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One Minute Out

(Gray Man #9)

4.44  ·  Rating details ·  5,887 ratings  ·  435 reviews


While on a mission to Croatia, Court Gentry uncovers a human trafficking operation. The trail leads from the Balkans all the way back to Hollywood.

Court is determined to shut it down, but his CIA handlers have other plans. The criminal ringleader has actionable intelligence about a potentially devastating terrorist attack on the

Kindle Edition, 529 pages
Published February 18th 2020 by Berkley
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Chris  C - A Midlife Wife
Freaking bad ass book. My favorite Gray Man so far!
The one thing I have to say for the author is that you just do not have time to become bored reading his stories. There’s always plenty of action and the fast pace makes for an incredible story.

One Minute Out is a race against time, literally. The story is a heartbreaking nod towards what we see in the headlines every day. Sex trafficking is at an all-time high which is very sad thing to say in this day and age.

In One Minute Out,
Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
Feb 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Another solid Gray Man novel. When is the Gray Man movie coming out? There really should be one! Don’t tell anyone, but I love a good spy thriller!

More thoughts to come.

I received a gifted copy from the publisher. All opinions are my own.

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Terence M
One Minute Out (Gray Man, #9) by Mark Greaney
Audiobook - 15:59 Hours - Narrator: Jay Snyder

4.5 Stars ^ to 5.0 Stars
I thought this was Excellent!

Looking at my list of the nine "Gray Man" books I have read/listened to since 2014, I noticed that back in 'the day' I rated both "#1, The Gray Man" and "#6, Gunmetal Gray" as only 3 Stars each. The other seven "Gray Man" books I have rated at either 4 or 5 Stars each.

After listening to "#9, One Minute Out", and thoroughly enjoying the book and the e
Feb 19, 2020 added it
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Man oh man! I ABSOLUTELY LOVE this series! I am currently just in the middle of this book, yet I am already bummed that I'm going to finish it today, and then have to wait another year for the next book. How crazy is that?

I read A LOT of books, and I sure do mean A LOT. There are some authors that I like, some that I like VERY much, and some authors that are on a different level completely. Mark Greaney, of course, falls into the latter category. The Gray Man series is a series that just grabs m
Mar 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Mark Greaney's Alpha operator, Court Gentry, aka the Gray Man, is so-named because he's almost invisible when he's on a mission. He sneaks in, performs with precision, brilliance, and excellence, and is out before anyone can find him to stop him. He is smart, clever in his plans, and rarely does the expected.

Book 9 of the Gray Man series, One Minute Out (Berkeley 2020) is one of the best yet. Gentry has a storied career, first with the CIA, then on the run from a CIA kill order, and now doing jo
Linda Schmidt
Mar 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Mark Greaney’s One Minute Out grabs the reader’s attention and never lets go. The Gray Man narrates much of the story with his ironic wit, so he relieves some of the tension caused by the subject matter: human trafficking. Slave owners referred to humans as chattel and in the same way modern sex traffickers refer to their women as product. I wanted to stop reading often, but continued because I wanted to know about the subject in order to rail against it. I highly recommend Greaney’s One Minute ...more
Judy Lesley
Jan 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: thriller, american
It's always a treat to go along with Court Gentry, aka The Gray Man, on an adventure. It doesn't seem possible that this is book nine in this excellent series. You do not have to be familiar with the previous books in the series to enjoy this one but seeking out the previous books will give you lots of reading pleasure to look forward to. The plot for this book deals with human trafficking, specifically women for the sex slave trade. This subject made me very uncomfortable because I feel so help ...more
Mar 09, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Courtland Gentry (aka the Gray Man) takes on human trafficking in the latest thriller from Mark Greaney. Just a note to the author: PLEASE don't do anymore of the series in the first person point of view. It totally takes away from the story without adding any notable benefits. Stick with the tried and true third person omniscient point of view. Outside of that, this was a solid three star book. Having been the subject of a previous Tom Clancy series novel, the human trafficking thing was ok, bu ...more
James Winchell
Mar 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Just another great book. Mark Greaney has just written his best book yet. Somewhat on the lines of Tom Clancy but with his own story telling abilities. Gentry is at his best. It was smooth and suspenseful from the beginning to the end.
Nick Brett
Feb 04, 2021 rated it it was ok
I suppose every good series is due a blip. And this is Mark Greaney’s blip. Number nine in the series feels more forced and illogical than the previous ones. The author decides to switch to first person rather than third and that certainly doesn’t work. Neither does the plot really, basically Court Gentry assassinates a war criminal but finds himself pulled into the dark world of sex trafficking. So lots of killing criminals in each country as he tracks a group of women in the pipeline. Eventual ...more
Jan 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
In exchange for an honest review, I would like to thank NetGalley, Mark Greaney and Penguin Random House Berkley Publishing for the ARC of ONE MINUTE OUT. Court Gentry is explosive in this high octane espionage thriller. The Gray Man is a conflicted and complex soul, and this novel underscores that fact. He is an assassin with a moral compass, albeit somewhat bent. He admits he is a bad dude for the purpose of ridding the world of ‘badder’ dudes. He has a conscience justifying righteousness kill ...more
Apr 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
One Minute Out is a fresh and an exciting new look into the gritty world of The Gray Man. Going strong with now 9 books in the series, Mark Greaney shows no signs of slowing down in creating excellent action thrillers. One Minute Out is a testament to the fact.

One Minute Out takes a slightly different approach in highlighting Court Gentry as a lethal operative, this time in the first-person point of view, putting readers directly in Gentry’s mind. I was excited to see how it would pan out, and I
Apr 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I can never put a Gray Man story down once I dive into it!
It is a habit of mine to also read a Gray Man novel twice before attempting to even talk about it just in case I might've missed anything Mark Greaney typed down. His latest, One Minute Out is certainly no exception. In fact, this one even more so because as it happens, the Gray Man (Courtland Gentry) finds himself in a situation way more different than usual.
(I won't even try to give away the plot)
Equally important, I sure do love how Mr
Mar 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
This time Court Gentry joins the rank of Pike Logan and goes against traffickers with devastating results. I will not spoil this for those that haven't read it yet but there is some parts that are great when it comes to justice served. It is actually refreshing that all action thriller isn't all about terrorism. Although trafficking is all about terror for the victims. I really dislike it, to put it mildly. For fans of Mark Greaney and the gray man I strongly recommend that you listen to The Cre ...more
Mar 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh this Gray Man is exceptional! I was in for a surprise when Gray Man started talking. He's talkative AND surprisingly a funny man. (view spoiler) It took a little while to get use to this format, but I welcome the change. Plot is heavy - sex trafficking and the corrupted rich and powerful people. Parts of it made me thought of Epstein. ...more
May 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
Another exciting entry in the Gray Man series. Court Gentry is moonlighting, assassinating a war criminal from the Balkan wars of the 90s. He was going to use a sniper rifle, but decided that wasn't enough so he infiltrates the general's house, and finds that the general was involved in human trafficking.

All the victims of the trafficking are going to be punished. Gentry doesn't want that to happen, so he pursues the traffickers across Europe, finding that a Jeffrey Epstein type is at the head
Tracy T.
Mar 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
WOW! This book was amazing! I love the Gray Man/Courtland Gentry. (audible review)

What a book. Loved it. This one is about sex trafficking, the pipeline they call it. Sad that this is really happening in the world, but it is. I am glad people write books about it. Obviously this story is fiction but sex trafficking is real.

This book was full of action, very bad guys and Court Gentry! If you haven't read this series you are really missing out. It is fantastic. Bummed I am going to have to wait u
Feb 25, 2020 rated it liked it
I love mark greaney and the greyman however this was my least favorite of the series. Mark's writing in this book takes on more of a first person view that in my opinion takes away from the great story. There are moments where he falls back into his typical style and the book gets great again but he quickly jumps back into the first person and self narration. The overall story is great and the moral conflict that gentry faces was enough to keep me turning pages but I'm hopeful that his next book ...more
Jason Gillespie,  Jason
Feb 21, 2020 rated it did not like it
Different Author?

I am a huge fan of this series, but this one did not flow correctly. It seemed stilted at times. Normally I am staying up late at night or all night to finish. I am about 90 pages into it and I cannot finish it.
Feb 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: gray man series lovers, thriller lovers, mystery lovers
Shelves: mystery, thriller
Court Gentry (aka the Gray Man) is in Croatia to snipe a war criminal. As he watches the old man through his scope, though, he decides that far away through a scope just won't do, and this man needs an up close and personal visit. Despite the presence of a small personal army and a couple of dogs guarding the war criminal, Gentry makes his way into the house only to find the old man not in his bed. Following sounds he hears, he makes his way into a basement and finds over twenty women and girls ...more
RoseMary Achey
Mar 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
If you are in the mood for a super fast-paced novel where you will absolutely not want to set it down-try One Minute Out. This the ninth in the Gray Manseries. I don’t recall reading any of the previous Gray Man books however now I cannot wait to revisit this author’s work.

Don’t get me wrong-the Gray Man is not for everyone. He is an extremely talented rouge CIA operative who takes on only the most difficult of assignments. Translation-there is a lot of gun fights, knife fights, discussion of
Mar 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
One Minute Out is the latest installment (#9) in Mark Greaney’s Gray Man series. Each book is action-packed with a hold-onto-your-seats feel. This latest is another exciting read. We find Court Gentry, the Gray Man, in Serbia. Working apart from this CIA duties, he is hired to kill a former general of the Bosnian army, a mass murderer. What he encounters is a world-wide sex trafficking operation which traces back to the United States. Gentry is going to take the Consortium down. Tough subject ma ...more
Patrick Read
Feb 02, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Court Gentry is the Gray Man, a rogue CIA operative turned legendary assassin with a conscience, who is known and feared across the globe for his ability to overcome the odds and kill the most well-protected target. While still secretly working for the CIA as part of an off-the-books operation, Gentry still occasionally engages in freelance assassin work, only accepting contracts on some of the world’s most evil and corrupt individuals. His latest job takes him to a remote property in Croatia, w ...more
Jun 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Mar 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The Gray Man books by Mark Greaney are always entertaining. This latest installment is no exception.
Jan 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I was fortunate to receive an early copy of Mark Greaney's latest book thanks to a sweepstakes on Facebook and thanks to the Berkley Marketing Team at Penguin Random House. This is part of the author's Gray Man series. And, even without having read the early books, I very quickly became a fan of the Gray Man and plan start with the beginning books ASAP! There is much to learn about this intriguing character, who in this book begins a crusade against a particularly sinister group of human traffic ...more
Mojo Shivers
Feb 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Feb 23, 2020 rated it did not like it

I didn't think it could get more trite than this - the human-trafficking theme, so done-to-death - then the author did the unthinkable. He decided it would make this book better if he has the Gray Man tell the female character "We're going to use you as bait."

Seriously? He has this TSTL female straight out of one of those old romantic suspense books. You know the type - she has some office job or is a waitress and she harries off to Colombia or Africa to find/rescue her sister/brother as if that
Jan 28, 2021 rated it liked it
Shelves: crime-mystery
This is the 9th book in this series of the Gray May. This whole series has been a solid 4 stars for me. I have enjoyed them. This one was my least favorite, but I still liked it. I like Court Gentry and I like his conscience. But what I like the most is that he hasn't got an insufferable ego. This author keeps this character's skill set balanced with the trouble he finds himself in.

Now this one seemed a little long at times with the human trafficking. Court was always moving on to the next count
Apr 14, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A thriller written with some humor to lighten the very intense action and suspenseful events. Some of the Gray Man's dialogue seems lighthearted given the situations he gets himself into, but it goes well for readability, to keep the reader from putting down the book. The Gray Man comes through his ordeals okay, as every hero should in fiction. Improbable in real life, but entertaining in fiction. ...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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