Mark Greaney

Mark Greaney

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June 25th, 2024: Sentinel (Joshua Duffy, #2)

February 18th, 2025: Midnight Black (Court Gentry / Gray Man, #14)

The Chaos Agent (Court Gentry / Gray Man, #13) was the most recently released book by Mark Greaney, on February 20th, 2024.

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Mark Greaney Stats: The highest rated book by Mark Greaney on Book Notification is Mission Critical, the 8th novel in the Court Gentry / Gray Man series. The second-highest rated book is Full Force and Effect (Jack Ryan Universe #18).

The most read book by Mark Greaney on Book Notification is The Gray Man, the first novel in the Court Gentry / Gray Man series. The second most read book is On Target (Court Gentry / Gray Man #2).

Below is a complete list of Mark Greaney books in publication and chronological order, broken down by series. The most popular series by Mark Greaney is the Court Gentry / Gray Man Series.

List of Court Gentry / Gray Man Books in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
8.82009
2
82010
3
8.42011
4
9.22013
5
9.12016
6
9.12017
7
8.82018
8
9.52019
9
9.32020
10
9.22021
11
9.22022
12
8.92023
13
9.22024
14
2025

List of Joshua Duffy Books in Publication Order

List of Standalone Novels in Publication Order

List of Jack Ryan Universe in Publication Order

A compilation of all books from the Jack Ryan and Jack Ryan Jr. series which all take place within the same universe.

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
8.81984
2
8.91987
3
8.61988
4
8.71989
5
8.91991
6
8.61993
7
8.11994
8
8.71996
9
8.91998
10
7.22000
11
8.52002
12
7.82003
13
7.52010
14
92011
15
92012
16
82013
17
8.22014
18
9.62014
19
92015
20
9.22015
21
8.72016
22
9.62016
23
8.62017
24
8.92017
25
82018
26
8.92018
27
7.32019
28
8.82019
29
92020
30
8.42020
31
7.72021
32
9.12021
33
7.22022
34
8.62022
35
8.42023
36
9.62023
37
82023
38
2024
39
2024
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List of Jack Ryan Universe in Chronological Order

#ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
8.6 1993
2
8.9 1987
3
8.5 2002
4
8.8 1984
5
8.6 2022
6
8.6 1988
7
8.7 1989
8
8.9 1991
9
8.1 1994
10
8.7 1996
11
8.9 1998
12
7.2 2000
13
7.8 2003
14
7.5 2010
15
9 2011
16
9 2012
17
8 2013
18
8.2 2014
19
9.6 2014
20
9 2015
21
9.2 2015
22
8.7 2016
23
9.6 2016
24
8.6 2017
25
8.9 2017
26
8 2018
27
8.9 2018
28
7.3 2019
29
8.8 2019
30
9 2020
31
8.4 2020
32
7.7 2021
33
9.1 2021
34
7.2 2022
35
8.4 2023
36
9.6 2023
37
8 2023
38
2024
39
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The Jack Ryan and Jack Ryan Jr. / Campus series combined.

List of Jack Ryan Books in Publication Order

Features CIA analyst Jack Ryan as he navigates through political and military conflicts across the globe.

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
8.81984
2
8.91987
3
8.61988
4
8.71989
5
8.91991
6
8.11994
7
8.71996
8
7.22000
9
8.52002
10
7.52010
11
92011
12
92012
13
82013
14
9.62014
15
9.22015
16
9.62016
17
8.92017
18
8.92018
19
8.82019
20
8.42020
21
9.12021
22
8.62022
23
82023
24
2024
25
2024
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List of Jack Ryan, Jr / Campus. Books in Publication Order

Focuses on Jack Ryan Jr. and his work with a secret intelligence organization, tackling global security threats.

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
7.82003
2
7.52010
3
92011
4
92012
5
82013
6
8.22014
7
9.62014
8
92015
9
8.72016
10
8.62017
11
82018
12
7.32019
13
92020
14
7.72021
15
7.22022
16
8.42023
17
9.62023
18
2024
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Mark Greaney: Biography

Mark Greaney was born in 1967 and is currently 57 years old. Mark Greaney was born in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.

Mark Greaney is the author of the Court Gentry / Gray Man series which currently consists of 14 novels. The Court Gentry / Gray Man series started in 2009 with the novel The Gray Man. The most recently released novel in the Court Gentry / Gray Man series was The Chaos Agent which was released in 2024. There is an upcoming novel for the Court Gentry / Gray Man series entitled Midnight Black which is being released on February 18th, 2025.

Mark Greaney has also written the Jack Ryan Universe series which has 39 books including The Hunt for Red October and Patriot Games.

Mark Greaney has made the Kono Mystery ga Sugoi! annual top ten list in Japan twice. His novel Dead End was 9th place in 2015, while Back Blast made the 2017 list at #8.

Prior to the passing of Tom Clancy, Mark Greaney collaborated with Tom on the last few novels that he wrote, and then helped continue the Jack Ryan series following his passing. Mark had already read all of the books Tom wrote, which helped make the transition easier.

Mark has degrees in both international relations and political science. The first novel that Mark ever wrote was called Goon Squad. It was focused on the Bosnian civil war, and the aftermath of it. An agent that he provided a draft to said that he enjoyed it but that it wasn't marketable. However there was a character in Goon Squad titled Court Gentry, and the agent encouraged Mark to write a novel based on that character.

In 2019, Greaney took a step outside of the Gray Man series to write his first standalone novel. This one, entitled Red Metal, was co-authored with Hunter Ripley Rawlings IV, who was a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Marine Corps.

In 2017 Greaney's Gunmetal Gray made the list of Best Spy Thrillers.

Several titles from Mark have appeared on The Real Book Spy honors list: Agent in Place was ranked as one of the Best Action Thrillers of 2018. In 2019 his Gray Man story Mission Critical was named among the Best Action Thrillers. Also in 2019 Red Metal was named among the top 5 Best Military Thrillers. It would be Relentless in 2021 to be named of the Best Thrillers of the year. For 2022 the honor of being one of the top 15 Action, Political, Military, and Spy Thrillers of the year would given to Sierra Six.

Mark Greaney: Awards & Accolades

The following novels by Mark Greaney were nominated for these awards:

  • The Gray Man: Barry Award, Best Thriller (2010).
  • On Target: Barry Award, Best Thriller (2011).
  • Ballistic: Barry Award, Best Thriller (2012).
  • Threat Vector: Goodreads Awards, Best Mystery and Thriller (2013).
  • Back Blast: Barry Award, Best Thriller (2017).
  • Gunmetal Gray: Barry Award, Best Thriller (2018).
  • Mission Critical: Barry Award, Best Thriller (2019).
  • One Minute Out: Barry Award, Best Thriller (2021).
  • Relentless: Barry Award, Best Thriller (2022).
  • Sierra Six: Barry Award, Best Thriller (2023).
  • Burner: Barry Award, Best Thriller (2024).

Mark Greaney: Lists & Other Mentions

  • One Minute Out was a New York Times: #1 Fiction Best Seller in 2020.

Mark Greaney: TV/Movies Based on Books

In 2022, the novel The Gray Man was made into a movie that premiered on Netflix. Directed by the Russo brothers Anthony and Joe, The Gray Man character Courtland Gentry was played by Ryan Gosling. Chris Evans, who played Captain America, also features in the movie. The movie was based on the first novel in the series, The Gray Man. The $200 million dollar budget that Netflix committed for the movie was their biggest to date. In July 2022, it was released that there will be a sequel made to the movie.

Related Authors

The most common authors followed by users who also follow Mark Greaney are:

  1. Lee Child, author of the Jack Reacher Series.
  2. David Baldacci, author of the Amos Decker Series.
  3. Michael Connelly, author of the Harry Bosch Series.
  4. John Grisham, author of the Jake Brigance Series.
  5. John Sandford, author of the Prey/Lucas Davenport Series.

Mark Greaney: F.A.Q

When was Mark Greaney Born? How old is Mark Greaney?

Mark Greaney was born in 1967. Mark Greaney is currently 57 years old.

Where was Mark Greaney Born?

Mark Greaney was born in Memphis, Tennessee, USA and is American.

What was the first book Mark Greaney wrote?

The first novel written by Mark Greaney was The Gray Man, published in 2009.

What was the most recent book Mark Greaney wrote?

His most recently released work was The Chaos Agent on February 20th, 2024.

Will there be any more books by Mark Greaney?

Mark Greaney has two new books coming out: Sentinel will be released on June 25th, 2024. Midnight Black will be released on February 18th, 2025.

How many books has Mark Greaney written?

Mark Greaney has written 24 books. 14 books in the Court Gentry / Gray Man Series, 2 books in the Joshua Duffy Series, 1 Standalone Novel, 7 books in the Jack Ryan Universe, 6 books in the Jack Ryan Series, 5 books in the Jack Ryan, Jr / Campus. Series.

Is the Mark Greaney who wrote Tom Clancy Jack Ryan novels the same as the one who wrote Red Metal?

Yes. They are the same author, and Mark is also the author of The Gray Man novels.

What genre is the Mark Greaney Gray Man series of novels?

They are considered spy thrillers.

Are Tom Clancy and Mark Greaney the same person?

They are not. They co-authored books together prior to Tom Clancys passing, and then Mark Greaney continued to write novels after his passing.

Who narrates the Mark Greaney Gray Man novels on audible?

Joseph Duffy narrated the first audiobook The Gray Man, and then Jay Snyder narrated the books following that. Jay has also narrated The Gray Man.

When is Armored 2 Coming Out?

The initial publication date stated that it was releasing in July 2023. However in June 2023, Mark made a post on Facebook stating he was currently working on the book and it would be out July 2024.

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    Austin D.
    Austin D.
    2 years ago

    Actually started reading Mark’s work when he was writing the Jack Ryan books. Once I picked up and read One Minute Out, have been hooked ever since. Just could not put that novel down, and cannot get enough of the few books I’ve checked out from the Gray Man series.

    Some of them have been so ruthless that you just have to stop for a bit and catch your breath, whether it is the first or second time reading through it.

    Would be interesting to see some of these adapted for a movie or possibly a television series.

    Dave W.
    Dave W.
    2 years ago

    The Gray Man series is one of the best spy thriller series there is.

    In saying that, what was with One Minute Out going with the first person perspective. That really shook me. Weird change to make.

    Still enjoy the series though.

    Edgar A.
    Edgar A.
    2 years ago

    The Gray Man series of novels by Mark Greaney are some terrific mystery thrillers in the mold of the likes of the works of Frederick Forsythe.

    While I have always enjoyed a philosophical or thoughtful exploration in a story, I sometimes love stories with some heroics, daring do, explosions and gunfire which is just what Greaney and the Gray Man series provide.

    I finished reading Gray Man the first of the series yesterday and it was so good that I immediately downloaded the second. It was even better than the first and I stayed up the whole night as Gray Man completed his mission.

    Gray Man is possibly the most lethal assassin in crime fiction. He gets his jobs from a contractor/handler and as an independent operator only takes cases he approves of. As such, he only kills those he believes are deserving of death.

    It would be awesome seeing these series made into a movie or series with someone like Matt Damon as the lead.

    Andrew M.
    Andrew M.
    2 years ago

    Mark Greaney is among the best action-thriller writers of all time.
    The Gray Man series tells a story of a hero with a heart, unethical bad guys and some needless innocent deaths.
    At some point, I found myself cheering for the Gray Man.
    The series is an action-packed, engaging thriller and a real page-turner that kept reading without a break.
    Once you begin the series, be sure to fasten your seat belt because it’s one heck of a ride.
    If you’re looking for an anxiety-induced action, I highly recommend the Gray Man.
    I can’t wait for the movie based on the series.

    Kyler F
    Kyler F
    2 years ago

    I first came across Mark Greaney’s work due to the Jack Ryan books he was co-writing with Tom Clancy. I read a couple of that series, then decided to look up Greany’s individual work. I was glad I did, because his Gray Man series are outstanding thriller’s. The series centers around a freelance assassin, whose past continues to haunt him. A some-what routine idea taken to different places due to Greaney’s quick pacing and action set pieces, which continue across the entire series; this is one I will be reading for a while. The upcoming movie adaptation from Netflix is looking to capture the feel of the books, and hopefully it will lead to more. 

    Michael K.
    Michael K.
    2 years ago

    I remember watching a movie called The Gray Man a long time ago. In the film, the protagonist was disfigured, but he could change his face, wear elaborate masks, or something along those lines.

    Every time I search for it, Google recommends the upcoming Joe and Anthony Russo movie, which I suppose I will watch because Avengers Endgame made me a lifelong Joe and Anthony Russo fan.

    From the little I’ve read, their film is based on a series of books written by this author. Somehow, I doubt Greaney’s hero (Court Gentry) has anything to do with the Gray Man from my childhood. I still can’t identify that movie.

    Anyway, at least my search introduced me to Greaney. ‘On Target’ was entertaining.

    TheOriginalKDM
    TheOriginalKDM
    4 months ago

    Court Gentry is part Spiderman, part Superman, part Incredible Hulk, part Invisible Man, part Terminator, and 100 percent badass. These things are just plain FUN to read.

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