Into the Fire
Taken from a group home at age twelve, Evan Smoak was trained as an off-the-books government assassin: Orphan X. After breaking with the Program, he reinvented himself as The Nowhere Man, a figure shrouded in shadows who helps the truly desperate. But the ...more
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In this 5th book in the 'Orphan X' series, the death of a forensic accountant enmeshes Evan Smoak in a fight against formidable opponents. The book provides enough background information to be read as a standalone.
When Evan Smoak was a spindly twelve-year-old living in an orphanage - where he slept on the floor between bunks - he was 'rescued' and placed in a black ops program that trained orphans to be highly skilled assassins. Evan was dubbed Orphan X.
After doing his assassin job for ...more
Hurwitz is great at getting his readers to sympathize with his characters immediately. They are good people with some serious life-or-death problem that Evan Smoak as the Nowhere Man can help out with. In this fifth, and I ...more
On his own now after a departure, he is the Nowhere Man who answers calls from people who need help. And, then asks them to pass on the ...more
This is the 5th book in the Orphan X Series. I have read all of the previous books in this series, and am a fan.
For those who have not read one yet, They really do no require reading in order as they are a good stand alone read as well.
“Into the Fire” – WOW, what a roller coaster – fast paste and exciting. I am giving this book all 5 starts. It was a fun read from start to ...more
I have to say I absolutely love this book. Not only because it is one of my favorite genres, but Into the Fire is a completely unique type of story that you don’t often find.
Sometimes when you read black ops espionage type stories they are so packed with action that you can barely breathe. Your heart starts pounding and you are wound up throughout the entire book. The story is so intense you have to read it as fast as possible in case you miss something.
Of course, most of our favorite characters are back – but in this book Evan faces a dangerous new threat and he’s going to have to use everything he has in order to simply stay alive!
The book is action packed, but is ...more
This couldn't have happened without Macmillan Publishers and the RIC program so thank you all for giving me this ARC copy.
I was engulfed in the action from the very first page and it never let up with fast pacing, hearty characters we've come to love, and a mission that was without fail.
It all begins and ends with Evan a foster child taken away from ...more
Readers may wonder how Hurwitz could follow with a compelling tale after the explosive ending in the previous Orphan X novel, Out of the Dark, and somehow ...more
Max Merriweather made that ...more
I've read the previous 4 books of the Orphan X series and enjoyed them all, Into the Fire is the best one yet.
They are all premised on a totally implausible former government assassin doing "good deeds" anonymously as some sort of James Bond-ish reincarnation "paying-it-forward" in atonement for his past. Pure escapist reading.
In Into the Fire (an apt title), Evan has a real onion of a case on his ...more
Go get 'em X, the world is safer knowing you got our backs.
Great continuation of the series.
Evan Smoak, Orphan X, was a 12 year-old boy rescued out of the projects of East Baltimore.... only then to undergo a 7 ...more
Barely tolerated by his father, ostracized by most of his family, Max Merriweather is hardly holding on, scarcely eking out a living. When his uber-successful cousin asks him to keep something “just in case,” Max agrees but thinks no more about it until Grant is brutally murdered and Max returns home to find a knife-wielding intruder methodically searching/trashing his tiny apartment.
But Max’s problems are only beginning. Before sneaking out of his ...more
Dang, I love this series!
“Do you need my help?”
That’s how Evan Smoak, ex secret black op assassin, begins his conversation with every person who calls him on his special Nowhere Man phone. After being groomed from childhood to be the perfect off-the-books assassin for the US government, Evan has been spending his early “retirement” hiding his identity but paying penance for his sins by helping people in danger. This time, it’s down-on-his luck Max Merriweather, whose successful cousin ...more
Orphan X #5 is REALLY good. But, could this actually be the last mission for X? He seems to be moving that way and as his fans we sincerely hope not.
In Into the Fire, X is considering hanging it up after one more Nowhere Man mission and much internal dialogue to the point on what it would be like to be "normal". ...more
Smoak's interaction with the other cast members of the series works better in this book than in any of ...more
Poor Evan, his training did little to help him adjust to an ordinary life, but it has given him the skills to help others against overwhelming odds. When he accepts the call to the Nowhere Man from Max Merriweather, he intends for it to be his last mission.
But...each time he thinks he has completed his assignment, he discovers there is another ...more
It's Evan Smoak's last assignment as the Nowhere Man; he wants to help one more person, and then he's decided it's time to join the real world and have a normal life. He gets a phone call from loser Max Merriweather. Max has no job, lives in a real dump, and lost his wife years before after a miscarriage. Even Max thinks he's a loser, and that everything he touches turns to dirt. When Max's very successful cousin ...more
So we meet Evan again in a new case when his phone rings. But this time, he believes this will be his last case. He wants to stop being The Nowhere Man, and start living his own life for a change. Maybe with Mia if she will ever forgive him?
This book was like an onion that just kept on peeling and peeling. Whenever you thought things ended, there ...more
Evan starts digging, with ...more
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, ...more