Dark Horse - Orphan X, Bk 7 Author:Gregg Hurwitz Evan Smoak is a man with many identities and a challenging past. As Orphan X, he was a government assassin for the off-the-books Orphan Program. After he broke with the Program, he adopted a new name and a new mission—The Nowhere Man, helping the most desperate in their times of trouble. Having just survived an attack on his life and the c... more »omplete devastation of his base of operations, as well as his complicated (and deepening) relationship with his neighbor Mia Hall, Evan isn't interested in taking on a new mission. But one finds him anyway.
Aragon Urrea is a kingpin of a major drug-dealing operation in South Texas. He's also the patron of the local area—supplying employment in legitimate operations, providing help to the helpless, rough justice to the downtrodden, and a future to a people normally with little hope. He's complicated—a not completely good man, who does bad things for often good reasons. However, for all his money and power, he is helpless when one of the most vicious cartels kidnaps his innocent eighteen year old daughter, spiriting her away into the armored complex that is their headquarters in Mexico. With no other way to rescue his daughter, he turns to The Nowhere Man.
Now not only must Evan figure out how to get into the impregnable fortress of a heavily armed, deeply paranoid cartel leader, but he must decide if he should help a very bad man—no matter how just the cause.« less
Evan Smoak has been busy rehabing his apartment after a bomb exploded. When his phone rings, he knows it is time to get back to work. The call is from Aragon Urrea, a Texas businessman who begs the Nowhere Man to help get his daughter back. Angelina Urrea was kidnapped by a rival drug cartel and taken to Mexico. Evan must infiltrate the cartel and save Angelina from their insane leader.
The seventh book in the series isn't as good as the rest. The first half of the book suffered from too much description. There were pages and pages describing Evan's upgraded apartment, Urrea's business, and the Cartel's compound. I didn't care. I wanted more story and less description. The story did pick up in the last quarter of the book. As usual, Evan takes on an Army as only he can. That part was very entertaining. My rating: 3.5 Stars.