Saturday, October 20, 2018

The Nowhere Man by Gregg Hurwitz

This is the second in a series featuring Evan, a highly trained black ops assassin. He decided to get out of the work in the first novel, Orphan X. I liked that novel because it had several of Evan's experiences of helping people who were in desperate situations without any resources.

This novel is different and pits Evan against a single foe, a very wealthy man. While there are many exciting and suspenseful scenes in this novel, the overall plot was not very interesting. Evan is held captive and tries to escape...several times. That seemed repetitive to me. There were also a number of odd characters, almost too much so.

The whole plot did not seem to go along with the course set in Orphan X. I liked Evan as a helper of the helpless. In this novel, it is Evan who must be helped. The situation just did not seem to move Evan forward as a character. There is one more novel in this series. Because I liked Orphan X so much, I'll give the next one a try. If this had been the first novel I had read in the series I am not sure I would have read another.

My rating: 3/5 stars.

Gregg Hurwitz is the author of twenty thrillers. His novels have won many literary awards and have been published in thirty languages. He has written screenplays and television scripts for many major studios and networks. He lives in Los Angeles.

St. Martin's Press, 432 pages.

I received a complimentary egalley of this book from the publisher. My comments are an independent and honest review.

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