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Anjelina’s purity—her inner light—brought a familiar ache to his chest. That the world did not deserve her. That it would hurt her as it was designed to hurt all beautiful young women. And that even if he summoned the whole of the power and menace at his disposal to preserve her innocence, he would eventually fail, because innocence was destined for spoiling.
Like the hundred or so bodies next door, they were Aragón’s people. All the residents of Eden were his people. They flourished in the light of his grace and withered in its absence. But she did not, and she told you,” Aragón said. “Women should never be dominated. If you want a woman, you must earn her.”The Nowhere Man is a legendary figure spoken about only in whispers. It’s said that when he’s reached by the truly desperate and deserving, the Nowhere Man can and will do anything to protect and save them.
In the first book, Evan is going about his life as the Nowhere Man and finds himself working with a woman in the midst of a life-and-death situation. She faces dire consequences as the result of her overwhelming gambling debt and in an act of desperation, reaches out to the Nowhere Man for help. As he assists her, Evans life is turned upside down when he discovers that he has been found by the new conductors of the Orphan program, and is being hunted by their leader who clearly has a personal knowledge of his past and vendetta against him. Evan must face the reality that departing from a secret government program designed to kill in secret, means a life in hiding. He will undoubtedly always be looking over his shoulder for those who are hunting him. But she looked right through them all to Nico Esposito. Then she drifted to the boy’s table, the crowd parting. When she crouched in front of him, his distorted face lit up with joy. She took his hands and helped him to his feet. All across the USA, people are showing up dead. The deaths don't appear to be connected in any way until one particular death occurs and gets the Secretary of Defense's attention. He arranges for a task force to investigate.Orphan X blows the doors off most thrillers I've read and catapults the readers on a cat-and-mouse that feels like a missile launch. Read this book. You will thank me later David Baldacci Aragón watched his girl glide across the maple hardwood, her hips and shoulders moving separately and yet in sync, an orbit of muscle and grace. As if music was a language that spoke through her body when she danced.
A new series character to rival Reacher . . . anyone reading Orphan X won't be surprised that a cadre of peers, from Tess Gerritsen to Lee Child, have lined up to praise it Independent Perfectly paced and beautifully structured... Thrillers don't get any better than this." -- Providence Journal
I am saving for new clothes for her,” Silvia snarled, patting her daughter’s head. “It was not a revealing dress. It was too small.” New York Times bestselling author Gregg Hurwitz’s thrilling, high-octane action Orphan X novels follow Evan Smoak, the Nowhere Man. He uses his skills and resources on a personal mission to help those with nowhere else to turn.