Today I have a review of Mission Critical by Mark Greaney, now available from Berkley. Thank you to Berkley Publishing for the invitation!

About the Book:

From Mark Greaney, the New York Times bestselling author of Gunmetal Gray and a coauthor of Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan novels, comes a high-stakes thriller featuring the world’s most dangerous assassin: the Gray Man.

Court Gentry’s flight on a CIA transport plane is interrupted when a security team brings a hooded man aboard. They want to kick Gentry off the flight but are overruled by CIA headquarters. The mystery man is being transported to England where a joint CIA/MI6 team will interrogate him about a mole in Langley.

When they land in an isolated airbase in the U.K., they are attacked by a hostile force who kidnaps the prisoner. Only Gentry escapes. His handlers send him after the attackers, but what can one operative do against a trained team of assassins? A lot, when that operative is the Gray Man.

My Thoughts:

This is my first foray into the Gray Man series by Mark Greaney, and I was assured this book can be read as a standalone. I’m happy to report it absolutely can, and I definitely want to read more of the Gray Man books. 

The Gray Man is one of the most dangerous and mysterious assassins in the world, and he works for the CIA as a contract killer. 

Court Gentry is on a CIA plane when a security team brings a disguised man on board. An attempt is made to get Gentry off the plane, but the CIA says no. 

The disguised person is transported to England where the CIA and MI6 will interrogate him about a possible spy at Langley Air Force base. 

However, when they land in the UK, the team is under attack, and the prisoner is kidnapped. Gentry is ordered to go after the attackers, but what will he be able to do against an entire team of assassins? 

The answer is simple. Court Gentry is the Gray Man. 

If you are looking for a fast-paced, edge-of-your-seat spy thriller, look no further. I read this book compulsively and could do little else. What a thrill ride. This book is all about the brisk plot and entertaining action. I’m not a nail biter, but if I were, I’d have none left. Highly recommended. 

I received a complimentary copy. All opinions are my own. 

About the Author:

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.


Email Mark at MarkGreaneyBooks@gmail.com

Have you read Mission Critical, or is it on your TBR? Have you read any other books in the Gray Man series? Happy Reading! ~ Jennifer THR