The Nowhere Man

The Nowhere Man

Gregg Hurwitz / Jun 19, 2019

The Nowhere Man IF YOU VE READ ORPHAN X YOU LL BE DYING TO READ THISHe was once called Orphan X As a boy Evan Smoak was taken from a children s home raised and trained as part of a secret government initiative buri

  • Title: The Nowhere Man
  • Author: Gregg Hurwitz
  • ISBN: The Nowhere Man
  • ASIN
    B01HMNETJA
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    English
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  • Page: 289
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • IF YOU VE READ ORPHAN X YOU LL BE DYING TO READ THISHe was once called Orphan X As a boy, Evan Smoak was taken from a children s home, raised and trained as part of a secret government initiative buried so deep that virtually no one knows it exists But he broke with the programme, choosing instead to vanish off grid and use his formidable skill set to help those unable t IF YOU VE READ ORPHAN X YOU LL BE DYING TO READ THISHe was once called Orphan X As a boy, Evan Smoak was taken from a children s home, raised and trained as part of a secret government initiative buried so deep that virtually no one knows it exists But he broke with the programme, choosing instead to vanish off grid and use his formidable skill set to help those unable to protect themselves.One day, though, Evan s luck ran out.Ambushed, drugged, and spirited away, Evan wakes up in a locked room with no idea where he is or who has captured him As he tries to piece together what s happened, testing his gilded prison and its highly trained guards for weaknesses, he receives a desperate call for help.With time running out, he will need to out think, out manoeuvre, and out fight an opponent the likes of whom he s never encountered to have any chance of escape He s got to save himself to protect those whose lives depend on him Or die trying The Nowhere Man delivers another masterclass in hi octane thriller writing.It doesn t get better than this.Praise for Orphan X Read this book You will thank me later DAVID BALDACCI The most gripping thriller I ve read in a long, long time TESS GERRITSEN The page turner of the season is Orphan X Wonderful THE TIMES Memorable as hell JAMES PATTERSON Outstanding in every way LEE CHILD The most exciting thriller I ve read since The Bourne Identity ROBERT CRAIS A page turning masterpiece JONATHAN KELLERMAN A new series character to rival Reacher INDEPENDENT A masterpiece of suspense and thrills Turn off the real world and dive into this amazing start to a new series DAILY MAIL There is a pristine classicism to Gregg Hurwitz s Orphan X, which borrows from Robert Ludlum and superhero lore to bring us Evan Smoak Orphan X is tight and tense in all the right places Orphan X is weapons grade thriller writing from a modern master GUARDIAN Pure nail biting stay up all night suspense HARLAN COBEN Orphan X is not good Orphan X is great Whatever you like best in a thriller action, plot, character, suspense Orphan X has it SIMON TOYNE Mind blowing A perfect mix of Jason Bourne and Jack Reacher LISA GARDNER Bond, Frodo, Paddington Bear some of literature s greatest heroes have been orphans Add Orphan X s Evan Smoak to the list SHORTLIST Orphan X is outstanding a smart, stylish, state of the art thriller WASHINGTON POST Bestseller Hurwitz melds non stop action and high tech gadgetry with an acute character study in this excellent series opener Evan Smoak is an electrifying character PUBLISHER S WEEKLY A masterpiece of suspense and thrills Turn off the real world and dive into this amazing start to a new series ASSOCIATED PRESS Get A Copy Kindle Store UKOnline StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Kindle Edition, 369 pages Published January 17th 2017 by Minotaur Books More Details Original Title The Nowhere Man ASIN B01HMNETJA Edition Language English Series Orphan X 2 Characters Evan Smoak Other Editions 29 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about The Nowhere Man, please sign up Popular Answered Questions How many titles do you expect in the series 7 likeslike 2 years ago See all 2 answers Lonks I attended a QA and book signing about a week ago and someone asked him about future books and he said he has the next four mapped out flag Is it necessary to read the prequel first 1 likelike 2 years ago See all 7 answers Mary I would read Orphan X first for sure Not absolutely necessary, but it gives a lot of background for things referenced in this one flag See all 3 questions about The Nowhere Man Lists with This Book This book is not yet featured on Listopia Add this book to your favorite list Community Reviews Showing 1 30 Rating details Sort Default Filter Dec 17, 2016 Chelsea Humphrey rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves giveaways, from publisher Orphan X was one of my favorite thrillers of technically last year due to its fast pace and intriguing character Evan Smoak I immediately connected with his man sass where some found him irritating and condescending When I found out I d won a copy of The Nowhere Man on I couldn t wait to dive in and see where Evan would take us next, and while this book was good, for me it was slow and heavily padded in a few areas where I felt it could have been shaved down The plot was a little Orphan X was one of my favorite thrillers of technically last year due to its fast pace and intriguing character Evan Smoak I immediately connected with his man sass where some found him irritating and condescending When I found out I d won a copy of The Nowhere Man on I couldn t wait to dive in and see where Evan would take us next, and while this book was good, for me it was slow and heavily padded in a few areas where I felt it could have been shaved down The plot was a little unbelievable than the previous book, but that didn t particularly throw me off liking the book I d still recommend this book as it was a good installment, but I do hope the next book brings the pace back up to the level Orphan X was known for Thanks Minotaur for my copy flag 107 likesLike see review View all 17 comments May 09, 2018 Larry H rated it really liked it review of another edition It s an indication of how many books I read last year that while Gregg Hurwitz s Orphan X , the first novel in his Evan Smoak series, made my list of the best books I read in 2016, I never got around to reading the second book, The Nowhere Man , until now, despite the fact that it came out in early 2017 There s even a third book out I have to catch up The Nowhere Man is a little bit uneven, so it s not quite as good as its predecessor But when the book clicks, as it does in places and th It s an indication of how many books I read last year that while Gregg Hurwitz s Orphan X , the first novel in his Evan Smoak series, made my list of the best books I read in 2016, I never got around to reading the second book, The Nowhere Man , until now, despite the fact that it came out in early 2017 There s even a third book out I have to catch up The Nowhere Man is a little bit uneven, so it s not quite as good as its predecessor But when the book clicks, as it does in places and then consistently in the last third or so, you realize what a kick ass character Evan Smoak is, and that Hurwitz can write both action scenes that crackle as well as scenes which deliver real emotion.When Evan Smoak not his real name was young, a man rescued him from a troubled life and he trained Evan how to kill When he got older he became the Nowhere Man, the last resort for a person in desperate trouble No one knows who the Nowhere Man is, but they know if they call him, he will help rescue them from a seemingly helpless situation.A call from a teenage girl in a desperate situation leads him to the existence of a sex trafficking operation, which abducts vulnerable young women and sends them into the hands of nefarious characters As usual, Smoak works to cut the operation off at its knees, but as he tries to determine just how deep its roots are, he is abducted by an utterly unanticipated nemesis, who wants something from Evan, and will stop at nothing to get it.Suddenly, Evan finds himself captured in an unknown location, under guard by a number of trigger happy mercenaries, and at the mercy of a sadistic, opportunistic individual with unlimited resources and a real inferiority complex His captors think they ve got the best of Evan, but they don t understand just whom they re dealing with but outsmarting this clan will push Evan to his very limits, physically and intellectually What did it say about him that he was so easily put back together He d long thought that it was a positive attribute, a testament to his durability, but now it felt artificial, unhuman He was rebuildable, a snap together Lego toy As Evan plots his escape, he is haunted by the need to rescue two different people, and he has his own visions of his surrogate father figure, whose death Evan feels responsible for And then he realizes that those who hold him captive aren t the only enemies he ll have to defeat.There are some great twists and turns in this book, and I just love Evan s resourcefulness, and the life he has built for himself, even though it is lonely There were some fight scenes that literally had my heart pumping as I was amazed at the way he and his enemies kept turning the situation But Hurwitz also showed his ability to create introspective and poignant moments as well, which gave the book and its characters real depth.Parts of the plot really require you suspend your disbelief, which isn t necessarily a bad thing, but I kept hoping that Hurwitz wasn t going to get totally bizarre with the story Close, but not quite My main criticism is that I love Evan when he is doing what he does best rescuing those in need and making those responsible pay Given that he spends a significant part of this book captured although slowly enacting his revenge , it tended to dull my enthusiasm after a time.If you re looking for a great series, pick up Orphan X and prepare to be blown away The Nowhere Man is definitely worth a read as well, and I ll need to check out the third book in this series which I ve heard is fantastic pretty soon There s lots of violence, so those who don t enjoy that should steer clear, but if you re okay with fictionalized violence, get ready for your pulse to rise See all of my reviews at itseithersadnessoreuphoria, or check out my list of the best books I read in 2017 at flag 91 likesLike see review View all 22 comments Jan 29, 2017 Phrynne rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves 4000 books Gregg Hurwitz must be a very happy man to have comments from Dean Koontz, Tess Gerritsen, James Patterson and Robert Crais on the cover of his book saying things like Brilliantly conceived and A dizzying ride and Memorable as hell He deserves the praise What a book I remember making less than positive comments about Orphan X due to Evan Smoake s obsession with rare Vodkas and growing herbs Well in The Nowhere Man he has very little time to indulge in these habits as he spends most of th Gregg Hurwitz must be a very happy man to have comments from Dean Koontz, Tess Gerritsen, James Patterson and Robert Crais on the cover of his book saying things like Brilliantly conceived and A dizzying ride and Memorable as hell He deserves the praise What a book I remember making less than positive comments about Orphan X due to Evan Smoake s obsession with rare Vodkas and growing herbs Well in The Nowhere Man he has very little time to indulge in these habits as he spends most of the book as a prisoner That does not stop him from killing lots of people and there is plenty of action all the way through The book is indeed brilliantly conceived as characters from the first book return, some of them very surprisingly, and the ending cleverly sets the scene for the next book I really enjoyed this book and Gregg Hurwitz is going on my list of must read authors flag 86 likesLike see review View all 12 comments Aug 11, 2018 Julie rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves e book, netgalley, thrillers, 2018, st martin s press Nowhere Man by Gregg Hurwitz is a 2017 Minotaur Books publication This second book in the Orphan X series picks up pretty much where the first book left off Evan Smoak is doing what he does best, helping people out of hopeless situations In this case, a young girl is victimized by an online sex trade operation But, when she tries to get out of the situation, her family is threatened This is where Evan steps in Once order is restored to his client he learns there are victims of this sc Nowhere Man by Gregg Hurwitz is a 2017 Minotaur Books publication This second book in the Orphan X series picks up pretty much where the first book left off Evan Smoak is doing what he does best, helping people out of hopeless situations In this case, a young girl is victimized by an online sex trade operation But, when she tries to get out of the situation, her family is threatened This is where Evan steps in Once order is restored to his client he learns there are victims of this scheme and he begins an urgent race against time to save a teenager being held in a shipping crate But, before he can complete his mission, he is ambushed and held captive by a strange, twisted man only out to drain Evan s substantial bank account But, with Evan Smoak, he may have gotten than he bargained for As Evan plays a cat and mouse game with his captors, he learns some shocking information about Jack, his handler, and the man who raised him like his own son This second outing is not quite as tight or atmospheric as the first book, but is perhaps even action packed, with evil, diabolical bad guys and many fantastical twists and turns Now, if you are a stickler for realistic crime thrillers, this one might not be for you, as this set up really does require an ability to suspend belief But, I am at a point where I don t know if I really need every book I read to be purely realistic I m thinking our insistence on that point could stymie the creativity and imagination that makes fiction our first choice Besides, this series was never meant to be your normal, run of the mill thriller So, buckle your seat belt and fall into Evan s murky world of rogue government operatives and sociopaths, and allow yourself to jeer at the bad guys and cheer for the good ones Enjoy the action, the suspense, and the non stop thrill ride and take a break from hardcore reality for a while As the book winds down, and Evan turns introspective, allowing himself to believe he can live a normal life.We get a little bit of a cliffhanger ending a to be continued kind of thing to ensure readers will tune in for the next episode I don t normally like that kind of strategy with books, but I didn t mind it so much in this situation because it means Evan will be back and may face a challenge personal than any he s encountered thus far Can t wait flag 78 likesLike see review View all 22 comments Feb 10, 2018 Paromjit rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves mystery, netgalley, thriller This is an intense, action filled thriller, the sequel to Orphan X, that picks up from where it left off It will probably help if you read the first book to get a handle on this one Evan Smoak, aka Orphan X and the Nowhere Man, was taken from an orphanage as a child by a secret and covert shadowy government programme They trained him to be a highly skilled and efficient assassin Evan eventually managed to escape the programme, but is having to live life under the radar He has decided to use This is an intense, action filled thriller, the sequel to Orphan X, that picks up from where it left off It will probably help if you read the first book to get a handle on this one Evan Smoak, aka Orphan X and the Nowhere Man, was taken from an orphanage as a child by a secret and covert shadowy government programme They trained him to be a highly skilled and efficient assassin Evan eventually managed to escape the programme, but is having to live life under the radar He has decided to use his specific skill sets for good, setting out to help those who desperately need him A brutal Orphan from the programme has instigated a hunt for Evan, beginning to get closer to him Evan has been kidnapped, drugged and imprisoned by a sociopath who specialises in stealing and blackmail However, it would be a mistake to underestimate Evan, despite being imprisoned, this does not impede his ability to kill a number of bad guys Evan is determined to save a 17 year old girl in a container With twists and a cliffhanger ending, this is an entertaining, if implausible, high tech thriller where we learn of Evan s past history Many thanks to Penguin Michael Joseph for an ARC flag 48 likesLike see review View all 5 comments Jul 10, 2018 Barbara rated it liked it review of another edition This is the second book in the Orphan X series It s best to read the books in order Evan Smoak was once part of the government s Orphan Program , a secret operation that taught boys and girls to be highly skilled assassins Evan, known as Orphan X, began his training at the age of twelve and started doing jobs at nineteen backed by every kind of cutting edge technology and unlimited access to cash After ten years or so, Evan quit the Orphan Program and settled in Los Angeles, where This is the second book in the Orphan X series It s best to read the books in order Evan Smoak was once part of the government s Orphan Program , a secret operation that taught boys and girls to be highly skilled assassins Evan, known as Orphan X, began his training at the age of twelve and started doing jobs at nineteen backed by every kind of cutting edge technology and unlimited access to cash After ten years or so, Evan quit the Orphan Program and settled in Los Angeles, where he uses his special skills and bottomless bank accounts to help people in dire straits Calling himself The Nowhere Man , Evan carries an untraceable RoamZone phone, where a tormented person can call and ask for assistance At the beginning of the book, Evan is contacted by 15 year old Anna Rezian, who s about to be sold into sexual slavery by Hector Contrell Evan assists Anna and terminates Hector s operation with extreme prejudice Evan then discovers that Hector just sent off a 17 year old girl named Alison Siegler, whose shipping container prison is scheduled to arrive in Jacksonville in sixteen days Evan has every intention of being in Florida to rescue Alison, and dispatch her buyer Just as Evan is making this plan, he s abducted and locked up in a highly sophisticated prison Evan s room has a bed, bathroom, desk, fireplace, and patio, as well as custom made clothes in his size There are also surveillance cameras, vents that can pump in knockout gas, and Narco guards outside his room and all over the property Evan soon discovers that he s being held by a sociopath who calls himself Ren Ren is a paunchy, balding middle aged man who s desperate to look and feel young so he can enjoy his opulent lifestyle, including a lavish home, expensive furnishings, priceless art, fabulous food, excellent liquor, attractive lovers, fancy cars, and so on Ren s method of maintaining his youth includes using concealer, hair filler, lotions, and tonics as well as infusing himself with youthful blood To finance all this rigmarole, Ren kidnaps wealthy people and forces them to hand over their fortunes Ren somehow learned about one of Evan s secret bank accounts which contains 27 million dollars and he plans to force Evan to do a wire transfer Ren has badly miscalculated however He thinks Evan is an arms dealer or drug trafficker, and has no idea that Orphan X is one of the deadliest assassins in the world.Evan makes excellent use of his training and abilities to kill Ren s Narcos and bodyguards, but the psychopath just keeps replacing the dead men Evan also cleverly discovers his geographical location, and tries to formulate an escape plan which will have to succeed if he s going to save Alison Siegler The story has chapter after chapter about Evan s clever maneuvers like shinnying up a chimney, palming a poison mushroom, and doing incredible things with a Lexan vault There are also innumerable fight scenes, all of which are described in minute detail For me, a lot of this was repetitive and over the top though I admire author s ability to choreograph Byzantine combat scenes In a side plot, Charles Van Sciver the current head of the Orphan Program is tasked with hunting down and killing retired Orphans, because they know too much Van Sciver is especially determined to bump off Orphan X, with whom he has a long history So, when Van Sciver gets a cyber sniff of the extremely elusive Evan Smoak, he sends out sexpot Candy McClure to try to locate capture kill Evan Candy is quite a girl, very confident about her ability to bamboozle men with her voluptuous body For me, the most exciting part of the book was the final quarter, where things got REALLY interesting Nuff said without spoilers.The story is chock full of action, but has a very thin plot, and isn t as good as the first novel in the series Nevertheless, I d recommend the book to Evan Smoak fans He s a hero worth rooting for I think Michael Fassbender would make a good Evan Smoak if there are movies Thanks to Netgalley, the author Gregg Hurwitz and the publisher Minotaur Books for a copy of the book You can follow my reviews at flag 46 likesLike see review View all 7 comments Jul 04, 2018 PattyMacDotComma rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves calibre, kindle, mystery crime thriller, arc netgalley read, fiction adult 4 By design, Evan is hard to gauge Thirty something Fit but not muscly Somewhere around six feet An average guy, not too handsome Addison underestimates him This happens a lot, by design The kid s lips twitch to the side Evan Smoak is back in action He keeps a low profile, wearing a uniform of black jeans and grey tee shirts, nothing that will call attention to himself He needs to be able to slip through crowds unnoticed, and does.I want his phone He has a RoamZone mobile phone prote 4 By design, Evan is hard to gauge Thirty something Fit but not muscly Somewhere around six feet An average guy, not too handsome Addison underestimates him This happens a lot, by design The kid s lips twitch to the side Evan Smoak is back in action He keeps a low profile, wearing a uniform of black jeans and grey tee shirts, nothing that will call attention to himself He needs to be able to slip through crowds unnoticed, and does.I want his phone He has a RoamZone mobile phone protected by fibreglass casing and a Gorilla glass screen Not only is it virtually indestructible, it has an incredible battery that people would pay squillions for Seems to me the coverage was pretty good too Ah, but I m not Evan Smoak and I don t answer my phone with Do you need my help The only people who call him are those who need his help, and only one at a time As each client and I use the term loosely, since he s not paid is rescued from some dire fate, Evan asks them to find someone else in desperate straits and give them his number.A frantic young girl calls The Nowhere Man because she needs help She describes who gave her his number he makes sure it was his last client , and he s quick to figure out what s wrong Given immigration confusion, gang influence, and splintered family trees, disappearances aren t rare when you re dealing with broke ethnic girls They re a renewable resource Some of the girls are kept Some are designated for onetime use A lousy fate We first met Evan Smoak in Orphan X, where we learned about his orphan background and his training as a weapon for Good I use a capital so you know it s for the Greater Good, according to the entity in charge the US government, we think, although their idea of the GG may differ from your own In this one, Evan is missing his mentor and father figure, Jack The orphan program was disbanded and the assignments stopped, so Evan had gone all lone wolf He s determined to save this girl even while he grieves for Jack.You will especially enjoy this if you re interested in gadgets and ways of rigging up a deal , as my brother used to refer to inventing some device that would do something seemingly impossible a people trap was one from our childhood From the outside his Ford F 150 pickup looked like any one of the millions on the roads of America But with its laminate armor glass, self seal tires, and built to spec push bumper assembly, it was actually a war machine Evan has many strings to his bow or arrows in his quiver or whatever hackneyed phrase I need here technology, machinery, guns, science, and the mental strength of a meditating monk Kind of a MacGyver 007 who practises Kung Fu.He does meet some lovely not folks Aside from the tattoo high on his neck, a missing incisor, and a general air of menace, he seemed pleasant enough How he gets himself into dicey situations doesn t bear thinking about, and wondering how he ll get out of them is nail biting stuff We know there s a book 3, and presumably he is in it He tries to keep his distance from vulnerable people, but he s an old softy underneath and he hurts when they hurt which is often.I liked this better than the first one, but I admit to wishing the story would move on from the cold climate he found himself in Mind you, Evan would have liked to move on from there a bit quicker, too Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the preview copy from which I ve quoted flag 43 likesLike see review View all 9 comments Oct 20, 2017 Andrew Smith rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves netgalley, science fiction I really enjoyed Orphan X, which I found to be a thrilling near future adventure featuring an interesting lead character with a degree of complexity and a smidgen of soul So I was really looking forward to this second book For those who haven t yet come across Evan Smoak, the potted history is that he was adopted into an off the books government programme and trained to be an expert assassin For reasons I won t go into, he s now out of the programme but is offering his services to a limite I really enjoyed Orphan X, which I found to be a thrilling near future adventure featuring an interesting lead character with a degree of complexity and a smidgen of soul So I was really looking forward to this second book For those who haven t yet come across Evan Smoak, the potted history is that he was adopted into an off the books government programme and trained to be an expert assassin For reasons I won t go into, he s now out of the programme but is offering his services to a limited number of needy individuals The problem with follow up books can be that the author uses all the best bits of the character s story in book one, leaving slim pickings for what follows Well, for two thirds of this story it felt to me that this is exactly what Hurwitz had done The saving grace is that the final third represents a massive leap back to the quality of book one there s suddenly a significant increase in energy and a re emergence of the type of twisty plot line tricks seen in the earlier tale Now I was fully engaged and remained so from this point to the end Too little too late For me, yes The book just didn t have the instant grab of Orphan X and took far too long to really get going Maybe there was enough in the final knockings of this one to drag me back to the series for book three, but maybe not My sincere thanks to Penguin UK and NetGalley supplying a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review flag 41 likesLike see review View all 7 comments Jul 27, 2018 Theresa Alan rated it it was amazing review of another edition The fun thing about reading novels like this are twofold One, seeing the hero succeed in helping someone in need because of his special talents, and two, seeing the hero in a dire situation where you genuinely think to yourself how the heck could he possibly get out of this predicament For the latter, trained assassin Evan Smoak, the Nowhere Man, formerly Orphan X, him being in a seemingly impossible to escape situation lasts for hundreds of pages Just when you think he might get away b The fun thing about reading novels like this are twofold One, seeing the hero succeed in helping someone in need because of his special talents, and two, seeing the hero in a dire situation where you genuinely think to yourself how the heck could he possibly get out of this predicament For the latter, trained assassin Evan Smoak, the Nowhere Man, formerly Orphan X, him being in a seemingly impossible to escape situation lasts for hundreds of pages Just when you think he might get away bam His entrapment becomes ten times worse And then worse And then even dreadful And then intolerable But you know he ll somehow succeed because the sequels have already been written So you can t help but keep turning pages to find out how.Do the plot lines strain the bounds of credulity Yes Do they make you wonder what the heck is wrong with the brain of Gregg Hurwitz They sure do Was it a thrill ride anyway Absolutely Thank you NetGalley and Minotaur Books for the opportunity to review this fun novel For reviews, please visit flag 41 likesLike see review View all 5 comments Feb 01, 2017 Wendy rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves 4000 books, feb 17 Evan Smoak is back and what a ride He returns in the sequel to the national bestseller Orphan X Evan Smoak is the Nowhere Man When he is reached by the very desperate, he can and will do anything to save them.In the course of rescuing someone, Evan is captured by a sociopath, drugged, and taken to a remote location which is heavily guarded He attempts to outwit and overpower his captor at every opportunity which leads to many suspenseful and pulse racing scenes A game of cat and mouse ensues Evan Smoak is back and what a ride He returns in the sequel to the national bestseller Orphan X Evan Smoak is the Nowhere Man When he is reached by the very desperate, he can and will do anything to save them.In the course of rescuing someone, Evan is captured by a sociopath, drugged, and taken to a remote location which is heavily guarded He attempts to outwit and overpower his captor at every opportunity which leads to many suspenseful and pulse racing scenes A game of cat and mouse ensues where we witness him using the numerous skills taught to him as a youngster in the Orphan programme.An exceptional ending that leaves us wanting.Gregg Hurwitz fails to disappoint and I can hardly wait to read his next thriller starring Evan Smoak Thank you to NetGalley and Minotaur Books for an advanced readers copy flag 34 likesLike see review View all 13 comments Aug 13, 2018 Magdalena rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves am, crime mystery thriller I loved the first book in Evan Smoak series so I was really looking forward to reading this one And it is good, it s really good but The Nowhere Man doesn t seem as tight or cleverly crafted as Orphan X The plot moves at a slower pace and is a bit less believable than in the first book Overall though it s an intriguing and twisty read and I ll definitely be continuing with the series flag 35 likesLike see review View 2 comments Dec 04, 2016 Cindy Burnett rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves net galley The Nowhere Man was a slow read I loved Orphan X and was very excited for the sequel Gregg Hurwitz s clever and resourceful protagonist Evan Smoak is a highly entertaining character who is prepared for anything and everything he encounters Hurwitz s meticulously crafts the descriptions of Smoak s fortress like apartment including his safe room which adds to Smoak s mystique In Orphan X, Hurwitz created a plot that utilized his main character s skills and preparation in a highly satisfying ma The Nowhere Man was a slow read I loved Orphan X and was very excited for the sequel Gregg Hurwitz s clever and resourceful protagonist Evan Smoak is a highly entertaining character who is prepared for anything and everything he encounters Hurwitz s meticulously crafts the descriptions of Smoak s fortress like apartment including his safe room which adds to Smoak s mystique In Orphan X, Hurwitz created a plot that utilized his main character s skills and preparation in a highly satisfying manner The Nowhere Man starts out strong, but soon the plot decelerates and sadly never speeds up again Smoak tackles too many villains, and I thought he would never escape from the Chateau where he is imprisoned Some editing down of this section would have been very helpful.While I love Evan Smoak and am looking forward to the next installment of this series, I felt The Nowhere Man fell a little flat Thanks to Minotaur Books and NetGalley for the chance to read this ARC in exchange for an honest review flag 32 likesLike see review View 2 comments Aug 10, 2018 Carolyn rated it it was amazing Shelves 2018, suspense, thriller, netgalley, netgalley 2018 Whoa, talk about high octane thrills Evan Smoak is Jack Reacher on speed Just when you think he cannot possibly get himself out of the impossible situation he has got himself into, he does and then ends up in an even impossible situation.Evan Smoak, previously known as Orphan X in a secret government assassins training program, has left the program but still uses is skills as the Nowhere Man to rescue people in dire need of his services Evan is busy doing just that when he is kidnapped b Whoa, talk about high octane thrills Evan Smoak is Jack Reacher on speed Just when you think he cannot possibly get himself out of the impossible situation he has got himself into, he does and then ends up in an even impossible situation.Evan Smoak, previously known as Orphan X in a secret government assassins training program, has left the program but still uses is skills as the Nowhere Man to rescue people in dire need of his services Evan is busy doing just that when he is kidnapped by a crazed madman and his cartel of thugs in a bid to extort money from him and swept away to a secure mountain location They have no idea who they have captured but soon find out that this is no ordinary man Evan can t expect any outside help as the only person he ever loved, his trainer and mentor is dead and he is being hunted by the remaining Orphans still working for the government program But Evan is used to relying on himself and his special skills and has many inventive ways of causing mayhem.I really enjoyed this sequel to Orphan X and the developing character of Evan as he reflects back on his childhood and training while he fights for his life Lots of really high octane action, a fantastic finale to the kidnapping and a cliffhanger of an ending that sent me off to find the next instalment Sure, most of the action is not believable but it is a lot of fun With thanks to Netgalley and the publisher St Martin s for a digital copy of the book flag 30 likesLike see review View all 3 comments Jan 28, 2019 Bam rated it it was amazing Shelves 2019 netgalley, 2019 reads, thriller suspense Evan Smoak was Orphan X a boy trained in a top secret government program, groomed to become a lethal weapon, an assassin After being asked to kill another operative, Evan decides to leave that life behind and disappear He becomes the Nowhere Man, the helper of people in trouble In book 2, Evan is called upon to help a high school girl being entrapped in a sex trafficking scheme against her will After taking care of her problem, he decides to follow through further and find the local house w Evan Smoak was Orphan X a boy trained in a top secret government program, groomed to become a lethal weapon, an assassin After being asked to kill another operative, Evan decides to leave that life behind and disappear He becomes the Nowhere Man, the helper of people in trouble In book 2, Evan is called upon to help a high school girl being entrapped in a sex trafficking scheme against her will After taking care of her problem, he decides to follow through further and find the local house where the girls were kept before being sent off to buyers There he himself is attacked and he awakens to find himself a captive in a plush room in a chateau in the mountains with bars on the balcony window and armed guards at his door Who has done this and why The major portion of this book is spent watching Evan carry out a plan of escape, eliminating his captor s hired muscle one by one Remarkable, edge of your seat action with a truly intelligent hero who is flawed and all too human The touch of humor was missing from this second book Instead, Evan begins to face an existential crisis Is this all his life will ever be Can he possibly live a normal life with a wife, children I like this character very much and thought this thriller was one of the best I ve read with its host of evil villains salivating at the chance to get revenge against Evan Excellent ending with the punishment fitting the crime I look forward to reading the next two books in the series Highly recommend for lovers of the genre I wish to thank the publisher for providing me with an ebook copy of this book and the others in the series via NetGalley for my honest review flag 26 likesLike see review View all 8 comments Jannelies Bam wrote Jannelies wrote Thank you Felicia Sometimes I think that because I m from the Netherlands, I only see half of the interesting books Bam wrote Jannelies wrote Thank you Felicia Sometimes I think that because I m from the Netherlands, I only see half of the interesting books and many of them much later than people in the US or UK But of course I m not complaining After all, I cannot read all day still have a full time job Jan 31, 2019 05 30AM Bam Jannelies wrote Bam wrote Jannelies wrote Thank you Felicia Sometimes I think that because I m from the Netherlands, I only see half of the int Jannelies wrote Bam wrote Jannelies wrote Thank you Felicia Sometimes I think that because I m from the Netherlands, I only see half of the interesting books and many of them much later than people in the My daughter says her dream job would be one where she is paid to read books Jan 31, 2019 05 35AM Dec 02, 2017 Kat rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves library n This was an exciting continuation to the Orphan X series I enjoyed seeing Evan Smoak develop the tiniest bit as he continues to operate in his mission first and only mindset that has been drilled into him Evan is going about rescuing those in trouble as usual whenhe is kidnapped by some super bad guys and held in a remote location Naturally, he must figure out how to escape, which takes up most of the book view spoiler What I found most interesting was the development of Jack coming This was an exciting continuation to the Orphan X series I enjoyed seeing Evan Smoak develop the tiniest bit as he continues to operate in his mission first and only mindset that has been drilled into him Evan is going about rescuing those in trouble as usual whenhe is kidnapped by some super bad guys and held in a remote location Naturally, he must figure out how to escape, which takes up most of the book view spoiler What I found most interesting was the development of Jack coming back and Evan learning he was alive It s the complex personal relationships about this series that really interest me, and the way that Evan both craves and avoids them The anger and hurt there was very raw I look forward to seeing this further developed in book three hide spoiler Please excuse typos name misspellings Entered on screen reader flag 25 likesLike see review View all 3 comments Jan 02, 2017 Olivia Dont Blame Me I Voted for Hillary rated it really liked it review of another edition Anyone who s looking for a thriller filled with action and intrigue won t be disappointed Evan Smoak, the Nowhere Man, is abducted He wakes up not knowing where he is or who his captors are This book is a real page turner I received this book as an ARC having won it in a giveaway flag 23 likesLike see review Jan 13, 2019 Marialyce rated it really liked it Shelves books of 2019, net galley Forget Rambo, forget Ethan Hunt, forget even Superman for have we have a new hero for you all rolled up in a character, named Evan Smoek in the book Nowhere Man This is Gregg Hurwitz s second book featuring Evan and a bevy of bad, really bad people Having met Evan already in the book Orphan X, and knowing if I was ever in big deep dark trouble, Evan would be the man I would call and have frighting for me Those of us who know of Evan s past as a child secreted into a super elite killer force o Forget Rambo, forget Ethan Hunt, forget even Superman for have we have a new hero for you all rolled up in a character, named Evan Smoek in the book Nowhere Man This is Gregg Hurwitz s second book featuring Evan and a bevy of bad, really bad people Having met Evan already in the book Orphan X, and knowing if I was ever in big deep dark trouble, Evan would be the man I would call and have frighting for me Those of us who know of Evan s past as a child secreted into a super elite killer force of orphans, know that any adventures he becomes involved in are dangerous, life threatening, and a ride into a world of darkness and depravity Evan is constantly being chased He is wanted by the group he withdrew from years ago They want Evan and will pull out all the stops to get him and eliminate the threat he has become Evan has been able to hide all while helping one person who is in extreme danger at a time However, Evan s time as a free man has come to an end He is captured, wakes up in a place where his abilities are well known by his cruel guards, and the man who controls them If that is not bad enough, Evan receives a call for help while being held captive He believes himself capable of helping, but given his circumstances this seems impossible However, this is Evan Smoek and as he battles the evil that surrounds him, he learns about himself as well as the man who not only taught him many of his skills, but also has loved him as a son.Fraught with action and hold your breath thriller scenes, Mr Hurwitz has once again created a story that rolls along seeped with action, menace and peril I definitely recommend this book to those of us who so enjoy a book where the suspense pours out on every page and where one will find their ample fill of hair raising events Can t wait to find out where Evan is headed in the next book of this mind blowing series.Thank you to Gregg Hurwitz who once again had me turning pages in the middle of the night, Minatour Books, and NetGalley for an opportunity to read this spine tingling book.My reviews can also be seen here flag 22 likesLike see review View all 13 comments Oct 22, 2018 Monica rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves give aways, netgalley Although this book didn t hold my attention as well as the first one, Orphan X, it was still a great action story I had a hard time seeing the villain that almost felt like a detour to the real story and I kept looking for that part to end When it finally did, at around 80%, the story intensified and had a brilliant ending Solid overall, just not my favorite Thanks to NetGalley and publishers for the digital version in exchange for my honest review. flag 23 likesLike see review View all 5 comments Oct 17, 2018 Chad rated it really liked it Shelves 2018, netgalley Evan Smoak is back I liked how the book zigs when you think it s going to zag Dex and Rene were unique, creepy characters Hurwitz comes up with some interesting situations to put the Nowhere Man in that I hadn t seen before I would have been fine without the Orphan program tie ins this time around though I have to say there were some elements towards the end I didn t care for view spoiler Having Jack come back from the dead just in the nick of time and the stuff ultimately with the kid, Evan Smoak is back I liked how the book zigs when you think it s going to zag Dex and Rene were unique, creepy characters Hurwitz comes up with some interesting situations to put the Nowhere Man in that I hadn t seen before I would have been fine without the Orphan program tie ins this time around though I have to say there were some elements towards the end I didn t care for view spoiler Having Jack come back from the dead just in the nick of time and the stuff ultimately with the kid, I didn t care for hide spoiler All in all though, another intense thriller from Hurwitz.Received a review copy from St Martin s Press and NetGalley All thoughts are my own and in no way influenced by the aforementioned flag 20 likesLike see review View all 3 comments Jul 09, 2018 Dianne rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves action and adventure, adult fiction, edgy, anti hero, great dialogue, gritty, netgalley, own, new beginnings He became the protector of the innocent, the weak, those unable to get the results he can Evan Smoak is THE NOWHERE MAN, a renegade from the program that groomed him to be a covert weapon, but no one walks away from the Orphan program, no one.Gregg Hurwitz digs deep into the man Evan Smoak has become and we are witness to what makes this man tick, as well as what makes him as good as he is, no matter how dark things look But sometimes, it takes a lot of luck to survive and Evan s luck has run He became the protector of the innocent, the weak, those unable to get the results he can Evan Smoak is THE NOWHERE MAN, a renegade from the program that groomed him to be a covert weapon, but no one walks away from the Orphan program, no one.Gregg Hurwitz digs deep into the man Evan Smoak has become and we are witness to what makes this man tick, as well as what makes him as good as he is, no matter how dark things look But sometimes, it takes a lot of luck to survive and Evan s luck has run out, for now Ambushed, drugged and kidnapped, Evan wakes up a prisoner to a narcissistic sociopath who wants something Evan has, but does he know who he is dealing with Will Renee find Evan s Achilles Heel, bringing Van Sciver into the picture Can Evan find his way out of the deadly vise he is being squeezed with Confused, guarded by fierce goons, Evan gets a call for help he cannot ignore, but getting out of the elaborate fortress won t be easy, it may be impossible Vivid details set the atmosphere for this quieter, yet still emotionally taut addition to the Orphan X series The action is different this time out, the tone is different, and Evan isn t the invincible asset he once was He has been tortured, weakened, and seems human until he becomes so driven, he will push the envelope between life and death, Van Sciver, be damned What he needs is an angel There may have been few bumps in the road this time out, but I wouldn t have missed THE NOWHERE MAN for anything I received a complimentary copy from Minotaur Books Series Orphan X Book 2Publisher Minotaur Books 1st Edition edition January 17, 2017 Genre Thriller SuspenseHardcover 368 pagesAvailable from Barnes NobleFor Reviews, Giveaways, Fabulous Book News, follow flag 20 likesLike see review Feb 26, 2017 Josh rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves own, review_books, thriller, read_2017 The Evan Smoak books are fast becoming one of my favorite thriller series Loaded with action and told at a frenetic yet well plotted pace, they are truly hard to put down I consumed both Orphan X book 1 and The Nowhere Man in quick succession in only a few sittings Not only are they enjoyable to read, author Gregg Hurwitz envelopes in the reader in Evan s secret and dangerous world making you feel part of the action.The Nowhere Man sees Evan kidnapped and held at a mysterious location by a The Evan Smoak books are fast becoming one of my favorite thriller series Loaded with action and told at a frenetic yet well plotted pace, they are truly hard to put down I consumed both Orphan X book 1 and The Nowhere Man in quick succession in only a few sittings Not only are they enjoyable to read, author Gregg Hurwitz envelopes in the reader in Evan s secret and dangerous world making you feel part of the action.The Nowhere Man sees Evan kidnapped and held at a mysterious location by a mix of eccentric and professional killers, led by Dex a mute brimming with menace and murderous intent, and Rene Cassaroy a wealthy and somewhat deranged eccentric whose life goal is the pursuit of eternal youth So, how did Evan end up in this predicament He bought a katana off the internet, the purchase tracked by Rene as part of a broader scheme to kidnap the wealthy and sell them back their lives at great cost In Evan, Rene got than he bargained for.Two of the prominent characters from the first book return in Candy McLure and Orphan M, still on the hunt for Evan as one of the remaining rogue Orphans they ve been tasked to decommission There s a little bit of a Smokin Aces feel to this aspect of The Nowhere Man as Candy and Orphan M discover they aren t the only ones after Evan.As you d expect with an action thriller, there is a heap of action and thrills but it s the characters that make the book what it is Evan is well written and not without flaws His past is further elaborated in cutaway scenes to his time with his mentor as well as his earlier missions whilst part of the Orphan program which make him read all the real while the growing cast of characters each has their own unique voice while also bringing something different to the book.The Nowhere Man is a great read, however, I recommend reading Orphan X first in order to familiarise yourself with the characters and to get a better perspective on where Evan is at in his post Orphan career 5 5 stars flag 17 likesLike see review Feb 25, 2018 Eric rated it it was amazing review of another edition The Nowhere Man by Gregg Hurwitz, featuring Evan Smoak as Orphan X, is the second novel in the series Readers, this second novel is as good as the introductory novel Orphan X The series details the Orphan program which consists of a secretive, governmental program where carefully selected orphans have been trained and groomed as operatives for undisclosed missions In the first novel, Evan Smoak decided to walk away from an organization that does not allow anyone to quit Shamed by his prior b The Nowhere Man by Gregg Hurwitz, featuring Evan Smoak as Orphan X, is the second novel in the series Readers, this second novel is as good as the introductory novel Orphan X The series details the Orphan program which consists of a secretive, governmental program where carefully selected orphans have been trained and groomed as operatives for undisclosed missions In the first novel, Evan Smoak decided to walk away from an organization that does not allow anyone to quit Shamed by his prior bad acts, Smoak then developed a covert, private operation of paying it forward by passing along word he was The Nowhere Man and willing to help innocent people with no one else to turn to The Nowhere Man continues the tale and continues with Smoak being hunted by the mysterious Orphan Y, while simultaneously facing off with a new villain with apparently endless resources and dangerous operatives of his own Folks, the initial two Orphan X novels are as good as these types of thrillers get The pacing created by Hurwitz is just right, making this novel read like an epic that is never boring or lacking in interest There are twists and turns, and while the reader knows this is fiction, the plots are creatively mapped out to avoid moments of the rolling of one s eyes while mumbling in disbelief, Right One thing Hurwitz does well is that of putting his main character in a position where the reader wonders how he is going to get out of a predicament Then, Smoak does just that, without stretching the escape beyond all belief and if the reader does accept that this is a fictional thriller For some reason, even after greatly enjoying the introductory Orphan X, this reader set aside The Nowhere Man That mistake is not going to be made with the recently released third installment, Hellbent One note to Lee Child fans THIS is the series Tom Cruise should have latched onto rather than the Jack Reacher character Highly, highly recommend for those that enjoy black book thrillers flag 17 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Nov 03, 2018 Kathleen rated it it was ok My honeymoon with Orphan X is over This is Hurwitz s 2nd offering in the series and has little of the charm of the first In this offering, Evan Smoak is captured, drugged and taken to a remote location The jailers are a diabolical bunch, but they don t want to kill Evan at least not until after he gives them the codes for his off shore millions So much of the plot involves Evan being tortured escaping getting recaptured Again and again Hurwitz intersperses the action with flashbacks to his My honeymoon with Orphan X is over This is Hurwitz s 2nd offering in the series and has little of the charm of the first In this offering, Evan Smoak is captured, drugged and taken to a remote location The jailers are a diabolical bunch, but they don t want to kill Evan at least not until after he gives them the codes for his off shore millions So much of the plot involves Evan being tortured escaping getting recaptured Again and again Hurwitz intersperses the action with flashbacks to his abhorrent childhood and training with Jack It is all pretty violent and grim flag 17 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Sep 18, 2017 Steven Walle rated it it was amazing review of another edition The Nowhere Man was a fast paced awesomly written sequel to Orphen X in which the nowhere man continues his help to people in mortal danger and near the end of the book decides to get out of the dangerous life stile He decides to go for a normal life, but there is a call to him on his private phone that asks him for an other job It is a cliff hanger if he gets out or not Enjoy and Be Blessed.Diamond flag 15 likesLike see review Dec 28, 2017 Sean Peters rated it really liked it review of another edition The Nowhere Man Number two of the Evan Smoak series read Now waiting for number three to come out in February Well firstly let s say why The last sentence of this second book finish with a bang, and my heart was pounding as I realised I now have to wait A great finishing to the book and a shock.Orphan X, re Evan Smoak re The Nowhere Man continues straight from the finish of the first book.Let Me start of by mentioning that I loved the first book Orphan X, and the first book is a mor The Nowhere Man Number two of the Evan Smoak series read Now waiting for number three to come out in February Well firstly let s say why The last sentence of this second book finish with a bang, and my heart was pounding as I realised I now have to wait A great finishing to the book and a shock.Orphan X, re Evan Smoak re The Nowhere Man continues straight from the finish of the first book.Let Me start of by mentioning that I loved the first book Orphan X, and the first book is a solid book a realistic story, the second is a little far fetched and a little slower.In the course of rescuing someone, Evan is captured by a sociopath called Renee, drugged, and taken to a remote location which is heavily guarded He attempts to outwit and overpower his captor at every opportunity which leads to many suspenseful action scenes and a real game of cat and mouse, although too much time is spent in this book with this part of the story, and I believe looses a lot of the momentum of the action sequences.Imprisoned with little hope of escape, and Van Sciver and his other orphan assassins getting closer with each passing moment, Evan soon finds himself in the kind of desperate situation people would normally call him for help with And to make matters worse, there s still an innocent girl locked in a crate who needs to be saved.Will he get out Will he save the Girl Who is on the end of the roam phone asking for help Will Van Scriver and his team find where Renee is holding The Nowhere Man The story, the shocks, the last third of this book make it still a four star book, but a little slow in the first half of the book.But a great last sentence means now I cannot wait for number 3 flag 15 likesLike see review View 2 comments Jan 24, 2017 DemetraP rated it it was ok review of another edition I was a huge fan of the first Evan Smoak book.Unfortunately, book 2 had a completely different feel than book 1 In book 1, you had a lot of humorous moments with Evan interacting with people in his building, and the single mother s son, and the single mother herself Those funny moments were my favorite parts of the book.In book 2, nothing funny happened No humor at all I didn t laugh out loud once and that is a huge difference from book 1 In book 2, Nowhere Man, Evan spends most of the book I was a huge fan of the first Evan Smoak book.Unfortunately, book 2 had a completely different feel than book 1 In book 1, you had a lot of humorous moments with Evan interacting with people in his building, and the single mother s son, and the single mother herself Those funny moments were my favorite parts of the book.In book 2, nothing funny happened No humor at all I didn t laugh out loud once and that is a huge difference from book 1 In book 2, Nowhere Man, Evan spends most of the book imprisoned by bad guys and trying to break free I don t want to read about that I liked book 1 where Evan is the Nowhere Man and killing bad guys and helping the helpless victims who can t free themselves He had 1 mission this book as the Nowhere Man.It was interesting to see how Evan resisted his captors and all the different things he did to try and escape I liked the revenge he got on the bad guy But overall, this sequel was so different than the first book that I didn t enjoy it much No humor, very little as the Nowhere Man, and he spends most of the book imprisoned Not what I wanted in a sequel flag 13 likesLike see review View all 5 comments Apr 02, 2018 Mike the Paladin rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves action, thriller I just gave the first in this series a 4 star rating I read it a few weeks ago but just now got to reviewing both the first and second in the series A friend here noted that she didn t care for the second book as much as she did the first I can see a little of why as the 2 books are in some ways quite different.Here we get a bit of a convoluted story with false leads and dead ends as the author sets out to attempt to fool his readers That works somewhat and sometimes The book still I just gave the first in this series a 4 star rating I read it a few weeks ago but just now got to reviewing both the first and second in the series A friend here noted that she didn t care for the second book as much as she did the first I can see a little of why as the 2 books are in some ways quite different.Here we get a bit of a convoluted story with false leads and dead ends as the author sets out to attempt to fool his readers That works somewhat and sometimes The book still however for my taste that is holds up with good action, good plotting and characters that hold up While things go somewhat differently here I think the character of Evan Smoak remains true to himself and we get a good read.Happy to be able to recommend the second in the series flag 14 likesLike see review Jan 23, 2017 Liz Barnsley rated it it was amazing review of another edition Admittedly I missed Orphan X funnily enough it is still sat on my shelf as I bought it a while back but having been told this one could be read as a standalone and it absolutely can I just went for it.And it was BRILLIANT I m going to go back to Orphan X obviously but if this is the quality and the addictive nature of this new series from Gregg Hurwitz then I m in it for the long haul A proper thriller, exciting, beautifully written and terrific characters, especially Evan.Full review on T Admittedly I missed Orphan X funnily enough it is still sat on my shelf as I bought it a while back but having been told this one could be read as a standalone and it absolutely can I just went for it.And it was BRILLIANT I m going to go back to Orphan X obviously but if this is the quality and the addictive nature of this new series from Gregg Hurwitz then I m in it for the long haul A proper thriller, exciting, beautifully written and terrific characters, especially Evan.Full review on Thursday afternoon for release day flag 13 likesLike see review Jul 28, 2018 Dee Arr rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves action After reading Orphan X, I wondered how author Gregg Hurwitz would be able to top his opening book to this series The Nowhere Man takes us on a journey that, while it doesn t achieve the same heights as the first book, it strives extremely hard to come close.You have to credit the author for his ingenious approach concerning the plot Rather than take us on another journey through Evan Smoak s helping others adventures, this story centers around Evan being in trouble and essentially neutrali After reading Orphan X, I wondered how author Gregg Hurwitz would be able to top his opening book to this series The Nowhere Man takes us on a journey that, while it doesn t achieve the same heights as the first book, it strives extremely hard to come close.You have to credit the author for his ingenious approach concerning the plot Rather than take us on another journey through Evan Smoak s helping others adventures, this story centers around Evan being in trouble and essentially neutralized for the majority of the tale This doesn t mean that the story is devoid of action Mr Hurwitz injects enough pulse pounding scenes to easily keep you reading until the end and possibly into the next book While the pacing felt a bit slow in the opening chapters, everything quickly sped up and rocketed through to the climax I liked most of the elements of this book, from the characters to the storyline to the miracle.Miracle When events happened that seemed miraculous, I questioned whether the author had written such a wonderful, incredible book that he had inadvertently painted himself into a corner While these events offered a path to book three, I found myself wishing Mr Hurwitz had found another way to bring the book to a close The Nowhere Man can be read as a standalone, and readers who missed the first book should be able to glean the essential backstory without reading Orphan X although you d be missing a great intro to the series Even the miracle can t stop me from recommending this book to those who like a good plot, great characters, and a series you can really sink your teeth into Four stars.My thanks to NetGalley and St Martin s Press Minotaur Books for a complimentary ebook flag 12 likesLike see review View 2 comments Nov 02, 2016 Judy Collins rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves 2017 releases, greg hurwitz, netgalley arc, books read in 2016, spy thriller, evan smoak Greg Hurwitz returns with highly anticipated THE NOWHERE MAN following Orphan X Evan Smoak, 1 landing on my Top 50 Books of 2016 and Buy a Bullet Evan Smoak 1.5 , also highly recommend How deep do you need to bury the past before it stays dead Alan Moore, Swamp ThingAntihero, Evan Smoak returns for the most intense task yet He finds himself in the tightest spot, both emotionally and literally he s ever been in With a highly creative twist reversal, the author places Evan in Greg Hurwitz returns with highly anticipated THE NOWHERE MAN following Orphan X Evan Smoak, 1 landing on my Top 50 Books of 2016 and Buy a Bullet Evan Smoak 1.5 , also highly recommend How deep do you need to bury the past before it stays dead Alan Moore, Swamp ThingAntihero, Evan Smoak returns for the most intense task yet He finds himself in the tightest spot, both emotionally and literally he s ever been in With a highly creative twist reversal, the author places Evan in exactly the kind of situation he usually rescues other people Readers are able to see both sides of the man For than a decade, he had been the top asset in the top secret government operation, The Orphan Program Trained by the US military as killers Mission to assassinate government s designated enemies He is trained, skilled, intelligent, and resourceful.Now, Evan is The Nowhere Man A personal mission to help those with nowhere else to turn The Tenth Commandment loomed above all else Never let an innocent die He is known by some as Evan Smoak To a few, Orphan X, but in general he is not known at all The Nowhere Man Evan has gone rogue to do right In the previous book and novella, Evan he has been using his talents to pay it forward to those who need his skills.Evan still faces many enemies who wish him grievous harm even while off the grid One of them is Charles Van Sciver, the most brutal of the Orphans, who s now running the program and is on a mission to hunt down former members of the organization.Now he s been kidnapped, drugged, and hidden away by order of the new head of the Orphan program, who intends to have him eliminated Trapped without hope of escape Psychological terror The book starts out with the secret Facebook of Hector Contrell Trolling the middle schools Girls A sales catalog Given immigration confusion, gang influence, and splintered family trees, disappearances aren t rare when you re dealing with broken ethnic girls A renewable resource.Something awful is coming A girl needs help 1.855.2 NOWHERE A magical fix it line The first commandment Assume nothing demands it A task, a purpose, an act of empowerment that transitioned them from victim to rescuer Evan knew all too well that some wounds never healed, not fully But there were ways to contain the pain, to take ownership over the scars.The seventeen year old girl locked inside Container 78653 B812 being delivered to Jacksonville Port Authority Who has purchased her Evan has so many days to rescue the girl He has to save himself first A race against time During this time he faces every danger imaginable nail biting terror Being held captive, taken to a secret location and tortured by a mighty and devious man, Ren Peter Cassaroy who had at his disposal an army of ruthless men.Who will be the next client to pass on the Nowhere Man s number How many Hector Contrells would he face The RoamZone vibrates Do you need my help Classic Bold Innovative Action Packed Adventure Explosive Suspenseful Non Stop thrills An electrifying and entertaining series Can t wait for the next Hurwitz is already under contract for three Orphan X novels, and Bradley Cooper s production company has picked up the film rights Hurwitz, who has published 16 novels, scripted comics for Marvel and DC, written for network television, and sold numerous screenplays, is penning the big screen adaptation himself I would say, he knows what he is doing A special thank you to St Martin s Press and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review JDCMustReadBooksLook for Orphan X 3, Hellbent, coming Jan 30, 2018 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        AKA Gregg Andrew HurwitzGregg Hurwitz is the critically acclaimed, New York Times and internationally bestselling author of 20 novels, including OUT OF THE DARK 2019 His novels have been shortlisted for numerous literary awards, graced top ten lists, and have been published in 30 languages.He is also a New York Times Bestselling comic book writer, having penned stories for Marvel Wolverine, Pu AKA Gregg Andrew HurwitzGregg Hurwitz is the critically acclaimed, New York Times and internationally bestselling author of 20 novels, including OUT OF THE DARK 2019 His novels have been shortlisted for numerous literary awards, graced top ten lists, and have been published in 30 languages.He is also a New York Times Bestselling comic book writer, having penned stories for Marvel Wolverine, Punisher and DC Batman, Penguin Additionally, he s written screenplays for or sold spec scripts to many of the major studios, and written, developed, and produced television for various networks Gregg resides in Los Angeles


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    1. Orphan X was one of my favorite thrillers of technically last year due to its fast pace and intriguing character Evan Smoak I immediately connected with his man sass where some found him irritating and condescending When I found out I d won a copy of The Nowhere Man on I couldn t wait to dive in and see where Evan would take us next, and while this book was good, for me it was slow and heavily padded in a few areas where I felt it could have been shaved down The plot was a little Orphan X was o [...]


    2. It s an indication of how many books I read last year that while Gregg Hurwitz s Orphan X , the first novel in his Evan Smoak series, made my list of the best books I read in 2016, I never got around to reading the second book, The Nowhere Man , until now, despite the fact that it came out in early 2017 There s even a third book out I have to catch up The Nowhere Man is a little bit uneven, so it s not quite as good as its predecessor But when the book clicks, as it does in [...]


    3. Gregg Hurwitz must be a very happy man to have comments from Dean Koontz, Tess Gerritsen, James Patterson and Robert Crais on the cover of his book saying things like Brilliantly conceived and A dizzying ride and Memorable as hell He deserves the praise What a book I remember making less than positive comments about Orphan X due to Evan Smoake s obsession with rare Vodkas and growing herbs Well in The Nowhere Man he has very little time to indulge in these habits as he spends most of th Gregg Hu [...]


    4. Nowhere Man by Gregg Hurwitz is a 2017 Minotaur Books publication This second book in the Orphan X series picks up pretty much where the first book left off Evan Smoak is doing what he does best, helping people out of hopeless situations In this case, a young girl is victimized by an online sex trade operation But, when she tries to get out of the situation, her family is threatened This is where Evan steps in Once order is restored to his client he learns there are victims of this sc Nowhere M [...]


    5. This is an intense, action filled thriller, the sequel to Orphan X, that picks up from where it left off It will probably help if you read the first book to get a handle on this one Evan Smoak, aka Orphan X and the Nowhere Man, was taken from an orphanage as a child by a secret and covert shadowy government programme They trained him to be a highly skilled and efficient assassin Evan eventually managed to escape the programme, but is having to live life under the radar He has decided to use This [...]


    6. This is the second book in the Orphan X series It s best to read the books in order Evan Smoak was once part of the government s Orphan Program , a secret operation that taught boys and girls to be highly skilled assassins Evan, known as Orphan X, began his training at the age of twelve and started doing jobs at nineteen backed by every kind of cutting edge technology and unlimited access to cash After ten years or so, Evan quit the Orphan Program and settled in Los Angeles, where This is the se [...]


    7. 4 By design, Evan is hard to gauge Thirty something Fit but not muscly Somewhere around six feet An average guy, not too handsome Addison underestimates him This happens a lot, by design The kid s lips twitch to the side Evan Smoak is back in action He keeps a low profile, wearing a uniform of black jeans and grey tee shirts, nothing that will call attention to himself He needs to be able to slip through crowds unnoticed, and does.I want his phone He has a RoamZone mobile phone prote 4 By design [...]


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