Mark Greaney books in order
Mark Greaney is the American #1 New York Times bestselling author/coauthor of seven Tom Clancy novels. Mark collaborated with Tom Clancy on three Jack Ryan novels before Tom’s death in 2013.
Born in Memphis, Tennessee, Mark holds a degree in International Relations and Political Science.
He made his writing debut with the international thriller, The Gray Man (2009), which became an instant national bestseller, forming the first book in The Gray Man Series.
Mark lives in Memphis, Tennessee with his two Catahoula Leopard dogs, Lobo and Ziggy.
Genres: Mystery, Thriller
- Red Metal (2019)
- Armored (2022)
Jack Ryan Series
- Locked On (2011)
- Threat Vector (2012)
- Command Authority (2013)
- Tom Clancy Support And Defend (2014)
- Tom Clancy Full Force and Effect (2014)
- Tom Clancy Commander in Chief (2015)
- Tom Clancy True Faith and Allegiance (2016)
The Gray Man Series
- The Gray Man (2009)
- On Target (2010)
- Ballistic (2011)
- Dead Eye (2013)
- Back Blast (2016)
- Gunmetal Gray (2017)
- Agent in Place (2018)
- Mission Critical (2019)
- One Minute Out (2020)
- Relentless (2021)
- Sierra Six (2022)
- Burner (2023)
Detailed book overview
A Marine lieutenant; a French Special Forces captain and his intelligence operative father; a youthful Polish female partisan fighter; an A-10 Warthog pilot, and the captain of an American tank platoon and a German sergeant.
These individuals are on a desperate mission to stop Russia’s plans of occupying an East Africa mine rich with Rare Earth mineral that will give Russia immeasurable control over the world’s hi-tech sector.
As war rages, Russia’s forces struggle to either make the mines their own, or detonate a nuclear device that will prevent the West from exploiting them.
Joshua Duffy is a Close Protection Agent—a professional bodyguard—and he's one of the world's elite operatives. That is, he was until his last mission in Lebanon. Against all odds, Josh got his primary out alive, but the cost was high. Josh lost his lower left leg.
There's not much call for an elite bodyguard with such an injury. So, Josh has to support his family working as a mall cop in New Jersey. For a man like Josh, this is purgatory on earth, but miracles can occur even in Paramus.
A lucky run-in with an old comrade promises to get Josh back in the field for one last job. The UN is sending a peace mission into the Sierra Madre mountains in Mexico, an area so dangerous it's known as Espinazo del Diablo—the Devil's Spine. Only a fool would think they could broker peace between the homicidal drug cartels in the region, and only a madman would sign on to keep those fools alive.
Jack Ryan Series
Privately training with special forces, he’s honing his combat skills to continue his work within the Campus, hunting down and eliminating terrorists wherever he can—even as Jack Ryan Sr. campaigns to become President of the United States again.
As Jack Ryan Jr. sharpens his skills alongside his covert warriors of the Campus, his father Jack Ryan Sr. campaigns to become President of the United States again.
What the two however don’t know is that private matters have become just as perilous as personal ones.
Staying one step ahead of your enemies is a lot harder than it sounds.
The Campus is no longer a privately held secret, and whoever knows they exist also knows that they can be destroyed.
China’s leadership in on the verge of a catastrophe and influential figures are using this as a chance to attack the long sought after Taiwan, including the Americans protecting the small nation in East Asia.
With China and the United States edging closer to one final face off, President Ryan must use his acuity and bravery now more than ever.
To succeed, he will need the help of the Campus. With their existence however no longer a secret, will they manage to enter the contest before the entire world is ravaged by war?
While working as a young CIA analyst many years ago investigating the death of an operative, Jack Ryan Sr. ended up learning of the existence of a KGB hitman codenamed Zenith: a killer he was never able to find.
In the present, a new powerful figure emerges in Russia in President Valeri Volodon. His success has however been built on a dark past, one which no one has ever lived to tell about.
When Ryan’s family friend is poisoned by a radioactive agent and the clues lead back to Russia, Jack Ryan Jr.—alongside John Clark and other members of the Campus—throw themselves into an international dispute that has been in the making for three decades.
Dominic Caruso is an FBI agent, President Jack Ryan’s nephew and operator for the highly guarded U.S. intelligence agency known as The Campus.
Having not fully recovered from the death of his brother, Caruso is further distressed by the fact that he couldn’t save a friend and his family from a terrorist attack.
Ethan Ross, once an average employee for the National Security Council, is now a renegade on the run in possession of a microdrive containing more than enough secrets to bring America to its knees.
The CIA wants the microdrive, but so do the Russians and other terrorist organizations.
President Jack Ryan faces an old challenge with a shocking new twist. As his country’s dispute with North Korea stretches into its seventh decade, a youthful and unproven dictator is resolved to prove his might.
Just like his father before him, his plans are centered on nuclear ambitions which are halted by inadequate resources—until now.
A recently discovered deposit of valuable minerals drastically improves the nation’s economic status, exponentially increasing North Korea’s nuclear might.
However, one more thing is needed in order to execute the plan: killing the President of the United States.
President Valeri Volodin of Russia is at a crossroads. The Russian economy is on the rocks, the energy prices are disastrously falling and the oligarchs supporting him expect a consistent flow of political favors.
To best address this, Volodin makes an indirect approach.
When a floating natural gas facility in Lithuania explodes, a Venezuelan prosecutor is murdered, and a terrible attack leaves several Russian troops dead, U.S. President Jack Ryan notices a sinister pattern.
Needing proof, the Commander in Chief sends his intelligence agencies to find the answers before he can act.
Scott Hagan, a U.S. Navy Commander and captain of the USS James Greer, is viciously ambushed by an armed man in a crowded restaurant in Princeton, New Jersey. How did the potential assassin know his exact location?
A Canadian businessman is taken in for questioning as he arrives at the Imam Khomeini airport in Tehran. As it turns out, the man is actually an American CIA operative who has already made several trips into Iran.
When more similar events involving American military and intelligence personnel unfold across the globe, it becomes evidently clear that there has been a widespread compromise of U.S intelligence information.
And it’s the responsibility of John Clark and other members of The Campus to identify the source of the breach.
Meanwhile, an unspeakable evil lurks, and only President Jack Ryan can stop it.
The Gray Man Series
To those in the underground, Court Gentry is infamously known as The Gray Man.
An icon in the secret world, he moves quietly from one job to another, achieving the impossible before silently disappearing into the shadows.
His reputation precedes him, as he has never missed a target: not one.
In this realm however, there are forces more powerful and devastating than Gentry, and to them he has far outlived his usefulness.
With his back against the wall, Gentry will have to prove that there is a fine line between killing for a living and killing because your life depends on it.
Court Gentry was stabbed in the back by his handlers in the CIA some four years ago.
When it became a matter of life or death, he had to exterminate his own brothers in arms.
Presently a skilled hit man infamously known as the Gray Man, he simply kills for a living.
When an old comrade, one he thought was dead, returns to haunt him, the predator quickly becomes the prey.
But this is unlike any other job for Gentry. Rather than execute an assassination, the job entails conducting a nearly impractical kidnapping: one that will require him to return to the very CIA team that betrayed him.
The mission may seem destined to fail, and Gentry wouldn’t resist killing just to make it out alive.
Former CIA assassin Court Gentry thought that living in the Amazon rain forest would give him the peace of mind that he so craves for, until his dark past comes back to haunt him.
A Russian crime lord baying for blood forces Court to run for his life once again, and to the one of the very few men that he fully trusts.
Court is however too little too late, as his friend is dead and buried.
Eddie Gamboa was quite close to Court, having saved the life of the former CIA assassin some years earlier.
With Eddie slain by the ill-famed Mexican drug cartel he struggled so hard to defeat, Court finds himself in the middle of a war he never wanted.
Court Gentry, a former iconic CIA assassin, takes great pride in the fact that he can disappear at his convenience; untraceably lurking in the shadows as the legendary Gray Man.
When he however goes on a vengeful mission to harm a former employer who betrayed him, Gentry exposes himself to an element that he has never faced before—a skilled assassin just like him.
Russell Whitlock, code-named Dead Eye, graduated in the same ultra-secret Autonomous Asset Program that trained Gentry.
Now a free agent, he is tasked with eliminating Gentry; a man he knows like the palm of his hand.
Court Gentry was the best CIA asset, until the day the Agency betrayed him.
Now a legendary international assassin infamously known as the Gray Man, Court wants to know why the Agency wanted him dead.
To uncover this, he returns to Washington several years later with the view of interrogating his former partners and the men who assigned him his last mission.
Court however becomes an open target after he comes across a secret that powerful figures would die to protect.
Court Gentry is used to being chased after, but not on U.S soil.
Will he avoid the claws of death just to find the answers that he is looking for?
Court Gentry finally returns to the CIA after spending five years on the run.
He however soon regrets it when some Chinese agents attempt to kill him on his first mission.
Unsure of what prompted their actions, he flies to Southeast Asia where his trail leads him to his old friend, Donald Fitzroy.
Held hostage by the Chinese, Fitzroy was on a mission to capture Fan Jiang, a former member of a very secret computer warfare unit tasked with testing China’s security systems.
The Chinese want Fan dead. What they however don’t know is that Gentry is on a mission to find Fan and collect the intel for the US.
Will Gentry get out of this one alive?
Having undertaken his first mission upon his return to the CIA, Court Gentry is hired by a well-connected group of Syrian expats who want him to abduct the mistress of kidnap the mistress of Syrian president, Ahmed Azzam. Through her, they are confident of getting intel that could help get rid of the dictator.
Court successfully kidnaps Bianca Medina and hand her to the rebels, only to learn that the president’s mistress has given birth to a son—Azzam’s only heir.
To win over Bianca's trust, Court must however bring her son out of Syria alive.
When Court Gentry made his way to the CIA transport plane, the last thing he expected was his flight to be interrupted by a security team in the company of a hooded man.
Although the men attempt to force Gentry off the flight, they are overruled by CIA headquarters.
The source of all this chaos is a mystery man on board to England where a joint CIA/MI6 team is set to question him about a mole in Langley.
Upon landing in a remote airbase in the U.K., the team is ambushed by a fierce force which abducts the prisoner.
Only Gentry escapes.
Sent after the attackers, can the sole agent succeed against an entire team of skilled assassins?
Court Gentry learns of a human trafficking scheme while on a mission to Croatia, with the trail leading from Southeast Europe all the way to Hollywood.
His immediate instinct is to quickly end the operation, only for his CIA handlers to set him on another mission.
Considering that the criminal ringleader has secret intelligence regarding a potential terrorist attack on the United States, the CIA isn’t planning on making a move until they have that intel.
This is certainly one moral balancing act with Court at the central point.
The first agent disappearance was a puzzle.
The second was a mystery.
The third was a conspiracy.
Intelligence operatives around the world are disappearing. When a missing American agent re-appears in Venezuela, Court Gentry, the Gray Man, is dispatched to bring him in, but a team of assassins has other ideas. Court escapes with his life and a vital piece of intelligence.
Meanwhile, CIA agent Zoya Zakharova is in Berlin. Her mission: to infiltrate a private intelligence firm with some alarming connections. The closer she gets to answers, the less likely she is to get out alive.
Court and Zoya are just two pieces on this international chessboard, and they're about to discover one undeniable truth—sometimes capturing a king requires sacrificing some pawns.
It's been years since the Gray Man's first mission, but the trouble's just getting started...
Before he was the Gray Man, Court Gentry was Sierra Six, the junior member of a CIA action team.
In their first mission they took out a terrorist leader, at a terrible price— the life of a woman Court cared for. Years have passed. The Gray Man is on a simple mission when he sees a ghost: the long-dead terrorist, but he's remarkably energetic for a dead man.
A decade of time may have passed but the Gray Man hasn't changed. He isn't one to leave a job unfinished or a blood debt unpaid.
When you kick over a rock, you never know what's going to crawl out.
Alex Velesky is about to discover that the hard way. He's stolen records from the Swiss bank that employs him, thinking that he'll uncover a criminal conspiracy. But he soon finds that he's tapped into the mother lode of corruption. Before he knows it, he's being hunted by everyone from the Russian mafia to the CIA.
Court Gentry and his erstwhile lover, Zoya Zakharova, find themselves on opposites poles when it comes to Velesky. They both want him but for different reasons.
That's a problem for tomorrow. Today they need to keep him and themselves alive. Right now, it's not looking good.