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Lacking some of the zest that was in the two previous books in the series - but still good
Reviewed in the United States on March 12, 2018
This latest in the Gray Man series is lacking some of the zest that was in the two previous books in the series. This author started out with pure action - as I wrote in a previous review of those earlier works - think Mack Bolan from the 1970's - this author evolved into something much better - however, he has slipped just a bit with this book, Agent in Place.
Also, he barely mentions the gear that the characters in the book use, which he had done a masterful job of in his prior books in this series. Always nice to know what gear is getting the nod from the action boys, that Greaney interviews.
In this novel, our Gray Man, has no romantic involvements and his two women from the prior book are mentioned only in passing.
To me the plot was a little thin, but with action novels one does not expect a lot, but I had gotten used to more in the last few books in this series.
The plot is pretty straight forward - the Gray Man is hired to "rescue" the mistress of the leader of a Middle-Eastern country, so, she can be used to help bring about regime change - which of course goes totally sideways and ends up with "our hero" having to travel to the Middle-East on another rescue missing, plus more.
The Gray Man is as close as we can currently get to a real "Matt Helm" type of character, but still it was bothersome for the Gray Man to be moralizing about the tactics used by some of the military contractors.
If you are into the series - you have to buy this one, just to stay current. If you are not into the series yet - buy them all and read them in order of publication.