January 27, 2018

#BookReview: Hellbent (Orphan X #3) by Gregg Hurwitz

About the Book:

Evan Smoak—government assassin gone rogue—returns in Hellbent, an engrossing, unputdownable thriller from Gregg Hurwitz, the latest in his #1 international bestselling Orphan X series.

Taken from a group home at age twelve, Evan Smoak was raised and trained as an off-the-books government assassin: Orphan X. After he broke with the Orphan Program, Evan disappeared and reinvented himself as the Nowhere Man, a man spoken about only in whispers and dedicated to helping the truly desperate.

But this time, the voice on the other end is Jack Johns, the man who raised and trained him, the only father Evan has ever known. Secret government forces are busy trying to scrub the remaining assets and traces of the Orphan Program and they have finally tracked down Jack. With little time remaining, Jack gives Evan his last assignment: find and protect his last protégé and recruit for the program. 

But Evan isn’t the only one after this last Orphan—the new head of the Orphan Program, Van Sciver, is mustering all the assets at his disposal to take out both Evan (Orphan X) and the target he is trying to protect.







Reviewed By: Lauren
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Recommended Age: Adult
Genre: Fiction, Thriller 
How I Acquired this book: Publisher 
Overall rating: ★★★
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About the Author:
GREGG HURWITZ is the New York Times bestselling author of more than fifteen novels, including The Nowhere Man. 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, Punisher) and DC (Batman, Penguin). Additionally, he’s written screenplays for or sold spec scripts to many of the major studios (The Book of Henry), and written, developed, and produced television for various networks. Gregg resides in Los Angeles.

Noteworthy experiences while reading this book: Nothing to really report with this one folks. 

Check out author's other books? Yes
Recommend this book? Maybe

Notes and Opinions:  Well I have loved this series since the first, book but this one fell a little short for me.  It was ok and well paced but it never really felt what I would call real.  In this one, I disconnected from the characters and I just never really got sucked into the story.  Although the story was strong I think a lot of my issues laid in the dialogue.  I will still read the other books as they come out but this one just fell a little flat for me in that respect.  I do still fully recommend this series if you love thrillers as they will knock your socks off but this one just left me wanting more. 

Go Into This One Knowing: Could have been a little better. 
 









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