... this has been one hell of a series, each volume (this is number six) revealing more about Evan’s deeply troubled past. The writing is pitch-perfect, too, which should come as no surprise to followers of Hurwitz’s career ... Nuanced and energetic, this is a great thriller.
Fans of Tom Clancy or Lee Child will love this latest installment of the Orphan X series by Hurwitz, which offers twists and turns, danger and adrenaline, and gadgetry worthy of James Bond. There is an underlying examination of the meaning of family that lends extra depth to the book.
Clearly, Gregg Hurwitz has done it again. The action in Prodigal Son is brilliant, almost antiseptic, as the plot wavers between sci-fi and 'Damn, could this really happen?' I do have one small admonition, however: DO NOT READ THIS BOOK UNTIL YOU HAVE READ THE FIVE PREVIOUS ORPHAN X NOVELS! You won’t be disappointed.