Orphan X #5.
I can’t praise this series highly enough, and INTO THE FIRE is as good as any of the previous.
As usual, the message – and phone number – of someone who is dedicated to give 100%, including his life if necessary, is given to a desperate soul by the previous recipient of help from this highly trained ex-assassin, known as Evan Smoak. The Nowhere Man.
Acting as a fairly normal person with their insecurities and fallibilities is not something that Evan finds easy. Thus, people he’d like to open up to would run a mile if they knew the truth about him, especially District Attorney, Mia Hall, and her young son, Peter. Moreover, as a DA, she would have to have him arrested and put away forever…
Evan has at his call experts who trust him totally and who will supply him with their specialist expertise. Arms like anything from sniper rifles to the rarest of explosives. Computer and net-hacking skills that can even suck pearls from the muck of the Dark Web. And, to survive and accomplish his latest task, the protection of Max Merriweather, he is going to test those connections to the limit.
Max has been entrusted with a deadly secret by his late cousin. A loser the rest of his family shuns, nobody would suspect he would be the carrier of a secret which leaves a trail of dead behind it. Evan must not only protect him from killers, he must try to stop the depressed Max from giving up and to plant a seed of confidence in him.
Five star stuff, this. This series stands tall even in the ranks of those such as Lee Child and Harlan Coben…
Thank you to Penguin Random House, SA for this ARC. ISBN 9780718185510.