- Expected 28 Jan 2020
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The New York Times bestselling Orphan X returns - just when Evan Smoak thinks he's done, his deadliest job yet pulls him back Into The Fire...
Evan Smoak lives by his own code.
Once he was known as Orphan X. Trained as an off-the-books government assassin and spoken about only in whispers, Evan Smoak was one of the most talented – and most feared – men in the Program. But he broke free and reinvented himself as The Nowhere Man, a figure shrouded in mystery, known for helping the truly desperate.
If anyone is truly desperate, it’s Max Merriweather.
Max is at the end of his rope. His cousin has been brutally murdered, leaving Max an envelope that contains nothing but a mysterious key. However, someone really wants that key, badly enough that Max – and anyone he turns to – is in deadly danger. What seems like a simple job for The Nowhere Man turns out to be anything but. Behind every threat he takes out, a deadlier one emerges and Evan Smoak must put himself in greater danger than ever before as he heads once more Into The Fire.
In bestseller Hurwitz's adrenaline-charged fifth Orphan X novel (after 2019's Out of the Dark), forensic accountant Grant Merriweather leaves his cousin Max Merriweather an envelope to be delivered to an L.A. Times reporter in the event of his murder. But when Grant and the reporter are both killed, Max turns to Evan Smoak, the Nowhere Man, for help. The envelope contains a flash drive with spreadsheets that Evan and his hacker prot g , Josephine Morales, are able to determine contain a money laundering scheme that ranges through L.A.'s criminal underworld. Early on, Evan is surprised by a gunman, and, while Evan survives, he suffers a concussion that hinders his combat abilities, but not so much that he hesitates to rescue Max from a police station or get himself jailed in order to get to a kingpin behind bars. Meanwhile, Hurwitz continues to explore Evan's nascent relationship with assistant district attorney Mia Hall, adding some complexity. By layering his nonstop action with character development, Hurwitz has created a terrific tale. 150,000-copy announced first printing; author tour.