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Sphere, 9 October, 2014. ISBN: 978-0-7515-5025-2
I've not heard of
this author before, but he can certainly pack a literary punch. His
protagonist, Court Gentry, is a professional hit-man and – as so many of them
are, perhaps from necessity – a loner. Only one man knows who he really
is. He possesses the ability to do his job and vanish, leaving no clues at
I enjoyed this book though some of its
action sequences stretch the reader's belief almost to breaking point.
For a novel of this kind, the writing style is superior. In this book, he
himself is being pursued by international teams of elite hit-squads trying to
find and eliminate him, after he kills the brother of the Nigerian
For a top-notch assassin, and despite
his tough-guy occupation, and superhuman Gentry is much like your man on the street. Since he suffers from
vertigo, he is afraid of high places, and seems to have a weak bladder since he
takes regular toilet breaks. On the other hand, his talent for withstanding an
enormous amount of personal injury while continuing to take on or elude those
who are out to get him transform him into a super-hero.
Reviewer: Susan Moody
Mark Greaneywas born in Memphis. He is an
American novelist, best known as Tom Clancy's collaborator on his final three
books, and for continuing the Jack Ryan character and "Tom Clancy
Universe" following Clancy's passing. He has a degree in
International Relations and Political Science. In his research for The
Gray Man novels he has travelled to more than fifteen countries,
visited the Pentagon and many Washington, D.C. Intelligence agencies, and
trained alongside military and law enforcement in the use of firearms,
battlefield medicine, and close-range combative tactics. Marks books are
published in several languages and are available in paperback, ebook and
audiobooks. A feature film adaptation of The Gray Man is in
development by Columbia Pictures. Mark lives in Memphis, Tennessee
Susan Moodywas born and brought up in Oxford. She has published over 30 crime
and suspense novels, including the Penny Wanawake series and the Cassandra
Swann bridge series. She is a past Chairman of the British Crime Writers'
Association, a member of the Detection Club, a past Writer-in-Residence at the University of Tasmania and a past President of the
International Association of Crime Writers. She divides her time between
south-west France and
Nominated for the CWA short story award. Nominated for the RNA's