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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.
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.
22 of 22 people found this review helpful
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.
11 of 11 people found this review helpful
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.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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.
20 of 22 people found this review helpful
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.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
I've been waiting along time for a character as tortured, abused and as admirable as Jason Bourne to streak across the pages. I loved every non-stop page turning OMG moment. Court Gentry is the best betrayed American hero to leap around the globe! Please hurry up and write some more Mark! Sadly, I have already read the next book and am waiting in limbo for the story to continue!
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
With Back Blast, the fifth novel in the Gray Man series, being scheduled for release in February 2016, I note that I have not written reviews of any of the prior four Gray Man novels. (Back Blast is not yet available for pre-order at Audible.) The Gray Man is Court Gentry. He was the top CIA assassin until the agency turned on him and ordered him killed. The task has proved more difficult than the CIA expected as Gentry is a very difficult man to find as he takes on assassination assignments from others as he evades the CIA. All four Gray Man novels have been outstanding and narration by Jay Snyder has been superb.
Mark Greaney has peers at the top of the espionage thriller genre, but none are better than he. After his first three Gray Man novels Greaney began co-writing novels in the Jack Ryan series with Tom Clancy. He co-wrote Locked On, Threat Vector, and Command Authority prior to Clancy's death. It soon became obvious that Greaney is a better writer than Clancy himself. Greaney has continued the Jack Ryan series (now more about Jack Ryan Jr. than the senior Ryan) with Support and Defend, Full Force and Effect, and on December 1, 2015 Commander in Chief. The three since Clancy's death still carry the Tom Clancy name and Scott Brick, one of the master narrators of audiobooks, continues to narrate Greeney's Clancy novels.
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND all of Mark Greaney's books and I enthusiastically look forward to release of Commander in Chief on December 1, 2015 and to Back Blast on February 16, 2016.
11 of 13 people found this review helpful
Dead Eye was a bit slower than some of the other Gray Man novels. Yes it’s still got a lot of action in the start and the end but it gets a bit slow middle as the story develops. If you’ve read the other novels in the series then you know what waits in store for you (action, static characters and plots which are a bit predictable but still fun) so if you like them you’ll like this one as well. It’s a fun addition to the Gray Man story and sets up an interesting path for the next book.
As always Jay Snyder does a great job with the narration bringing to life the various characters along with good pacing.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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.
14 of 17 people found this review helpful
Outstanding book. Liked it ever more than the first in the series, and I loved that one in particular. Recommend to read entire set as there are some references to the previous plots. Very comparable to the Bourne series, but I enjoyed these more. I only had a few eye rolling moments when you had to suspend reality because the laws of probability or physics where seriously tested again. Nonetheless, lots of fun...
6 of 7 people found this review helpful
I really enjoy the Gray Man series. They’re gripping and fast-paced, with some good action scenes. Would make a great film. I’m looking forward to the next book in the series.
My mistake for not paying attention, I thought this was the first book in a series... it was the forth. On it's own it stood well, and I actually thought the gaps were a clever way of getting the reader to fill in the pieces and thus engage more fully. Well it worked, but the gaps were probably the other three books!
Very well narrated and produces and I may get book five, but I'm a bit OCD that way, I don't like reading out of sequence. If this had been book one, then I'm sure I would go to the next installment - but I can't quite bring myself to do 4,1,2 3, 5, 6.
Loved this book really getting into the character cannot wait to start the next book. If you knew Mark from the Tom Clancy Jack Ryan books then you will love the Greyman
After a great start then two slightly lesser outings, this is gray man back on form again. Really enjoyed it.
The Grey man is a special individual. He lives a somewhat sad and lonely existence, constantly trying be one step ahead of those who are out for his blood, while simultaneously working as a hitman, killing those who are deemed to be in the lower echelons of humanity. A hitman with a conscience, if that's possible.
This book for me, was the best so far in the grey man series. The story line was excellent, and I was not expecting it when I read the blurb. It has plenty of twists and turns, and it brings you along at just the right pace.
Once again, the downside of this book was the narrator. His accents are not very good, and he makes people sound like they are straight out of a cheesy movie.
I am already looking forward to the next in the series, as there is a little teaser of what's to come at the the end of this book.
LOVED it as always once u start its hard 2 stop...
I like the adventurers of the EX Spy
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!
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 2 people found this review helpful