Review of “Gunmetal Gray”

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Book Review – “Gunmetal Gray” eBook was published in 2017 and was written by Mark Greaney (http://markgreaneybooks.com). Mr. Greaney has published six novels on his own in the Gray Man series, and seven more with Tom Clancy.

I received an ARC of this novel through https://www.netgalley.com in return for a fair and honest review. I categorize this novel as ‘R’ because it contains scenes of Violence and Mature Language. The story is set in China, Vietnam and Thailand. The primary character is Court Gentry, the Gray Man.

Gentry has taken on an assignment for the CIA. A Chinese cyber warfare specialist, Fan Jiang, is on the run and it is trying to get out of China. The Chinese want to kill him, while the US and Russia want to help his escape and find out all he knows about China’s cyber warfare capabilities.

Things get complicated after Jiang gets involved with asian gangs in his attempt to make it to Taiwan. Gentry and the Russians keep bumping heads as they both try to extract Jiang from the gangsters who have taken him. Gentry also finds himself with a little dangerous romance. But all is not what it seems and Gentry soon finds that he has not been told the full story.

I enjoyed the nearly 13 hours I spent with his spy novel. I thought that the plot was interesting and this was a pretty typical spy thriller. I would certainly read another in the series. The cover art is OK, but does not convey much about the story. I give this novel a 4 out of 5.

My book reviews are also published on Goodreads (https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/31181778-john-purvis).

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