Orphan X

Orphan X

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"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" -- provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Minotaur, 2016
Edition: First Edition
ISBN: 9781250067845
Branch Call Number: FICTION Hur
Description: 356 pages ; 25 cm


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Who is "the Nowhere Man"? A myth? Or a renegade from a government program that doesn't officially exist?

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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.

Feb 06, 2017

I had to persevere due to the amount of uninteresting and superfluous detail. Mid-way through. it became truly interesting.

Dec 26, 2016

Never heard of the TV show but I gave the book an average rating. The ending was too predictable!

Oct 20, 2016

A very good book. Much action which will keep your attention.

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.

Apr 20, 2016

"The hard part isn't turning you into a killer, the hard part is keeping you human." This is why Evan Smoak is likable - he has a heart. Liked Evan, liked the relationship between him and his handler, liked that his handler kept him human. Didn't like how detailed and complicated the fight scenes were - couldn't picture what was actually happening, so just tried to keep track of his injuries. Liked the ending leading into the next book.

Apr 12, 2016

Kind of cartoonish and formulaic [how do these crime fighters always get to be soooo rich???] and predictable but still somewhat entertaining.

Mar 04, 2016

.·:*¨¨*:·..Good but not Great..·:*¨¨*:·.
James Bond but with greater technology and its gimmicks. The name dropping of the tools of war gets a little tiresome, especially at the beginning. Think of watching a movie with constant and distracting product endorsements. Feels like the author is setting up Evan as the hero in a new series.

The only thing Orphan X has in common with the Orphan Black tv show is part of its name. Reviewers should read the book before leaving a comment.

Feb 08, 2016

Really excellent thriller. It was totally engrossing. This would be a good choice for Jack Reacher fans.

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