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Gregg Hurwitz - Author

About the Author

Gregg Hurwitz is the Sunday Times bestselling author of Orphan X, the first Evan Smoak novel. He is also the author of You're Next, The Survivor, Tell No Lies and Don't Look Back. A graduate of Harvard and Oxford universities, he lives with his family in LA, where he also writes for the screen, TV and comics, including Wolverine and Batman.

Featured books by Gregg Hurwitz

You're Next

You're Next

Author: Gregg Hurwitz Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/01/2011

Mike doesn't recognise the crippled stranger who approaches him at a party ...but the stranger seems to know all about him. What has Mike done? Do they have the wrong man? Overnight, the threats become attacks, and Mike, his wife, and their young daughter learn they aren't safe anywhere -especially not their own home. He doesn't know who they are. He doesn't know what they want. But there's no time to figure it out - because his enemies have killed before, and he's next.

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Other books by Gregg Hurwitz

The Nowhere Man

The Nowhere Man

Author: Gregg Hurwitz Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2017

That rare thing, a sequel which is better than the original, The Nowhere Man is a thrilling, pulse-pounding ride for readers and the hero of Orphan X... 'An even more intense and harrowing thriller. The pace that never lets up' Daily Mail He was once called Orphan X. As a boy, Evan Smoak was taken from a children's home, raised and trained as part of a secret government initiative buried so deep that virtually no one knows it exists. But he broke with the programme, choosing instead to vanish off grid and use his formidable skill set to help those unable to protect themselves. One day, though, Evan's luck ran out . . . Ambushed, drugged, and spirited away, Evan wakes up in a locked room with no idea where he is or who has captured him. As he tries to piece together what's happened, testing his gilded prison and its highly trained guards for weaknesses, he receives a desperate call for help. With time running out, he will need to out-think, out-manoeuvre, and out-fight an opponent the likes of whom he's never encountered to have any chance of escape. He's got to save himself to protect those whose lives depend on him. Or die trying . . . No1 bestseller, The Nowhere Man, delivers another masterclass in hi-octane thriller writing. Praise for Orphan X: 'Outstanding in every way' LEE CHILD 'Read this book. You will thank me later' DAVID BALDACCI 'The most gripping thriller I've read in a long, long time!' TESS GERRITSEN 'The page-turner of the season is Orphan X ... Wonderful' THE TIMES 'Memorable as hell' JAMES PATTERSON 'The most exciting thriller I've read since The Bourne Identity' ROBERT CRAIS 'A page-turning masterpiece' JONATHAN KELLERMAN 'A new series character to rival Reacher' INDEPENDENT 'A masterpiece of suspense and thrills . . . Turn off the real world and dive into this amazing start to a new series' DAILY MAIL 'There is a pristine classicism to Gregg Hurwitz's Orphan X, which borrows from Robert Ludlum and superhero lore to bring us Evan Smoak . . . Orphan X is tight and tense in all the right places . . . Orphan X is weapons-grade thriller-writing from a modern master.' GUARDIAN 'Pure nail-biting stay-up-all-night suspense' HARLAN COBEN '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 'Mind blowing! A perfect mix of Jason Bourne and Jack Reacher' LISA GARDNER 'Bond, Frodo, Paddington Bear - some of literature's greatest heroes have been orphans. Add Orphan X's Evan Smoak to the list' SHORTLIST 'Orphan X is outstanding . . . a smart, stylish, state-of-the-art thriller' WASHINGTON POST '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' PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY 'A masterpiece of suspense and thrills . . . Turn off the real world and dive into this amazing start to a new series' ASSOCIATED PRESS

The Nowhere Man

The Nowhere Man

Author: Gregg Hurwitz Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/05/2017

That rare thing: a sequel that rivals the original. The No. 1 Bestselling The Nowhere Man is a thrilling, pulse-pounding ride for readers and the hero of Orphan X... 'An even more intense and harrowing thriller. The pace that never lets up' Daily Mail He was once called Orphan X. As a boy, Evan Smoak was taken from a children's home, raised and trained as part of a secret government initiative buried so deep that virtually no one knows it exists. But he broke with the programme, choosing instead to vanish off grid and use his formidable skill set to help those unable to protect themselves. One day, though, Evan's luck ran out . . . Ambushed, drugged, and spirited away, Evan wakes up in a locked room with no idea where he is or who has captured him. As he tries to piece together what's happened, testing his gilded prison and its highly trained guards for weaknesses, he receives a desperate call for help. With time running out, he will need to out-think, out-manoeuvre, and out-fight an opponent the likes of whom he's never encountered to have any chance of escape. He's got to save himself to protect those whose lives depend on him. Or die trying . . . The Nowhere Man delivers another masterclass in hi-octane thriller writing. It doesn't get better than this . . .

Nowhere Man

Nowhere Man

Author: Gregg Hurwitz Format: eBook Release Date: 17/01/2017

Will keep readers on the edge of their seats. Publishers Weekly (starred review)Who is THE NOWHERE MAN?He is spoken about only in whispers. He comes to those in greatest need of his protection. There is no enemy he cannot fight. He lives by his own code. He takes no prisoners. His name is Evan Smoak.Taken from a group home when he was young, Evan was raised and trained as an Orphan, an off-the-books black box program designed to create the perfect deniable intelligence asset: An assassin. Evan was Orphan Xuntil he used everything hed learned to disappear and reinvent himself as the Nowhere Man. But now, his new life has been interrupted by a surprise attack from an unlikely source. Captured, drugged, and spirited off to a remote location, Evan finds himself heavily guarded from everything he knows. His captors think they have him trapped and helpless in a virtual cage, but they do not know that theyre dealing with one of the deadliest, most resourceful men on earth.Superb on all levels and a must-read for all thriller fans. Providence JournalA masterpiece of suspense and thrills. Associated Press on Orphan X

Rains

Rains

Author: Gregg Hurwitz Format: eBook Release Date: 18/10/2016

In the tradition of Rick Yancey's The 5th Wave, the first YA novel from New York Times bestselling author Gregg Hurwitz. In one terrifying night, the peaceful community of Creek's Cause turns into a war zone. No one under the age of eighteen is safe. Chance Rain and his older brother, Patrick, have already fended off multiple attacks from infected adults by the time they arrive at the school where other young survivors are hiding.Most of the kids they know have been dragged away by once-trusted adults who are now ferocious, inhuman beings. The parasite that transformed them takes hold after people turn eighteenand Patrick's birthday is only a few days away.Determined to save Patrick's life and the lives of the remaining kids, the brothers embark on a mission to uncover the truth about the parasitesand what they find is horrifying. Battling an enemy not of this earth, Chance and Patrick become humanity's only hope for salvation.

Buy a Bullet

Buy a Bullet

Author: Gregg Hurwitz Format: eBook Release Date: 11/10/2016

The Nowhere Man is a figure shrouded in secrecy-a near legendary figure who helps those lucky few who are given the means to reach out to him. Before he was the Nowhere Man, Evan Smoak was a highly trained government operative known to a few as Orphan X. This is the story of Smoak's first outing as the Nowhere Man, where after a gear run to Northern California, he happens to spot a young woman at a coffee shop. Brutalized and under the control of a very powerful, unscrupulous man, she knows her life is in danger if she doesn't escape. And the only person who can help her do that is a man with the background and skills of the Nowhere Man. From New York Times bestselling author Gregg Hurwitz comes an electrifying story. Also contains an extended excerpt from the Orphan X thriller-The Nowhere Man.

Orphan X

Orphan X

Author: Gregg Hurwitz Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2016

'OUTSTANDING IN EVERY WAY' Lee Child '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: 'Read this book. You will thank me later' DAVID BALDACCI 'The page-turner of the season is Orphan X . . . Wonderful' THE TIMES 'The most gripping thriller I've read in a long, long time!' TESS GERRITSEN 'Memorable as hell' JAMES PATTERSON 'The most exciting thriller I've read since The Bourne Identity' ROBERT CRAIS 'A page-turning masterpiece' JONATHAN KELLERMAN 'A new series character to rival Reacher' INDEPENDENT 'A masterpiece of suspense and thrills . . . Turn off the real world and dive into this amazing start to a new series' DAILY MAIL 'There is a pristine classicism to Gregg Hurwitz's Orphan X, which borrows from Robert Ludlum and superhero lore to bring us Evan Smoak . . . Orphan X is tight and tense in all the right places . . . Orphan X is weapons-grade thriller-writing from a modern master.' GUARDIAN 'Pure nail-biting stay-up-all-night suspense' HARLAN COBEN '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 'Mind blowing! A perfect mix of Jason Bourne and Jack Reacher' LISA GARDNER 'Bond, Frodo, Paddington Bear - some of literature's greatest heroes have been orphans. Add Orphan X's Evan Smoak to the list' SHORTLIST 'Orphan X is outstanding . . . a smart, stylish, state-of-the-art thriller' WASHINGTON POST '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' PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY 'A masterpiece of suspense and thrills . . . Turn off the real world and dive into this amazing start to a new series' ASSOCIATED PRESS

Orphan X

Orphan X

Author: Gregg Hurwitz Format: eBook Release Date: 19/01/2016

"e;Orphan X is the most gripping, high-octane thriller I've read in a long, long time. Hang onto your seat because Gregg Hurwitz will take you on a dizzying ride you'll not soon forget!"e; Tess GerritsenThe Nowhere Man is a legendary figure spoken about only in whispers. It's said that when he's reached by the truly desperate and deserving, the Nowhere Man can and will do anything to protect and save them.But he's no legend.Evan Smoak is a man with skills, resources, and a personal mission to help those with nowhere else to turn. He's also a man with a dangerous past. Chosen as a child, he was raised and trained as part of the off-the-books black box Orphan program, designed to create the perfect deniable intelligence assetsi.e. assassins. He was Orphan X. Evan broke with the program, using everything he learned to disappear.Now, however, someone is on his tail. Someone with similar skills and training. Someone who knows Orphan X. Someone who is getting closer and closer. And will exploit Evan's weaknesshis work as The Nowhere Manto find him and eliminate him. Grabbing the listener from the beginning, Orphan X is a masterful thriller, the first in Gregg Hurwitz's electrifying new series featuring Evan Smoak.

Batman - The Dark Knight Vol. 4 Clay (The New 52)

Batman - The Dark Knight Vol. 4 Clay (The New 52)

Author: Gregg Hurwitz Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/02/2015

The origin of the classic Batman villain Clayface is revealed - and a new mystery is introduced! Batman and Commissioner Gordon are forced into a tight corner as Clayface embarks on a murder spree throughout Gotham City. what led Clayface to become the monster that he is? The answers lie here. Collects Batman: The Dark Knight #22-29.

Flieh um dein Leben

Flieh um dein Leben

Author: Gregg Hurwitz Format: eBook Release Date: 29/10/2014

Mike Wingate, seine Frau Annabel und ihre achtjahrige Tochter finden sich plotzlich in einem Alptraum wieder, als zwei skrupellose Auftragskiller beginnen, Jagd auf sie zu machen. Mike hat keine Ahnung, warum. Nirgendwo ist seine Familie mehr sicher. Und es ist nur noch eine Frage der Zeit, bis sie alle dran sind ... "e;Das Buch rast so schnell dahin, dass es mit einem Airbag geliefert werden sollte."e; Linwood Barclay

Batman - The Dark Knight Vol. 3 Mad (The New 52)

Batman - The Dark Knight Vol. 3 Mad (The New 52)

Author: Gregg Hurwitz Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2014

The third volume of the best-selling Batman: The Dark Knight kicks off with the new, all-star team of Gregg Hurwitz and Ethan Van Sciver. Batman discovers a trail of bodies, but no leads. His detective skills are put to the test as the Mad Hatter begins kidnapping Gotham citizens for an unknown purpose. But as the Dark Knight delves deeper into this mystery, he soon realizes that this is unlike any Mad Hatter case before. The Hatter's gory past will be revealed and Batman's resolve will be put to the test. Collects issues #16-21 of Batman: The Dark Knight and Batman: The Dark Knight Annual #1.

Batman The Dark Knight Vol. 2

Batman The Dark Knight Vol. 2

Author: Gregg Hurwitz Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/01/2014

The Scarecrow has returned to Gotham City, but he's no longer the meek punching bag Batman is used to. The villainous genius has always preyed on the worst fears of his victims, but has refined his legendary fear toxin to even greater effectiveness and deadlier consequences. As the Scarecrow's origin is unfurled, Batman must find out not only how to conquer this dangerous psychopath, but how to beat his own worst fear. Written by New York Times bestselling crime thriller novelist Gregg Hurwitz with art by comics superstar David Finch Collects Batman: The Dark Knight #10-15, and #0.

Tell No Lies

Tell No Lies

Author: Gregg Hurwitz Format: eBook Release Date: 20/08/2013

One misstep puts a manand everyone he lovesin the path of a relentless killer.The scion of an old-money San Francisco family, Daniel Brasher left his well-paying, respectable money-manager position to marry his community organizer wife and work at a job he loves, leading group counseling sessions with recently paroled violent offenders.One night he finds an envelopeone intended for someone else that was placed in his office mailbox by accident. Inside is an unsigned piece of paper, a handwritten note that says, Admit what youve done or you will bleed for it. The deadline in the note has already passed, and when Daniel looks into it, he finds that the person to whom the envelope was addressed was brutally murdered. But thats just the beginning. It appears that the killer might have some connection to the offenders Daniel is counseling.As he scrambles to uncover the truth, Daniel finds more warnings in his office mail, to people whom the police cannot track down, and to victims who cannot be saved. Daniels efforts to find and help the victims, however, have alerted the killer to his involvement. Next Daniel gets a deadly threat of his own. Now, with the clock ticking, Daniel must somehow appease, outwit, or unmask a seemingly unstoppable killer.

Oder sie stirbt

Oder sie stirbt

Author: Gregg Hurwitz Format: eBook Release Date: 26/06/2013

Auf Schritt und Tritt beobachtet, uberall, jederzeit - ein Alptraum: Als Patrick, Lehrer an einer Highschool, im Nebenberuf Drehbuchautor, morgens wie immer die Zeitung aus dem Briefkasten holt, findet er dort eine mysteriose, unbeschriftete DVD. Darauf sind er und seine Frau Ariana zu sehen, in allen Raumen ihres Hauses, beim Schlafen, beim Aufstehen, buchstablich uberall. Zunachst glaubt Patrick an einen dummen Scherz. Doch dann kommt plotzlich diese Mail: "e;Komm alleine, tu, was wir dir sagen - oder sie stirbt."e; Fur Patrick und Ariana beginnt ein todliches Spiel ...

Blackout

Blackout

Author: Gregg Hurwitz Format: eBook Release Date: 01/10/2012

Die Arzte sagen, dass Drew Gluck hatte: Ohne die Notoperation nach dem epileptischen Anfall hatte sein Hirntumor ihn binnen kurzem umgebracht. Die Polizei hat weniger gute Nachrichten: Sie hat Drew nachts neben der Leiche seiner Ex-Freundin gefunden, blutverschmiert und bewusstlos, das Tranchiermesser noch in der Hand. Verzweifelt beteuert er seine Unschuld. Doch in Wirklichkeit kann er sich an nichts erinnern ... Vor Gericht wird Drew zunchst verurteilt, in der Berufung schlielich freigesprochen - wegen Unzurechnungsfhigkeit. Doch dieser Freispruch zweiter Klasse lsst ihm keine Ruhe. Drew beschliet, selbst Nachforschungen anzustellen ber die mysterisen Geschehnisse in jener Nacht, in der Genevive starb - zumal weiterhin rtselhafte Dinge geschehen.So wacht er eines Nachts auf und hat eine blutende Schnittwunde am Fu, die Terrassentr steht weit offen. Ein andermal verschwindet das Filetiermesser spurlos aus der Kche. Drew wird sich selbst immer unheimlicher. Verwandelt er sich etwa nachts in ein Ungeheuer, das zu allem fhig ist?