Review: 'On Target' by Mark Greaney
"On Target" is described on the book's cover page aptly and succinctly with a quote from James Rollins, a "New York Times" bestselling author himself, "Bourne for the new millennium."
The protagonist, Court Gentry, in "On Target," one of Greaney's Gray Man series novels, is a former CIA agent who has not only been burned by the agency, but placed on a "Shoot on Sight" list in agencies around the world. Gentry isn't the type to lay low, though, and continues to pursue the profession at which he excels -- assassin.
Gentry reminds me a bit of the likeable psychopath, "Dexter," in that he only accepts killing assignments when the targets are people who deserve to die for their malevolent ways.
In "On Target," Gentry faces a new twist in his assignment -- as if working for a Russian mobster isn't tough enough, Gentry is waylaid by a former CIA colleague that Gentry believe to be dead -- by his own hand. The assignment goes from difficult to nearly impossible when his former colleague dangles the chance to be off the "Shoot on Sight" list in front on Gentry.
Author Mark Greaney does a superb job of bringing the reader into the story action almost from the first page and not letting up until the end. The scenes of physical encounters are well-choreographed and described without excessive gore.
If you enjoy spy thrillers/suspense/action novels, "On Target" is right up your alley.
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