By: Gregg Hurwitz
Thank you NetGalley and St. Martin’s Press – Minotaur Books for the ARC of this Book!
Foster child Evan Smoak was trained as an off the books assassin for the government Orphan program. He left that program and went underground where he renamed himself The Nowhere Man. As The Nowhere Man, he helped people who desperately needed his help. But it also left him on the government’s radar. He made one little mistake and he’s captured. Now the President has a job for him that goes against his beliefs, will he do it just to save himself?
The Last Orphan was difficulty for me to read. Not because it was dark or gruesome or scary; it was hard for me to read because I just couldn’t get into it at all. There are many people that are going to love this book, especially those who have been following the series. I have not, and this was my first book for this series for me. In the beginning, I felt like I was missing a lot since I hadn’t read the others, but then that feeling went away. There are some really great action scenes in this novel, especially the one in front of the hospital. That one played out in my mind like it was a movie sequence. However, there was so much down time between the action scenes, and that time between them was half boring to me; it was filled with too much useless detail. I also felt like it took too long to get to the point of the book. Overall, an okay read. I would still recommend this book; just because it didn’t resonate with me doesn’t mean that it won’t resonate with someone else.
This will be available on February 14, 2023. You can get your copy here.