Agent in Place by Mark Greaney

Agent in Place

Mark Greaney

From Mark Greaney, the New York Times bestselling author of Gunmetal Gray and the coauthor of Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan novels, comes a high-stakes thriller featuring the world's most dangerous assassin: the Gray Man.

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The Gray Man is back in another nonstop international thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling coauthor of Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan novels

Court Gentry is back in action. This time he's working on behalf of a well-connected group of Syrian expats to secure the Syrian president's mistress so they can use her to bring down the president's regime. But the expats' plan goes awry when it's discovered the mistress has a baby--the Syrian president's only male heir--hidden away in a Damascus safe house.

Court goes after the baby, a decision that comes at the price of the mistress's life. The expat organization deems the boy now useless to their cause and refuses to protect him against the Syrian first lady and the notorious Swiss assassin in her employ. With no support on the way, Court realizes he'll have to take down the Syrian president himself if he and the boy are going to make it out alive...


Advance Galley Reviews

Great pace, back story and insights into "The Gray Man" Court Gentry, one of the most dangerous people you will never notice. Mark Greaney has really polished his style to rival that of the best known adventure/thriller authors of today. His flow and construction kept me on the edge turning page after page with enough surprises and twists to keep the story fresh and riveting. Mr. Greavey's setting is current, accurate and educational, a real joy to read. I look forward to the next installment of "The Gray Man" to see where we go from here.

The Gray Man is back, this time on vacation from his secret job at the CIA, but pretty much doing what he’s done in every book so far: fighting evil and saving the day. Readers are reminded too often that our deadly operative has a heart of gold; one that makes no sense for the character and that the character himself cannot understand. The author uses this heart to explain all manner of bad decision-making for the Gray Man and it begins to wear thin over the course of the book. At some point, either the character or the author need to offer us a better reason for the plot, which tends towards the circuitous. It’s best when the Gray Man is in action mode and less so when he rationalizes choices that make no sense. The author has a great character and can write amazingly taut and dynamic passages but he really needs better plots. This book is at best average in the series.

 


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