When a father loses his son to a career criminal, revenge just isn’t enough.
When ex-soldier Tom Gray loses his wife and child to a career criminal, it seems life can’t get much worse. But when the killer is let off with time served on remand, Gray knows there is something fundamentally wrong with the justice system. Engaging the help of his ex-SAS buddies, he kidnaps five repeat offenders and asks the public to vote on their fate: Should they be allowed to continue their criminal ways with inadequate punishment, or has Britain had enough?
His website attracts a worldwide audience and, although the authorities know where he is, they are powerless to stop him.
Can Gray carry out his audacious plan? Will Andrew Harvey and his fellow MI5 operatives find a way to stop him?
Gray Justice is more than a simple tale of revenge: It’s a rollercoaster ride with an ending you’ll never forget.
©2014 Alan McDermott (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
"This series has great potential!"
British author Alan McDermott is off to a good start in what promises to be an excellent espionage series. Gray Justice is an action thriller that introduces Tom Gray as a future agent of MI5. II look forward to listening to all future books in the series.
British actor and audiobook narrator James Langton is a nice selection as series narrator. His voice is perfect and although he reads a little slowly that can be corrected by listening at 1.25X recording speed.
Gray Justice is about ex-military officer and security consultant Tom Gray, the protagonist, getting justice for a young hoodlum who kills Gray's young son and drives his wife to suicide. The justice system lets the murderer go after 7 months imprisonment.
The series has 5 star potential!
"Great concept! Great story!"
Excellent story with plenty of twists, turns and action! The premise is great and the storyline intriguing. If you like Lee Child, you'll love this! The narration was top notch too!
"Egotistical, Self-Appointed Judge of British Law"
First off, let me say I hate the British leniency on criminals and their stance on immigration of people from the countries where most terrorists come (and America is just about there now, too) . . . I'm a conservative Christian . . . which is the exact reason that I cannot abide by this book . . . a so called "war hero" taking justice into his own hands after suffering the horrible loss of his family . . appointing himself judge and jury . . . then attempting to shroud the whole thing by allowing the country to vote on the fate of his prisoners and whether or not he will kill himself at the end of the ordeal . . . then after they vote, he dishes out his own "justice", despite their votes . . . I continued to listen for hours, thinking this man, who was so arrogant, would begin to display some sort of humility and common sense . . . but it never happened . . . the plot just got worse and worse . . . the British government officials were corrupt (not surprising), the Muslim terrorists got involved and it continued to go downhill . . . so I quit . . .
"Gray, or just a bit blurred"
Great premise, ruined by attempting too much. Had the story developed without trying to mix in the terrorist element it would/could have been great. The idea of current laws and policing of them , as well as the public's opinions make for a novel novel. The crash bang wallop that followed left the first part of the book hanging, and reverted to a predictable ending
"Black Ops and Shades of Gray"
Tom Gray, protagonist of this first book in a new series from England, is a retired veteran of the SAS (Special Air Services), Britain's elite military unit. His civilian life is shattered when a police chase after a young car thief results in the deaths of Gray's wife and 2-year-old son. When the punk--whose criminal record already fills enough pages to make a novel (and those are only the times he got caught)-- is let go with minimal probation and time served, Gray and his buddies--SAS vets all--hatch a radical plan to incite the British public to demand changes in a failed justice system.
Gray's plan unfolds to the reader pretty much as it unfolds to the public over the nightly news. We don't know the full intent of the plan until near the book's end. But long before that we *do* know something neither Gray nor the authorities trying to deal with him realize--that a third party has entered the game, planning to turn Gray's actions to their own nefarious purpose.
"Gray Justice" is a short book with the flavor of a Tom Clancy novel. Almost from the beginning the rather ruthless Tom Gray reminded me of John Clark, the most interesting of Clancy's many characters (well, at least that's what I think).
I don't know whether the subsequent books will live up to this first one, but I downloaded "Gray Resurrection" (the title of Book 2 is only mildly a spoiler) when I was about 2/3 of the way through Book 1, and I finished Book 1 in record time because I *had* to know what happened next.
very good book.. kind of short since the last few books I have listened to have been more than 15 hours long.. but it was a good break I really like one man army scenarios.. His idea of the justice system is entertaining also..
"A great story line & plot."
really enjoyed this audible book. The Narrators accent adds to the story line plot. I would recommend this to crime story must listen to audible books.
"Gray's journey to justice."
Tale of gangs, terrorist, and justice system reform. Action packed story with many twist and turns.
good book would recommend to my friends and family also plan on reading next book in series
"Ok not great"
I don't mind setting up your book for a book two but you just left so much left unexplained. if there is a sale on his books ill grab book two and see if it answer s questions and sucks me in to this series alil more
"What story and great twist."
a great story and really what to read the next one to see what happens. highly recommended. one doubt is that narration was as high quality had other things in the book but still better than most
hard book to put down. l am looking forward to reading book two in the series.
"great story had me hooked"
Storyline was great , agree with previous. 'Jason Bourne with vigilante mates' with a story twist..
"Struggled to finish"
I struggled to finish this book. Great story but narrator was off putting, especially with all the different accents.
loved it .hard to follow at first.but soon got into it fear lovely pleasure to listen to
"Good story, shocking narration"
The story was a bit haphazard with minute detail one and huge generalisations the next - but the narration!! If you can't do regional accents don't do them! Utterly pointless and really disruptive for the listener!
This was a very good listen even if a little short. This is the first in a series and i can already see that there are 5 more audio books that i can download. This i will be doing as i am a little hooked and would like to see how this series develops in future books. The narrator took a couple of chapters to get used to but i would be happy to listen to him again and over all he did a good job. I would say that this author reminds me a little of David Archer, vince flynn and brett battles. But if you want a new author to try then i think you are going to enjoy this book.
"I just love this idea sooo much"
What a fabulous idea, I absolutely loved "Gray Justice"... The powers that be should read this, then action it, it really does have some very good ideas! It would make a brilliant TV series, someone ought to contact the BBC... Fast paced & full of action. Not my normal read, but I'm so looking forward to the 2nd in the Gray series.
This is an excellent book . It grips one from the beginning to the end with plenty of shocks in between. The plot is exceptional and Tom Gray has been well characterised as have his friennds. I trust that we will lear n more about them in the following books in this series.
"A New Twist in the SAS Tale"
A thoroughly enjoyable and novel take on the activities and capabilities of the men of the SAS Regiment! A story of revenge built around the tragic and senseless death of the son of a former SAS officer and the tragedy that it brings, is just the backdrop to a highly plausible method to make everyone - the judiciary, the government, the special services, et al - pay!
And you honestly, don't see the twists coming (& there are a few). This is a welcome change from the typical SAS tale, I'm looking forward to the second book. I hope that it lives up to this one, without Tom Gray in it!
Not too badly narrated, but not the best that I've heard. However, he doesn't detract from the enjoyment of the entire story.
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