Sunday, January 31, 2016

Review: Orphan X by Orphan X (Evan Smoak #1) by Gregg Hurwitz

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1068 KB
  • Print Length: 367 pages
  • Publisher: Minotaur Books (Jan. 19 2016)
  • Sold by: Macmillan CA
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B010M4T5C2

Book Description

 "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 Gerritsen

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 reader from the very first page, Orphan X is a masterful thriller, the first in Gregg Hurwitz's electrifying new series featuring Evan Smoak.

About the Author

 Gregg Hurwitz is the New York Times bestselling author of 15 thrillers, including the upcoming ORPHAN X. His novels have been shortlisted for numerous literary awards, graced top ten lists, and have been translated into 26 languages.

He is also a New York Times Bestselling comic book writer, having penned stories for Marvel (Wolverine, Punisher) and DC (Batman, Penguin). Additionally, he’s written screenplays for or sold spec scripts to many of the major studios, and written, developed, and produced television for various networks. Gregg resides in Los Angeles.

My Review

 Orphan X is the first book in the Evan Smoak series and first book written by Gregg Hurwitz that i have read. I had read great reviews of this book. They were all is a compelling read.

Orphan X is thrill filled ride you won't want to end. There were so many twists and turns that my head was reeling and my heart was pounding. I enjoyed the main character Evan Smoak and I enjoyed his interactions with neighbours as well as the interactions with the fascinating characters he came in contact with. The characters were all intriguing and well written.

Orphan X is a treat to read because it is a tight, well-written tale. I loved the settings of Los Angeles and Las Vegas...both familiar to me though I'm Canadian...I could picture where the action was taking place at all times.
Loved loved loved this book. I highly recommend the thriller Orphan X. I cannot wait to read the next book in the series.

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