the Gray Man books.
Probably. The plot was twisting, but not to extreme.
When the head of Israeli group called Gentry.
The voices were recognizable and believable.
I thought this was the best in the series so far...
Outstanding book. Liked it ever more than the first in the series, and I loved that one in particular. Recommend to read entire set as there are some references to the previous plots. Very comparable to the Bourne series, but I enjoyed these more. I only had a few eye rolling moments when you had to suspend reality because the laws of probability or physics where seriously tested again. Nonetheless, lots of fun...
It's definitely up there along side the others, I'm not sure I have a favorite as they each bring something different to the overall story.
The further development of the back story, where does the gray man come from and why is he being hunted.
I liked all of them, sometimes you get a narrator who really annoys you with a particular character, but not in this case, it was just a good solid performance.
Has the gray man finally met his match?
A struggle on the ice between the protagonists.
yes. Finished all 4 books in the series in 2 weeks
Great 4th book hope there is more. I liked that the main character has flaws and does not come through the actions unscathed. If you like action and interesting plots this is a fun series. I agree 21st century Ludlum.
Perhaps the story will not keep you on the edge of you seat to the same degree as the first three Gray Man novels but the this installment has multiple characters at play which is something new for Greaney perhaps his collaboration with the late Tom Clancy has helped this aspect.
I absolutely love this series. I read/listen to a lot of books and many of them are truly outstanding, but there is something about these books that makes them just better. The action starts on page one and just doesn't stop, but Mr.Greaney has given us a character who is more than just a bad ass, which Court Gentry most definitely is. From the first book we know that someone set Court up to take the fall in the past and with each book we get an action packed adventure with a little of this other mystery thrown in. Mr. Greaney has managed to find a way to express Court's confusion and pain about the past without dwelling on it. More than any other book I have read in this genre, Court makes me think of an old world Knight.
" I have my mind... & a mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge." -T.L.
When it comes to his type of genre I see Vince Flynn (RIP), Silva, Ludlum, Le Carre, Clancy, early Follet, Coonts, even Coes (also relatively new compared to others but IMO better books than Greaney) as overall better writers & the alias known as 'The Gray Man.'
This book was the much better than the earlier 3 although they are all worth the read if you are into the genre & have a credit handy. This book involved more specific people within the government hunting Court Gentry & contained a great deal of new technology mixed with old spy craft & not entirely 'eye rolling' action like authors in the genre all walk the line on. I felt the first couple books were mediocre & lacking in character depth besides implying "agent has global currency as -awesome-, one man army, & not subtle to pull a trigger' regardless of the reminders the author tries to claim his protagonist is low key & avoids confrontation. In this book you meet another legend trained like Court & his obsession with Court in a world of killers & spies is not exactly a pragmatic POV. Although it gave us a small look into his past & about history the other books rarely mention let alone write about.
The 3-star rating may seem low but for this type of action book its the average entertaining good read in my ratings. There are few authors that elicit 4-5 stars in this genre because as mentioned before even though its fiction when the book is filled from front to back with violent action its hard to give it the same stars I give a book written by Brandon Sanderson or Neil Gaiman or a non-fiction/'based off true event' type book regarding the military, i.e. Navy SEAL past actions or experiences based off true accounts of different battles thru history. Writers like Silva, Le Carre, & Flynn tend to draw my attention more (also recent author Ben Coes) as a cut above the rest IMO. Perhaps its because the portagonists are refined thru more books than 3-4 (although Coes with Andreas has the same) but also because large parts in the book focus on past history regarding how the operative was trained, pre-operations, less raw action & more cloak & dagger 'spy craft', use of assets in non-violent ways, or global implications without crossing into a political soapbox. 'Deadeye' avoids most of this but revolves around a cat & mouse chase of trained killers as they leave a wake of bodies thru every country they step foot in. Entertaining, Fun, but as with many in the genre just a satisfying read better than its predecessors.
"Despite flaws still a hell of a ride"
Fast paced and engaging
While this is not the strongest of the Gray Man series it still has redeeming features and it does still have the engagingly flawed character in Court Gentry
Court's mission to a Russian dacha was fast & furious that finished to soon. I had to go back and relisten.
While the story and pace generally kept me engaged some of the character inconsistencies and weak spots in the plot stretched my suspension of disbelief. Still it was worth the read.
Greaney delivers his usual face paced narrative and a wonderfully engaging character in Court Gentry, that for me had echoes of Ludlum's Jason Bourne. Overall I am still enjoying this series.
"13 hours 40 mins I will never get back"
Oh dear - I don't think this was a wise choice for me - contracts for killing, subterfuge and general evil. I haven't read anything by this author before, the synopsis didn't give me the awareness of how thoroughly unpleasant it was. I wasn't really taken with any of the lead characters, and I didn't enjoy the story at all.
I can understand that some people have enjoyed this book, but it really wasn't for me! What a waste of a valuable credit!
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