The explosive Orphan X thriller from bestselling author Gregg Hurwitz.
'HURWITZ FIRING ON ALL CYLINDERS' GUARDIAN
TO THOSE WHO TRAINED HIM, HE'S ORPHAN-X. TO THOSE WHO NEED HIM, HE'S THE NOWHERE MAN.
Once a secret government assassin, Evan Smoak walked away to help others.
But when his old handler calls with a warning - the Orphans are being killed off - he also receives a final mission.
A young girl - the last Orphan recruit - is in danger. First, Evan must find her. Then he must protect her.
But those tasked with her elimination will not stop.
And leading them is one of Evan's fellow Orphans - who'll do anything to see him dead . . .
'WONDERFUL' THE TIMES
'MEMORABLE AS HELL' JAMES PATTERSON
In bestseller Hurwitz's thrilling third Orphan X novel (after 2017's The Nowhere Man), Evan Smoak, who once worked as an assassin for the Orphan Program, a covert U.S. government agency, and now helps people in trouble from his base in L.A., violates one of the agency's fundamental commandments: never make it personal. Evan's mentor, Jack Johns, who recruited Evan at age 12 to the program, calls Evan's help line. Soon afterward, operatives following the orders of Charles Van Sciver, another Orphan, take Jack prisoner aboard a Blackhawk helicopter. In an exciting action scene, Jack manages to sabotage the helicopter, but pays with his life. Evan decides to honor Jack's last request to take care of a "package," which turns out to be a teenage girl, who is, like Evan, also in Van Sciver's crosshairs. The master killer hoping for redemption and struggling to relate to others emotionally may be a genre clich , but such details as Evan's sleeping on a bed levitated by magnets are sure to please fans of the Roger Moore Bond films. 150,000 announced first printing; author tour.)
Lyrical violence and beauty
I’ve just read 3 Orphan X books in a row and can’t speak highly enough about them.
The words that Gregg uses are almost like song lyrics; painting a wonderfully dark and loveable tale of the ultimate antihero. Truly great book!
Right, onto the 4th one.
Orphan x, Nowhere man, Hellbent
Give us more!! An adrenaline rush of a series, each book leaving the reader yearning for the next....
Left me panicking a bit there towards the end Mr Hurwitz!
Talk about a page turner. As always with Gregg Hurwitz books you just can’t put them down. I have to save them for holidays so that i can deal with the late nights.
If you’ve not met Orphan X yet what are you waiting for? Read them!