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Orphan X (An Orphan X Thriller) av Gregg…
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Orphan X (An Orphan X Thriller) (utgåvan 2016)

av Gregg Hurwitz (Författare)

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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"--… (mer)
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Titel:Orphan X (An Orphan X Thriller)
Författare:Gregg Hurwitz (Författare)
Info:Penguin (2016), Edition: 01, 480 pages
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Evan Smoak was taken from a foster home when he was twelve and trained to be an assassin. He was part of the Orphan Program which was an off-the-books government program. After some years and the death of his mentor, he goes rogue.

To spend his time, he has become the Nowhere Man. When someone has a problem that they can't solve, the Nowhere Man steps in. But now, someone seems to have tracked down the Nowhere Man through some people who have come to him with problems.

Evan has to decide which of the people with problems is legitimate and which has been set up by his enemies so that they can get to him.

The story was action-packed and very fast-paced. Evan is a great characters in the tradition of dark heroes of the past. He's a man who is alone because he doesn't know who he can trust. But people with smaller problems in the building where he has his tricked out condo are chipping away at his isolation by becoming people he can care about. But caring means putting them in incredible danger because his enemies don't care who they have to kill if they manage to kill him too.

Scott Brick did a great job narrating this one. He had distinct voices for the many characters and he had great pacing as the suspense and danger built throughout the story. ( )
  kmartin802 | Jun 5, 2021 |
I'd go 3.5 if I could. This was a pretty dang enjoyable book. It was no more believable than a Hollywood action flick but just as fun.

We have our emotionally damaged super assassin who helps those who really need it, one at a time. So when he ends up with two - which shouldn't ever happen - he has to figure out who is the plant and why he's a target for assassination, himself.

Of course, there has to be some suspension of disbelief since Evan is damn near perfect and has the coolest gadgets ever. None of that took away from me having a very good time reading it. I ended up feeling for the guy and truly wanting him to succeed and to find some people to connect with. Hopefully in a way that won't get him - or them - killed though. I guess I'll find out how that works out in the next book in the series.

Thanks to NetGalley for hooking me up. I'll be diving into the next two books - also thanks to NetGalley - soon. ( )
  amcheri | May 25, 2021 |
Part of me wishes I hadn't reread this one. I mean, I still enjoyed it but I did get caught up more in the bullshit moments and with just how bad Evan's judgement was. It was pretty bad. I still plan to keep rereading the next two books in the series so I can dive into the fourth. It's been out for a while now and I've been staring at the ARC paperback the publisher sent me. It's taunting me as a symbol of just how far behind I am in my ARC reading. Just so many books and so little time... ( )
  amcheri | May 25, 2021 |
3.5 stars. ( )
  snorrelo | Feb 22, 2021 |
3.5 stars. ( )
  snorrelo | Feb 22, 2021 |
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Hurwitz, Greggprimär författarealla utgåvorbekräftat
Brick, ScottBerättaremedförfattarevissa utgåvorbekräftat
Lehnen, StefanErzählermedförfattarevissa utgåvorbekräftat

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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"--

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