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  • Published: 16 January 2024
  • ISBN: 9781405942737
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 480
  • RRP: $26.00

The Last Orphan

The Thrilling Orphan X Sunday Times Bestseller

Orphan X has spent years atoning for his former life. Now he faces an impossible choice: kill, or be killed . . .


Trained as a government assassin codenamed Orphan X,
Evan Smoak left that life behind to protect the helpless.
Saving lives beats taking them. Until a call from
the President forces him back into his old world.

Her instruction is clear: kill a man who is a danger
to the government, or Evan himself will face execution himself.
But the President should know better. To force Orphan X's
hand will only make him more dangerous. Especially when
he has reason to doubt the integrity of her motives ...

  • Published: 16 January 2024
  • ISBN: 9781405942737
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 480
  • RRP: $26.00

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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 The Last Orphan

Nonstop action and relentless pacing are matched in The Last Orphan by deeply philosophical and powerfully emotional undertones

Publishers Weekly

Hurwitz gives his seventh Orphan X thriller an epic scope, writing with verve and color . . . A crackerjack thriller


A stellar series, and the stories get better with each instalment. [Evan Smoak is] the man you want in your corner when justice is needed

Daily Mail

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

Another jet-fuelled thriller

Shots Magazine

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

The Last Orphan is pulse-pounding, heart-stopping, and thought-provoking. I loved it

Meg Gardiner, No. 1 New York Times bestselling author

[A] witty, satisfying thriller


As a crafter of wham-bam action and suspense, leavened with a healthy dose of humour, Hurwitz's abilities are as fine-tuned as ever

Daily Express

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The Last Orphan is a top-notch thriller and action packed joyride. Readers will not want to put it down

Karin Slaughter, New York Times bestselling author

wham-bam action and suspense, leavened with humour

Sunday Express

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