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  • Published: 13 April 2021
  • ISBN: 9780241402856
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 464
  • RRP: $48.00

Prodigal Son




The World Needs a New Hero . . . a tense and exciting new thriller from Gregg Hurwitz featuring Evan Smoak - aka Orphan X

He can escape anything. Except his own past . . .

'Evan. It's your mother. I heard you help people . . '

Evan Smoak used to be known as Orphan X: a figure as elusive as a rumour, until he came to the rescue of those who most desperately needed his help. The kind of help no one else could provide. The kind that caused concern in the corridors of power.

As a boy he'd been plucked from a foster home and trained as an off-the-books assassin inside a top secret US government programme.

Which is why, even forced into early retirement, he dare not trust the phone call. Nor the caller claiming to be his mother. Asking him to protect a complete stranger who just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.

None of it stacks up. Yet it bears the tell-tale signs of the secret world that made him. And from inside it, a deadly new threat to the nation's security.

But this time the danger is more personal than he could have ever imagined. Because blood runs deep ...

  • Published: 13 April 2021
  • ISBN: 9780241402856
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 464
  • RRP: $48.00

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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