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On Target: A Gray Man Novel | [Mark Greaney]

On Target: A Gray Man Novel

Four years ago, assassin Court Gentry was betrayed by his handlers in the CIA. Now, an old comrade returns to haunt him - and to force him on a mission against his will. With his ruthless employers on one side, his former friends on the other, and a doomed mission ahead, Court Gentry would kill to get out of this one alive.
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Publisher's Summary

Court Gentry, aka the Gray Man, is back – and once again on the run from old friends and foes.

Four years ago, Gentry was betrayed by his handlers in the CIA. Now, an old comrade, Russian arms merchant Sidorenko, returns to force him on a mission against his will: kill Sudan’s President Abboud, the supposed trigger for the Darfur genocide. But the CIA has its own plans for Abboud. With his ruthless employers on one side, his blackmailing former friends on the other, and a doomed mission ahead, Gentry would kill just to get out of this one alive.

Every bit as thrilling, informed, and addictive as The Gray Man, and once again skillfully narrated by Jay Snyder, On Target is sure to hit the mark for thriller fans.

Check out Mark Greaney's best-selling previous book, The Gray Man, now.

©2010 Mark Strode Greaney (P)2010 Audible, Inc.

What the Critics Say

“An action-filled yet touching story of a man whose reason has long ago been subsumed by his work ethic.” (Publishers Weekly)

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    Clayton WEST PALM BEACH, FL, United States 10-07-10
    Clayton WEST PALM BEACH, FL, United States 10-07-10 Member Since 2008
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    "really impressive"

    i'm a difficult reader to please but Mark Greaney has done it again. Like his previous, first work, Greaney packs this thriller with speed, suspense, and incredible imagination. This time he also adds an element of global politics. The gray man will constantly surprise you again. Also, if you are a fan of the more technical aspects of a good thriller, Greaney knows his weapons and machines and the types of backgrounds and training that go into becoming a CIA SAD operatives. Worth the money and time.

    17 of 17 people found this review helpful
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    S. Ferguson Chicago, IL USA 10-15-10
    S. Ferguson Chicago, IL USA 10-15-10 Member Since 2004

    Cub fan

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    "Terrific for action fans"

    I liked the first Gray Man book but this was even better. The set up takes a little while, but the second half is non-stop action. Maybe not for the squeamish, who probably won't be downloading it anyway, but as exciting a listen as I've had recently. Vince Flynn has been my favorite but his books have gotten very preachy and "talky." If I want that, I'll turn on cable news. This guy has guns blasting most of the time, and it's a lot more fun.

    24 of 25 people found this review helpful
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    Ronda Snyder 10-02-10
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    "Excellent !"

    This one of my favorite new authors. The main character is an assassin but with his own ethics and you actually root for him. Sounds strange...liking a killer but the way it is written...you will too. The book is full of action, doesn't lag. If you like Vince Flynn, Brad Thor or Lee Child...you will like this author too. Strongly recommend this book (and his first novel too).

    19 of 20 people found this review helpful
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    Joshua Weston, WV, United States 09-13-13
    Joshua Weston, WV, United States 09-13-13 Member Since 2013

    Audible for President

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    "PURE BRILLIANCE!!!!!"

    I truly cant believe this is only Mark Greaney's 2nd novel. I have honestly never came across an action novel along the lines of Brad Thor or Vince Flynn that truly did not have a single boring second in the entire book. The Gray Man series is so good that I dont want to read the next novel in the series b/c it is the last one so far. It had better not be the last novel in the series b/c that would be a tragedy

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Bruce Buehler MD Omaha, Ne, US 11-26-10
    Bruce Buehler MD Omaha, Ne, US 11-26-10 Member Since 2009
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    "No preaching just action with twists"

    This is a great next step from the Gray Man. Mark Greaney does not make his characters nice guys or heroes, they just are. It is generally believable, and the reader makes it more believable the way he speaks for each character. I think this is a better audio book than when read, because of the intensity of his voice. Very hard to stop listening, always another dilemma.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Wesley New Britain, CT, United States 11-26-13
    Wesley New Britain, CT, United States 11-26-13 Member Since 2012

    I love to read and since 2011 I have been mostly listening to audiobooks because oftentimes there is nothing like a good narrator.

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    "Quite the interesting main character- Well done."

    Most often I find that protagonist in most books lacking in certain ways but often the author compliments the hero with a supporting cast and they often come together to make the story enjoyable. The Gray Man is awesome in that the supporting cast is a plus but as legendary as he is in the book, he is very human in that he has his flaws and many I can relate with easily. I have zipped through the first two books and I'm a little sad seeing that there is currently only 3 titles in the series. The 4th will be out soon but not soon enough for me.

    One thing that I couldn't help but laugh at. The Gray Man struggles with what is starting to be an addiction to pain killers. The author needs to learn a little more about morphine. It is not a psychedelic which at 20 mg will cause him to stare at the ceiling during a phone call and not be able to speak to his superior without stuttering, saying "whoa" and "wha?" when it comes time to talk about the exfiltration of a kidnapped president with his commando team leader whom he is holding captive can only say "Wow, they wind up those celing material strands by hand into these little......so on and so on". This was not his first time taking extremely strong painkillers and the amount he took would take the edge off, not cause him to trip as if he was on acid. I love the way the author does not get preachy about addiction but instead treats it as a normal person would treat it. Drugs are bad, we all know this since we are adults after all, and I was happy to see the author didn't decide to preach to me about it. Instead he describes how our hero deals with it, or doesn't deal with it for that matter since I don't know what will happen later.

    Lastly I really enjoyed the author's writing style. The story kept me interested and as with some books, I did not have to go back to reread a section because something just didn't click. At times I forgot I was reading a book (listening, you know what I mean) and just enjoyed the story. The narrator gets a big thumbs up from me for this as well. They both hit the mark dead on.They were both....On Target! Sorry, I could not resist.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Pat 01-22-11
    Pat 01-22-11
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    "I enjoyed this one too."

    After reading the mixed reviews I was really hesitant to buy it. I am glad that I did. For sure it was not Quite as good as The Grey Man but it is a sequel (what do you expect?). The narration wasn't as bad as I had feared after reading the reviews ether. Since Lee child, Vince Flynn and the like only put out about a book a year what are you going to do? I would have liked the Grey Man to have gotten over his addiction, but I have been trying to quit smoking for years. Enjoy!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Margo 10-15-13
    Margo 10-15-13 Member Since 2002

    Tucked away in the beautiful mountains of New Mexico.

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    "Major Action Novel"

    I like action, especially on a long car trip, and this book delivers just as much as The Gray Man. Court Gentry is quite a character with lots of moving parts and superhero machismo. If you want lots of action, this will do nicely.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Anthony Jefferson City, MO, United States 01-10-12
    Anthony Jefferson City, MO, United States 01-10-12 Member Since 2002

    I am an attorney and author in Jefferson City, MO.

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    What did you love best about On Target?

    It continued the Gray Man's story, and did so in a very believable way. I read this before I read Gray Man, and still had enough context to understand the story. That's the mark of a good and careful author. The book is full of action and exotic places. The hardware is realistically described. The emotions of the main characters seem real and not stilted. This is not a Mission Impossible type book where everything goes perfectly for the main characters. It has gritty detail that makes it believable. I would recommend this book highly.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    the Gray Man; he is believable and complex and I can see a lot of me in him (not that I'm an assasin mind you, I'm a lawyer, but I understand the way he thinks).


    Have you listened to any of Jay Snyder’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, this was my first, but having heard later performances, I really liked him.


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

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    Great book, great voice characterizations. You will be quite satisfied.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    aaron los angeles, CA, United States 03-23-12
    aaron los angeles, CA, United States 03-23-12 Member Since 2008

    Let's face it, these authors aren't paying me, so there's no need to lie!!

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    "Gray Man + Pain Killers = AWESOME"

    Bravo to Greaney for having the boldness to give his main character a pain killer addiction, and NOT use it the way that EVERY OTHER AUTHOR WOULD HAVE! What I mean is, it's set up so that you think that ultimately Gray Man will suffer enormous harm from his addiction to the drugs, and learn some "valuable" lesson... like an after-school special. I was honestly dreading that moment, and had decided to stop listening to the book if Greaney took that "easy" way out. But, he never did.

    It's refreshing to see an author that actually understands that people can take drugs for valid reasons (like intense pain), and still be able to function on them. Seems like every book I read, where a character has a drug addiction, the author takes every opportunity to preach to me about how bad drugs are. I'm an adult, thanks. I don't need a fiction writer preaching to me about morals.

    Greaney gives you have a character that is so flawed, real, and interesting, that you don't want the story to end. In fact, the character is brought to life so well that you forgive some of the more implausible things that may happen in the world around him.

    Overall, the narrator is top-notch, and the story is captivating. Jason Bourne meets Keith Richards...

    10 of 12 people found this review helpful
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