Dark Horse by Gregg Hurwitz @minotaurbooks @gregghurwitz @macmillanaudio #5starreview #thriller #bookreview


This audiobook includes a bonus conversation between the author and Jack Carr.

The New York Times best-selling series returns when Orphan X faces his most challenging mission ever in Gregg Hurwitz’s Dark Horse.

Evan Smoak is a man with many identities and a challenging past. As Orphan X, he was a government assassin for the off-the-books Orphan Program. After he broke with the Program, he adopted a new name and a new mission – The Nowhere Man, helping the most desperate in their times of trouble. Having just survived an attack on his life, and the complete devastation of his base of operations, as well as his complicated (and deepening) relationship with his neighbor Mia Hall, Evan isn’t interested in taking on a new mission. But one finds him anyway.

Aragon Urrea is a kingpin of a major drug-dealing operation in South Texas. He’s also the patron of the local area – suppling employment in legitimate operations, providing help to the helpless, a rough justice to the downtrodden, and a future to a people normally with little hope. He’s complicated – a not completely good man, who does bad things for often good reasons. However, for all his money and power, he is helpless when one of the most vicious cartels kidnaps his innocent 18-year-old daughter, spiriting her away into the armored complex that is their headquarters in Mexico. With no other way to rescue his daughter, he turns to The Nowhere Man.

Now not only must Evan figure out how to get into the impregnable fortress of a heavily armed, deeply paranoid cartel leader, but he must decide if he should help a very bad man – no matter how just the cause.


Evan, The Nowhere Man or Orphan X, has been asked to find the 18 year old daughter of a major drug lord. She is missing and presumed kidnapped. But, as Evan begins to penetrate the cartel, he realizes there is more to this than he first thought.

I have been a fan of Ophan X or Evan since the very beginning. He just keeps getting better and better. He knows he has limitations in the “feelings” department but the reader just can’t help but know he is one of the good guys. This book brings out all of his strengths and weaknesses. I fell for him all over again.

This story had me cringing, gasping and wringing my hands. Plus, the narrator is one of my favorites, Scott Brick. He has an outstandingly deep voice. He is the perfect voice for Evan.

This is the best Orphan X Book yet! Usually by now, I am bored with a series. But this book was over the top! You can read this as a stand alone, but there is not much of a back story for Evan in this one. So, I do recommend reading some of the others first, just to get a feel about Evan. He is a special breed!

I would love to see this made into a tv series. This would be an amazing to binge watch!

Need a fantastic shoot’em up thriller which will have you in the edge of your seat…THIS IS IT! Grab your copy today.

I received this novel from the publisher for a honest review.

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1 Response to Dark Horse by Gregg Hurwitz @minotaurbooks @gregghurwitz @macmillanaudio #5starreview #thriller #bookreview

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