The Gray Man series, also called the Court Gentry series, by Mark Greany features the ex-CIA operative turned assassin of global scale, who, at least in the first few books, is on the run from his previous employers, as they want him terminated at all costs.
The series by Mark Greaney started in 2009 with The Gray Man, the first book which introduces us to Court Gentry.
The Gray Man / Court Gentry Series
- The Gray Man, 2009
- On Target, 2010
- Ballistic, 2011
- Dead Eye, 2013
- Back Blast, 2016
- Gunmetal Gray, 2017
- Agent in Place, 2018
Court Gentry is a tough man. He has to be since he is an operative for the CIA. Until he is no more; until he is exiled, on the run from the very people he trusted. Because someone at the agency betrayed. And someone wants him dead.
Now, to survive, he has to go underground and get rid of those who are after him; some of them are his own ex-partners and colleagues. He has changed his name, and now he is known as The Gray Man. The shadow man who gets the job done. The guy who gets his target every single time.
As a privately contracted assassin, he gets too much work and has no worries about money. But something still nags at him. He has to find out who put the kill order on him and why.
Over the next few books, we see Court working as The Gray Man while also trying to get to the bottom of his exile. Eventually, he gets back in the CIA’s good graces – sort of, and works with them once again. But now, the jobs are on his terms and he takes only those jobs that he personally wants to take.
The Gray Man series is a high-octane set of thriller novels that keep you at the edge of your seat. Each book is action-packed and while the cases he takes on are separate, there is an underlying thread that is worth following. That’s why reading The Gray Man series in order is important for anyone who doesn’t want to miss crucial details.
In some of the cases he takes on, like in Agent in Place, Court Gentry not only kills but also saves people. Or, at least, tries to protect him. He is an assassin with a soul and a conscience, and maybe that’s what makes him so compelling to read about non-stop.