Forced into retirement, Evan Smoak gets an urgent request for help from someone he didn’t even suspect existed—in Prodigal Son, the next New York Timesbestselling Orphan X book from Gregg Hurwitz.
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.
Evan, or Orphan X, or Nowhere Man, has been in retirement. Now, out of the blue, he receives a call for help. This call came from someone he had no idea existed…his mother. This stirs up more feelings than he expected but he has to reel them in to save Andrew Duran.
Andrew has gotten himself in a mess and he has no idea how he got there. My heart went out to Andrew from the first paragraph. He is a guy with a heart and just pure bad karma. And the mystery surrounding Andrew and Evan kept me fascinated. And how does Evan’s real mother fit in…must read this to find out.
I love the Orphan X series. No, I have not read them all and I need to fix this soon, especially after reading this novel. I love Evan. There is not a better strong, silent type than this character. Plus….he is smart and he can fight! The fight scenes in a book are usually ones I kind of skim. But not when it involves, Evan. He truly takes no prisoners.
Need a quick, fast paced thriller…oh boy! You do not want to miss this one.
I received this novel from the publisher for a honest review.