The Orphan Factory

The Orphan Factory An epic atmospheric story that begins with twenty three genetically superior orphans being groomed to become elite spies in Chicago s Pedemont Orphanage and concludes with a political assassination d

  • Title: The Orphan Factory
  • Author: James Morcan Lance Morcan
  • ISBN: 9780473219284
  • Page: 327
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • An epic, atmospheric story that begins with twenty three genetically superior orphans being groomed to become elite spies in Chicago s Pedemont Orphanage and concludes with a political assassination deep in the jungle.The Orphan Factory, a coming of age spy thriller novel, is book two in The Orphan Trilogy and a prequel to The Ninth Orphan Go on another frenetic joAn epic, atmospheric story that begins with twenty three genetically superior orphans being groomed to become elite spies in Chicago s Pedemont Orphanage and concludes with a political assassination deep in the jungle.The Orphan Factory, a coming of age spy thriller novel, is book two in The Orphan Trilogy and a prequel to The Ninth Orphan Go on another frenetic journey with the ninth born orphan as he busts out of the clandestine orphanage he knew as home and goes on the run across America.In the late 1970 s, in Chicago, Illinois, the secretive Omega Agency initiates the Pedemont Project a radical experiment utilizing genetic engineering technologies to create twenty three orphan babies with the plan to turn them into the world s most effective assassins One of the prodigies will rebel meet Number Nine, an orphan with a mind of his own.In 1998, when Nine reaches adulthood and graduates with honors from the Pedemont Orphanage, he is already an adept of the deadly espionage arts Ordered by his Omega masters to assassinate a survivor of the Jonestown tragedy in Guyana s rainforest, Nine is forced to draw upon all of his advanced training just to stay alive.

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    1. An incredibly well written story. I know how much I’m enjoying a book when I have to stop reading it, and then I’m excited when I’m able to pick it back up to continue, and this is definitely one of those books. It’s such a great story, and so entertaining. Nine already knows at the age of 12 that he isn’t destined for a normal life. Nine and the other 22 orphans are being trained by the Omega group to become highly trained assassins. Where one day they will be sent out into the field [...]

    2. This second book in the Orphan series is a prequel telling us about the program and its aims. The book opens with the births of the orphans, then jumps forward ten years to a point where they are now in training. The conflict between Nine and Seventeen started early.Nine has established a sanctuary of sorts for himself and somehow manages to fall in love with the girl next door. This unrequited relationship drives him to attempt an escape.I found this book to be even better than the first. The e [...]

    3. Where perfect killers are made – The Orphan Factory by James & Lance Morcan; an average rating of 4.8 stars.A Little About The Orphan Factory:The Morcan’s take us to Chicago, Ill on a journey with 23 genetically altered children and the organization bent on creating the world’s most elite stable of espionage operatives. In this prequel, as with the first novel (The Ninth Orphan), you’ll focus on Nine as he shows early signs of walking to the beat of a slightly different drum than hi [...]

    4. Back in the 1970's,in an old warehouse off North Michigan Avenue in Chicago that's been renovated and its concealed basement made into a maternity ward,seven women are giving birth.But their offspring are more the average. The babies here in this old warehouse are born of fathers from the "Genius Sperm Bank.This is a part of a seventy-five million dollar investment of the Omega Agency's Pedemont Project in what the leaders call a New World Order as the men heading Omega say they don't like the s [...]

    5. This is the second book I have read in the series and after just a few pages I found myself immersed back into the world of the Omega organisation and enjoying this new adventure.This book covers the birth of the genetically perfect specimens and their younger years in the Omega orphanage as they are developed by the organisation to become super agents. 9 is the star pupil which causes resentment from 17 in particular and you see the friction develop, which will explode fully in the next book.9 [...]

    6. Having read the first novel some time ago, and enjoyed it, I wondered why I’d waited so long to read the second. The answer is I don’t know. However, that book stuck in my memory and as soon as I began reading this, the characters came back to me like old friends.This is a prequel, and tells the story of nine in his early years, and answers some of the questions posed by the first book. It is fast paced, full of action, and packs a punch. A first class spy thriller, which makes me want to re [...]

    7. Loving it!Excellent – Superbly Done – Action Packed – Suspenseful and Thrilling That says it all for The Orphan Factory.This story kept me hooked right from the start and there was never a dull moment in this Conspiracy Suspense.If you like Conspiracy Theories and Espionage, this a story for you.Twenty –three orphans are the product of a cloning experiment to create super agents of the future.

    8. It was slow at first, and Nine was borderline creepy and stalker-ish. But once his trek to California was over, the book took off. The back story of Nine and Seventeen's relationship and the deep anger felt for each other is the glue holding this story together. I enjoyed it. Starting book #3 now.

    9. I actually enjoyed this book even more than I did The Ninth Orphan which I had rated 5 stars. This is the prequel to The Ninth Orphan and fills in the background of the orphans' program and specifically of Number Nine who is also featured in the original book. The authors do an awesome job of engaging the reader from the very beginning and holding that interest thru-out the book. There's thrills, adventure, a love component This book was an emotional read for me and elicited a plethora of emotio [...]

    10. The children are born inside of the orphanage and each mother is not allowed to ever see them again. As Nine is born, as he doesn't know his name and is only ever called by a number, his mother is allowed to hold him for only a moment before he is taken away from her forever.Nine grew up with other babies and children his own age and several that were born 18months later to the same women.They begin training these children as a government operation unknown to the public. They are raised governme [...]

    11. The second book of the Orphan Trilogy provides the reader with additional insight of orphan Nine’s childhood development and explains many of his internal conflicts. The well written story takes Nine on a journey of love, self discovery, espionage and survival. I can’t wait to read the final novel in the series.

    12. The first book in The Orphan Trilogy was great, but this one's better. In fact, it's easily one of the best books I've read in the thriller-type genre. From the first page to the last, I was utterly absorbed in this ambitious story of twenty three genetically super-enhanced orphan children, being prepared for a life of conspiratorial espionage at the top levels that go beyond the law. This work simply doesn't put a foot wrong.Perhaps surprisingly, this feels like a coming of age book more than a [...]

    13. In some ways the Orphan Trilogy is a chilling reminder of the Lebensborn eugenics program in Nazi Germany which set out to produce the perfect Aryan children who would grow up to become world leaders. This is the second book in the Trilogy where we learn a little background of the orphans and the aims of the covert Omega Agency ‘s program.Lance and James Morcan are very talented writers with a flair for the dramatic and could it be, a vision of this world’s future. I’m not going to cover t [...]

    14. The Orphan Factory: Even better than The Ninth Orphan!!This prequel is an epic spy adventure covering the first 31 years of Nine's life. Really ambitious storytelling and perfectly executed. Intelligent themes throughout. A Mesmerizing read from start to finish.It's not quite as fast-paced as The Ninth Orphan - which is the first book in the trilogy - but I found it be a more meaningful read because of the longer page count. Even though there's still a hell of a lot of action and excitement, I r [...]

    15. I gave this book a 5-star, because I loved the way the story is told. It starts with an amazing undercover project, which reminded me a bit of another book The Boys from Brazil, but the story is a coming of age of one of the main characters and his growing uneasiness with his upbringing as an orphan. The story is so fast paced at some moments that it become difficult for the reader to put the book aside. For fans of conspiracy and a world wide web of secret organisations; so secret that no one, [...]

    16. The Orphan Factory (The Orphan Trilogy, #2) by James Morcan Sci-Fi Thriller, the prequel to The Ninth Orphan. This is the story of how the orphans came to be. They are genetically created super humans living in Chicago’s Pedemont Orphanage. The story revolves around number Nine. Action and drama prevail in this exciting story. I liked some of the characters, others I did not. Loved the fact it was mostly based in Chicago, and being from there, I was really able to get the "feel" of what was ha [...]

    17. I gotta say that I am loving all the gizmos and gadgets in this series. It's the kind of thing that's right up my alley. The author is detailed in the back story in the beginning, but when he slams on the gas, the story never lets up. I can also say that the descriptions of the back story is sufficient to let readers jump in without having read the prior book. I'll be reading more from this author.

    18. This novel explains how the orphans were produced and why and how they were trained. If you have read the first novel you will want to read this one as well. Nine has a mind of his own even at a young age that is not totally in agreement with Omega. He just does not know how to have a normal life as of yet in this book. An awesome read. My book was an ebook from the authors and is a First Read book.

    19. Another great novel by James and Lance Morcan. I was looking forward to learning more about the Orphans and they did not disappoint. Action, suspense and drama, just what I was hoping for. Once it caught hold of me I couldn't put it down and I was hooked from the beginning. What a great way to spend a lazy day. I am now looking forward to the final book in the trilogy!

    20. Great book! After reading the first book in the trilogy, I was really interested in Nine's early years (that you see brief flashbacks of in The Ninth Orphan). This prequel really delivered. There are almost two stories within the one novel and they're both excellent. A must read.

    21. The Orphan Factory is book 2 in the Orphan Trilogy by James Morcan and Lance Morcan. This is a prequel to The Ninth Orphan. Although it takes place before The Ninth Orphan, I think that reading first might not have been a good idea. Introducing us to the orphans and Nine and having Nine find a way to get out brings up the questions about where he came from and how. I found reading the other one first, made reading this one so much better. All the questions were answered in this one. Once more th [...]

    22. In Book 2 many questions are answered. Here we are better acquainted with Nine, Seventeen and Tommy Kentridge, the main characters of Book 1 and we learn more about the Omega agency and their quest to a New World Order with the help of 23 created Orphans.Each uniquely formed for their skills and abilities to become great field operatives or assassins. Clinical and greedy the orphans were formed and prepared for the task. They were seen as science projects and investments and the normal childhood [...]

    23. After reading The Ninth Orphan I couldn't wait to read the rest of the series; I wasn't disappointed.The second in the orphan trilogy; The Orphan Factory is a prequel that takes us back to Omega's early day's, when the genetically superior orphans are born and the Pedemont project begins All twenty-three orphans go through intensive training and teaching, mainly by, their mentor, Tommy Kentbridge, to become the worlds most elite operatives.Life at the orphanage isn't easy and twelve year old Nin [...]

    24. The troubled young agent in book one is the focus of this book as it is more or less about his personal development. There is also a storyline to go with it, a story about children created for only one purpose: to serve Omega. These children are manufactured using human genomes, which gives it the valid question of non-robotic behavior, such as personal emotions and longings. This particular book is about agent Nine who we read about in book one. Although the book is a great story of how Nine ca [...]

    25. I don't like reading thrillers, but I enjoy the writing of this author. As usual, "The Orphan Factory" did not disappoint my expectations. The plot was exciting, in addition to being a page turner. The more I read, the more interested I was in wanting to find out what was about to happen next. This version of the story takes place in good old Chicago in the 1970's. The location happens to be the Piedmont Orphanage which is operated by no other than the Omega Agency; an agency that is into bioeng [...]

    26. The first book I read from James Morcan and Lance Morcan 'The Ninth Orphan' was exceptional, so I'd thought I would give 'The Orphan Factory' a try and it complimented the first one perfectly. With heavy espionage, and gripping unstoppable action throughout, a clear sense of imaginative and thrilling conspiracy once again raised it's ugly head.The story flows without hesitation and not a dull moment to be seen from start to finish. If your genre is all about explosive suspense and articulate des [...]

    27. The Orphan Factory brings to light the horrible abuses in his childhood that created Nine. Tremendous background to book 1 of the trilogy. Nine and his fellow orphans survived a grueling childhood in an obscure orphanage in Chicago. Nine never completely submits to his masters idea of what he should become. He, and his chief rival, Seventeen, are constantly at odds, she vying for the attention from their handler (and surrogate parent). Do they really develop into monsters that can be controlled [...]

    28. The Orphan Factory by James and Lance Morcan is the compelling and exciting conspiracy and mystery packed prequel to The Ninth Orphan. We journey with Nine, from his highly secret, genetically engineered birth, watch his character unfold as he is programmed and becomes adept and skilled in many areas of espionage and spying, and then rebels and escapes the orphanage and makes his bid for freedom.I loved getting to know more about Nine and his early years, his rivalry with 17 and interaction with [...]

    29. A great prequel to the Ninth Orphan. Book 2 of the Orphan trilogy is as good as the first one. Kill or be killed. Just like the Ninth Orphan, Morcan brothers waste no time to get into action in this one. Its a nonstop action feast from first page to the last. One thing I really like about the books by Lance and James duo is, they don't have silly dialogs to distract the reader from the original story. Its very annoying to read 100s of pages about the protagonist having conversations with his gir [...]

    30. A very nice, engaging story. Nine rocked. He came across as cold and calculating and socially awkward and then on rare occassions you see him as a boy. A boy that is uncertain, whom is questioning. But still only a boy. The character development in this book is genius. I had fun reading this book and these days that, for me, is one of the most important things possible from a book. Do it make me forget my world? With this book the answer is yes!

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