Get ready for white-knuckled listening. Greaney's debut novel - and future feature film - introduces the enigmatic and elusive Court Gentry, a former CIA operative and a legendary hired gun. With a terrifying ability to vaporize targets and a strict moral code, he stalks the gray margins of the world, moving silently from job to job, accomplishing the impossible, then fading away. When his government and former employers turn on him, there is no safehouse to run to, no way to lie low. In a constant state of escape and pursuit, Gentry tears through the Middle East and Europe in a riveting life-or-death race against time.
Fast-paced, well-researched, and fun, The Gray Man is already being adapted for a movie by the company behind Tom Cruise's Knight & Day.
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"Through the carnage, Gentry remains an intriguing protagonist with his own moral code. Comparisons will be made to Jason Bourne, but the Gray Man is his own character. The ending screams for a sequel, but it will be difficult to maintain the intensity level of this impressive debut." (Booklist)
"Hard, fast, and unflinching – exactly what a thriller should be." (Lee Child)
"Bourne for the new millennium." (James Rollins)
Best action book I listened to (or read) in years. Non-stop action, likable character, and the narration by Jay Snyder makes it even more enjoyable. Highly recommend it.
Too much violence and too little plot but exciting
I have but it didn't get any easier to endure the blood and guts.
You have to know what happens to The Gray Man and are constantly rooting for him. I love all the sneaking around and action.
When Gentry was trapped in the hole in Budapest.
You know exactly which character is speaking without being told.
The Gray Man is B.A.
Action, Betrayal, Intrigue
The gray man is the protagonist who must be the underdog. He does jobs that nobody wants.
Will he make it in time!
First things first: there is no realism, plausibility, or reality in this novel. I realize it is fiction but nothing rings true, and everything is on steroids... That said it is one heck of a roller coaster ride. Gentry is thrown into predicament after predicament and blast thru them, but never comes away unscathed. The man is beyond super human and so are his exploits. As one reviewer said " Poorly developed characters doing exactly what you expect...a villain that will make you go "ho hum" At times the story is soooo predictable you get the urge to quit so you skim. The climax is soooo over the top, unreal, it is almost comical. Sad because at times the characters are there for the author to develop and allow the reader to relate, and empathize with, instead you are thrown into another action sequence. This is a good novel to read to take a break from cerebral espionage novels that force you to think and at the end exhaust you with emotion. This is definitely not that type, more so written to be an action movie with a Bruce Willis type as the protagonist. If you are an action junkie, than this is your read. I found the narration to be excellent.
I can't imagine how the narrator kept a straight face with all the inane events, stereotypical characters and unbelievable coincidences that occur repeatedly thoughout the story.
Retired police detective; oenophile; golf and exercise addict; and quilter.
I liked the fast paced action.
The plot changing so quickly at times you didn't want to put it down.
NO. Sometimes I need a break from the violence.
Non-stop, highly unrealistic action. I loved it.
Now here is a Man's Man. Would make a good action movie.
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