If You Loved "The Gray Man," You'll Love Mark Greaney's Other Books
The Netflix adaptation of "The Gray Man" is finally bringing Mark Greaney's bestselling thriller series to the screen 13 years after the first novel was published in 2009. Greaney's spy thrillers follow the adventures of a globetrotting former CIA operative turned assassin for hire as he navigates betrayals, international conspiracies, and much more. The movie is the first in a hoped-for franchise, with an ending that definitely leaves the door open to continue adapting more novels in the series.
"The Gray Man" joins a long line of books being adapted into movies recently, and with a cast including Ryan Gosling, Chris Evans, Regé-Jean Page, and many others, it's clear that Greaney's novels are sparking the interest of some of Hollywood's biggest stars! As it so happens, The Gray Man books aren't Greaney's only notable novels. In fact, they're not even his only notable spy thrillers! Greaney has become quite the prolific author, with books under his own name, books cowritten with other authors, and books semi-ghostwritten as part of an existing franchise. If you're intrigued by "The Gray Man" and want to read more, here's a complete rundown of everything Greaney has written so far.
The Gray Man Series in Order
Greaney's signature series is The Gray Man, a thriller series about Court Gentry, an ex-CIA agent who now works as one of the world's most skilled assassins. When he learns that he's been betrayed and marked for death himself, he must evade capture, rescue his handler, navigate international intrigue, and figure out who, if anyone, he can still trust. Throughout the series, Gentry continues battling various shady organizations around the globe, all while trying to keep himself and his allies alive in the face of well-funded and determined threats.
The Gray Man series is currently ongoing, with 11 books published and more planned.
- "The Gray Man"
- "On Target"
- "Dead Eye"
- "Back Blast"
- "Gunmetal Gray"
- "Agent in Place"
- "Mission Critical"
- "One Minute Out"
- "Sierra Six"
Mark Greaney's Tom Clancy Books
Greaney began cowriting with iconic author Tom Clancy near the end of Clancy's life. After Clancy's death in 2013, Greaney took over writing some of Clancy's titles, including the Jack Ryan spy thriller series. He wrote or cowrote a total of seven novels under the Clancy banner.
- "Locked On"
- "Threat Vector"
- "Command Authority"
- "Support and Defend"
- "Full Force and Effect"
- "Commander in Chief"
- "True Faith and Allegiance"
"Red Metal" by Mark Greaney With LtCol H. Ripley Rawlings IV
Greaney teams up with LtCol H. Ripley Rawlings IV, a veteran of the Marine Corps, for the standalone novel "Red Metal." In this version of the future, Russia shocks the world with a fast-paced invasion, headed straight for Germany with the goal of destroying and confusing American and European allies. An international coalition quickly comes together to try to stop the Russian advance, with a cast of colorful characters working to keep their militaries in the fight.
"Armored" by Mark Greaney
"Armored," one of Greaney's standalone novels, follows a classic "one last job" plot. Joshua Duffy was an elite bodyguard until a mission gone wrong results in the amputation of part of one leg and the apparent end of his career. Tired of being relegated to a mall-cop role, he jumps at the chance when an old friend recruits him for a supposed peace-dealing mission in Mexico. In reality, it's a dangerous job to attempt to negotiate a truce between brutal cartels, but it's his last chance to prove he's still got what it takes.