Back Blast - Mark Greaney

Back Blast

By Mark Greaney

  • Release Date: 2016-02-16
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 1,709 Ratings


From Mark Greaney, the #1 New York Times bestselling coauthor of Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan novels, comes the fifth explosive thriller featuring the lethal assassin known as the Gray Man…
Five years ago, Court Gentry was the CIA’s best covert asset. Then, without warning, his masters at the Agency put him at the top of their kill list. Court fled his country and became an enigmatic killer for hire known as the Gray Man.

Determined to find out what made the Agency turn against him, he plans to get his hands on the men who sent him on his last mission, Operation BACK BLAST. What he doesn’t realize is that the questions that arose from his time as an American assassin are still reverberating in the U.S. intelligence community, and he’s stumbled onto a secret that powerful people want kept under wraps. 

The result: everyone has Court in their crosshairs...


  • Great Read

    By kmeyer430
    Love this book as I have all previous gray man books
  • Great read. Lots of twists and turns kept me enthralled.

    By Wardlawkm
    Not so many characters I couldn’t keep up.
  • BackBlast

    By Whughboy
    Best one of the series. I’ve read them all.....twice. They’re that good!
  • Incredible

    By kevinwheniordercoffee
    The grey man and Mark Greaney are amazing this book was fantastic couldn’t believe it was better then dead eye but it was
  • Raises the bar!

    By amycubs7
    Because I know there are other Gray Man books after this one, I knew Court would be victorious in the end. That didn’t mean that I didn’t hold my breath at several points in the book! The excitement is nonstop, the plot, along with several sub plots, is tight. The best of the five I have read so far!
  • Greaney is great!

    By Ptvogelzang
    I have been hooked for some time with Mark Greaney’s ‘Court Gentry’ books, but Back Blast is my favorite so far! Excellent story, deepening the character nicely and I’m already in possession of the next book in the series! Great job, Greaney!
  • Best in the far

    By Sspeidel
    “Back Blast” finally answers the question “Why has the CIA been after Court Gentry for five years?”. That alone would be enough for a five star review- finally I can sleep at night- but there’s so much more. Save for the Superman-Jason Bourne impossible actions of The Gray Man himself, the plot is believable and gripping as hell. Best of all, each character HAS character: he or she is a fully fleshed human being and acts according to their inner mainspring, not just to further the plot.
  • Tier 1 Spy Thriller

    By GpReviews
    From the very start this story starts off with a bang and the plot escalates with every chapter. Courtland Gentry, the lone wolf rogue agent has thrown himself into the spiders web by returning to Washington D.C. to finish the years long manhunt his former CIA employers have conducted on his own terms. Armed with nothing but his own wits, training and determination and outnumbered and outgunned, if the Gray Man is going down it won't be without one hell of a fight. The story features excellent intrigue, characters, and a high stakes narrative. Though part of an ongoing series you can pick this up and start reading with no worries, as the author does a great job of explaining the events of previous books seamlessly in the narrative. A really interesting examination of international spy politics and the modern use of surveillance technology. Readers will have trouble stepping away from the story as their is constantly some new thread to follow on the protagonist's hunt for redemption and the truth. Fans of Tom Clancy, Vince Flynn, and Brad Thor will want to add Mark Greaney to their reading list and Back Blast is a perfect place to start.
  • Back Blast

    By Beijing G
    Super Storyteller, wonderful characters.
  • Pretty Good But...

    By TootzLootzBrighton
    Action packed but there were times when I thought Court Gentry came Krypton and not some small town in Florida. Occasionally a little over the top.