Book Title: Orphan X (Evan Smoak #1)
Author: Gregg Hurwitz
Publication Date: September 1st 2016
Genre(s): Mystery & Thrillers, General Fiction (Adult)
Format Received: ARC (eBook)
Goodreads: 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.
My Review: Holy guacamole! Can I come out from under my duvet yet? What a read! 5 stars is just not enough. With all the hype surrounding this novel, at times I didn’t believe it so I grabbed the bull by the horns and jumped in. Woah! I don’t regret a single moment. I’m scared to jump back out in case the fictional novel I’ve just read is not fiction at all. Believe me … the hype is for real. Unbelievable.
James Bond, Jack Reacher and Jason Bourne eat your heart out. If you threw these three together in a blender, the result would be nowhere near Evan Smoak!!
This novel is utterly and truly fast paced, once you start you won’t be able to stop. Gregg Hurwitz has written a corker and to hear that Sony has bought the film rights has got me so excited!
Thank you Netgalley and UK Penguin for giving me the opportunity to read this novel.
Everyone … I highly recommend. Go, go, go and buy it!!
About the Author: AKA Gregg Andrew Hurwitz. Gregg Hurwitz is the New York Times bestselling author of 15 thrillers, including the recently released ORPHAN X. His novels have been shortlisted for numerous literary awards, graced top ten lists, and have been translated into 27 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. For more information about Gregg Hurwitz, visit his website.