RECOMMENDED BY SUSAN
WOW! I love nothing more than a good thriller and this one is slam-dunk, nail on the head, fantastically brilliant! From the first page, Evan is a man you like and he is extremely impressive at everything he does. He has all the gadgets like a James Bond and the coolest penthouse ever. And don’t think what he does will sound far-fetched - You will race to the end but it is so darn good that you want it to go on forever and I am excited that this is the first of a series, which means we get to see more of Evan Smoak. I’ll make you a bet that Evan becomes bigger than a Jack Reacher has been, as far as fantastic characters in books. It’s the kind of thriller you will read a 2nd time. And it’s very human, including a sweet young boy who uses balloons in a clever way when he needs help. Do not, I repeat – DO NOT miss this book.— From Staff Recommendations
"Brilliantly conceived and plotted ... Read this book. You'll thank me later." -- David Baldacci
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)