This is the sixth in Mark Greaney’s Gray Man series. I have to admit that I am a bit out of sequence in reading them…not sure how I got here. The Gray Man is by reputation the most accomplished assassin in the world. Called the Gray Man because, as an “average” man, he blends into the background until he kills you. Trained then abandoned by the CIA, he uses his skills for contract work.
In Gunmetal Gray, he has to find and either kill or rescue a Chinese defector. The world’s powers either want this man death or to interrogate him for his secrets and abilities.
“The American had every intention of coming into contact with men like the man he now struggled to drown in the five inches of water in the toilet bowl, but those men he would come into contact with could not know he had deplaned from a CIA transport aircraft. The only way his mission here would be successful would be if he maintained his cover, and the only way Court knew to maintain his cover was to eliminate the compromise of the men here in the room with him. There was little emotion in Court in the killing of this now-helpless man; there was only the work, the job. The man himself was a non-issue as an immediate threat, but he was a nearterm threat to the mission, so Court killed him with all the sentiment of a file clerk operating a three-hole punch to fit documents into a binder. This was, quite simply, what Courtland Gentry did for a living.”
I am really loving this series. An assassin with a moral code…sort of. Great action all around. Edge of your seat stuff here.