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  • Published: 20 August 2019
  • ISBN: 9781405928564
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 512
  • RRP: $24.00

Out of the Dark

The gripping Sunday Times bestselling thriller




The astounding fourth novel from Gregg Hurwitz featuring Evan Smoak - Orphan X aka The Nowhere Man

THE PRESIDENT
For President Jonathan Bennett, reaching the White House was the realisation of lifetime's ambition. He's leader of the free world and the most powerful man on earth. But public support for his administration is wearing thin. And if the truth about his rise to the top was exposed it would bury him.

THE ASSASSIN
As a boy, Evan Smoak was taken from his foster home and inducted into a top secret Cold War programme. Codenamed Orphan X, he was trained to become a lethal weapon, then despatched around the world to do whatever was required to keep his country safe. When Evan discovered the mission was rotten to the core he got out, using his skills to hide in plain sight while helping those left behind by mainstream justice.

THE RECKONING
But Evan knows about the President's dark past. And that's dangerous knowledge. To save himself and his country, Evan must ask himself one simple question: how do you kill the most well-protected man on earth? And, when he knows you're coming for him, how do you stay alive long enough to try? One thing is certain: a desperate call for help from another unfortunate in urgent need of Evan's protection isn't going to make it any easier ...

Breathtakingly bold, brilliantly accomplished and blisteringly fast-paced, Out of the Dark is The Day of the Jackal for the twenty-first century.

  • Published: 20 August 2019
  • ISBN: 9781405928564
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 512
  • RRP: $24.00

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 Out of the Dark

Out of the Dark is the best thing Gregg Hurwitz has ever written and the kind of game-changing thriller that'll have people talking about it long after turning the final page.

The Real Book Spy

The perfect thriller

Robert Crais, bestselling author of Cole & Pike series

Even more compelling than its predecessors. Hurwitz uses every ounce of his exceptional skill to describe the elaborate plans that exist to protect the most powerful man in the world and how they might be circumvented. Gripping, powerful and only too believable. Don't miss it.

Daily Mail

Out of the Dark takes the reader on a journey that covers a wide range of emotions from potential love to outright terror. The relentless action and detailed mission planning make the tale both clever and smart. It's only the end of January, but this novel will be remembered as one of the best thrillers of the year

Associated Press

A superbly created page-turning action blast

Peterborough Evening Telegraph

The fourth in a series that has put Hurwitz firmly on the thriller writers' map

Mail on Sunday

Praise for Orphan X:

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Orphan X blows the doors off most thrillers I've read and catapults the readers on a cat-and-mouse that feels like a missile launch. Read this book. You will thank me later

David Baldacci

Orphan X is his best yet - a real celebration of all the strengths Gregg Hurwitz brings to a thriller

Lee Child

Orphan X is the most gripping, high-octane thriller I've read in a long, long time!

Tess Gerritsen

Orphan X is most exciting new series character since Jack Reacher. A page-turning masterpiece of suspense

Jonathan Kellerman

Mind blowing! A perfect mix of Jason Bourne and Jack Reacher

Lisa Gardner

Orphan X is the most exciting thriller I've read since The Bourne Identity ... A new thriller superstar is born!

Robert Crais

Orphan X is not good. Orphan X is great. Whatever you like best in a thriller - action, plot, character, suspense - Orphan X has it

Simon Toyne

A new series character to rival Reacher . . . anyone reading Orphan X won't be surprised that a cadre of peers, from Tess Gerritsen to Lee Child, have lined up to praise it

Independent

Bestseller Hurwitz melds non-stop action and high-tech gadgetry with an acute character study in this excellent series opener . . . Evan Smoak is an electrifying character

Publishers Weekly

In terms of plot, characters, suspense and innovation, Orphan X is outstanding . . . I've always thought that one reason for Tom Clancy's success was the endless detail he provided about military hardware, and that the James Bond novels benefited from the loving attention Ian Fleming devoted to the martinis, expensive cars and gorgeous women he so admired. Hurwitz outdoes both writers . . . Orphan X is a smart, stylish, state-of-the-art thriller. It's also the start of a series, one that might give Lee Child's Jack Reacher books a run for their money

WASHINGTON POST

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

Associated Press

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