Buy a Bullet
The Nowhere Man is a figure shrouded in secrecy—a near legendary figure who helps those lucky few who are given the means to reach out to him.
Before he was the Nowhere Man, Evan Smoak was a highly trained government operative known to a few as Orphan X. This is the story of Smoak's first outing as the Nowhere Man, where after completing a mission in Northern California, h...more
I haven't decided where I stand yet on this growing trend of authors writing "so-called" short stories as a way to bridge the gap prior to the release of a new novel. On one hand, I'm a fan of anything that gives me an opportunity to read more of my favorite authors, but the contrarian in me feels that these are primarily revenue-generating gimmicks, because the stories themselves are often relatively slight, and in so ...more
It has made me even keener for the new novel coming up very, very soon.
“He stands over her, wide-postured, legs spread. ‘Hell ain’t a place. It’s a state of mind.’”
Yep, and you could read a bit about it in this short, free (Amazon Kindle) story that takes place between books one and two of his popular Orphan X thriller series. If it’s your first meeting with Evan Smoak, you’ll soon see he’s not the kind of guy who can ignore an innocent in distress.
He’s just stopped to have coffee before driving several hours to go home when a couple of beefy thugs come in, fol ...more
A savior of the victims, the innocent ones—from corruption to sex slaves, while saving himself. When Evan was fourteen, Jack had trained him. The first person to treat him like a human. The Orphan Program. However, he may be targeted, and these people are no slouches. Someone knows him and wants him eliminated.
For more than a decade, he had been t ...more
Anyway, it has everything I was looking for - a tight, compelling story, Evan's trademark ingenuity, and evidence ...more
The story is fun but way to short, The preview in the ebook from the second installment of the series is far longer than the short story and far more interesting. For fans only I guess.
So far up to date with the great character "The Nowhere Man" "Evan Smoak" or "Orphan X", take your pick.
But a really quick read of 56 pages, a great introduction on this new character, a quick, fast pace, right into the action book.
Ready for number three, out soon.
Witnessing the controlling behaviour of a thuggish tech billionaire towards his girlfriend in a coffee shop, Evan decides to investigate and then intervene when his suspicions are confirmed. The man has bodyguards and plenty of security measures but these are of course no match for Smoak’s s ...more
3 1/2 Stars
I just finished reading the bulk of the e-version of this download. As I mention in my review of the title story, Buy a Bullet comprised about a quarter of what I got when I bought this; the majority of my purchase was made up of the 1st 11 chapters of the sequel to Orphan X, due out in a painfully looooong 8 days.
Based upon this small, 11-chapter sampling of the sequel, I have to say The Nowhere Man appears to be at least as compelling as Orphan X. The story is one I couldn't wal ...more
If you love the clever, multi-layered anti-hero genre, then this series is for you. Please go read Orphan X (book 1), if you haven't. It's simply excellent.
On another note, the violence suggested in this ...more
t's hard to miss all the accolades for this author. They read like a Who's Who of literary giants. It has to be good doesn't it? Well, anyone who can write a complete chapter about a lift journey to the penthouse and make it impossible to flick through the pages has to be doing something right. That gives you a clue to the level of detail Hurwitz applies to every occasion. It's not sufficient to say Smoak carried a gun, it must be described as it would be in the user m ...more
It was an interesting enough short story, explaining The Nowhere Man's first "mission of mercy". Maybe a little overpriced at US$1.99, but I used some leftover credits, so it didn't hurt too bad.
This book is very short but gives away a lot of answers as to why he started doing what he
The main treasure comes at the end when you get a few chapters of the next book, same one I am one clicking my way to get and continue my reading....
|Play Book Tag: Buy a Bullet by Gregg Hurwitz (short story) - 3 stars||1||9||Feb 05, 2017 02:39PM|
Gregg Hurwitz is the critically acclaimed, New York Times and internationally bestselling author of 20 novels, including OUT OF THE DARK (2019). His novels have been shortlisted for numerous literary awards, graced top ten lists, and have been published in 30 languages.
He is also a New York Times Bestselling comic book writer, having penned stories for Marvel (Wolverine, Pu ...more