I’ve got Oct. 4 and Dec. 13 noted on my calendar.
Those are the days new books come out by Memphian Mark Greaney, who’s written a series of thrillers about a superspy known as the Gray Man, someone who pretty much makes Jason Bourne look like Jimmy Olsen.
“Ballistic” is the third novel in Greaney’s Gray Man series, and it comes out Oct. 4. I’ve read the previous two, and I knew it was going to be an awesome series when the first book had a scene, early on, where the Gray Man rescues someone in distress and gives him instructions on how to get to safety.
He tells the young guy something to the effect of “To survive, you’re going to have to get nasty out here.”
The thankful guy he saved is like “Thanks, mister! What about you?”
You can almost see the stone cold stare in your head as you read the Gray Man say “….I’m already nasty.”
As I wrote in Wednesday’s edition of The Daily News, Greaney’s book that comes out Dec. 13 is one on which he collaborated with some author whose name you might have heard of: Tom Clancy. It’s called “Locked On.”