How can you be alive and yet invisible? How can you decide to help people that you feel are in need and yet your number is 1855-2 nowhere? You are considered the NOWHERE MAN! Evan is his real first name and dealing with people that are down, need help and lost is his way of coping with the world. He helps them just because he wants to do a kindness you might say. But, when a mobster, a man who takes lives deals with deadly cartels calls him for help how does he respond? Will he try and help him find his daughter that was taken by the most dangerous of enemies a CARTEL? His first response is not positive but what will the result be?
Can a corrupt businessperson team up with Evan? The daughter of a kingpin is kidnapped but before he agrees to find her he makes unusual demands of the father. The cartel leader is dangerous and even stand so to lose a lot, but he manages to devise a plan that will shock readers and let you know that he is one person not to mess with. But there is a second plot line Mia gets bad health news and she must deal with the consequences and the outcomes. Aragon Urrea is an anarchy capitalist who uses principles of the 21-century entrepreneurship to plug into the unsanctioned gray areas of global commerce. He uses the gig economy and hires and fires fixers, cryptosecurity experts, bookkeeper’s suppliers and net workers using virtual communication ran through surrogates show his name does not appear on the transactions,. But Evan has his own backup in Joey who is smart, wise and can often control his actions but without her and her skills information would not flow to him.
Meeting this man defined how both wanted control but int eh long run Angelina was the most important but his crew would soon learn to trust Evan, but his goal was to become part of the cartel, infiltrate it and gain the trust of the man who had Angelina kidnapped. But things are not what they appear to be and for some reason when he finally gets a meeting with Montesco you begin to realize that not everyone is what they seem, the surprise related to this man’s son and where Angelina fits in.
There are many sides to Evan and the man whose daughter is missing. Both have their own secrets but when Evan demands certain concessions of Aragon will he agree? Money is everything and will he agree to his demands to save his daughter? Right from wrong, his own value system and Evan might be dangerous and you want him on your side but how far will he go to change this man’s life and will he agree?
If he decided go help him he made it cleat that he will make demands on him an Aragon at first remain still and claim but you could feel the tension in the room. Realizing that he ad a decision to make and we meet Special Ed, Kiki and his crew you realize that Aragon was tough, his men watching his back, but will he agree to Evan’s demands. We meet La Tia who has control over meals and her actions and words are adhered to and we meet his wife at a crucial moment and for someone out of the picture a lot she comes through in a huge way. Trying to come up against Evan would prove unwise and wanting to get El Morena was their goal.
The characters draw you to them in their own way as you meet Joey, Peter and Mia who faces a huge health crisis, and we root for her to come out of it okay. Evan is smart and when he wants to infiltrate the cartel they don’t realize his plans, he’s smarter than the men hired by this man to protect him and the end result will take time to create for readers but every step of the way author Gregg Hurwitz creates scenes filled with violence, graphically depicted and just how cartels work, the products that this man sells and distributes and does not dare what the end result of people might be. As for Aragon you begin to understand him better as we watch him helping others, forgiving some young people that defy his rules and yet knowing underneath he is dangerous and ruthless.
When you meet Angelina you will meet Reymundo the son of Raul Montesco and realize that there is a link between them that will play out in two different directions: One with the head of the cartel and the second with her father when he learns more about their relationship. Montesco does his own recon about Aragon’s family and when one man crosses him what he does to his family just proves his ruthlessness and his lack of compassion for anyone that dares to go up against this man. Monesco, Rymundo and Angelina both sicarios and a host of his strongmen are armed and setting instructions. Even could hear what they were saying and what they were doing to some people will turn your stomach sour. Belicia is the mother of Angelina and when Evan learns the truth about Angelina and her condition the father wants no part of her, might decide to forget about finding her but with the guidance of this woman and her wisdom will he change?
The ending will keep you in suspense as the author takes us inside the paths of all of the cartel members, just how far they will go to defend themselves but Evan is smart, elusive, and dangerous and the confrontations let you know that he will stop at nothing until he wins even if it’s for a man whose businesses are corrupt but will he adhere to his last request. The ending leaves you wondering what Mia’s fate is and hopefully she will survive the surgery. What about the relationship between Angelina and her father when they are finally together, and will he accept Reynaldo into family? Unanswered questions, an ending that leaves you wondering what is next for Evan our DARK HORSE or as he calls himself: 1855-2-nowhere: Call if you need help! Bold, daring and definitely someone you want on your side, Evan Smoak is someone you want on your side. Would you defend and help a man who is bad and yet has a good and kind side? Money, power, drugs, greed, family loyalties, betrayals, deceptions and deceits are just some of the issues brought to light in this novel. How far will a father go to save his child? Will he give up all of his wealth or will he play Russian Roulette with her life? Dark Horse: A novel that will give you much pause for thought.
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