Orphan X - Gregg Hurwitz

Orphan X

  • Release Date: Jan 19th, 2016
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 478 Ratings

Description

“Brilliantly conceived and plotted … Read this book. You’ll thank me later.” -- David Baldacci

Includes 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)

Reviews

  • Excellent read

    4
    By Ephemera Danica
    Well written, interesting character and an almost plausible although well tried plot. Of its genre it is definitely up there and if you are into the lone wolf characters, creators of mayhem, you will enjoy this.
  • Enjoyable read

    4
    By BrandysGuy
    I hope The writer goes on to do a prequel to the series. I would love to hear the backstory and some of the missions he went on. While orphan X touched on some of his training, there were very few details given.
  • A Bourne Wannabe

    3
    By mx5mx51
    I don't get the raves about this book. A quick read, yes. Lots of action, yes. But its completely implausible, lacks character development, and has a story line limited to fighting maneuvers and weapons inventories. Three stars is generous. I won’t be reading the sequel.
  • Wrong Genre

    1
    By Beaver1943
    This book belongs in the category “super hero, sci-if thriller.” It has absolutely nothing to do with reality. No human being can do 1% of what Orphan X can do. If you like fantasy, read the book. ‘Nough said.
  • Outstanding! A page turner!

    5
    By frenchy0674
    Wow . . I've been waiting for a book that I couldn't put down, and this one did that! Intrigue, suspense, mystery . . I'm so glad I found this book . . highly, highly recommended!!
  • Orphan X

    5
    By kasi159
    wow!
  • Nowhere man

    4
    By Mcaleavy
    Enthralling until the forth time he escapes and is re-caught at which the whole thing becomes masochistic.
  • Orphan X

    3
    By Rocketgirl56
    The story is well-written, but the premise is so extreme as to beg credulity. I felt the author became obsessed with various martial arts techniques and moves and also with his descriptions of the protagonist's weapons of choice. I can enjoy reading about a good fight, but in this book the fights were over the top with detail and unfamiliar terminology. Unless you're a martial arts and weapons aficionado I doubt this book is for you.
  • What I will remember

    5
    By Rokin Robn
    Smooth, fast read. I will remember Evan, his love for cold, clean vodka and cold, clean getaways. I liked him very much, and the story was a good way to meet him.
  • Very excited for this series!

    5
    By SciTeach3
    I love finding a new author and character to get behind. This was a thrilling ride throughout and I cannot wait to see how Evan's sense of humanity grows in coming books.

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