January 27, 2019

#BookReview: Out of the Dark (Orphan X #4) by @GreggHurwitz @MinotaurBooks

Title: Out of the Dark
Series:  (Orphan X #4)
Author: Gregg Hurwitz 
Genres: Adult Fiction, Mystery, Thriller

Hardcover400 pages
Published: January 29th 2019
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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Synopsis:  When darkness closes in―he's your last, best hope. Evan Smoak returns in Gregg Hurwitz’s #1 international bestselling Orphan X series.

Taken from a group home at age twelve, Evan Smoak was raised and trained as part of the Orphan Program, an off-the-books operation designed to create deniable intelligence assets―i.e. assassins. Evan was Orphan X. He broke with the Program, using everything he learned to disappear and reinvent himself as the Nowhere Man, a man who helps the truly desperate when no one else can. But now Evan's past in the Orphan Program is reaching out to him.

Someone at the very highest level of government has been trying to eliminate every trace of the Orphan Program by killing all the remaining Orphans and their trainers. After Evan's mentor and the only father he ever knew was killed, he decided to strike back. His target is the man who started the program and who is now the most heavily guarded person in the world: the President of the United States.

But President Bennett knows that Orphan X is after him and, using weapons of his own, he's decided to counter-attack. Bennett activates the one man who has the skills and experience to track down and take out Orphan X―the first recruit of the program, Orphan A.

With Evan devoting all his skills, resources, and intelligence to find a way through the layers of security that surround the President, suddenly he also has to protect himself against the deadliest of opponents. It's Orphan vs. Orphan with the future of the country―even the world―on the line.
 




About the Author: GREGG HURWITZ is the New York Times bestselling author of thrillers, including Hellbent. Critically acclaimed, his novels have graced top ten lists and have been published in 22 languages. He is also a New York Times bestselling comic book writer, having penned stories for Marvel and DC. Additionally, he’s written screenplays for or sold spec scripts to many of the major studios, and written, developed, and produced television for various networks. Gregg resides in Los Angeles.






"Nobody walks the line between blistering action and searing character development better than Hurwitz. And that combination, more than anything, makes Out of the Dark a book you’ll savor well into the night." ―The Providence Journal
"Read this book. You’ll thank me later.” ―David Baldacci

"Hurwitz delivers with a stunning, action-packed plot that will leave readers breathless with anticipation and begging for more. When it’s all said and done, this is the book Hurwitz will be remembered for." ―CrimeReads
"A complicated, swift-paced plot involving numerous twists plus a surprise ending―the essentials that make up a great thriller...Plan to stay up all night reading this one." ―Library Journal (starred review)
"Explosive... Hurwitz is at the top of this game." Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Out of the Dark is a stunner. I thought Gregg Hurwitz couldn’t get any better, but his latest Orphan X novel proved me wrong. Shut the blinds, turn off your phone and TV, and get some sleep now, because once you start this book you won’t want to stop.” ―Meg Gardiner, author of UNSUB and Into the Black Nowhere
"A stunning, action-packed plot that will leave readers breathless with anticipation and begging for more." The Real Book Spy
"The plotting is clever, the action is nearly constant and usually over-the-top, and X has something resembling a moral core. Bad guys get what bad guys deserve... Hurwitz fans will certainly enjoy this latest entry in the series." ―Kirkus Reviews

"Evan Smoak roars back with a vengeance in the fourth Orphan X thriller...this installment is as tightly plotted, efficiently written, and, yes, as curiously plausible as its predecessors. If Jack Reacher fans haven't checked out Smoak yet, they're missing a sure bet." Booklist



My Review: I know that they say you can read these in any order and well I haven't read the first three books.  For me I did feel like I was looking a lot of the back story and conntections that I would have gotten from reading the first books.  This one was still a very good read but I think it would have been even better if I would have read the first three.  For the simple fast that I cheated and looked up what the other books were about.  So yes I can totally say with all the marbles that you should not read this without reading the others first.  

That being said this was still one killer title.  I really think that this is a book of our time as this time Evan has to kill the President of the United States which for most of us would be a horrible thing to do. But with the crap we are going through right now I couldn't help but thinking Evan was taking out our current President.  I know that most likely makes me a horrible person becuase murder is never the answer but that is just what kept coming to me during this one. 

The other side of this story is where Evan as the Nowhereman tries to help out people in trouble.  I really enjoyed how this had two stories in it and not just one.  It really made you feel for Evan and what he was going through. Doing the right thing vs. not.  

This one kept me on my toes and I could not put it down.  I was reading another title during this one and I have to say that I kept putting that one down so I could read this!! It was just that good.  



Go Into This One Knowing: Murder, Action, Couldn't Put It Down!
 








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