Friday, July 9, 2021

Friday Memes: Orphan X by Gregg Hurwitz

 Happy Friday everybody!

Book Beginnings on Friday is now hosted by Rose City ReaderThe Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's Voice. Check out the links above for the rules and for the posts of the participants each week. Don’t dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.

After picking up a set of pistol suppressors from a nine-fingered armorer in Las Vegas. Evan Smoak headed for home in his Ford pickup, doing his best not to let the knife wound distract him.
Friday 56:
The ice cube singed Evan's fingertips as he twisted the palm-coded hot water lever in the shower and stepped through the hidden door into the Vault. He crossed to the sheet-metal desk and nestled the cube gently into the spikes of the tiny aloe vera plant. Vera seemed not unappreciative.
This week I'm spotlighting a kindle/audiobook combination read -- Orphan X by Gregg Hurwitz. The Kindle copy has been on my TBR mountain since January 2017 but the audiobook is new. Here is the description from Amazon:
The first in the international bestselling series!

Who is Orphan X?

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.

“Excellent…A smart, stylish, state-of-the-art thriller…might give Lee Child’s Jack Reacher books a run for their money.”—The Washington Post

Evan Smoak is a man with skills, resources, and a personal mission to help those with nowhere else to turn. He’s also a man with a dangerous past. 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.


  1. You have my attention!! :-) Happy weekend!

  2. This looks like a good one. Enjoy your current read!

  3. I have heard great things about Orphan X and want to read it myself. I hope you enjoyed it! Have a great weekend!

  4. How do you know how long a book has been on your TBR? Do you have a record that you keep on Goodreads or some other place? My Friday Quotes are here

    1. All my books are listed on LibraryThing which indicates "Date Added."

  5. This sounds pretty cool. Thanks for the intro.


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