Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Weight: 556 g
As a boy, Evan Smoak was pulled out of a foster home and trained in an off-the-books operation known as the Orphan Program. He was a government assassin, perhaps the best, known to a few insiders as Orphan X. He eventually broke with the Program and adopted a new name-The Nowhere Man-and a new mission, helping the most desperate in their times of trouble. But the highest power in the country has made him a tempting offer-in exchange for an unofficial pardon, he must stop his clandestine activities as The Nowhere Man. Now Evan has to do the one thing he's least equipped to do-live a normal life.
But then he gets a call for help from the one person he never expected. A woman claiming to have given him up for adoption, a woman he never knew-his mother. Her unlikely request: help Andrew Duran-a man whose life has gone off the rails, who was in the wrong place at the wrong time, bringing him to the deadly attention of very powerful figures. Now a brutal brother & sister assassination team are after him and with no one to turn to, and no safe place to hide, Evan is Duran's only option. But when the hidden cabal catches on to what Evan is doing, everything he's fought for is on the line-including his own life.
Prodigal Son fills in a lot of the background information on Evan’s childhood and how he became an Orphan. This book has a different tone, as it is more emotional and focuses on the little boy who fought to survive. We learn how Evan was “chosen” and get more details about some of the horrors he experienced in foster care.
This is the latest book in the Orphan X series by Gregg Hurwitz. It is a quick read with fast paced action throughout. It picks up with the Nowhere Man retired and trying to adjust to a normal life. But that does not last long as he deals with his past and both human and technological threats. One of my favorite series! Thanks to Minotaur Books for the ARC in exchange for my honest review.
This thriller has lots of action, cutting edge modern technology and an explosive cliff hanger ending that leaves the reader wanting more. Good book to read!
This is a fast-paced and action-packed novel. Recommended.
This series is consistently entertaining. Every book in the series is so good, this one is no exception. I started it yesterday and kept reading until I finished it this afternoon. Although Mr. Hurwitz.....that ending.... 🤯.
I adore the Orphan X character and this book has him continuing his growth and self reflection. But don’t think this lacks the non stop action the other books have, or the really bad guys the other books have. A great read, a great distraction for this crazy time we are living through now.
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