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One Minute Out

(Gray Man #9)

4.48  ·  Rating details ·  1,830 ratings  ·  191 reviews
From Mark Greaney, the New York Times bestselling author of Mission Critical and a coauthor of Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan novels, comes another high-stakes thriller featuring the world's most dangerous assassin: the Gray Man.

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.

Hardcover, 529 pages
Published February 18th 2020 by Berkley Books
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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. Theres 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
Another solid Gray Man novel. When is the Gray Man movie coming out? There really should be one! Dont 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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Judy Lesley
Jan 15, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 ...more
Feb 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
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
James Winchell
Mar 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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.
Linda Schmidt
Mar 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Mark Greaneys One Minute Out grabs the readers 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 Greaneys One Minute ...more
Pamela Small
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 kills. ...more
Mar 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction, thriller
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.
RoseMary Achey
Mar 08, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 dont recall reading any of the previous Gray Man books however now I cannot wait to revisit this authors work.

Dont 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
Feb 27, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Mar 09, 2020 rated it liked it
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, ...more
Mar 15, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 ...more
Mar 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Gray Man books by Mark Greaney are always entertaining. This latest installment is no exception.
Jan 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 ...more
Terence M
Goodreads says I have "Read" this book, but I have not. On February 24, I listened to a few minutes and now it sits waiting for me to finish it, which I will, soon!
Mojo Shivers
Feb 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Jack Mulcahy
Feb 29, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Intense.....had my heart racing at times.
Just another day for the Gray Man.
Jean Ehrbar
Feb 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love the gray man. This was absolutely my favorite. I cant wait for number 10 ...more
Feb 23, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition

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
Feb 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Gray man is awesome!!! Another great story!
Jason Gillespie,  Jason
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.
Slaven Tomasi
Mar 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The worlds most dangerous assassin is back in One Minute Out. Mark Greaneys ninth Gray Man novel, his absolute best one yet. The plot in this book is all too real, being a father myself of a little girl it made me fear the world shes growing up in that much more. Human trafficking is all too real and I was thrilled to see Sierra Six exact some revenge on these assholes he stumbles upon while on an unrelated mission.

Since Back Blast when Court more or less settled his issues with the CIA, hes
Mar 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
I always get excited around valentines day, but not for the reason you'd think. My wife always gets me a Gray Man book and Mr Greaney always delivers. If you think it's not possible, but he gets better with every new tale. This one is about Court stumbling upon a massive sex-trafficking ring that spans Europe and North America. After assassinating an old war criminal, Gentry crosses the southeast part of Europe and gathering intel. He picks up friends and cohorts along the way to the climax. The ...more
Feb 17, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If you are a fan of espionage or action packed thriller books than you need to pick up a copy of this book. As the title says "You are One Minute Out for the ride of your life with this roller coaster thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat!"

Court Gentry, aka The Gray Man is the perfect leading man. He is cool as a cucumber under pressure but under all that cool exterior he does have a heart. He proves it in this book. When faced with duty or honor; he goes with honor. There are
Vinay Badri
Feb 24, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2020-read
Yet another super breezy fast paced read on the Gray Man. This book is one for Gray Man case rather than for his employers and while Court Gentry does take on the world of sex trafficking, I think this series is served better when it works Agency intrigue and politics rather than trying to make Gentry very righteous. Righteousness is best served in small doses. Action packed and yet believable - this isnt like in the movie where the hero faces multiple people and survives nonchalantly. Every ...more
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
Feb 23, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
No more first person!

This book lost the intensity of the prior ones. A very slow read. I would have liked a continuation of some of the story lines left incomplete in prior books. The Gray Man lost a lot of his mystique with the first person.
Rather depressing that only one small area of human trafficking addressed. No solutions, of course.
Jeff P
Mar 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
Love the Grey Man...
Feb 29, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Solid addition to grey man series. I like where he took the character this time around.
Mar 12, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: greaney
finished late evening 12th of march 2020 good read four stars really liked it kindle library loaner first from greaney...enjoyed the old guy a-team nice twist
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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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