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.
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“An action-filled yet touching story of a man whose reason has long ago been subsumed by his work ethic.” (Publishers Weekly)
I love the heart of the Gray man but struggled to finish this one. It Was just too predictable.
I am not sure. The first in the series was more of a thriller. Not great, but pretty good and plenty of potential... The second was tedious and contrived. I saw the great reviews, but I have to wonder if these folks read the same book.
I am going to try the third in the series. If it is like the second, I will move on...
The Grey Man is the classic character of a good man having to deal with bad things happening to him. A brilliant assassin, who has been trained by the best, but rarely gets away unscathed - he is obviously the best anyone could hope to be without being superman. This is the best action hero I've seen since Ludlem's Bourne character. The hype is true, this series is the Bourne for the 2000's.
Baldacci's Will Robie series and Thor's Scot Harveth series. All three writers give good reads, but I'd give Grey Man the top honors, followed by Baldacci's Will Robie and then Thor's Scot Harveth. My reasons all revolve around character, character and character. Read or listen to the books, and make up your own mind.
He seems to be able to read the book as the author intended. I read the book first, and then listened to it. I couldn't tell any difference between the way I read it and the way it was read to me. That's a good test in my opinion. You decide.
The tension was so well laid out, that after finishing the book, I simply had a feeling of being completely satisfied with the experience.
I highly recommend that everyone buy the book, and buy the audio as well. If your a Kindle user, you can do emersion reading for maximum effect. I've read all the Grey Man novels, and would like to see more.
I absolutely loved the fast paced, no-nonsense action and the gripping suspense of The Grey Man. This sequel does have a lot of action but the plot is meandering and uninteresting. I am more than half way into the book right now and, after giving it many chances, I have decided to stop listening and return it. I rarely return books even when I am not completely delighted with the reading. In addition to the weak story, what really made me turn it off in the middle of a sentence and delete it from my iphone is that I just couldn't go on listening to the author's portrayal of the only female character Ellen (a main character) as being consistently stupid, illogical, helpless, and whiny. None of the characters in the first or second book are exactly subtle, but I was disturbed that even a six-year-old child character speaks and thinks more intelligently in this book than Ellen, an adult female lawyer.
I have not read the print edition, so I have no opinion.
Yes it did. Without giving up too much information, the way the Gray Man "adjusted" his mission on the fly.
He has a great delivery style and keeps the listener focused.
The climax, which kind of goes without saying.
The author is one of the best in this genre.
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