Gregg Hurwitz i
war, spy, action thrillers
(22 Feb. 2018)
To some he is Orphan X. Others know him as the Nowhere Man. But to veteran spymaster Jack Johns he will always be a boy named Evan Smoak.
Taken from an orphanage, Evan was raised inside a top secret programme designed to turn him into a deadly weapon. Jack became his instructor, mentor, teacher and guardian. Because for all the dangerous skills he instilled in his young charge, he also cared for Evan like a son. And now Jack needs Evan's help.
The Orphan programme hid dark secrets. Now those with blood on their hands want every trace of it gone. And they will stop at nothing to make sure that Jack and Evan go with it.
With little time remaining, Jack gives Evan his last assignment: to find and protect the programme's last recruit. And to stay alive long enough to uncover the shocking truth .
I was hooked and really had difficulty putting it down to sleep. I just wanted to know what happened next.
This is a taut and fast paced thriller in the guns and action genre where there are lots of weapon and advanced technology talk – and lots of amazing deeds by our hero.
Our hero here is OCD, overcompensates, is emotionally retarded and a trained assassin.
Who is ably assisted by by the gutsy, feisty, screwed up foster girl with a genius IQ and quite some way with computers and programming.