Max has a problem. His forensic accountant cousin, Grant, has given him a sealed envelope. He instructs Max to give it to a reporter if anything strange happens to him. The problem occurs when Grant is a victim of a professional hit. And the reporter is permanently unavailable. That forces Max out of the frying pan and Into the Fire. Only Evan, formerly Orphan X but now the Nowhere Man, can help.
Into the Fire is the fifth book in the Orphan X series. I have only read the first book but was able to pick up what had happened earlier without issue. It makes a fine standalone. Basically, Evan was an orphan groomed to be a black operator for the US government. However, he went rogue and now helps people escape impossible situations. Per Evan, “one last mission and he was out.” And that mission is Max.
I enjoyed this covert underworld thriller as much as the first book in the series. It has believable characters dealing with extraordinary circumstances. The reader begins to think about what they would do if they were in the same situation. Especially wondering if they could create a nursemaid’s elbow with a quick twist and jab to the forearm. Ahem, I digress.
This thriller is an exciting pulse-pounding read. It is highly recommended for all thriller readers. 5 stars!
Thanks to Minotaur Books and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.