Another five star rating. Evan Smoak is captured. The kidnapper wants all of his money and is not afraid to use torture to gain his ends. Evan never loses sight of escape and how to lower the odds against him. Prior to his capture, he rescues a young girl from traffickers and learns another girl is being shipped in a container from California to Florida and he is determined to rescue her. The novel brings in much of his past, particularly his relationship with Jack Johns. To go into what happens to Evan, his captors and the people from his past will bring up way too many spoilers. This second novel has tied up most of the loose ends from the first one and did it well. Once again, great reading and now on to the third chapter. Thanks to Net Galley and Minotaur Books for an ARC for an honest review.
OK, but a little over the top.
Really loved the first of this series, Orphan X. Unfortunately this second one ended up boring me, only got about half way with some struggle. Too much endless fighting and repetition, far less atmosphere and interesting nuance, for me. Hoping his third one, Hellbent, returns to the intrigue of the first.
200 pages too long, this 2nd book in the series really falls off.
Jim Cerone The Perfect Host
I loved his first book.Orphan X ……This one was in parts good, but felt some of it was not believable. Too much pain in the book……the ending was good…..and very happy that Jack was alive.
Loved this book. I found it difficult to put down. Can't wait for the next one.