Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Review--Orphan X (Evan Smoak, #1)

Orphan X (Evan Smoak, #1)Orphan X by Gregg Hurwitz
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Non-stop adventure for fans of Jack Reacher, Jason Bourne, Jane Whitefield, Bob Lee Swagger, Finch & Reese and other protagonists with "certain skill sets".

Evan Smoak is The Nowhere Man, the last hope for desperate people. He started as Orphan X, part of a covert government assassin training program. When the program is shuttered, Evan makes it his mission to avoid detection and sets up his secret life as a gun for hire. Now he's in LA, and things get dicey after his most recent task.

What I loved most was the intersection of the mundane part of Evan's life with his secret identity. He not only takes out the bad guys with extreme prejudice, he has to attend condo HOA meetings, assist the single mother a few floors down with her hyperactive son, and water his plants.

It was a true page turner from start to finish, and I can't wait to read more about Mr. Smoak and the other hidden Orphans.


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