Evan Smoak, central character in Gregg Hurwitz's Orphan X series, is perfectly situated to hang with Jack Reacher and Jason Bourne. And, not unlike ANOTHER favoriteJames Bond, Smoak has his signature drink as well. Fast, fun and furious writing here as Evan Smoak gets pulled back into "the life." Luckily, that life is saving the lives of others. "Thank you Orphan X" is what you'll be shouting as you read Prodigal Son.
As a boy, Evan Smoak was pulled out of a foster home and trained in an off-the-books operation known as the Orphan Program. He was a government assassin, perhaps the best, known to a few insiders as Orphan X. He eventually broke with the Program and adopted a new nameThe Nowhere Manand a new mission, helping the most desperate in their times of trouble. But the highest power in the country has made him a tempting offerin exchange for an unofficial pardon, he must stop his clandestine activities as The Nowhere Man. Now Evan has to do the one thing he’s least equipped to dolive a normal life.
But then he gets a call for help from the one person he never expected. A woman claiming to have given him up for adoption, a woman he never knewhis mother. Her unlikely request: help Andrew Durana man whose life has gone off the rails, who was in the wrong place at the wrong time, bringing him to the deadly attention of very powerful figures. Now a brutal brother & sister assassination team are after him and with no one to turn to, and no safe place to hide, Evan is Duran’s only option. But when the hidden cabal catches on to what Evan is doing, everything he’s fought for is on the lineincluding his own life.