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The nowhere man / Gregg Hurwitz.

By: Hurwitz, Gregg Andrew [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Hurwitz, Gregg Andrew. Orphan X: 2.Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2017Copyright date: ©2016Description: 358 pages ; 25 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781250067852.Subject(s): Smoak, Evan (Fictitious character) -- Fiction | Assassins -- Fiction | Vigilantes -- FictionGenre/Form: Thrillers (Fiction)DDC classification: 813/.54 Summary: "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"-- Provided by publisher.
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Spoken about only in whispers, the Nowhere Man can only be reached by the truly desperate, he can --He 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 his new life is interrupted when a surprise attack comes from an unlikely angle and Evan is caught unaware. Captured, drugged, and spirited off to a remote location, he finds himself heavily guarded and cut off from everything he knows. His captors think they have him trapped and helpless in a virtual cage but they don't know who they're dealing with--or that they've trapped themselves inside that cage with one of the deadliest and most resourceful men on earth.

Continuing his electrifying series featuring Evan Smoak, Gregg Hurwitz delivers a blistering, compelling new novel in the series launched with the instant international bestseller, Orphan X.

"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"-- Provided by publisher.

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Library Journal Review

Former black ops agent Evan Smoak is determined to help the helpless, but he never expected to be included in that group. In the follow-up to Orphan X, Evan is staying off the grid; his only contacts are from people who need help from the Nowhere Man. But a seemingly simple operation has him knocked out; he awakens to find himself being held in a luxurious prison, his captor a twisted megalomaniac. Now Evan has just a few days to save himself against impossible odds-all while he's being hunted by his former colleagues who are set upon taking him out of the game permanently. Verdict Though the loner-on-a-quest story line isn't new to thrillers, Hurwitz excels at writing smart characters and plots. His latest continues his track record. Fans of Jack Reacher will love Evan Smoak, a man who will do anything to aid the innocent (something he never was). [See Prepub Alert, 7/18/16.]-Jane Jorgenson, Madison P.L., WI © Copyright 2016. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Publishers Weekly Review

Plots and subplots abound in the second of Hurwitz's thrillers featuring Evan Smoak, the ultimate assassin, who now uses his killing ways and bulging bank accounts to benefit mankind while avoiding his former associates in the covert Orphan Program, who want him dead. He's juggling a couple of cases--a young woman on her way to international sex slavers and a boy in equally dire straits-when he himself falls victim to a world-class kidnapper, winding up trapped in a fortress in a frigid, mountainous, probably foreign country. Reader Brick's relentlessly intense enactment tips Hurwitz's energized, violence-prone style into melodrama, but he also matches the author's feverish pacing, and that's enough to keep the material compelling. A Minotaur hardcover. (Jan.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Booklist Review

*Starred Review* Orphan X (2016) introduced us to Evan Smoak, a former government assassin who now lives in anonymity, helping people who have no one else to turn to. Orphan X was his government code name; he's now known in the underground community as the Nowhere Man. In this brilliant sequel, Evan is kidnapped and held in captivity. His captor, a wily and extremely intelligent fellow, intends to sell Evan to whichever of Evan's long list of enemies (Smoak was a very effective assassin for many years) is willing to pay the highest dollar. But Evan has other ideas. As good as Orphan X was, this is an even better novel, mostly because of its more claustrophobic setting (the bulk of the story is set in and around the place where Evan is being held), its captivating villain, and the way the author keeps ratcheting up the danger to Evan. There are also some good plot twists, including one really clever twist near the end of the book. Where there's Smoak, there's fire and plenty of it.--Pitt, David Copyright 2016 Booklist

Kirkus Book Review

The high-energy and hairy-chested sequel to Orphan X (2016).Evan Smoak used to be Orphan X, a product of a "deep-black" Department of Defense project. Now that Evan's on his own, he's become the Nowhere Man with a bulging Swiss bank account, amazing killing skills, and the itch to rescue people who call for his help. Evan's nemesis, Charles Van Sciver, is a fellow Orphan and mortal enemy with a mission to kill former Orphans because they know too much. Specifically, his "profoundly personal" mission is to kill Evan. So far, that's standard good-guy vs. bad-guy fare with the promise of a high body count. But a couple of colorful characters add to the fun: Candy McClure, a superhot centerfold babe from the anterior and a Freddy Krueger look-alike from the posterior. For the latter she can thank Evan and a lot of hydrofluoric acid. Ouch! And there is Ren Cassaroy, who has the rare AB blood type and is obsessed with living forever. When the Need rages and gnashes inside him, his doctor infuses him with blood from captive children, part of his anti-aging regimen. To finance this Need, he wants Evan to wire him all his money. But Evan is no pushover; in a fight, his "body coiled and exploded into a Superman punch." As an awestruck foe reports, "Guy was like a typhoon. It was pretty insane." Give him a weapon, and he's even worse: in one fight, Evan severs an enemy's hand with piano wire. Evan dispatches a villain called the Great White Sark who lies in a heap, "his face and chest missing as if scooped out.Impossibly, he wiggled." When, late in the book, Van Sciver is asked if it's OK to kill Evan if necessary, the answer by now should be obviousgo for it, but lotsa luck. Thriller fans craving action and violence will enjoy this one. Copyright Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.