Inside the mind of a trained killer whose goal is to take down anyone that stands in the way of completing with what he’s been tasked. Enemies are everywhere and from an early age he’s been destined to fight for the lives of those whose job it was to protect our freedoms and destroy those that stand in our wake. Mark Greaney crested such a strong figure in The Gray Man. Ruthless, daring to defy the impossible, fearless, unconventional and hard to be a collaborator, we meet him as he’s on his first mission with Gold Sierra as Sierra Six and the drama and danger unfolds.
His job at the start of the novel which takes place 22 years in the past when his career was just beginning, his to save a huge piece of the world from a terrorist so dangerous and diabolical that hoping to stop him and his terrorist group from detonating dirty radioactive bombs against our American forces. But the team is run by Zack Hightower and ends in tragedy for one of the team as an important part of the visual intel is not given costing them the mission and allowing a dangerous man to escape thinking he’s dead . The mission in the past explains what happens when the author flashes to the present and Court ( Cobalt) is on a mission to get into the trees inside the fence line skulk his way right back towards the rear of the garden then find a place to secret a device that was at this moment in his backpack. It was an IMSI catcher a shoe box sized machine with a telescoping antenna that could dupe a nearby mobile phone into thinking it was the closest cellular tower attached to the provider’s network. It is a man in the middle attack and the Indian government could eavesdrop on any calls made from a mobile phone used in or around the rear bungalows of the property where this was taking place.
The broker insisted that it was placed this night. The reason being the people conducting the eavesdropping needed to pick up cell phone traffic from a man thought to be a guest of one of the bungalows at the compound one night only. But that would change when the mission continues, and his contact called Copper provides the intel and visuals and the drones that change what happens and the result of the mission.
In the past Zack Hightower is impressed with Court even though his supervisor did not want him added to the team . His ruthless and had his own unique style and sent to Pakistan with the team. In the present thinking his adversary was dead the shock when he sees Murad Khan the face in the bungalow and now his mission changes, his handler and his contact are in the dark as he’s determined to kill him once and for all . He’s determined to take down this man and those responsible for the deaths and devastation of the past. But not everything goes as planned and Copper is now facing capture as the enemy sees it all , knows she’s there and Cobalt or Court must decide to rescue her, or she’s sacrificed. Her handler is her uncle and the truth behind why Court was hired will be revealed later.
Two timelines do perfectly intertwine as the events from the past flow into the present with the final scenes in both bringing it all together.
Two similar battles in two different timelines as Court is now at the helm of the helicopter hoping to fly away from danger only to deal with the enemy’s weapons, the enemy helicopter racing closer to his unit. But what happens when they are out of ammo?
With the same objective but in different timelines Court and his team fight to stop what Khan had set in place as many were down in the past as you read Chapter 68 when it comes to a dangerous halt in the past with Omar Mufti flying and not giving up but hoping that the detonator would set off the bombs. And Julie taking on the fight, weapons in hand and the result shocking . In the present chapter 69 and the face off between Court and Khan and what Jai is told to do and Teddy Appleton and Priya taken prisoner but only one man can even lots of scores, but will Court be able to stop the detonation of the bomb? An explosive ending in both timelines and lives in both lost, teams that will never be the same and one man who felt indescribable pain and rage in his heart in both. Will Court save the day? Just how does he manage to do the impossible as author Mark Greaney brings the action in both time to a terrifying end.
Assistant deputy director for operations CIA Suzanne Brewer received a phone call and must decide whether to believe what Court says, where he is and how to stop the detonation. Will she? Some endings will leave you wondering if this is all over. Just where will he wind up next but know this when the firing starts, the enemy is in place there is only one man you need on your side: Sierra Six.
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