The Intern (Orphan X, #3.5)
The Nowhere Man is a figure shrouded in secrecy—a near legendary figure who helps the truly desperate, those with nowhere else to turn who are lucky enough to be able to reach out to him. When darkness closes in, the Nowhere Man is your last, best hope.Before he was the Nowhere Man, Evan Smoak was a highly trained government operative known to a few as Orphan X. But he now lives by hiding in plain sight, keeping his head down and his eyes clear. So when a local summer intern for a tabloid news site finds herself trailing an aggressive reporter into a crime zone, things go terribly awry. The only person who can help her is a man with the background and the skills of the Nowhere Man.From New York Times bestselling author Gregg Hurwitz comes an electrifying, original story in his “nerve-shredding” internationally #1 bestsellling Orphan X series.Also contains an extended excerpt from the Orphan X thriller—Out of the Dark.

The Intern (Orphan X, #3.5) Details

TitleThe Intern (Orphan X, #3.5)
Author
ReleaseDec 18th, 2018
PublisherMinotaur Books
ISBN-139781250225573
Rating
GenreThriller, Short Stories, Mystery, Fiction

The Intern (Orphan X, #3.5) Review

  • Slaven Tomasi
    January 1, 1970
    Meet Lucas, a reporter trying to make a name for himself by chasing an urban legend in an abandoned church in LA, just North of Pico, near the 101. The church where ‘someone’ took out a gang of MS-13, the gang from The Mara Salvatrucha. This wet under the ears reporter accompanied by his young intern Aurora enter this church, she is tasked with recording their escapade. As they’re observing, a group of rough looking muscle heads approach. They announce that they have taken over the church as the Meet Lucas, a reporter trying to make a name for himself by chasing an urban legend in an abandoned church in LA, just North of Pico, near the 101. The church where ‘someone’ took out a gang of MS-13, the gang from The Mara Salvatrucha. This wet under the ears reporter accompanied by his young intern Aurora enter this church, she is tasked with recording their escapade. As they’re observing, a group of rough looking muscle heads approach. They announce that they have taken over the church as their new home, and from there the reporter and his intern try to leave. Lucas, not being exactly what the group of men are after, is dismissed, but not until he gives up his watch, a stainless steel Breitling. Leaving her there all alone, he bolts.Aurora, realizing she is about to go through a very brutal experience attempts to put up a fight. she makes a fist, hammers it into one of her attackers’ groin. As she does that, she falls to the ground and notices on the roof a figure of a man. Then, she notices her attackers backed away and hears grunts, hears cracks of skulls, tendons and muscles tearing, gasping. Then, a calm voice reassured her, the urban legend they had been after, calm and relaxed. Not even breathing hard after that ordeal, the Nowhere Man!Then as fast as he got there, as fast as he dispatched the assialants trying to have their way with this young Intern, he was gone. She goes to leave and notices Lucas parked up the street. She goes up to his car, gets in, hands him back his watch and notices he’s been crying!A very cool short story that will give you a small Orphan X fix before the highly anticipated Out of the Dark is released on 1/29/2019. This short story takes place between Hellbent and Out of the Dark, as the scene – the church is where Evan took out the MS-13 gang in Hellbent in order to save Xavier, the son of Benito Orellana. If you remember that scene, Evan had a tracking device in his stomach which activates when he eats. He gets there, face to face with Freeway, the gang leader surrounded by his men with guns trained on him, Orphan X pulls out and eats a snickers candy car. Then a Black Hawk full of operators and Van Schiver’s and Candy comes and a deadly battle ensues. Whats left… the ruins of a church described by Lucas in The Intern. Check it out, absolutely nothing Gregg Hurwitz writes is boring. While short – hence the name, The Intern: An Orphan X Short Story. It was most definetely fun to read.
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  • Linda
    January 1, 1970
    Three stars for the (very) short story, the kind authors usually offer their fans for free on their websites.Zero stars for charging 99 cents for 15 pages of story and the rest a preview of the upcoming novel. I’m a fan of Hurwitz’s Orphan X books, but I’m not a fan of this kind of blatant money-grab. I’m disappointed.
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  • The Behrg
    January 1, 1970
    Hurwitz may be adding a little too much Batman to Orphan X's entrances, but his writing style never fails to captivate. A good teaser for next year's release.
  • Rachel
    January 1, 1970
    Way too short, but Hurwitz packs quite a bit of action (and violence) into 16 pages. It’s the preview of the next book that really make the $0.99 investment worthwhile, though. I cannot wait for Book Four.
  • Joyousmoi
    January 1, 1970
    Cliffhanger supreme!!!!!!
  • Darcy
    January 1, 1970
    This is a very quick story. I liked how it showcased just what the Nowhere man is about. But I really liked was how Aurora discovered what a real man was like.
  • Joanne
    January 1, 1970
    so short, more of a tease since I can't get enough of this series!
  • Eric
    January 1, 1970
    I have read all the Orphan X books and was excited for a short story before the release of the next book. While to short story itself would have rated 4.5 stars, I had to cut that in half because we got less than 25% of a short story (compared to others in the genre).This book seems more a ploy to get people to pay for a preview of the new book (the preview is much longer than the short story). It seems that this was all a marketing ploy to make a few bucks of a preview that others give for free I have read all the Orphan X books and was excited for a short story before the release of the next book. While to short story itself would have rated 4.5 stars, I had to cut that in half because we got less than 25% of a short story (compared to others in the genre).This book seems more a ploy to get people to pay for a preview of the new book (the preview is much longer than the short story). It seems that this was all a marketing ploy to make a few bucks of a preview that others give for free and not satisfy any needs of the long time Orphan X reader.
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  • Claire
    January 1, 1970
    This very short book picks up where Hellbent left off with reporters sniffing around the crime scene looking for evidence of The Nowhere Man. Again, the story doesn't really add much to the Orphan X series but I'm still glad I listened to it!
  • Robert Ringler
    January 1, 1970
    Perhaps the biggest ripoff I've ever encountered in the Kindle short story business. "The Intern" is a grand total of 16 pages. The rest of the $1.99 short story is a preview of the next book "Out of the Dark". Let's have some transparency in what you're selling, Amazon!
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  • Phil
    January 1, 1970
    Fun little story, but very, very short. Kind of “that’s it? What’s the point?” Save your money.
  • Michael Steele
    January 1, 1970
    too short. looking forward to the next full length in the series
  • Kevin
    January 1, 1970
    SmoakA short story with 10 chapters of the New novel!! What more could you ask for? I can't wait till the novel comes out!! Enjoy!
  • R Dinesh
    January 1, 1970
    Looks like Gregg Hurwitz has set the tone for an exciting sequel...
  • Brenda Treddle
    January 1, 1970
    Wow I don't know how to even start.I love this series,just gets better and better.I hope that this won't be the end for Orphan X
  • Annette
    January 1, 1970
    This was very short. I expected longer. :-(
  • Kimberly Hroma
    January 1, 1970
    Characters grab you & the adventure is amazing!LOVE the characters & the action & the story draws me in so i want it to go on & on & on...!!
  • Ter'e Crow Lindsay
    January 1, 1970
    Way too short to be enjoyable. Where's the beef??????
  • Peggy Kincaid
    January 1, 1970
    MercyShort and sweet reminding us who Evan Smoak is. A ruthless man when needed but also a man who cares about the weak and the innocent. Perfect lead in to the new novel.
  • Patrick Schultheis
    January 1, 1970
    Barely even a short story
  • hristina
    January 1, 1970
    Thrilling As usual-great plot twists. Great story line and exciting characters bring fresh blood to the action packed routine. Highly recommended !
  • Tony
    January 1, 1970
    Good story, just way too short.
  • Jon Nielson
    January 1, 1970
    What kind of short story is this? Don't write a book that's 12 pages long.
  • Nora M. Balderamos
    January 1, 1970
    WTF? Why does this book and after its barely begun?I was sold an orphan x novel which is actually a short story with a stupid ending. Do I get the next book for free?
  • Jill Sikkema
    January 1, 1970
    Too shortI would have loved for the story to be longer but definitely enjoyed the first 10 chapters of the next book.
  • David N
    January 1, 1970
    It’s a fine little tiny story that took 7 minutes to read. most of the book is a preview of book 4. Not worth the $0.99
  • Woody James
    January 1, 1970
    Short but fun if you like the Orphan X series.
  • Glady
    January 1, 1970
    I really like the character of the "nowhere man," but this really is more of a scene than a short story. 5 minute read at most.
  • Kylie
    January 1, 1970
    A (very) short story, that starts at the place the last book ended. Nowhere man does what he does best. Can't wait for the next book!
  • Susan Coley
    January 1, 1970
    30 minutes long so it’s not a tremendous waste of time, but there’s nothing to the story. It was a waste of the purchase price. I won’t do that again.
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