Orphan X / Gregg Hurwitz.

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    • Publication Information:
      First edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: ""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"-- Provided by publisher.
    • ISBN:
      9781250067845 (hardcover)
      1250067847 (hardcover)
    • Accession Number:
      2015038311
    • Accession Number:
      ocn925426527
      925426527
    • Accession Number:
      fay.473620
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      HURWITZ, G. (Andrew). Orphan X. [s.l.] : Minotaur Books, 2016. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 11 nov. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Hurwitz G (Andrew). Orphan X. Minotaur Books; 2016. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.473620. Accessed November 11, 2019.
    • APA:
      Hurwitz, G. (Andrew). (2016). Orphan X. Minotaur Books. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.473620
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Hurwitz, Gregg (Andrew). 2016. Orphan X. Nowhere Man: 1. Minotaur Books. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.473620.
    • Harvard:
      Hurwitz, G. (Andrew) (2016) Orphan X. Minotaur Books (Nowhere Man: 1). Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.473620 (Accessed: 11 November 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Hurwitz, G (Andrew) 2016, Orphan X, Nowhere Man: 1, Minotaur Books, viewed 11 November 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Hurwitz, Gregg (Andrew). Orphan X. Minotaur Books, 2016. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.473620.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Hurwitz, Gregg (Andrew). Orphan X. Nowhere Man: 1. Minotaur Books, 2016. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.473620.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Hurwitz G (Andrew). Orphan X [Internet]. Minotaur Books; 2016 [cited 2019 Nov 11]. (Nowhere Man: 1). Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.473620

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2015 November #1

*Starred Review* At the age of 12, Evan is taken from his group home to join an under-the-radar government project called the Orphan Program. Handler Jack Johns trains him physically, mentally, and emotionally, molding him into a weapon for solo, offline covert operations, even helping him select a new last name, Smoak. As Orphan X, Evan is so successful that, along with Orphan O, he's considered the best of the best. But when his last hit is misrepresented, and he's told to take out a fellow Orphan, he quits. As a pro bono freelancer, now called Nowhere Man, with a pay-it-forward operation, he asks only that the last desperate person he helped give his number to one other person in similar need. Which works until Morena Aquilar needs him to stop an LAPD detective who's cultivating young sex slaves, and Evan later gets requests from two persons supposedly referred by Morena. In trying to determine which one to trust, he finds that he himself is the target. Knowing that this is the start of a series reduces tension only a sliver in this high-tech, nonstop thriller. Hurwitz, known for this kind of adrenaline-producing fiction (notably The Survivor, 2012), adds enough humanity to the action to make this a standout, and readers should get in at the start.HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: As if a big print run and marketing plans weren't enough, screen rights have already been sold, with Hurwitz doing the screenplay and Bradley Cooper as producer and possible star. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2015 August #1

Evan Smoak is the Nowhere Man, trained as an assassin in a shadowy black box orphan program (he was Orphan X) and now dedicated to helping those with nowhere else to turn. Unfortunately, someone aware of his past is trailing him. First in a new series from the New York Times best-selling author.

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PW Reviews 2015 November #2

Bestseller Hurwitz (Don't Look Back) melds nonstop action and high-tech gadgetry with an acute character study in this excellent series opener. Evan Smoak, who was trained to be an assassin under the government's secret Orphan Program, is now a rogue operator known as the Nowhere Man with a mission to help those in need. As payment, each of his clients refers him to another innocent person in trouble. But Evan becomes the hunted when he tries to help Katrin White, whose father will be killed unless she pays gambling debts. A sense of authenticity permeates the story, no matter how outlandish the tech toys or over-the-top the action. Evan is an electrifying character who chooses daily to do good. Run-ins with his L.A. condo board add a bit of levity while a growing relationship with neighbor Mia Hall and her eight-year-old son, Peter, reinforce that a normal life is just out of Evan's reach. Movie rights were sold to Warner Bros. 100,000 first printing. Agent: Lisa Erbach Vance, Aaron Priest Literary Agency. (Jan.)

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