The Gray Man novels begin with Court Gentry on the outs with the CIA and working as a killer for hire with a conscious. If that sounds familiar and derivative it is because it is. But the Gray Man is his own character with is own emotions and beliefs.
This is Mark Greaney’s first novel and it is a winner, full of action, intrigue, and twists Gray man does not disappoint.
Jay Snyder’s narration is wonderful; he brings both Gentry and the other characters to life. I very quickly cannot imagine any other voice as being Court Gentry.
This book is not about thinking, it is not literature, it is fast-paced action that doesn’t require much work on the reader’s imagination, but it was just what I was looking for.
There are now 4 books in the Gray Man series and I can’t wait to listen to them all.
I bought this audiobook on Audible and listened to it with the Audible app on my iPhone.
From the publisher:
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.
©2009 Mark Greaney (P)2010 Audible, Inc.
I rate this book an 8 out of 10 and recommend it to fans of fast-paced spy and assassin action.