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Dead Eye: A Gray Man Novel by Mark Greaney

Dead Eye is the fourth Gray Man series of novels and is narrated by Jay Snider who nails his performance.

Court Gentry is taking a break while recuperating from the happenings in Ballistic when a man approaches him who has same training as Court. I found a lot of this story to be obvious, there were very few surprises for me, but that may have been Mark Greaney’s intention when he wrote it. It may have been his intention to keep the story very straightforward with the action flowing along at a steady pace.

I really like the combination of characters in this novel. The killer named Dead Eye is contrasted by Ruth the Mossad agent. Dead Eye thinks his skills match Court’s point-for-point and his overconfidence is his downfall. While Ruth’s quick evaluation of who Court really is and the risks she takes to do the right thing in all things makes her a polar opposite to Dead Eye. I think it is great story telling technique.

I bought this audiobook from Audible and listened to it on my iPhone using the Audible app.

From the publisher:

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.

©2013 Mark Strode Greaney (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

I rate Dead Eye a 7 out of 10 and recommend it to anyone who enjoys spy and action novels.

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