A couple of years ago, I started working with a woman who was just as much an avid reader as myself. We share books and have book discussions. I had not seen her for a while because of the pandemic and the first thing she said when we did meet up was not “How are you?” but “Have you read the Gray Man series?”
I had not so she promptly handed me the first four books in the series. If you have not read this series, head over to Amazon and check it out.
As Lee Child, author of the Jack Reacher series said- “I love the Gray Man!”
The book’s Prologue begins like a fast-paced action movie.
“A flash of light in the distant morning sky captured the attention of the Land Rover’s blood-soaked driver. Polarized Oakleys shielded his eyes from the burnt of the sun’s rays; still, he squinted through his windshield’s glare, desperate to identify the burning aircraft that now spun and hurtled towards earth, a smoldering comet’s tail of black smoke left hanging above it.
“It was a helicopter, a large Army Chinook, and horrific though the situation must have been for those on board, the driver of the Land Rover breathed a subdued sigh of relief. His extraction transport was to be a Russian-built KA-32T, crewed by Polish mercenaries and flown in from over the border in Turkey. The driver found the dying Chinook regrettable but preferable to a dying KA-32T…”
“The Chinook sank off to his left and disappeared behind a brown ridge in the distance.
“The driver fixed his eyes on the road ahead. Not my problem, he told himself. He was not trained to search and to rescue, he was not trained to give aid, and he certainly was not trained to negotiate for hostages.
“He was trained to kill.”
Author Mark Greaney is the #1 New York Times bestselling author. He is the coauthor of seven Tom Clancy novels, and he collaborated with Clancy on three Jack Ryan novels. Greaney lives in Memphis, Tennessee.