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Gunmetal Gray

(Gray Man #6)

4.43  ·  Rating details ·  9,437 ratings  ·  495 reviews
Mark Greaney, the #1 New York Times bestselling co-author of Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan novels, delivers another breakneck thriller following the world's deadliest assassin the Gray Man.
After five years on the run Court Gentry is back on the inside at the CIA. But his first mission makes him wish he had stayed on the outs when a pair of Chinese agents try to take him down
Kindle Edition, 505 pages
Published February 14th 2017 by Berkley
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Andrew Smith
Court Gentry is the Grey Man - a former CIA operative turned hired gun. This is the sixth book in the series but my personal entry point. I needn’t have worried that I’d missed the first five books as this one works well as a standalone. Yes, there are some broad references to past deeds but Gentry is by nature and occupation a mysterious man who’s led a largely secret life, and it seems that he carries little baggage with him. And I’d also met a couple of guys like him before, in Barry Eisler’s ...more
Kathi Defranc
Nov 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is an exciting adventure with politics and political 'correctness' taking the lead when Court Gentry, an ex-CIA agent; is asked to help with a case of a missing computer hacker. This the first Gray Man book I have read, I just had not got to the series yet, but after winning this book on Goodreads I jumped right in and now will definitely be reading them all!!
The action and intrigue take you through China and several other countries, as Court becomes 'involved' with the Chinese to aid in
Apr 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: thriller
Wonderful, terrific, whoa! I have found another great character that I love - Court Gentry. Yes he is a sometimes CIA operative. But also he is freelance: with what is mentioned as a "weird" morality code. (His strong sense if what is right and integrity. Yes these characteristics do sometimes cause him difficulty in the field).
Terrific writing and plotting. I can see why Lee Child is a fan. Unputdownable
Feb 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is book six in the Gray Man series. It is important to read these books in order. Courtland Gentry is a CIA agent turned freelancer. The CIA send Gentry to Hong Kong. He is to find and bring out a Chinese Defector, Fan Jiang. Fan Jiang is a cyber warfare specialist for the Chinese Government. His parents just died in an auto accident. Now that he has no family, the cyber-unit is out to terminate him because they no longer have leverage control over him. Fan wants to go to Taiwan, but the CI ...more
Dec 17, 2016 rated it it was ok
I am a big fan of the character and the series but sadly, this newest addition left me disappointed. After everything our hero went through, why is he back with the CIA and why is he in the middle of this mess? And in this long book, the plot is a very circuitous mess. I kept wondering if the mess accomplished anything. Did it approximate real world flavor or add thrills to the story? I found it boring and predictable rather than taut and exciting. For a book about cyberskills, it's amazing that ...more
Chris  C - A Midlife Wife
I’m not sure where I’ve been lately in the black ops new releases but I definitely missed this author. Gunmetal Gray is book six in the Gray Man series and I am definitely going to correct that oversight immediately.

Set mainly in Hong Kong and China, this book is the story of a CIA operative, known as Gray Man, and a job he undertakes. We get to tag along on a journey through many twists and heart pounding moments as the story evolves.

The author knows how to pour on the tension and build up the
Terence M
December 31, 2020 - Now on my "Reading Now" shelf for Second Listen and Review

Audiobook - 16:55 hours - Narrator: Jay Snyder
3.0 stars out of 5.0
I struggled with this book and I hate it when this happens with a book by a favourite author. Because it was written by Mark Greaney, I persevered to the bitter end, but if it had been written by an author less familiar to me, I would have DNF'd it at about 35%. The storyline seemed to be here, there and everywhere else and it seemed padded out to boot.
Feb 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing

“Hong Kong is a wonderful, mixed-up town where you've got great food and adventure. First and foremost, it's a great place to experience China in a relatively accessible way”. - Anthony Bourdian.

“It was my view then, and still is, that you don't make war without knowing why. Knowledge of course, is always imperfect, but it seemed to me that when a nation goes to war it must have reasonable confidence in the justice and imperative of its cause. You can't fix your mistakes.
Patrick Read
Aug 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What can I say, Court is the baddest ass in the business. Although Reacher is cool, calm and collective, he lacks the razor sharp edge that Gentry personifies. Clive Cussler's Dirk Pitt is the thinking man's protagonist and Baldacci's Amos Decker is a close second.
All in all, the Gray Man stands alone, #1 ass kicking, terrorist annihilating & general shit-head busting terminator!
Oct 06, 2020 rated it liked it
I always look forward to the next entry in the Gray Man series since it is currently my favorite spy thriller series going right now. Court Gentry is maybe the best protagonist in the genre, and Greany's books are more well written than those of a lot of his peers.

That being said I think this was probably my least favorite Gray Man book to date. It felt like maybe after wrapping up a 5 book arc in the awesomeness that was Back Blast there was a little bit of a struggle to feel out how to move th
Jun 12, 2017 rated it liked it
In some ways the main protagonist in Gunmetal Gray is the ultimate outsider, given that he has few real friends, but in other ways as an undercover CIA hit man using stealth and surprise based on insider knowledge he's very much on the inside. He's still not sure he can trust and rely on his new handler which is a detriment as he faces lots of su prizes from his current targets.

On his current mission he's tasked with finding and rescuing a Chinese computer expert so the US Can gain the expert's
Syd (deertales)

i really like how greaney has incorporated some bigger reveals in the last two of his books, BUT i think he held onto this one a bit too long. i dont want to say i was bored while i was listening, but there were definite stretches of "meh."

with that being said, i was all about zoya. hell yes, this series needed some likeable female characters because suzanne brewer is a pain in my ass.

overall, i like the gray man. he isnt the most alpha in the pack of other bad ass assassins in this genre,
Nov 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Mark Greaney's Court Gentry of the Grey Man series, is in trouble on page one of "Gunmetal Grey" (Berkley 2017). In this case, he's dispatched to Hong Kong by his CIA handler (after five years of running, the CIA has finally forgiven--or just decided to ignore--his transgressions) to rescue Fan Jiang, a Chinese hacker they hope holds the secret to stopping the invincible Chinese hackers. Even as Gentry steps off the plane, he is targetted, chased, and almost killed by Chinese spies. If you've be ...more
Judy Lesley
Dec 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
Thank you to Berkley Penguin Random House for an ARC of this novel.

Buckle up your seatbelt readers because once again Court Gentry performs six impossible things before breakfast! If you like thrills, chills, and intrigue.....and who doesn't?.....then this book #6 in The Gray Man series is just what you are looking for. But be warned, Court has run into someone who seems to be coming pretty close to being as good as he is at the espionage tradecraft.

Having been an ardent fan of Court Gentry sinc
ARC received courtesy of First Reads Giveaway

A new favorite for me! "The Gray Man" is right on par with Jack Reacher. Greaney's books will move to the top of my "must-reads".

Court Gentry is an ex-CIA operative working as a freelancer. He's called in to find a Chinese soldier who works for their secret computer/technology division. Fan Jiang has disappeared and paramilitary groups from all over the world are trying to find him. Court must fight the Chinese military, Thai mafia, Russ
Mar 09, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
3.5 stars. Action-packed spy thriller. I like a nice meaty, complex plot, which this certainly had. In fact, it was perhaps a little too complex. Just too much going on. Greaney also goes into too much detail for my taste in describing, for example, someone scaling the side of a building. I really don't need to be told of every twist of the torso and every stretch of the arm. Some detail is needed to make the action seem real, but too much becomes a little tedious.

Thanks to the publisher and Net
Dec 30, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Gray Man series appears to be moving more into the espionage genre as Gentry becomes less tactical and more secret agent. He's less of a lone wolf as he builds alliances. It could be an evolutionary shift in the series, or it could just be a divergence from a plot perspective. We'll have to see what direction the next book takes. While the book didn't go in the directions I expected, it was enjoyable. ...more
Jan 17, 2017 rated it liked it
I enjoy the Gray Man series. It has all the ingredients: espionage, suspense, action, and a dynamic protagonist. However, this particular book in the series is my least favorite. The plot, while interesting, bogged down and became repetitive. The complex story line held my interest, but the protracted events did not. Very good denouement. I received a copy of this book through netgalley.
Mar 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: crime-mystery
This is the sixth book in the Gray Man series. I'm not sure what more I can say about these that I haven't said already. I have enjoyed this series. I like that these books can take my mind off of life. There are so many pluses. And in this one, Gentry gets a girl....yay for him. So 4 steady stars for this one. ...more
Matt Persson
Dec 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The 6th book in The Gray Man Series, and Mark Greaney keeps one upping himself and gets better with each book. Pound for pound the most action you will find per chapter in any book of any genre. I don't know how he does it. The books keep getting longer but they also keep my attention even longer. I never want to put these books down!! A must read. ...more
Bent Hansen
Jan 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, netgalley
Mark Greaney has only recently become one of my favorite authors. That happened with the previous novel in the Gray Man series, Back Blast.
This follow-up is as intense, as breathtaking, and well-plotted as Greaney's fans could want. The Gray Man, Court Gentry, is a fantastic hero who gets cheated, beaten up, shot at, and taken advantage of along the way, but in my book, that is much to be prefered than the infallible, know-all, unbeatable hero, who is always ten steps ahead of his opponents. Suc
Mar 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction
A fantastic novel with a fluid and invigorating plot. Try to keep up, because while the objective stays the same, the motives, bad guys, good guys and locations change quickly. The Gray man stays in the hunt for a computer geek in southeast asia over several countries. We cover several locations, types of terrain and enemies. Yet the story moves on in a lighting pace with great detail.

This is a nice novel in the grey man series where he stays true to form and his moral code. A good page turner.
Don Gorman
Nov 29, 2016 rated it liked it
(3). The Gray Man is a cool dude. Fairly indestructible, he is a modern James Bond of sorts as he always seems to specialize in foreign operations. Most of this story is fairly preposterous, but the action is totally non stop, and that atones for many other weaknesses. There are a few good twists and turns, especially as we move towards the finish, and that helps as well. I like the Gray Man, I will follow this one for a while.
Garlan ✌
May 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Another entertaining read.
Pierre Tassé
Jun 06, 2017 rated it liked it
The Gray Man #6 book proves to be interesting. Court has a few hurtles to go over and seems a little daunting at first. Greaney uses a bit of magic as he brings up some interesting items and makes this an interesting look into some thrilling action.We go into a few countries and begin learning about some of the way life operates. Court reminisces a bit about his dad (we learned a lot about his dad in previous books). This book has him working for the CIA and if you are wondering how that happene ...more
Dee Haddrill
When we last had the pleasure of the Gray Man's company (in "Back Blast"), Court Gentry had finally worked out why he was being hunted by the CIA. Now, he's back in the fold (sort of) and is sent to Hong Kong to retrieve Fan Jiang, a young Chinese computer programmer, who has all the secrets to China's intelligence and computer technology.

Upon arriving in Hong Kong, he finds himself offering his services to the Chinese intelligence community, in order to save the life of his previous employer, S
patrick Lorelli
Jun 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: spy-suspense
This is apparently the sixth book in the series but the first one I am reading. Court Gentry is with the CIA and he is in China after a man who is an expert in cyber, computer systems of China. Many people are after him and people are also after Gentry. The book opens up with action and intrigue and does not stop until the end. Court is not only wanting to get Fan but also an old friend who saved his life at one time named Fitzroy, the problem being doing all of this without being killed himself ...more
Donna Gray
May 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: thriller
Mark Greaney, I love The Gray Man.
Oct 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: thrillers
One of the best Gray Man. He will always be on the to read list.
George P.
Apr 17, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lee Child says, “I love the Gray Man.” If you like Child’s Jack Reacher novels, you might like Mark Greaney’s Gray Man novels. Both feature a loner with ties to the U.S. government who is known — or in the Gray Man’s case, hired — to mete out rough justice.

Gunmetal Gray finds Court Gentry—aka, “Gray Man”—tracking down a renegade computer hacker for the Chinese Ministry of State Security. At least that’s what he tells them. In reality, he’s running an op for the CIA to find the hacker and deliver
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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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