Parnassus Books is thrilled to welcome Mark Greaney author of Gunmetal Gray.
Five years ago, Court Gentry was the CIA’s best covert asset. Then, without warning, his overseers at the agency put him at the top of their kill list. Court fled the country and became an enigmatic killer for hire known as the Gray Man.
Now, after five years on the run, Court is back on the inside at the CIA. But his first mission makes him wish he had stayed on their burn list when a pair of Chinese agents tries to take him down in Hong Kong. Court’s high-stakes hunt for answers leads him across Southeast Asia and leads to an old friend, Donald Fitzroy, who is being held hostage by the Chinese. Fitzroy was contracted to find Fan Jiang, a former member of an ultra-secret computer warfare unit responsible for testing China’s own security systems. It seems Fan may have been too good at his job—because China wants him dead.
The first two kill teams Fitzroy sent to find Fan have disappeared and the Chinese have decided to “supervise” the next operation. What they don’t know is that Gentry’s mission is to find Fan first and get whatever intel he has to the U.S. Complicating matters even further, Gentry runs afoul of an opposing assassin squad led by a femme fatale, whose skills may be able to match his own.
With the Gray Man series Mark Greaney has created a contemporary to Jack Ryan, Jason Bourne, and Jack Reacher. It’s no wonder he’s the heir to the legacy of not just Tom Clancy, but also the heir apparent to writers like Vince Flynn, Brad Thor, Brad Taylor, Robert Ludlam, and Lee Child.
Mark Greaney has a degree in international relations and political science. In his research for the Gray Man novels, including Back Blast, Dead Eye, Ballistic, On Target, and The Gray Man, he traveled to more than fifteen countries and trained alongside military and law enforcement in the use of firearms, battlefield medicine, and close-range combat tactics. He is also the author of the New York Times bestsellers Tom Clancy Support and Defend, Tom Clancy Full Force and Effect, Tom Clancy Commander in Chief, and Tom Clancy True Faith and Allegiance. With Tom Clancy, he coauthored Locked On, Threat Vector, and Command Authority. Visit him online at www.markgreaneybooks.com.