Out of the Dark (Orphan X Series #4)

Out of the Dark (Orphan X Series #4)

by Gregg Hurwitz


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ISBN-13: 9781250120427
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 01/29/2019
Series: Orphan X Series , #4
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 11,196
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.40(d)

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.

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Out of the Dark 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Anonymous 16 days ago
The best of the series so far. I really enjoyed it.
Anonymous 17 days ago
Always so good! ????
Anonymous 18 days ago
Another fine Orphan X book. Maybe the best yet. Already looking forward to the next one!
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Anonymous 5 hours ago
4.5 Stars because I liked Book 3 better, but I still was absorbed by this book. However, I strongly recommend reading this series in order to understand the relationships and characters that pop up. A great thriller and I look forward to the next in the series.
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valerie holm 17 days ago
5 Stars! Out of the Dark is the latest in the Orphan X series, one that I have come to enjoy considerably. The Orphan series is not exactly a fresh idea: a boy is taken from foster care and trained to become a covert assassin for the government. What keeps me coming back is Evan's personal development as the stories continue. Evan craves emotional bonds with those around him he just doesn't know how to accomplish it. I have grown attached while watching Evan struggle to find meaning in his life. As the Nowhere Man, a mantle he takes up after going rogue, Evan has become a type of avenging angel. Whether he is protecting a young man from those who murdered his family, saving an abuse victim and her child from their abuser or going after those who threaten the remaining Orphans, Evan thinks well on his feet and excels at planning. He is formidable when adversarial, using both his brain and his physical training to master any situation. Although some circumstances require a suspension of disbelief, Evan's journey is worth the experience. Random spoilery thoughts: I appreciated when Evan explained to his foes how he would defeat them, and doing exactly that. The boldness of the act was fun to witness. Mia needs to find a way to deal with the sense Evan works outside of the law, or she just needs to stay away from him. It does neither of them any good doing their back and forth. I am most pleased that in the end, Evan prevailed with his smarts rather than his brute force.
Anonymous 20 days ago
Jill-Elizabeth_dot_com 22 days ago
Seriously, is there a better hero than The Nowhere Man?! This is such a fantastic series - as I've gushed in my reviews of the previous books, TNM (aka Evan Smoak) is such a perfect amalgamation of Badass and Everyman that he catapults off the pages of these books. Hurwitz keeps finding new, even more harrowing, situations that demand a particular set of skills that only The Nowhere Man could believably possess. The plots should, by rights, be impossible to buy into - yet somehow, through the particular brand of magic that Hurwitz and this character seem to spin, the tales are not only credible but thoroughly engaging from the opening gambits to the final moves. The action is deeply personal this time (well, as personal as TNM gets) and its resolution changes the game going forward - here's hoping that there are ever-more seemingly-omnipotent baddies on the horizon that we haven't met yet, because I for one would be crushed if this was the last novel... Thanks to NetGalley for my review copy.
3no7 23 days ago
“Out of the Dark” is part of the “Orphan X” series, but it starts with a flash back that introduces Evan and details the relationship between Evan Smoak, Orphan X, and Jack. This gives new readers any needed background and adds new insight for fans of the series. Evan had no idea why his first mission was so important to Jonathan Bennett, now president of The United States. Evan is one person, a representative of the children who had had been taken from foster homes, trained, indoctrinated, and spend their existence serving their country. Bennett is the president of The United States with unlimited power and resources. Ending Jonathan Bennett will be the ultimate Nowhere Man mission. However, killing the president is going to be a lot of work. Whether Evan is successful or fails, nothing will ever be the same for him again. Intertwined story lines also include, Mia Hall with her nine-year old son, Peter, and someone else who needs Evan’s help, someone alone and desperate. Trevon Gaines walks from the bus stop to Mama’s place. He opens the door to find that everything and everyone he has known is gone, dead in a vicious bloodbath. He is alone and scared. 1-855-2-NOWHERE rings, and Evan answers. Now he is “The Nowhere Man,” called by someone in desperate need of his help, lending his services to a truly frantic young man, to someone who has nowhere else to turn. Hurwitz transitions seamlessly between the multiple storylines, and readers easily get a feel for the complex plot details and the multi-faceted characters. They all have neighbors, acquaintances, everyday chores, responsibilities, and tasks that make them familiar and human. Readers also watch Evan changing, opening up to the world and all that is in it. He juggles personal issues and his professional life. Little everyday details bring Evan back to reality, and in his next life, he vows he will be a Starbucks barista. Exacting descriptions allow readers to picture the participants: “He was built like an anvil, a whisper over five-nine, broadened with veiny, bulging muscle. The locations: “The park bench by the artificial pond looked like a movie prop, set at an artful slant beneath a Rockwellian maple tree. And to anticipate what will come: Evan said, “I’ve killed generals. I’ve killed foreign ministers. I’ve killed captains of industry.” The voice came back, calm as ever. “But you’ve never killed the president of the United States.” Evan said “Not yet,” and severed the connection. The details of the storyline are impeccably accurate. The equipment details are so specific and authentic that if one wants to buy a Santa Cruz Slasher sticker, some reinforced luggage, a RoamZone or expensive wine and vodka, all of Orphan X’s favorites are just a click away. Of course, the Tesla incident is every owner’s nightmare. Hurwitz is a master storyteller and in true Hurwitz style, the surprise ending is intricate and startling. I received a copy of “Out of the Dark” from Gregg Hurwitz, Minotaur Books, and Net Galley. It is an understatement to say that it is compelling and action-packed. This is a book that grabs readers right from the start and never lets go.
Loy3 23 days ago
Thank you, Net Galley, for giving me the opportunity to read the latest installment in the Orphan X series. This one was very busy. Evan is out to avenge his fellow Orphans who the President has been killing off to protect his involvement in the project. He also has a case as the Nowhere man, where he helps people who have nowhere else to go. I have read all his books in the series and this one was good. The writing is excellent and the story interesting. The story had a lot of story lines. This made some of them not developed very much. I want to have more detail. All and all I thought the story was very good. We learn more and more about each orphan. Waiting for the next one!
BobbieLCLA 23 days ago
I received a free copy of OUT OF THE DARK (Book 4 of the Orphan X Series) by Gregg Hurwitz through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Evan Smoak is a disenfranchised government assassin (Orphan X) turned private vigilante (The Nowhere Man). In the last installment, Evan finally found the people hunting him. The problem was that those people were working for someone else, so Evan needs to stop the someone else. The problem with THAT is the someone else turned out to be the President of the United States. Killing the POTUS is going to be a little tricky. To complicate matters, Evan is having to deal with a few simultaneous issues; Orphan A is now actively trying to murder Orphan X, and The Nowhere Man receives a desperate plea for aid from someone in urgent need. Evan is also having difficulty compartmentalizing his emotions in regard to both his personal and professional connections. I have really enjoyed this series and was excited to see this available for review. Mr. Hurwitz did not disappoint. OUT OF THE DARK was a great addition to the Orphan X series. However, it did leave me wondering whether there would be additional tales; it could go either way.
MusicInPrint 23 days ago
LOVE this Series and Author!! This is a thrilling adventure of Orphan X who is not a good guy exactly but helps out the good guys while trying to find his humanity. Great series and characters. Do not read out of order. "A copy of this book was provided by St. Martin's Press with no requirements for a review. Thoughts here are my honest opinion."
KelsieAL 23 days ago
Out of the Dark by Gregg Hurwitz is the fourth book in his Orphan X series. This latest offering is a thriller of the first order. Orphan X continues his exciting personal missions. Evan is subject number twenty-four in the Department of Defense covert Orphan Program and has been given the codename Orphan X. All of the orphans were taken from foster homes, group homes or similar housing and trained as assassins. Evan was taken from a foster home at age twelve. Evan left the Orphan Program because he could no longer see himself as a mindless killer sent on missions not of his choosing. As the Nowhere Man, Evan now uses his training and resources to help desperate people with nowhere else to turn. The Nowhere Man currently has two missions. The first is for Trevon Gaines, one of the desperate that he has vowed to help. The second is a personal vendetta against the current President of the United States, Jonathan Bennett. I previously read book one of the series but not books two or three. This novel works well as a standalone, but the background from book one was helpful in understanding the mindset of the main character. Hurwitz has created a captivating cast. Each character has a complete backstory. These characters are complex but not confusing. Trevon Gaines stole my heart. Thus, the characterization is my favorite element of the novel. The plot is also fully engaging. There are enough twists to keep the reader interested without being predictable. The ending is satisfying but leaves enough mystery to allow for an addition to the series. Out of the Dark is a complete success and I give it 5 out of 5 stars. I recommend it to lovers of political intrigue.. There is some violence but not enough to deter the average reader, though the very squeamish may be offended. My thanks to St. Martin’s Press/Minotaur Books and NetGalley for the opportunity to read an advance copy of this book. However, the opinions expressed in this review are 100% mine and mine alone.
Anonymous 21 days ago