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  • Published: 14 November 2016
  • ISBN: 9781405910705
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 480
  • RRP: $26.00

Orphan X




Do you need my help? It was the first question he asked. They called him when they had nowhere else to turn.

As a boy, Evan Smoak was taken from an orphanage. Raised and trained in a top-secret programme, he was sent to bad places to do things the government denied ever happened.

Then he broke with the programme, using what he'd learned to vanish. Now he helps the desperate and deserving.

But someone's on his trail.

Someone who knows his past and believes that the boy once known as Orphan X must die . . .

Praise for Orphan X
'A perfect mix of Jason Bourne and Jack Reacher, ex operative Evan Smoak turns on the action.' Lisa Gardner
'Gregg Hurwitz's Orphan X is his best yet—a real celebration of all the strengths he brings to a thriller.' Lee Child
'ORPHAN X is the most exciting new series character since Jack Reacher. A page-turning masterpiece of suspense.' Jonathan Kellerman
'ORPHAN X is the most gripping, high-octane thriller I've read in a long, long time.' Tess Gerritsen
'Everyone has a book that breaks them out, steps up the game, changes things. For Gregg Hurwitz it's Orphan X. Do yourself a favor and read it.' Steve Berry
'Brilliantly conceived, Evan Smoak, of Orphan X fame, deserves his own niche in the thriller hero hall of fame.' David Baldacci
'ORPHAN X is an order-of-magnitude leap into stardom. It's the most exciting thriller I've read since THE BOURNE IDENTITY.' Robert Crais
'A thrill-a-minute read with twists and turns galore. I'm looking forward to Evan Smoak's next adventure.'Phillip Margolin

  • Pub date: 14 November 2016
  • ISBN: 9781405910705
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 480
  • RRP: $26.00

About the Author

Gregg Hurwitz

Gregg Hurwitz is the New York Times bestselling author of 15 thrillers, including the upcoming ORPHAN X. His novels have been shortlisted for numerous literary awards, graced top ten lists, and have been translated into 25 languages.

He is also a New York Times Bestselling comic book writer, having penned stories for Marvel (Wolverine, Punisher) and DC (Batman, Penguin). Additionally, he's written screenplays for or sold spec scripts to many of the major studios, and written, developed, and produced television for various networks. Gregg resides in Los Angeles.

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Praise for Orphan X

“A masterpiece of suspense and thrills. Turn off the real world and dive into this amazing start to a new series”

Daily Mail

“Outstanding in every way”

Lee Child

“The most gripping thriller I've read in a long, long time!”

Tess Gerritsen


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