Orphan X

Orphan X

Evan Smoak Series, Book 1

eBook - 2016
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"Brilliantly conceived and plotted ... Read this book. You'll thank me later." — David BaldacciIncludes 7 free chapters of HELLBENT, the latest in the international bestselling Orphan X series.Who is Orphan X? 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 not merely a legend. "Excellent...A smart, stylish, state-of-the-art thriller...might give Lee Child's Jack Reacher books a run for their money."—The Washington Post 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 an Orphan, an off-the-books black box program designed to create the perfect deniable intelligence asset: An assassin. Evan was Orphan X—until he broke with the program and used everything he learned to disappear. But now someone is on his tail. Someone with similar skills and training who will exploit Evan's secret new identity as the Nowhere Man to eliminate him."Hurwitz melds nonstop action and high-tech gadgetry...in this excellent series opener." —Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Publisher: 2016
Branch Call Number: Overdrive
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. New York : Minotaur Books, 2016. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 659 KB) or Kobo app or compatible Kobo device (file size: N/A KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB)
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc
ISBN: 9781466876514

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lcuyler77
Oct 13, 2018

This is definitely a “guys book.” Well written, and the plot moves along at a rapid pace. However, Hurwitz describes guns and knives and details fight scenes to the degree that I found myself just skimming those sections. With that in mind, I won’t read future installments in the series.

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7626dee
Oct 12, 2018

Created for the screen action character. From Kim to the present we have a fascination with the molding of a child into a secret agent. I'm sure it has been done ala Red Sparrow and the Bourne type characters. Now we have another who works for himself with apparently unlimited funds for good-told you there was a movie there-who can resist?

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LuvReadingStuff
Aug 20, 2018

I loved this character Evan Smoak. I look forward to reading the other books about Evan. He is a vigilante who helps people in need of someone with his particular set of skills.

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megaculpa
Mar 01, 2018

I guess the author's agent told him to create a series character. You know, like that Jack Reacher guy. This is the feeble result. Comic book characters and far-fetched story.

Beatricksy Aug 21, 2017

I wish my assassin dad was a walking cliche. Beethoven CDs are so good for children studying--even those studying weaponry dismantlement! I would be so cultured if my assassin dad cared for me like that, making me read Homer and Shakespeare in between Mace training. If you tried to fit one more cliche into this book, the spine would break. Go watch a James Bond movie instead.

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happycanuck
Feb 06, 2017

I had to persevere due to the amount of uninteresting and superfluous detail. Mid-way through. it became truly interesting.

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kmre_37
Dec 26, 2016

Never heard of the TV show but I gave the book an average rating. The ending was too predictable!

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0007548100dmw
Oct 20, 2016

A very good book. Much action which will keep your attention.

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Eil_1
Jul 16, 2016

I really enjoyed this book. Plenty of action, suspense and twists. Evan's character is fully detailed - going back to his being raised by Jack, his handler, to present day events. The ending was a surprise and this will most likely be part of the next "Nowhere Man" series. I definitely recommend this book and look forward to the next one.

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Reads_A_Lot
Apr 20, 2016

"The hard part isn't turning you into a killer, the hard part is keeping you human." This is why Evan Smoak is likable - he has a heart. Liked Evan, liked the relationship between him and his handler, liked that his handler kept him human. Didn't like how detailed and complicated the fight scenes were - couldn't picture what was actually happening, so just tried to keep track of his injuries. Liked the ending leading into the next book.

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