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Mission Critical

Narrated by: Jay Snyder
Length: 17 hrs and 1 min
4.5 out of 5 stars (6 ratings)
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Summary

From Mark Greaney, The New York Times best-selling author of Gunmetal Gray and a coauthor of Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan novels, comes a high-stakes thriller featuring the world's most dangerous assassin: the Gray Man.

Court Gentry's flight on a CIA transport plane is interrupted when a security team brings a hooded man aboard. They want to kick Gentry off the flight but are overruled by CIA headquarters. The mystery man is being transported to England where a joint CIA/MI6 team will interrogate him about a mole in Langley. 

When they land in an isolated airbase in the UK, they are attacked by a hostile force who kidnaps the prisoner. Only Gentry escapes. His handlers send him after the attackers, but what can one operative do against a trained team of assassins? A lot, when that operative is the Gray Man. 

Cover design by Steve Meditz

©2019 Mark Greaney (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

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Great book

This installment of the Gray man was not as good as past one's but I still loved it.

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  • shelley
  • 20-02-19

Greaney at his Best (with Jay Snyder)!!!!

Once again Mark Greaney has pulled another rabbit out and has written another outstanding book. This book takes off with a literal bang Ok, maybe two bangs!

When Court Gentry catches a ride on a Gulf Stream belonging to the CIA he's told there will be a slight detour. Other operatives will be boarding with a prisoner. They will be dropped off at another location and then Court will be taken to DC. The plane is attacked at the second location, all operatives are killed and the prisoner is abducted. Only an injured flight attendant and Court are still alive. Court goes after the bad guys.

Meanwhile, in Washington, a safe house has been targeted by the same group for destruction. What the group didn't know was that a former Russian operative that Court brought in was staying there. That was two books ago in Gunmetal Gray. The operative is Zoya and she's almost as good as Court.
All of this takes place in about the first 1 - 1 1/2 hours.

Court is chasing killers in Britain. Zoya has believed for the past 14 years that her father is dead. After Suzanna Brewer shows her pictures of the scene of her father's death, Zoya realizes they are staged. She believes he's still alive. Her search takes her to Britain.
After many months of not seeing each other Court and Zoya's paths collide ...
This book is so fast paced with not a single dull moment. No wasted words, no lulls or fillers. I hang on each word and was only sorry when it was over. This is a rare book in that I will probably listen to it again!
This book is an EXCELLENT addition to the Gray Man series and has my HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION!!!!
Jay Snyder is the voice of Court Gentry and I truly hope he continues to do this series. He does an outstanding job narrating as always.
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  • JACKIE
  • 20-02-19

The Gray Man is back!

Wild ride from start to finish. Don't even start unless you have the day to kill.

Mark Greaney is the very best in this genre bar none and Jay Snyder delivers each line and accent to perfection.

I love all the Gray Man books but this may well be my favorite.

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  • Wayne
  • 21-02-19

Superb!! Mark Greaney is at the top of his game!

For me the best espionage thriller author of all time is Vince Flynn. Flynn died far too early almost six years ago. Mark Greaney and Ben Coes have both arrived at the same level as Vince Flynn. MISSION CRITICAL is the 8th novel in Greaney's Gray Man/Court Gentry series. (British author Tom Wood with his Victor the Assassin series probably deserves to be on the short list.) If one's genre of choice is mystery/thriller this novel is a must listen; espionage thrillers simply do not get better than this. Greaney is a master whether writing novels in his Gray Man series or in Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan series. As usual Jay Snyder narrates superbly.

I wish all audio books had publisher's summaries as well done as the one for Mission Critical. It sets up the plot beautifully without any spoilers.

Shelley of Raleigh NC writes the very best mystery/thriller reviews. They are easy to find because they are almost always first in the review list for any book. For a complete review of Mission Critical read her review.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 19-02-19

Another Fantastic Gray Man Tale

I waited patiently for the release of this novel and it was well worth the wait! It was EXACTLY what I needed during a slow moving February in a season full of disappointing releases(I also waited patiently for) by other well known writers....
Thanks Gray Man....exactly what I needed!!!

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  • Devonte & Melissa Jackson
  • 21-02-19

This book is fantastic!! The best yet!!

You will.love all the twist and turns. I love the use of and return of other actors. I live how Court is developing and growing but still a protector. Mr. Greaney you have out dowlne yourself and I cannot wait until the next novel!!

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  • Bernie
  • 21-02-19

Excellent and funny Zac.

Love it, great story line, well written and fantastically read by Jay. Zac Hightower is hilarious with his come backs comments whether in action or just in conversation. I really enjoyed this book and always did look forward to next Zac’s come back.

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  • Natalie R.
  • 20-02-19

The gang is all here!

Everyone is in play this go round! As usual I had no idea what was going to happen next and I loved every minute of it!

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  • Clifford Wooden Jr
  • 22-02-19

The book was entertaining enough!!!

This was not your typical Grey man book. it was a lot more wordy than I am used too. It had action and adventure and Cort had a lot of things going on, but there is a lot of useless information and long winded talk that is not needed.

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  • Rodney Ouden
  • 22-02-19

I love the Gray Man.

Great story, fast paced and it integrated all of the characters in the Gray Mans world.

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  • Reuben Brewer
  • 22-02-19

Another hit from Mark Greaney!

Loved the storyline for Mission Critical. Hope Mr. Greaney will continue on with the Grayman's story.