Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Dark Horse


Author: Gregg Hurwitz

Narrator: Scott Brick

Publisher: Macmillan 

Year: 2022

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Evan Smoak, aka the Nowhere Man, is back in Dark Horse. Evan, chosen and trained since childhood to be super secret government assassin Orphan X, now tries to atone for his past by helping ordinary people who find themselves in dangerous situations. 

The person who needs Evan’s help this time around isn’t so ordinary. Aragon Urrea is a rich and powerful drug lord whose beloved daughter has been kidnapped by a rival cartel. Evan doesn’t work “bad guys” and the head of a major drug operation must certainly be considered a bad guy. But Even soon discovers Aragon rules with a velvet fist- providing for the people in his small town and providing second chances. Aragon runs a bad business, but does that make him a bad man? 

Evan agrees to rescue Aragon’s daughter from a truly dangerous and vicious man. While Evan works to infiltrate the violent cartel to rescue the girl, there’s turmoil on his  homefront too. Mia, Evan’s neighbor and love interest, must deal with a sudden and life threatening medical issue. Can Evan be there for Mia and her young son Peter and still carry on his Nowhere Man missions? 

This is the seventh book in the Orphan X series and it shows the most growth of Evan’s character so far. He’s forced to confront his feelings for Mia and Peter. He learns to respect Aragon, a man who tries to do good things even though he runs a dirty business. Evan even finds a new understanding of and admiration for some of his annoying neighbors. 

This is an entertaining thriller series with lots of action and mayhem. With each new book in the series, Evan’s character grows and becomes less one dimensional. Author Gregg Hurwitz keeps the action fast and furious, and the changes to Evan subtle and real as Evan allows more people into his regimented life. Scott Brick does a superb job with the audiobook narration. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

How’s your weather this week? We’re windy and chilly here at the beach, but the sun is out. It’s better than being back home in PA where it’s snowing and the power is out. 

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