It’s rare for authors, especially thriller writers, to make their lead characters shorter and less good looking than themselves, but Mark Greaney’s assassin, Court Gentry, is average and unremarkable in his physical appearance. In the fifth installment of the Gray Man series, Back Blast, Gentry uses this natural camouflage to his advantage when he goes to Washington, D.C., to find out why his former bosses at the CIA want him dead. Prior to the Back Blast book launch at The Booksellers at Laurelwood on February 20, 2016, Greaney sat for a studio interview in Memphis with Stephen Usery of WYPL’s Book Talk.
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Stephen Usery is the producer of Book Talk, an author-interview program that airs daily on WYPL FM 89.3 and is sponsored by the Memphis Public Library. He lives in Memphis.