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Into the Fire

Narrated by: Scott Brick
Series: Evan Smoak, Book 5
Length: 11 hrs and 58 mins
5 out of 5 stars (319 ratings)

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Evan Smoak lives by his own code. As a boy he was taken from a foster home to be raised and trained as an off-the-books government assassin codenamed Orphan X. Then he broke free to live in the shadows as the Nowhere Man, using his unique skills to help those in desperate need. But all good things must come to an end. He'll take on one last mission then go out on a high note. Clean, neat and tidy, just the way he likes it. And then he met Max Merriweather.

Max Merriweather hasn't got much left to lose. Bad luck and trouble have seen off his marriage, his home and his career. On the face of it he's the last guy you'd expect to be trusted with a deadly secret. Which is exactly why his cousin gave him an envelope with the instruction: 'If anything ever happens to me, call the number inside.' Now his cousin is dead, and Max's own chances of survival look bleak. On the run and stalked by death, he meets the one man who might save him: Evan Smoak.

But with Max now under his protection, Evan realises that the forces ranged against them pose as daunting a threat as he has ever faced. He'll be lucky just to get through it alive....

Packed with edge-of-your-seat suspense, explosive action and razor-sharp plotting, Into the Fire confirms Gregg Hurwitz as a rival to Lee Child, David Baldacci, James Patterson and Harlan Coben as a master of the modern thriller.

©2020 Gregg Hurwitz (P)2020 Penguin Audio

Critic reviews

"Outstanding in every way." (Lee Child)

"Weapons-grade thriller writing." (Guardian)

"A masterpiece." (Daily Mail)

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High action thriller

This was my second Orphan X novel and it certainly ticked all the boxes for a high octane action thriller from start to finish. After the final chapter I feel like I need a lie down to catch my breath!

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very exiting

good edge of the seat story, rather unrealistic of course but that's what you pay for.

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fantastic performance of a fabulous book

Scott Brick is an amazing narrator
This is another superb x story and thoroughly recommended

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Will the real Evan please stand up?

This book seems to have been written to make the list for Oprah Winfrey's book club. Luckily the stories and missions still kept my interest. However, the constant "Man" bashing throughout became annoying. I thought we had grown out of this but it still seems to be prevalent in modern writing. The inclusion of obnoxious female characters now surrounding the main protagonists shatters that quite quickly. Stereotypes about "men" prevail....the character doesn't seem to know how to talk to women but he dispatches every male insight. Being lectured by women and being talked down to seems to be the way modern writers try to deal with the fear of being called a misogynist. A perfectly capable man is now demoted to a sidekick in his own movie. He doesn't seem to recognize the ignorant and sexist behavior from the female characters and generalizations of men that accompany it. I'm sure the author will get his reward by being a new writer for the next batch of Marvel Movies.

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Better and better

Continues the fascinating account of X and his self imposed acts of redemption. These stories just get stronger and more intriguing, with the back catalogue of character cameos just adding to the plot lines. Hurwitz and Horowitz, there must be something in the ‘witz’- just brilliant every time.

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Really good listen

Loved this book and enjoyed the narration.

I think the best of all the Orphan X novels. Cant wait for the next instalment.

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decent

usual stuff for Evan smoke. just the end feeling with the final kingpins seemed rushed.

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simply excellent!

Enthralling, gripping, immersive. Another great Orphan X story. I really felt this book building in suspense and growing from the previous missions. Perfectly read by Scott, as always. Thank you!

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Brilliant. as always.

Love this series couldn't stop listening. Sad that I have to wait for next book.

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So Good

The Orphan X stories are hugely entertaining and full of action. If you have read or listened to the previous books you wil not be disappointed with Into The Fire.

The main protagoinst, Evan Smoak, is on another mission to help someone in Into the Fire. The story starts at a pace and never lets up.

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  • James
  • 22-02-20

another great story by Hurwitz

spolier alert
this one does finally kill the nowhere man. the is no coming back from all the injuries and challenges.
for once,our protagonist isn't Superman. this was an awesome conclusion to a fantastic run.
I can't wait for the spinoff of these series new that the biggest limiting plot love he has been resolved.
I enjoyed this unpredictable book I am sad it's over but glad there is a clear spinoff.
sorry if I gave too much away.