Mark Greaney’s debut international thriller, THE GRAY MAN, was published in 2009 and became a national bestseller and a highly sought-after Hollywood property. Six subsequent Gray Man novels have been released to date, including AGENT IN PLACE (2018), and MISSION CRITICAL.
Mark is also the #1 New York Times bestselling author or coauthor of seven Tom Clancy novels, including his most recent TOM CLANCY TRUE FAITH AND ALLEGIANCE. He collaborated with Tom Clancy on three Jack Ryan novels before Tom’s death in 2013.
On July 16th, 2019, Red Metal will be the released; a military thriller written by Mark Greaney and Lt Col Hunter R. Rawlings, USMC. Mark’s books are published in several languages and are also available as audiobooks. A feature film adaptation of THE GRAY MAN is in development at Sony Pictures.
Mark has a degree in International Relations and Political Science. In his research for the Gray Man and Jack Ryan novels he has traveled to dozens of countries, visited the Pentagon, military bases, and many Washington, D.C. Intelligence agencies, and trained alongside military and law enforcement in the use of firearms, battlefield medicine, and close-range combative tactics.
Mark lives in Memphis, Tennessee with his two Catahoula Leopard dogs, Lobo and Ziggy.
Lieutenant Colonel Hunter Ripley “Rip” Rawlings IV was a Marine Corps infantry and Reconnaissance Officer with over 22-years of service. With ten combat and peace keeping deployments including Iraq (OIF), Afghanistan (OEF), CJTF-HOA (OEF) Djibouti and a specialty military reconnaissance advisor to Saudi Arabian forces, to name a few.
Lieutenant Colonel Rawlings last assignment was as an instructor at Marine Corps University with an appointment as the Command & Staff College Associate Dean and the Department Head for Warfighting.
Prior to this appointment, he served as Battalion Commander, 3d Battalion, 5th Marines, the Marine Corps’ storied “Darkhorse” battalion.
LtCol Rawlings is an avid hunter and outdoorsman, rock drummer, motorcyclist, SCUBA diver and a licensed small craft sailor.
A desperate Kremlin takes advantage of a military crisis in Asia to simultaneously strike into Western Europe and invade east Africa in a bid to occupy three Rare Earth mineral mines that will give Russia unprecedented control for generations over the world’s hi-tech sector.
Pitted against the Russians are a Marine lieutenant colonel pulled out of a cushy job at the Pentagon and thrown into the fray in Africa, a French Special Forces captain and his intelligence operative father, a young Polish female partisan fighter, an A-10 Warthog pilot, and the commander of an American tank platoon who, along with his German counterpart, fight from behind enemy lines in Germany all the way into Russia.
From a daring MiG attack on American satellites, through land and air battles in all theaters, naval battles in the Arabian sea, and small unit fighting down to the hand-to-hand level in the jungle, Russia’s forces battle to either take the mines or detonate a nuclear device to prevent the West from exploiting them.