Orphan X: A Novel (Evan Smoak)
"Orphan X is the most gripping, high-octane thriller I've read in a long, long time. Hang onto your seat because Gregg Hurwitz will take you on a dizzying ride you'll not soon forget!" -Tess GerritsenThe Nowhere Man is a legendary figure spoken about only in whispers. It's said that when... show more
"Orphan X is the most gripping, high-octane thriller I've read in a long, long time. Hang onto your seat because Gregg Hurwitz will take you on a dizzying ride you'll not soon forget!" -Tess GerritsenThe Nowhere Man is a legendary figure spoken about only in whispers. It's said that when he's reached by the truly desperate and deserving, the Nowhere Man can and will do anything to protect and save them. But he's no legend. Evan Smoak is a man with skills, resources, and a personal mission to help those with nowhere else to turn. He's also a man with a dangerous past. Chosen as a child, he was raised and trained as part of the off-the-books black box Orphan program, designed to create the perfect deniable intelligence assets---i.e. assassins. He was Orphan X. Evan broke with the program, using everything he learned to disappear. Now, however, someone is on his tail. Someone with similar skills and training. Someone who knows Orphan X. Someone who is getting closer and closer. And will exploit Evan's weakness---his work as The Nowhere Man---to find him and eliminate him. Grabbing the reader from the very first page, Orphan X is a masterful thriller, the first in Gregg Hurwitz's electrifying new series featuring Evan Smoak.
Publish date: 2016-01-19
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
This is a well-written example of a male wish fulfilment fantasy, where we play the tough, competent hero in a world where problems can be solved with violence and sacrifice, women need to be rescued and bad people need to be killed. Every now and again, I get the urge to take a holiday from my...
Wow. Just wow. I firmly believe, and have said so repeatedly here, that it's not the novelty of an idea that makes a book worth reading, it's the execution. But for some reason, because I've seen/read this story (at least what one can tell from the blurb) so many times, I put off reading it. That ...
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I received this book through a Goodreads giveaway to give an honest review. I am pleasantly surprised with the beginning... Very suspenseful and wonderfully written. Looking forward to continuing... I have finished the book and it is truly a great spy thriller. The writing is excellent and polishe...
Swedish review Evan Smoak lever under falsk identitet. Hans penthouse-våning är ett ointagligt, högteknologiskt fort. Han har lägenheter, bilar och vapengömmor strategiskt utplacerade över hela Los Angeles.Men Smoak är inte en paranoid galning. Detta är hans vardag. Det är resultatet av en barndom ...