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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


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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Formats & editions

  • Paperback


    November 14, 2016

    Michael Joseph

    480 pages

    RRP $26.00

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  • EBook


    April 21, 2016

    Penguin eBooks

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  • EBook


    January 19, 2016

    Penguin eBooks

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    • iBooks NZ
    • Amazon Kindle
    • Google Play
    • Kobo
    • Booktopia NZ
Orphan X Review

“…three parts Jason Bourne, one part Jack Reacher.”

Q&A with Gregg Hurwitz

The bestselling author of Orphan X answers our quickfire questions.

Also by Gregg Hurwitz

The Nowhere Man
The Rains
Tell No Lies
Last Chance
Buy a Bullet (A free Orphan X ebook short story)
Don't Look Back


Make Me
The Thirst
The Girl on the Train
The Store
Fifty Fifty
Don't Let Go
The Lost Symbol
A Stranger in the House
I Am Pilgrim
Don't Believe It
The Escape Room
Baby Teeth
The Word Is Murder
The President is Missing
The Temptation of Forgiveness
The Rains
Tom Clancy's Power And Empire
The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Night-time