Kidnapped, betrayed and fighting to survive, Tom Gray is back with a vengeance.
After the terrorist explosion in which he is believed to have died, Tom Gray has been living a quiet life in the Philippines as Sam Grant, under the watchful eye of his government handler, James Farrar.
His peace is short-lived; Farrar recruits him for a mission that needs Grant’s particular skills, but fate intervenes when Grant is taken hostage in the southern islands by Abu Sayyaf, a militant organization, and comes face-to-face with a dangerous former enemy.
Reintroducing Tom Gray, the inimitable man-of-action, Gray Resurrection is an exciting and fast-paced thriller with an explosive conclusion.
©2014 Alan McDermott (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
I love espionage and detective thrillers but will listen to most genres. Very frequent reviews. No plot spoilers! Please excuse my typos!
As Tom Gray works to fully recover from his injuries from Book 1 in the series, he is captured by a Muslim terrorist group in the Phillippines. He is offered to the British for ransom. British Intelligence groups are not exactly interested in him leaving the Phillippines alive.
Gray Resurrection is an excellent action thriller. I still believe Book 3 and later novels in the series will become 5 star espionage thrillers. Author Alan McDurmott has definitely hit upon a successful concept..
Genre fiction, trashy to literary--mystery, action, sci fi, fantasy, and, yes, even romance. Also history. Listener reviews help a lot!
The premise of "Gray Justice," the first book in this series, wasn't particularly believable, but it was a unique story that introduced a number of interesting characters, and was so suspenseful I was more than willing to suspend disbelief. I downloaded the second book, "Gray Resurrection," even before I finished the first one.
Not sure what I was expecting from Book 2 (though the title gives something away), but it disappointed me. I had trouble grasping the concept of the British government keeping Gray alive (at great expense) but his existence a secret (at even greater expense) even though they apparently really want him dead... say what? There is also a love-at-first-sight storyline that seemed out of place (and this from a woman who loves a good love story).
The military action part of the story is well done, and action, admittedly, accounts for most of this short, well edited book. There's suspense and plenty of combat detail (i.e., lots of military acronyms) to add verisimilitude, but it doesn't drag out like some books of this type (yes, I refer to the late Tom Clancy, whose influence on author Alan McDermott is palpable).
"Resurrection" is only half of a story, however. It ends with a cliffhanger as our hero narrowly escapes the Philippines and the surveillance of his evil British overlords to embark on a long and (we assume) perilous journey back to England and (judging by the title of the next book) "Gray Redemption."
I loved the 1st book in the series, Gray Justice, which had a cliff hanger ending. This book picks up a couple years later and again ends with a cliff hanger ending.
I read several authors whose books can be read in any order. THIS IS NOT ONE OF THOSE. You really must start at the beginning. While each story is intended as a standalone, each really is a part of a greater whole story. Thus, this book really is a sequel and a prequel.
I am not an easy rater. I give very few fives, but this is enjoyable enough to merit the fives.
Narrator is fine but doesn't add anything to merit the fifth star.
Really enjoyed the twists and turns of Tom Gray's continuing story. Filled with action and heart Gray Resurrection kept me listening. Can't wait to start book 3!
This story moves along well, and keeps the suspense going right to the end. I want to know what happens next
LOVED IT! A BRILLIANT AND CAPTIVATING READ. CANNOT WAIT TO LISTEN TO BOOK 3. THRILLING!
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