Publication Order of Court Gentry/Gray Man Books
|The Gray Man||(2009)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|On Target||(2010)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Ballistic||(2011)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Dead Eye||(2013)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Back Blast||(2016)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Publication Order of Jack Ryan, Jr. Books
|Locked On||(2011)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Threat Vector||(2012)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Command Authority||(2013)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Publication Order of Campus Books
Publication Order of Jack Ryan Books
|Command Authority||(2013)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Full Force and Effect||(2014)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Commander-in-Chief||(2015)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Before 2009 Mark Greaney was an unknown author, with several story ideas that had never come to fruition. Now everything has changed for this budding author. Greaney made his debut with international thriller, The Gray Man, which was released by Jove Books in 2009. The book became a national bestseller and was nominated for a Barry Award. Three more books followed in the same series and have mad their mark in the thriller genre. Critics agree that a trip through the rich and chaotic world created by Greany will leave you breathless and asking for more; and it seems that Hollywood is answering the call with plans to bring the first film to the big screen.
Many authors write about personal experiences, or about subjects with which they are familiar. The heavy military influence and sophisticated intelligence background information found in Greany’s work, would lead readers to believe that he has had at least some military or police training. He has none. In an interview with Mark Greany he said that after college he wanted to attend Officer Candidate School however he didn’t make it in to the program. Without first- hand military experience, he makes accurate research a top priority. He keeps his weapons training up to date, shoots a variety of weapons on a regular basis, and owns most of the weapons that his characters use. He also has trained alongside military and police officers.
Greany did not develop an interest in writing, until he took a class in international terrorism in college. It was in this class that he got an idea for a story, but a complete manuscript did not develop from this initial idea, or his next several ideas. However, Greany credits these first ideas as seeds for the Gray Man series, which did not materialize for almost 20 years.
Mark Greaney received a degree in International Relations and Political Science. Many readers applaud Greaney’s accuracy and realism within the Gray Man novels. Instead of reading about firearms, foreign countries, and the inner-workings of the Pentagon, to use as research for his books, Greany opted to experience the things he writes about first hand. As a result, he has travelled to more than 15 countries around the world, trained with the military and police for firearm , close-range fighting techniques, and battlefield medicine. He has also visited a variety of intelligence agencies in Washington, D.C. and has spent time in the Pentagon.
Mark Greaney dazzled the literary world with his freshman debut novel, The Gray Man in 2009. The book became a national bestseller and was nominated for a Barry Award in the Best Thriller category. On Target, was the next book in the Gray Man series. This novel was also nominated for a Barry Award in the best Thriller category. Ballistic is the third installment of the Gray Man series. This book has also received grand reviews from notable publications including the New York Times which likened reading a Greaney book to “….playing the ultimate video game.” Mark Greaney’s fourth and final piece of the Gray Man series, Dead Eye, was released in December of 2013.
When he is not writing bestsellers on his own, Mark Greaney co-writes with other dynamic novelists. Greaney co-wrote the novels, Threat Vector and Locked On, with author Tom Clancy. Both novels made the New York Times #1 bestseller list. Greaney will also be releasing the novel, Command Authority with co-author Tom Clancy in December 2013 as well. He credits Tom Clancy as a capable mentor and friend. He states that he has met so many interesting people while working on their projects. Being a co-author has also helped him become a better researcher and has helped him give his stories more depth.
The Gray Man Series
Mark Greaney has become known for his exciting, charming, and nail biting 4 part Gray Man series. The Gray Man series is based on the adventures of former CIA operative and international assassin, Court Gentry. His father was a SWAT team instructor and trained people in the art of weaponry. When Court grew up he too became a weapons expert, until an unfortunate fight, landed him in prison. It is here that the CIA approached him. With no good alternatives, he agreed to join them. As a result, Gentry became the best killer the CIA had ever seen. Then Gentry is framed and a shoot on sight order is put on him. Now to earn a living, he is a gun for hire.
The Gray Man (2009)
Court Gentry is called The Gray Man. He is a legend in the intelligence community, doing the impossible, and fading into shadows. He never misses his target, but someone has now targeted him. Gentry is set up, made to look like a traitor. Now the very people who trained him, want him dead. Now he is forced to hide from the intelligence community while making a living as an assassin.
On Target (2010)
This book takes place four years after Court Gentry was betrayed by the CIA. Now he meets an old colleague who forces him to pursue a mission against his will. Now Gentry has to work with clients he can’t trust. Russian militants want him to kill Sudan’s President Abboud. The CIA wants him to kidnap Abboud and hand him over to America, in exchange for amnesty. Gentry treks into Sudan to find the President, unsure of his next move.
Television and Film Adaptations
A feature film of The Gray Man novel is currently in development with New Regency Pictures. Adam Cozad wrote the screenplay for the feature film, and also wrote the screenplay for the film, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, based on the Tom Clancy character, Jack Ryan. There has not been an official statement on a release date for The Gray Man novel.
In 2009, Mark Greaney introduced one of the most successful series in recent thriller history. Thr Gray Man series has been called an intelligent and sexy read by some of the world’s most prestigious publications. Greaney credits the series’ success, along with the rest of his work, to serious research and collaboration with experts. Mark Greaney’s novles have been published in several languages. They are available for purchase in paperback, audio books, and ebooks.Book Series In Order » Authors » Mark Greaney