EXCLUSIVE: See the Cover Art and Plot Details for Mark Greaney’s Next Gray Man Novel

Following his most dangerous operation yet (Agent in Place), the Gray Man is set to return for more action in Mission Critical, the all-new thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Mark Greaney. 

Longtime readers of Greaney’s series know that ever since Back Blast (2016), Courtland Gentry (who also goes by the Gray Man, or his callsign: Violator) has bounced between carrying out assignments handed down from the CIA, and private contracts that he takes on himself.

Gunmetal Gray (2017) saw Gentry head to Hong Kong on behalf of the Central Intelligence Agency to track down a former member of an ultra-secret computer warfare unit responsible for testing China’s security systems, while this year’s Agent in Place follows the Gray Man to Syria where he attempts to help a well-connected group of Syrian expats bring down the Syrian president’s regime. . . a plan that doesn’t go according to plan, as Gentry quickly finds himself in over his head and surrounded by enemies.

This time around, Greaney has something even bigger and better in store for readers, when Mission Critical hits bookstores in February 2019. 

Check out the cover art and plot details below!

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 U.K., 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. 


If you still haven’t met Court Gentry, who we crowned the Baddest Man in the Thriller Genre for 2017, don’t wait a second longer. . . Order The Gray Man, the first book in the series, today and you’ll have just enough time to binge read them all before Mission Critical is available in stores. In the meantime, make sure to sign up for Mark Greaney’s official newsletter, and that you’re following him on Twitter and Facebook for more updates. 

Mission Critical, the eighth book in Mark Greaney’s explosive Gray Man series, is scheduled to come out on February 19, 2019, and is currently available for pre-order wherever books are sold.



Praised as “one of today’s finest book reviewers” by New York Times bestselling author Gayle Lynds, Ryan Steck (“The Godfather of the thriller genre” — Ben Coes) has “quickly established himself as the authority on mysteries and thrillers” (Author A.J. Tata). He currently lives in Southwest Michigan with his wife and their six children.

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