Book Review Of The Day – Orphan X (Evan Smoak)

The Whaleoil Book Club is something that we are doing on a semi regular basis. It is a compilation of recommended books from readers which have been asked for in the comments section of the General Debate and Back Chat posts. This holiday season we are going to review one book per day so that it gives people a chance to do their own research on the books and authors by using the links provided and not miss out by being bombarded by a whole lot at once. You will be able to navigate to the previous reviews as we progress.

The purpose is to share with others sources of information and/or entertainment to aid with relaxing as people take some time off work.  

Each book is set out in its own paragraph in the format of Title, author and a commenters own blurb.

Today’s review is from Kath Rutherford


Orphan X (Evan Smoak)

By Greg Hurwitz

Kath said: “A boy , chosen from an orphanage , became a top secret agent for his government, who then denied any knowledge of him and his operations … he decided to break free and help the desperate and deserving …but someone knows his past. A great read.”

Amazon said: “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 not merely a legend. Chosen as a child, he was raised and trained as an Orphan, an off-the-books black box program designed to create the perfect deniable intelligence asset: An assassin. Evan was Orphan X―until he broke with the program and used everything he learned to disappear. But now someone is on his tail. Someone with similar skills and training who will exploit Evan’s secret new identity as the Nowhere Man to eliminate him.”



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