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Dead Eye: A Gray Man Novel | [Mark Greaney]

Dead Eye: A Gray Man Novel

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.
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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.

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    Julius Butcher 12-16-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Fits well into the series"

    I was hooked on the Grey man novels right from the second one. I mean I have read On Target first, actually. Then, of course I went back to read the first one.
    The figure of the Grey Man is compelling. When I was thinking about him I realized that I like a professional assassin, a serial killer, who makes hits for money. But there is something about him what makes us, readers to stand on his side. It's maybe that he kills only bad guys, which speaks about certain principles he possesses. It's maybe that he is mysterious, always slipping out of the hands of his pursuers.
    This book brings an interesting plot into play. Dead Eye is almost like the Grey Man: though, well trained, merciless killing machine. But there is a big difference: he doesn't share the same principles. When he lays out his own scheme, he draws the Grey Man into a dubious game. An assassin always is in danger, the Gray Man's life isn't different, half of the governments are after him for one reason or the other. Mostly killing somebody important. But now his troubles are augmented having Dead Eye playing games with him.
    I liked the dynamics of the story. Dead Eye tried to go trough his airtight plan, but it is not by chance that the Gray Man is considered to be the best assassin. He changed the game, and Dead Eye had to adjust.
    In this book we learn a few things from the past of the Gray Man, which adds some puzzle pieces to the his picture.
    I especially enjoyed that the final battle was played out in Belgium. I live in Overijse, where the safe-house was, I go to work on route N4 every day, and I'm familiar with Uccle and Etterbeek. It was fun to see the story to unfold in these places.
    After the fourth installment, Court Gentry is still one of my favorites, right next to Jack Reacher.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    John tallevast, FL, United States 03-03-14
    John tallevast, FL, United States 03-03-14 Member Since 2011

    List of favorite books: Woodcutter - Reginald Hill, Consent to Kill, First Deadly Sin - Lawrence Sanders, Sniper Elite - Scott McEwen

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    "I can't do it. I just can't do it."

    I tried and tried. I don't know what kind of koolaid everyone is drinking. I'd like to give Mark Greaney and the Gray Man a big hug. We have a super sensitive assassin + A super sensitive Mossad agent. How many times in one book can you mention that the Gray man is the most infamous, most deadliest, and the most heard of, and recognizable assassins in the world? Is this guy going to be on the cover of People magazine next. Top 10 available assassins? My mom could find this guy with as many other people who did. I was disappointed with the first Gray man Novel & thought I would never try another one. The 1st book was like a Monty Python movie. The only thing still left on the Gray man was his head & he still won the fight. I saw so many reviews with 5 stars - I had to give this book a shot. I was sure I would at least find this one enjoyable. After 1 full part & half of the second - I deleted it. I couldn't take it anymore. The Enemy and The Game by Tom Wood will have you drooling if you like this stuff. Try Consent to kill by Vince Flynn and you will have to take a cold shower if stuff like this gets people going. What's the saying? If not liking this book is wrong - I don't want to be right.

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    shelley Raleigh, NC 12-21-13
    shelley Raleigh, NC 12-21-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Mark Greaney does it again - Great Book!"
    Where does Dead Eye rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    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.


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

    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.


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

    Jay Snyder is The Gray Man! After 4 books I don't think it would sound right if read by anyone else.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The end. When Court "comes home". That's been a running theme through out all of the Gray Man books.


    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Amanda Riverside, CA, United States 12-12-13
    Amanda Riverside, CA, United States 12-12-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Don't let this be the last Gray Man Book!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Dead Eye to be better than the print version?

    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!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Dead Eye?

    There were so many. The scene on the lake had me gripping my seat!


    What about Jay Snyder’s performance did you like?

    EVERYTHING! He didn't miss a beat as usual.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I did laugh, no crying but it did make my heart race a more then once.


    Any additional comments?

    This series is exceptional! I seriously hope there is more to come.

    9 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    crazybatcow East Coast, Canada 08-24-14
    crazybatcow East Coast, Canada 08-24-14 Member Since 2012

    I like Jack Reacher style characters regardless of setting. Put them in outer space, in modern America, in a military setting, on an alien planet... no worries. Book has non moralistic vigilante-justice? Sign me up! (oh, I read urban fantasy, soft and hard sci-fi, trashy vampire and zombie novels too)

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    "Guns and deception = suspense and butt-kicking"

    Ahh... some butt-kicking mind candy.

    No deep morals here, no lectures, just lots of guns and deception.

    It is probably the best of the Grey Man series... the author has matured, and his characters' actions have become more realistic.

    It is not truly a vigilante justice story because the good guys are not really good guys, and the bad guys are not really bad guys, and there isn't really anyone you'll want 'punished' for their bad behaviour. But it does have lots of action, a bit of suspense, decent characters, and a solid wrap up.

    You won't need to have read the others in the series to read this one. The author doesn't really repeat parts from the other books either, so if you did read them, you won't see much of them repeated here - it is a new story. And while it is not Lee Child's Jack Reacher, it is a decent fill in.

    The narration is very good, there is some swearing, some non graphic, mostly gun-related violence, and no sex.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Cheryl Weston, Australia 06-04-14
    Cheryl Weston, Australia 06-04-14
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    "Fast Paced and Action Packed"

    How do you stay alive when your enemy has the same lethal skills as you do? Mark Greaney has developed a complex story populated with equally complex characters The pace is rapid with so many unexpected plot twists the reader is constantly re-evaluating who, if anyone, is a good guy. While reading this book, I was unaware that it is the fourth book in the series. It is a gripping page turner.It can be read as a stand alone story, but I will, now read the preceding novels to find out what else the Gray Man has had to endure to ensure his survival.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    jack englewood, CO, United States 03-02-14
    jack englewood, CO, United States 03-02-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Great Greyman"

    Another great story. Love the Greyman and this is a rich story with a look at new technology that we should all worry about. Found it impossible to hit the stop button.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Xavier 02-06-14
    Xavier 02-06-14 Member Since 2011

    I enjoy counter-terrorism, westerns, historical fiction, detective mysteries, and old school comedy like "A Christmas Story".

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    "I really love this series"

    Lot's of non-stop action. I have already listened twice. This review is 4 months overdue because I was procrastinating to find the time to write a proper review. Just buy it! If you like a no nonsense anti terrorist hero, then enjoy the gray man series. I hope Mark Greaney keeps it pure. Baldacci was great in the beginning but after he became popular he started to "phone it in". Greaney is fantastic and equally entertaining as the "Mitch Rapp" counter terrorism novels. Highly recommended. Oh...the narrator is first rate as well.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Ray 01-10-14
    Ray 01-10-14
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    "Gripping stuff"

    The Grey Man is in trouble again. In this story he needs all his wits to stay ahead of the mob chasing him. Will he ever find a friend who will give him support and not stab him in the back? Mark Greaney has given us another thriller, very much in the vein of Ludlum's Bourne series. Great listen.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Peter 12-20-13
    Peter 12-20-13
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    "Best Gray Man yet"

    This is by far the best so far in the series. The characters are compelling. Captivating from start to finish.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    "Despite flaws still a hell of a ride"
    Would you listen to Dead Eye again? Why?

    Fast paced and engaging


    If you’ve listened to books by Mark Greaney before, how does this one compare?

    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


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    Court's mission to a Russian dacha was fast & furious that finished to soon. I had to go back and relisten.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • mollyeyre
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    "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!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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