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Prodigal Son
An Orphan X Novel
by Gregg Hurwitz
St. Martin’s Press
Minotaur Books
ISBN 9781250252289
General Fiction (Adult) | Mystery & Thrillers
Pub Date 26 Jan 2021


Forced into retirement, Evan Smoak gets an urgent request for help from someone he didn’t even suspect existed—in Prodigal Son, the next New York Times bestselling Orphan X book from Gregg Hurwitz.

As a boy, Evan Smoak was pulled out of a foster home and trained in an off-the-books operation known as the Orphan Program. He was a government assassin, perhaps the best, known to a few insiders as Orphan X. He eventually broke with the Program and adopted a new name—The Nowhere Man—and a new mission, helping the most desperate in their times of trouble. But the highest power in the country has made him a tempting offer—in exchange for an unofficial pardon, he must stop his clandestine activities as The Nowhere Man. Now Evan has to do the one thing he’s least equipped to do—live a normal life.

But then he gets a call for help from the one person he never expected. A woman claiming to have given him up for adoption, a woman he never knew—his mother. Her unlikely request: help Andrew Duran—a man whose life has gone off the rails, who was in the wrong place at the wrong time, bringing him to the deadly attention of very powerful figures. Now a brutal brother & sister assassination team are after him and with no one to turn to, and no safe place to hide, Evan is Duran’s only option. But when the hidden cabal catches on to what Evan is doing, everything he’s fought for is on the line—including his own life.

Adele’s Review:

Hold on tight to your book because the pace of The Prodigal Son will whip the Kindle right out of your hands or send your pages flying! Evan Smoak, aka Orphan X, is back!

I’ve loved the Orphan X series since the first book and have given several copies away as gifts. I’ve enjoyed some of the stories more than others, but have never been disappointed. The Prodigal Son is definitely one of my new favorites. Readers new to the series can jump right in, because it reads like a standalone, though fans like me who have read the books from the beginning will feel comfortably at home.

If you haven’t read the Orphan X novels, what are you waiting for? You’re missing out on some of the most exciting books on the market. Gregg Hurwitz hit it out the park with this amazing series that keeps on winning.

Many thanks to St. Martin’s Press and NetGalley for providing an ARC for an honest review.

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