Court Gentry is known as The Gray Man - a legend in the covert realm, moving silently from job to job, accomplishing the impossible, and then fading away....
Evan Smoak is a man with skills, resources, and a personal mission to help those with nowhere else to turn. He's also a man with a dangerous past....
Thousands of daemons, make our networked world possible. For the most part, daemons are benign, but the same can't always be said for the people who design them....
John Dempsey's life - as an elite Tier One Navy SEAL named Jack Kemper - is over. A devastating terrorist action catapults him from a world of moral certainty and decisive orders....
Will Robie, a stone-cold hitman, may have just made the first - and last - mistake of his career....
Before he was considered a CIA superagent, Mitch Rapp was a gifted college athlete without a care in the world. And then tragedy struck....
Pursued by determined enemies and intelligence agencies from both sides of the Atlantic, Victor will soon discover there is nowhere left for him to hide....
For LAPD homicide cop Harry Bosch, the body in the drainpipe at Mulholland Dam is more than another anonymous statistic....
From former Delta Force commander and New York Times bestselling author of Kill Bin Laden comes the first novel in an explosive new series....
CIA analyst Jack Ryan is vacationing in London with his wife and young daughter. Suddenly, right before his eyes, a terrorist group launches its deadly attack....
He has no past. And he may have no future. His memory is blank. He only knows that he was flushed out of the Mediterranean Sea, his body riddled with bullets....
As Nick peels back layer after layer of lies and deception, buffeted between the buried horrors of the past and the deadly intrigues of the present, he finds his own life at risk....
FBI Special Agent Matthew Roarke is on the hunt for that most rare of all killers: a female serial....
A resident of one of LA's toughest neighborhoods uses his blistering intellect to solve the crimes the LAPD ignores....
Most careers begin with an interview and a handshake. Others require a little something more....
Best-selling author Michael Connelly delivers his first legal thriller, an incendiary tale about a cynical defense attorney whose one remaining spark of integrity may cost him his life....
World-renowned Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to a Swiss research facility to analyze a cryptic symbol seared into the chest of a murdered physicist....
This exclusive audiobook short story looks back to where it all began for Odd Thomas and Stormy Llewellyn, two souls who are destined to be together forever....
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.
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.
27 of 28 people found this review helpful
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).
26 of 27 people found this review helpful
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?
Any additional comments?
Great book, great voice characterizations. You will be quite satisfied.
10 of 10 people found this review helpful
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.
10 of 10 people found this review helpful
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.
32 of 34 people found this review helpful
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.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
Any additional comments?
Book 2 in the series....and I am really loving this author, this narrator and this character. It's so fast paced, so completely out of my experience set and so well written...My only problem with the book is that.I'm not usually a fan of books about the military or the CIA and now that I've written two glowing reviews, Audible is going to recommend a bunch of books I'm not going to want to listen to. Oh well....it's worth it.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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
11 of 12 people found this review helpful
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!
8 of 9 people found this review helpful
First half of the book was exciting and unpredictable.
Second half was a suspension of disbelief stretching mess of a FUBAR mission, that never seemed to end.
This was my second Gray Man novel, and I'm already weary of the "hero" getting, shot, stabbed, beaten, and generally injured to a degree that would have had James Bond dead 10 times over. But The Gray Man? He is unkillable (and functional) despite horrific injuries.
Good character creations and the unpredictability of the first half, saves this from being returned. Barely.
Narration is good.
Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?
I really enjoyed istening to the book. However it just stopped...... finished with no KABOOM!!! Just a muted epilogue
Would you recommend On Target to your friends? Why or why not?
Brilliant went and got the next three books in the series straight after finishing this
A great listen that was very well narrated, Enjoyable from beginning to end . .
Much slower and hard work to get through, builds up at the end.
Ok but not great
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
I've not come across the Grey Man before but this book stands well on it's own. It is fast paced and exciting.
What was one of the most memorable moments of On Target?
The description of the square where the attempt to kidnap the 'target' is first rate.
What does Jay Snyder bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?
His voice characterisations are very good - some of the accents are a bit odd but it doesn't matter. He captures the drama and emotion of the scenes very well.
Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
I found myself rooting for the hero and wanting to tell him to be careful.
Any additional comments?
All round a very good story.
Great story picks up well from the first novel. First few chapters were hard going due to the awful Irish accents used by the narrator......they make the efforts of Dick Van Dyke in Mary Poppins seem like the commitments!! 😂
But once past these it's a good read!
Fantastic sequel to the gray man.
Proper fast action novel.
Laughed out loud at times to the dialogue.
Action packed and entertaining. Great for the daily commute. Characters become more believable as the series progresses
Pretty good book but one again the grey man goes off mission and stuffs himself up once again. Good action book.
very enjoyable. narrator excellent and I will look forward to the next in the series.
One of the best thrillers I have ever read. This is no Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy but that is not what this book is about. It is not slow and smart. It is fast and smart. And fun.
This is a great sequel to the first Grey Man. Action from start to finish. Better writting and better character development! Thanks for your work Greaney!! I'm getting into book three straight away.
okay. story just about endurance and superman efforts. another bang bang journey without any reality or personal connections. well read by narrator, like first novel, but author just goes from one unbelievable fight or dramatic situation to the next. even drama can get boring.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful