The Nowhere Man

The Nowhere Man

Large Print - 2017
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""Orphan X is the most gripping, high-octane thriller I've read in a long, long time. Hang onto your seat because Gregg Hurwitz will take you on a dizzying ride you'll not soon forget!" -Tess Gerritsen 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"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2017.
Edition: Large print edition.
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781410496799
1410496791
Characteristics: large print
575 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

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matcat44
Apr 05, 2017

At first I thought it would be good, but not my type of book.

RobertELPL Mar 12, 2017

Admittedly not as good as the first in the series (Orphan X) but still a solid read. The story seems to rely less on nonstop action and a bit more on building the character of Evan Smoak and his struggle between his self-professed duty to those that need help and his own growing desire to lead a "normal" life.
That being said, there still are exciting scenes of Evan attempting to escape from people who have no idea who he is, or what they've gotten themselves into by capturing him. I'm looking forward to a third book, if there is one.

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Reads_A_Lot
Feb 09, 2017

This 2nd Orphan X book was a slower read than the first one. The whole middle section with him trying to escape the chalet seemed to drag on forever. I actually put it aside for a couple of days while I read another book, then went back and forced myself to finish it. The pace picked back up after he left the chalet. The cliffhanger for the 3rd book looks good. I'll look forward to it being better than this one.

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StarGladiator
Feb 05, 2017

I hate to give this five stars, as it was precisely written for TV/Movies, that much is obvious - - but it was still an excellent action/entertainment novel. With state-of-the-art espionage technology! [But for gosh sakes, would the authors have their main action characters doing real exercises once in awhile, and quit it already with the pushups and situps, two of the most useless exercises there. Suggestion: Yoga for staying in overall healthy condition, but also handstand pushups, and variations thereof, improvised weights, balance exercises, other gymnastic exercises, unarmed combat routines, et cetera.]

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RobertELPL Mar 12, 2017

RobertELPL thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over

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