The Resource The gray man, Mark Greaney

The gray man, Mark Greaney

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The gray man
Title
The gray man
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Mark Greaney
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Language
eng
Summary
Courtland Gentry is a good man. But he's a great assassin...To those who lurk in the shadows, he's known as the Gray Man. He is a legend in the covert realm, moving silently from job to job, accomplishing the impossible and then fading away. And he always hits his target. Always. But there are forces more lethal than Gentry in the world. Forces like money. And power. And there are men who hold these as the only currency worth fighting for. And in their eyes, Gentry has just outlived his usefulness. But Court Gentry is going to prove that, for him, there's no gray area between killing for a living and killing to stay alive....."
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  • Enigmatic Court Gentry lives a double life as the Gray Man, an infamous assassin revered in the criminal underworld. An assignment in Africa proves to be successful, but success often brings threats of reprisal. The survivors are not happy and demand revenge. Meanwhile, Gray Man’s handler, Lloyd, learns that his family has been kidnapped. The ransom demand: Gentry’s head inside a cooler. Lloyd reluctantly orders Gentry’s termination to save the people he loves. Of course, the Gray Man is a legend for a reason. From the opening pages, the bullets fly and the bodies pile up. Through the carnage, Gentry remains an intriguing protagonist with his own moral code. The villain’s motives are fuzzy, though he is quite nasty. 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. -- Ayers, Jeff (Reviewed 09-01-2009) (Booklist, vol 106, number 1, p44)
  • In Greaney's fast-paced, fun debut thriller, Court “The Gray Man” Gentry, a former CIA operative now renowned as the ultimate killer for hire, is on the job in Syria and Iraq. To his shock, he learns that a team sent in to rescue him now has him targeted for elimination. On the run, Gentry slowly realizes that huge forces are marshaling against him, from his former government to the one man in England he always trusted. With unbelievable powers of survival, the Gray Man eludes teams of killers and deadly traps, while the reader begins to cheer for this unlikely hero. Cinematic battles and escapes fill out the simplistic but satisfying plot, and Greaney deftly provides small details to show Gentry's human side, offset by the petty rivalries and greed of his enemies. (Oct.) --Staff (Reviewed August 3, 2009) (Publishers Weekly, vol 256, issue 31, p34)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
328210
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Greaney, Mark
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Gray Man thrillers
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Intelligence officers
  • Assassins
  • Corruption
  • Conspiracies
  • Survival
  • Conduct of life
  • Interpersonal relations
Target audience
adult
Label
The gray man, Mark Greaney
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Copyright
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"Jove Thriller" -- Spine
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
19 cm
Edition
Jove premium edition.
Extent
456 pages
Isbn
9780515147018
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780515147018
Label
The gray man, Mark Greaney
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Jove Thriller" -- Spine
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
19 cm
Edition
Jove premium edition.
Extent
456 pages
Isbn
9780515147018
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780515147018

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