The Gray Man is back in this fine fourth addition to Greaney’s popular series. This gripping, nonstop action story can be read as a stand-alone, though readers new to the series may want the additional excitement from reading earlier books. A fascinating character with his own set of moral guidelines, the Gray Man is resourceful, resilient and determined to clear his name.
Hunted by his former employers and international groups, Court Gentry, legendary ex-CIA assassin now known as the Gray Man, lives his life on the run, taking jobs that appeal to him. After an attack on the heavily fortified home of a Russian mob boss, Gentry escapes an ambush with the help of an assassin called Dead Eye, who was trained in the same CIA program that gave Gentry his skills. Dead Eye says he wants to team up with Gentry, but he really has a diabolical plan to profit from the Gray Man’s reputation. (BERKLEY, Dec., 480 pp., $16.00)