The 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 listener from the beginning, Orphan X is a masterful thriller, the first in Gregg Hurwitz’s electrifying new series featuring Evan Smoak.
What says I
I loved this book!! ‘Nough said!!
No really. This book read easily, had enough suspense, intrigue, action and twists in to keep it glued to my hands!
You can’t help but root for Evan. He has a good heart. Principles and integrity. If I was in trouble, Evan would be the man to trust. You hate the guys that want to hurt him and love the guys that is kind to him. The author wove some fascinating characters into Evan’s life that ram up not only the emotions in his head that comes along with his job but also the emotions in his heart.
The author allowed me to learn about Evan and where he came from with a combination of back flashes and current habits. You soon learn about his obsessive ways and can expect nothing less in his line of work. But you learn through the same obsessive idiosyncrasies that something more is going on in his heart and in his head.
Another thing I loved about this book is the absence of explicit sex. I hate the sex scenes that you find in every book these days. The enigmatic Ena Murray always said about her choice of using ‘…’ for sex scenes that her readers have imagination enough to fill in the blanks and create their own pictures. I agree. In the encounter or two that the author used, he did not insult my imagination and I could see the purpose he had for it.
What says others
Here the author himself introduces Orphan X to us. Publishers Weekly shared a short but meaty review with us. Richard & Judy reviewed it on WHSmith and list a few press reviews at the bottom as well. Debbish , The Real Book Spy and Washington Post added their reviews as well. Orphan X seem to in a lot of book nerds’ minds, similar to the Jason Bourne stories. And I definitely agree.
Where to connect with the author
His script writing work prominently includes a film adaption of his own book Orphan X, TV adaptation of Joby Warrick‘s “Black flags: The Rise of ISIS“ and screenplay for the 2017 film The Book of Henry. He has also written a number of comic books for prominent comic book publishers like DC Comics and Marvel Comics.
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Where to buy this book online
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Editor…I would love to know
Published by Penguin
Printed & bound by Clays Ltd, St Ives
And that is it from me for now
Until next time sweet peeps!
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