Orphan X

Orphan X

Book - 2016
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Using his skills as an elite former agent and assassin to advocate anonymously for desperate people, Evan Smoak finds himself pursued by someone with comparable training who would exploit his life of service to find and eliminate him.
Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2016.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781250067845
1250067847
Branch Call Number: FIC HURWITZ, GREGG
Characteristics: 356 pages ; 25 cm.

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Dlbrownlow
Oct 22, 2018

Really really enjoyed this book. I cant wait to continue the series.

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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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