Orphan X by Gregg Hurwitz

*Kaceey’s Review:

I know, I know! I’m late to the party reading this book!🙋🏻‍♀️

Silly me… I thought it was just another political thriller – my least favorite!🙄 But I was sooooo wrong! Gregg Hurwitz creates a recipe not only for an incredible lead character but for a franchise series just itching to be made into a movie.

Here’s the recipe: Add one part Bourne Identity to one part Mission Impossible. Shake vigorously in a cocktail shaker. Garnish with both Jack Reacher and Superman and voila, 🧚🏼 you now have Orphan X.

Evan was hand-selected as a youngster by his handler, Jack. And over time, molded into one of the world’s top assassins. Eventually Evan becomes disenchanted with the dirty business of killing for hire and is ready to leave the life, using his skills instead to only help people. Not so fast, friend. Are you naive enough to believe you can just walk away?

I absolutely loved Evan’s character! Fierce and tough as steel, but endowed with a heart of gold that just melted mine. I adored the relationship he had with his young neighbor Peter. It brought out a softer, kinder side of the hardened killing machine Evan had become. And Peter’s mom Mia? What can I say? I’m a hopeless romantic…so you know I’m rooting for them all the way!

A buddy read with Susanne (thank you for gifting me this book). We are now planning to binge the entire series.

*Susanne’s Review:

Captivating, Controlled, Compelling.

A Thrill Ride a Minute, “Orphan X” will make your heart beat faster than taking a spin on your Peloton!

Evan Smoak is “The Nowhere Man.” He’s a myth – no one knows who he is though everyone is looking for him. Once an undercover government agent, he went underground ages ago putting his unique skills to good use, helping those who can’t help themselves.

After helping someone he only asks one thing, that they pass his number onto someone else in need.

Unfortunately for Evan, when he agrees to take on his latest case, he has no idea how dangerous it is or what the ramifications will be.

Evan Smoak is an extraordinary man. Always in control, regardless of the situation. Living by a code that cannot be broken. A man who chooses to help those in need instead of hurting them.

Needless to say, “Orphan X” surpassed all of my expectations. Wild, crazy, thrilling and wholly satisfying. My heart was in my throat for much of the novel. I was captivated and wholly intrigued.

Can I just say that I LOVE Evan Smoak?! I am sure I’m not alone in saying that either! I even loved his adoration for imported vodka and admit to googling each one out of sheer curiosity. (Lol.)

This was an amazing buddy read with Kaceey! I can’t wait to read the next book in the series with her to find out what happens next.

Published on Goodreads.

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