Spoken about only in whispers, it is said that when the Nowhere Man is reached by the truly desperate, he can and will do anything to save them.
Evan Smoak is the Nowhere Man.
Taken from a group home at twelve, Evan was raised and trained as part of the Orphan program, an off-the-books operation designed to create deniable intelligence assets - i.e. assassins. Evan was Orphan X. He broke with the program, using everything he learned to disappear and reinvent himself as the Nowhere Man. But the new head of the Orphan program hasn't forgotten about him and is using all of his assets - including the remaining Orphans - to track down and eliminate Smoak.
But this time, the attack comes from a different angle and Evan is caught unaware. Captured, drugged, and spirited off to a remote location, heavily guarded from all approaches. They think they have him trapped and helpless in a virtual cage but they don't know who they're dealing with - that they've trapped themselves inside that cage with one of the deadliest and most resourceful Orphans.
Continuing his electrifying series featuring Evan Smoak, Gregg Hurwitz delivers a blistering, compelling new novel in the series launched with the breakout national bestseller, Orphan X.
©2016 Gregg Hurwitz (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved
I love espionage, legal, and detective thrillers but listen to most genres. Very frequent reviews. No plot spoilers! Please excuse my typos!
Nowhere Man still earns a 3+ stars. Orphan X was my pick for 2016 suspense thriller of the year. I hope that author Gregg Hurwitz will return to the Evan Smoak of the first novel in the series when he releases the third Evan Smoak novel.
Nowhere man is a good suspense thriller, but it loses credibility when prisoner Evan Smoak always finds the right response to the many desperate situations he encounters. The one situation that causes me the largest credibility issue is when Jack had the medical professionals take Evan's body temperature down to 50 degrees F. and replace his blood with a blood-like material in order to save him.
I regret that I cannot give Nowhere Man my recommendation. I find the dropoff in quality disappointing. Scott Brick's narration is stellar as usual.
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Not quite as good as Orphan X, but very good nonetheless... The action and pace are outstanding, and Evan becomes better understood w/ more of his back story... The theme of keeping your eye on the prize is emphasized and it's always at the forefront of what Evan does... Some very clever sub plots teased along w/ some good foreshadowing and fenceposting... The pages almost turn themselves;). Other than The Nowhere Man there aren't a lot in the way of deep characters, maybe excepting Jack and Rene, and Jack really is a good one I hope to see a good deal more of in the future... Some of the situations and/or their resolutions seem a bit too convenient and stretch the bounds, but are based on current cutting edge tech... There was an instant of questionable moral decision making when survival was at stake, and that decision seemed a bit on the touchy feely side rather than the realistic, but it was a minor blemish... The windup really intrigues as to where the Orphan X is headed in the next book... Narration is simply excellent, Scott Brick could engage while reading the TV guide;). Worth the credit...
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