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Dead Eye

(Gray Man #4)

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Ex-CIA master assassin Court Gentry gets hit with a blast from the past in the fourth Gray Man novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Mark Greaney.
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
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Paperback, 479 pages
Published December 3rd 2013 by Berkley
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Sean Peters Yes

Highly recommend Mark Dawson and Victor Methos, Simon Kernick, David Baldacci(Will Robie books)

Love and read all Tom Wood books…more
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Highly recommend Mark Dawson and Victor Methos, Simon Kernick, David Baldacci(Will Robie books)

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Torbjørn Stuldalen Couldnt agree more. Ballistic was for me the weakest of the Court Gentry books, so getting this treat of a thriller next was a revival for Court Gentr…moreCouldnt agree more. Ballistic was for me the weakest of the Court Gentry books, so getting this treat of a thriller next was a revival for Court Gentry as the second best assassin in books. (after Jason Bourne of course).

Deadeye as (atleast almost) his equal was an awesome experience, and the whole flow of the book was so great. Other key elements that made this book so great for me has to be the involvement of Mossad, the feel of the scandinavian and baltic countries, and of course, Kiev!(less)

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Sean Peters
Aug 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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
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Mike (the Paladin)
Okay first let me say the only thing wrong with this book is that it ends. The only disappointment I have is that there isn't another Court Gentry book in the foreseeable future.

I've read quite a few books and I've always been sure that the largest single genre was fantasy...but maybe that's changed and action/adventure/thriller is approaching the top of the pile.

Court Gentry is not at base a totally unique character. He's considered THE most deadly assassin in the world. He's known as the Gray
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Tim
Feb 13, 2021 rated it liked it
Pretty good yarn with a little too much bad guy copycat run amuck. I hate when good innocents die. 6 of 10 stars
Max Rudenko
I think that we really do need a more precise, fractional GR rating system, e. g. based on a 10-point scale. Maybe we should tell this to GR big shots. For example, when I can't give this novel full 5 stars I think it deserves much more than 4. I think 4.5 or 4.75 would be right.

This is by far IMHO the best book in Gray Man series. I was happily disappointed or did I mean pleased? with this novel since after reading the first three books in the series I practically gave up on Gray Man. The first
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✨Susan✨
Two assassins who must outwit, outthink eachother in order to survive. A cat and mouse game with a hitch, one is cheating and playing with a stacked deck. Survival of the fittest, smartest in a fast paced plot.
Terence M
Aug 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio-five-stars
Audiobook - 13:42 hours - Narrator: Jay Snyder
4.5 of 5.0 stars
I was starting to worry that maybe "The Gray Man" series might wane a little after three really good/great novels. What a worry-wort! Mark Greaney's "Gray Man #4, Dead Eye" is a great tribute to his masterful writing skills. Featuring a dramatic and suspenseful face-off between two former CIA master assassins, each of whom believes and knows the other is as good as he is, this novel is full of action as each tries to outwit, out thin
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Scottsdale Public Library
This is the fourth book in a series about a former CIA assassin targeted by every possible elite force with orders to shoot him on sight; yet he doesn't know why. Filled with more action than plot, this is a rollicking good read and impossible to pause for any reason.
Prepare to cover your book or reading device with food splatter as you read through meals to finish it in one sitting. -Suzanne R.
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ChopinFC
Jun 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
5 Stars (Fantastic)

Another Fantastic entry into the 'Gray Man' series! This time 'Court Gentry' goes head to head with a an assassin, who much like him, had in -depth training in spy/tactical maneuvers and wants to do everything to get a 'leg up' and kill the Gray man. In a maniacal cat and mouse thriller, where 'Court' is mostly oblivious as to the real intentions of the 'assassin', we see impossible high-flying escapes, heart pounding action scenes, and Gray man as his finest! The character is
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Scott A. Miller
Jul 08, 2020 rated it liked it
Average. Just average. Definitely my least favorite of The Gray Man books.

Court lacked punch in this one. Ruth was the most compelling character. She was the smartest character. The mystery wasn’t as good as the first three books either. As I’ve said, this is a brutally tough genre and I tend to compare all of the books within it that I have read. It was a perfectly enjoyable read, but I’ve read many that were better, as I’m sure the next Gray Man book will be.
Donna
Mar 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: crime-mystery
Genre: Thriller & Action

I have enjoyed this series. This is the 4th book in the Gray Man series and so far, they have all hit so many of the boxes on my checklist for this genre. What I like the most is that the MC isn't molded after so many other MCs in books of this same genre. I like a little bit of the unexpected in characters and their development as well as in plot twists. This series does that. I also like that the other characters are all purposeful and well thought out. The ending was a
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Nick Ciubotariu
Nov 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
I picked up "The Gray Man" 3 years ago on a whim. I read the whole thing in one day without being able to put it down. I consider Court Gentry the perfect character of this genre, a more realistic and much faster-paced version of Jason Bourne, and a younger, somewhat more menacing, and in some ways, more cerebral version of Gabriel Allon. Gentry is everything you would expect from the world's foremost assassin - highly trained, with a heart of a lion and the ability to survive in just about any ...more
Marilyn Rondeau
Apr 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Awesome, awesome, awesome - the GRAY MAN series gives the BOURNE series a run for its money and if the producers in Hollywood haven’t picked up on what would be a fantastic series set to the big screen than they are simply not paying attention!

In Book 4 of The Gray Man series, ex-CIA master assassin Court Gentry is still trying to stay out of light and into the shadows. With so many entities out to kill him including the US Government, Court is having more and more difficulty remaining in the sh
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ElaineY
REVIEW OF AUDIOBOOK; JANUARY 4, 2017
Narrator: Jay Snyder


I doubt if I will have a book that will be half as good as this Gray Man installment. It may be only 4 days into 2017 (where I am) but I am confident Dead Eye will be my best book of the year as far as the action-thriller genre goes.

Not going into the details of the plot as that would make it near pointless for those intending to read it. Suffice to say the suspense and tension ratcheted up by the events had my guts in knots again (even mor
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J.T. Patten
Nov 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Greaney and his passport do it again. I know few authors who go through as much research and on site exploratory and viability visits globally as Greaney does. Not only does he share this with his readers through fantastic writing skills, but also as a talented observer of life and the possible. The main character, Gentry---the grey man, is a wounded warrior of body and soul that readers will connect with and root on even when we plead with him not to run back into "burning houses". It is escapi ...more
Judy Lesley
Oct 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Once again a Mark Greaney novel kept me glued to the pages. It has been a long time since the last Courtland Gentry book, but this made up for all that time I spent waiting. I would really like to know if the surveillance techniques used in this novel are real or inventions by the author because they were disquieting and yet fascinating at the same time. Real time, eye-in-the-sky, low-level spying with the result of having Court's life on the line because of the target on his back. Now a private ...more
Fern Michaels
Nov 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Dead Eye left me breathless. I couldn't turn the pages fast enough. Hey, Reader World, watch this guy because he's destined to be a Number One New York Times Best Seller. It's just a matter of time.

-Fern Michaels
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Brent
Jun 02, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mark Greany and the Gray Man strike again. Greany is quickly becoming maybe my favorite action/political/espionage thriller author and Court Gentry my favorite protagonist. I can't believe I slept on this series for so long. Yes Rapp and Harvath are the kings of the genre, but Court Gentry brings something different. It's not the same old stories about stopping a terrorist. The Gray Man books have different vibes from book to book and I like that. Dead Eye is in my opinion the best out of the fi ...more
Tracy T.
Jul 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another amazing story and narration by Jay Snyder (audible review)

This was just as action packed and amazing as the previous 4 books! Loved it. Love Court Gentry.

There is always something constantly happening to keep you on your toes in this series. This book was no different. Ole Dead Eye thought he was just a good or better than Court Gentry. HMMMM.. Think again Dead Eye.

Story line and plot was great, the story flowed very well and was easy to follow. There is a lot of great dialogue through
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Kronos Ananthsimha
May 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
THE PERFECT ASSASSIN MEETS HIS MATCH.
THE GRAY MAN VS DEAD EYE.

Courtland Gentry aka the infamous Gray Man has been hunted by his many accidental enemies for a long time. The time to settle scores arrives. Gentry infiltrates the dacha of the Russian Bratva leader, Sid, to face off against a legion of drunk mobsters. The cinematic extravaganza in his arrival is that he comes flying over the dark skies on a motorized hi-tech glider that even Batman doesn't use. After the brutal opening action seque
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C Joy
This is probably the most suspenseful in the series so far. I reserve the right to change my opinion once I’ve read the next books.

Some of the words I can use to describe this is nail-biting and unpredictable.

In my reviews, I avoid spoilers as much as possible but I can assure readers that the Gray Man is as badass as ever and he upped his level by confronting someone who’s almost similar to him in all aspects. Dead Eye is his fiercest opponent so far; they’re well-matched in almost all aspects
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Nick Brett
Apr 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
After three previous Grey Man thrillers and two under Tom Clancy’s name, Mark Greaney now lands this book full of experience and confidence.

This really is very good indeed and did remind me of the Bourne books (as written by Ludlum), Mark Greaney has added complexity to the pace of his previous books and the result is an intelligent and action packed thriller.

Our ‘hero’ Court Gentry manages to clear one of the enemies off his back, but is still on the run and being hunted by the US in the form o
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Patrick Read
Apr 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great ride, review to follow...."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
...more
Jon
Jul 30, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Gray Man is the modern day James Bond. Incredible action sequences and an air of mystery are just two of the aspects that make this series so much fun. The action in this 4th installment is insane plus we get the Kiev story, an integral part of the Gray Man's mystique. ...more
Steven Hildreth Jr.
I've been reading the GRAY MAN series for a bit now, following the adventures of burned CIA paramilitary operative and freelance assassin Courtland Gentry as he attempts to fight the good fight and stay one step ahead of those who pursue him.

To characterize the odds put against him thus far as nigh insurmountable would be an understatement.

In THE GRAY MAN, Gentry evaded competing SOF units looking to bag him for a bounty.

In ON TARGET, Gentry evaded the Janjaweed, the Mafiya, and the elite CIA
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Pamela
Aug 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
Political espionage at its best! A great,suspenseful thriller!
Eric_W
Jul 01, 2018 rated it liked it
Prepare for your brain to overheat as it struggles with credulity. A book attempting to follow in the footsteps of the techno-thriller, where technical specifications of weaponry become part of the plot and must appeal to those lusting after gun brands. Our hero manages to lug multiple heavy weapons, in secret, around a heavily guarded air base, align them all to shoot specific individuals, who presumably don't move while he's lining up the other guns then shoots up a plane while it's rolling up ...more
Garlan ✌
Another fast read. Good.
Garrett
Jun 10, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 Stars. Great action and dialogue as usual. The Gray Man rocks!!
Ryan Stewart
Oct 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: thriller-fiction
A Russ Whitlock... uhhhh Gray Man novel, kinda. Too little Court in this one for me, but still a nonstop thrill and some of the best tactical action writing around.
Vicki Elia
Dec 07, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Action/thriller with a breakneck pace. Greaney does a good job of muddying the water of who's an antagonist v. protagonist for more than half of the book. Unfortunately, the political spy/action/thriller genre only leaves so many story lines open, and Greaney uses many stock character types doing their part along well-worn lines. In audio, the book is a frantic read, thanks to the narrator's breathless frenzy. In no way is Dead Eye even remotely literature. It's a political thriller with a lot o ...more
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Mark Greaney has a degree in International Relations and Political Science. In researching The Gray Man series he traveled to ten countries and trained extensively in the use of firearms, battlefield medicine, and close range combative tactics.

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