*NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER*
The New York Times bestselling series returns when Orphan X faces his most challenging mission ever in Gregg Hurwitz's Dark Horse.
This audiobook includes a bonus conversation between the author and Jack Carr.
Evan Smoak is a man with many identities and a challenging past. As Orphan X, he was a government assassin for the off-the-books Orphan Program. After he broke with the Program, he adopted a new name and a new mission—The Nowhere Man, helping the most desperate in their times of trouble. Having just survived an attack on his life, and the complete devastation of his base of operations, as well as his complicated (and deepening) relationship with his neighbor Mia Hall, Evan isn't interested in taking on a new mission. But one finds him anyway.
Aragon Urrea is a kingpin of a major drug-dealing operation in South Texas. He's also the patron of the local area—suppyling employment in legitimate operations, providing help to the helpless, a rough justice to the downtrodden, and a future to a people normally with little hope. He's complicated—a not completely good man, who does bad things for often good reasons. However, for all his money and power, he is helpless when one of the most vicious cartels kidnaps his innocent eighteen year old daughter, spiriting her away into the armored complex that is their headquarters in Mexico. With no other way to rescue his daughter, he turns to The Nowhere Man.
Now not only must Evan figure out how to get into the impregnable fortress of a heavily armed, deeply paranoid cartel leader, but he must decide if he should help a very bad man—no matter how just the cause.
A Macmillan Audio production from Minotaur Books.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
It can be dangerous for an assassin to have a heart—and that’s what makes Gregg Hurwitz’s thriller so fascinating. Evan Smoak was known as Orphan X back when he worked as a killer for the government. Now that he’s a freelancer trying to do the right thing, they call him the Nowhere Man. When Texas crime lord Aragon Urrea needs his 18-year-old daughter rescued from the clutches of a rival cartel, that whole “doing the right thing” idea gets pretty complicated. Pairing Evan with the morally complicated Aragon gives Hurwitz a fantastic opportunity to delve into his character’s psyche. That inner struggle (how different is Evan from the crime kingpin, really?) adds a taut emotional underpinning to the hard-driving action. Veteran narrator Scott Brick gives both sides of the story equal weight, shifting effortlessly between butt-kicking and contemplation. (And stay tuned at the end for the epilogue chat with the author.) Whether or not you’ve read any of the other books in Hurwitz’s long-running Smoak series, you’ll love this multifaceted action hero: a complicated man for complicated times.
The title doesn’t do it justice. But Great read
Great read and follow up to the first one. And actually had a little comedy!! Can’t wait to read the next.