cover image Gunmetal Gray

Gunmetal Gray

Mark Greaney. Berkley, $27 (512p) ISBN 978-0-425-28285-4

Bestseller Greaney’s outstanding sixth Gray Man novel (after 2016’s Back Blast) finds Court Gentry, now a contract employee of the CIA, joining an effort to locate one of the world’s greatest computer hackers, 26-year-old Fan Jiang, a sergeant in the Chinese People’s Liberation Army, who’s on the run after escaping from mainland China. Teams of agents from Russia and China are also involved in the hunt for Fan. Court pretends to join the Chinese, because they have captured and are threatening to kill an old spy buddy, Sir Donald Fitzroy, a British agent who once saved Court’s life. The Russians are led by Zoya Feodorovich Zakharova, an SVR operative, who’s working with an elite SVR paramilitary unit known as Zaslon. Court eventually captures Zoya, who quickly becomes a love interest. The tension mounts as Court, with the help of the talented Zoya, chases Fan all over Eastern Asia. Gray Man fans will close the book happily fulfilled and eagerly awaiting his next adventure. [em]Author tour. Agent: Scott Miller, Trident Media Group. (Feb.) [/em]