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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

Into the Fire

Into the Fire

Author: Gregg Hurwitz Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/07/2020

PRE-ORDER THE GRIPPING NEW SUNDAY TIMES TOP 5 BESTSELLER FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF OUT OF THE DARK AND ORPHAN X 'OUTSTANDING IN EVERY WAY' LEE CHILD Once a government assassin codenamed Orphan X, Evan Smoak works as a vigilante for the desperate. Now he's ready to retire. Then he gets a call. Max Merriweather's cousin has been murdered, and the woman he needs to find is missing. On the run and stalked by an assassin, Max calls the one person who could save him. Evan Smoak. But the forces ranged against Evan and Max are as lethal as Evan has ever faced. Keeping Max alive will be hard. Staying alive himself might be impossible . . . Packed with edge-of-your-seat suspense, explosive action and razor-sharp plotting, Into the Fire is for fans of Lee Child, David Baldacci and James Patterson. Praise for Orphan X 'Weapons-grade thriller writing' GUARDIAN 'An immensely entertaining adventure' THE TIMES 'A stellar series, the stories get better with each instalment. Throwing the main character literally into the fire showcases how truly heroic Evan Smoak is. He's the man you want in your corner when justice is needed' DAILY MAIL

Into the Fire

Into the Fire

Author: Gregg Hurwitz Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/07/2020

THE GRIPPING NEW SUNDAY TIMES TOP 5 BESTSELLER FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF OUT OF THE DARK AND ORPHAN X Evan Smoak - former government assassin, 'Orphan X', turned white knight of last resort - is planning on hanging up his gun. Then he gets one last call. Max Merriweather has lost his wife, home and career. Now it looks like he's going to lose his life. A murdered cousin has left him a package and a team of assassins on his trail . . . Nothing Evan can't handle. If it weren't for the fact he's carrying a brutal concussion that's made him vulnerable. Or that the simple job of keeping Max safe quickly escalated into a mission unlike anything he's ever encountered. But as Evan's problems mount just one thing is clear: he is now in the most dangerous position of his life . . . 'A stellar series, the stories get better with each instalment. Throwing the main character literally into the fire showcases how truly heroic Evan Smoak is. He's the man you want in your corner when justice is needed' DAILY MAIL Praise for Orphan X 'OUTSTANDING IN EVERY WAY' LEE CHILD 'WEAPONS-GRADE THRILLER WRITING' GUARDIAN

Into the Fire

Into the Fire

Author: Gregg Hurwitz Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/02/2020

THE GRIPPING NEW NOVEL FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF OUT OF THE DARK AND ORPHAN X 'OUTSTANDING IN EVERY WAY' LEE CHILD Evan Smoak lives by his own code. As a boy he was taken from a foster home to be raised and trained as an off-the-books government assassin codenamed Orphan X. Then he broke free to live in the shadows as the Nowhere Man, using his unique skills to help those in desperate need. But all good things must come to an end. He'll take on one last mission then go out on a high note. Clean, neat and tidy, just the way he likes it. And then he meets Max Merriweather. Max Merriweather hasn't got much left to lose. Bad luck and trouble have seen off his marriage, his home and his career. On the face of it he's the last guy you'd expect to be trusted with a deadly secret. Which is exactly why his cousin gave him an envelope with the instruction: 'If anything ever happens to me, call the number inside.' Now his cousin is dead and Max's own chances of survival look bleak. On the run and stalked by death, he meets the one man who might save him: Evan Smoak. With Max now under his protection, Evan realizes that the forces against them pose as daunting a threat as he has ever faced. He'll be lucky just to get through it alive . . . Packed with edge-of-your-seat suspense, explosive action and razor-sharp plotting, Into the Fire confirms Gregg Hurwitz as a rival to Lee Child, David Baldacci, James Patterson and Harlan Coben as a master of the modern thriller. 'A stellar series, the stories get better with each instalment. Throwing the main character literally into the fire showcases how truly heroic Evan Smoak is. He's the man you want in your corner when justice is needed' DAILY MAIL Praise for Orphan X 'Weapons-grade thriller writing' GUARDIAN 'An immensely entertaining adventure' THE TIMES 'A stellar series, the stories get better with each instalment. Throwing the main character literally into the fire showcases how truly heroic Evan Smoak is. He's the man you want in your corner when justice is needed' DAILY MAIL

Tell No Lies

Tell No Lies

Author: Gregg Hurwitz Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/07/2019

Tell No Lies is the outstanding new thriller from Gregg Hurwitz. Sharing a room with criminals is an occupational hazard for probation counsellor Daniel Brasher. But he's ready to move on; he's looking forward to leaving it behind for good. That was the plan at least. Until, before leaving work for the evening, Daniel finds a letter in his pigeonhole. Inside is a note: 'admit what you've done or you will bleed for it. you have 'til november 15 at midnite' But the message was meant for someone else and picked up late by Daniel. With the deadline past, the intended recipient is already dead. Further warnings herald a series of gruesome, seemingly inexplicable murders. Then a note is addressed to Daniel himself. And with the clock ticking he must discover who wants him dead. And why, or become the next victim . . . Perfect for fans of Harlen Coben and Linwood Barclay, Tell No Lies is Gregg Hurwitz's best thriller yet, guaranteed to keep readers up all night. Praise for Gregg Hurwitz: 'Outstanding in every way' Lee Child 'Pure nail-biting stay-up-all-night suspense' Harlan Coben 'Thriller writing at its best' Tess Gerritsen 'Memorable as hell' James Patterson 'So fast it should come with an airbag' Linwood Barclay Gregg Hurwitz is the internationally bestselling author of You're Next, Or She Dies, We Know and I See You. A graduate of Harvard and Oxford Universities, he lives with his family in California, where he writes screenplays, television and comics including Batman and Wolverine.

Out of the Dark

Out of the Dark

Author: Gregg Hurwitz Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/07/2019

'THIS WILL BE REMEMBERED AS ONE OF THE BEST THRILLERS OF THE YEAR' Associated Press THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER ___________ The president is the greatest threat to his country. He is a liar. You can prove it. He is a traitor. You know his secret. He's ordered your death. The President must die. . . But how do you kill the most powerful man in the world? Breathtakingly bold, brilliantly accomplished and blisteringly fast-paced, Out of the Dark is the stunning new thriller from the No. 1 Sunday Times bestselling author of Orphan X. __________ 'Gripping, powerful and only too believable. Don't miss it' Daily Mail 'The perfect thriller' Robert Crais Praise for Orphan X: 'Outstanding in every way' Lee Child 'Memorable as hell' James Patterson 'Blows the doors off most thrillers I've read. Read this book - you will thank me later' David Baldacci

Out of the Dark

Out of the Dark

Author: Gregg Hurwitz Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/07/2019

As a boy, Evan Smoak was taken from the orphanage he called home and inducted into a top secret Cold War programme. Trained as a lethal weapon, he and his fellow recruits were sent round the world to do the government's dirty work. But the programme was rotten to the core. And now the man responsible needs things to be nice and clean. All evidence must be destroyed. That includes Evan. To survive, Evan's going to have to take the fight to his nemesis. There's just one problem with that. Jonathan Bennett is President of the United States and Evan isn't his only victim. To save himself - and the country - Evan is going to have to figure out how to kill the most well-protected man on the planet... 'Pure nail-biting suspense' Harlan Coben 'Memorable as hell' James Patterson 'Outstanding in every way' Lee Child 'Brilliantly conceived and plotted...blows the doors off most thrillers I've read' David Baldacci

Last Chance

Last Chance

Author: Gregg Hurwitz Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2018

THE SECOND BREAKNECK PACED YOUNG ADULT ADVENTURE THRILLER IN THE RAINS BROTHERS SERIES FROM BESTSELLING AUTHOR GREGG HURWITZ. Chance, that's me, the youngest Rain brother - and right now I'm kind of stuck between a rock and hard place.... Or more specifically, tied up and kidnapped. My captors? We call them Drones, and they serve the Harvesters that have infected all the adults in our town of Creek's Cause with parasites, turning them into mindless rage zombies that have only two objectives: capture or kill. What we know so far is that there are two factions of Drones, one that wants my big brother Patrick and me to save the world, and the other that is taking kids and using them to hatch something... otherworldly. I don't want to know what they are, but I'm pretty sure I'm about to find out. What I do know is that Patrick and his girlfriend Alex are out there, they aren't dead and they won't let me die at the hands of the Harvesters. Not when we have things to do: because come on, the world isn't going to save itself. Last Chance is the relentlessly action-packed sequel to The Rains. Fans of The Hunger Games and Rick Yancey's The 5th Wave will love this thrilling adventure from the bestselling author of Orphan X and comics in the Batman, Wolverine and Punisher universes.

The Rains

The Rains

Author: Gregg Hurwitz Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2018

WINNER of the ITW THRILLER AWARD - Best Young Adult Novel THE FIRST BOOK IN THE HIGH-OCTANE YOUNG ADULT ADVENTURE THRILLER SERIES FROM BESTSELLING AUTHOR GREGG HURWITZ. It's never really been my thing to be the brave one - that's always been my older brother Patrick - but something world-changing is happening in our small town of Creek's Cause. Parasites have infected everyone over the age of eighteen, making them violent, and if they even sniff a kid they either bash our brains in or take us back to their creepy lair. We're trapped at the school with the other remaining survivors, including Patrick's girlfriend Alex, and we don't know how long we'll last. The school is surrounded by infected adults, and we're sure that there is something else out there, something controlling the people that used to be our parents, our guardians. But here's the real problem, Patrick is turning eighteen in a few days, so it's up to me - Chance Rain - to find a way to save him. And maybe, just maybe if we survive the next few weeks then we can help save humanity. From the New York Times bestselling author of Orphan X and comics in the Batman, Wolverine, and Punisher universes comes The Rains, a thrilling adventure as relentless as The Hunger Games and as page-turning as Rick Yancey's The 5th Wave.

Hellbent

Hellbent

Author: Gregg Hurwitz Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/07/2018

A dark conspiracy. An innocent victim. And one man hellbent on making it right. The explosive new Orphan X thriller from bestselling author Gregg Hurwitz. _______________ 'Do you need my help?' They called him Orphan X. Evan Smoak used to be a government secret weapon. Then he ran and became the man you call on when you've nowhere else to turn. This time it's a teenage runaway called Joey. Like Evan she's no innocent: she was brought up inside the same programme that raised him. Now Evan must find Joey before those hunting her do. Which is where the trouble begins. Because this might not be about Joey at all. And if it's not, then it must be about Evan. But finding out why could kill them both ... _______________ 'A masterpiece of suspense and thrills' Daily Mail 'The page-turner of the season' The Times 'A rival to Reacher' Independent

Hellbent

Hellbent

Author: Gregg Hurwitz Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/06/2018

THE STUNNING NEW ORPHAN X THRILLER FROM NO.1 BESTSELLING AUTHOR GREGG HURWITZ. 'Do you need my help?' They called him Orphan X. Evan Smoak used to be a government secret weapon. Then he ran and became the man you call on when you've nowhere else to turn. This time it's a teenage runaway called Joey. Like Evan she's no innocent: she was brought up inside the same programme that raised him. Now Evan must find Joey before those hunting her do. Which is where the trouble begins. Because this might not be about Joey at all. And if it's not, then it must be about Evan. But finding out why could kill them both ... 'A masterpiece of suspense and thrills' Daily Mail 'The page-turner of the season' The Times 'A rival to Reacher' Independent

Hellbent

Hellbent

Author: Gregg Hurwitz Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/02/2018

* PREORDER OUT OF THE DARK NOW - THE STUNNING NEW ORPHAN X THRILLER FROM NO.1 BESTSELLING AUTHOR GREGG HURWITZ. * 'Do you need my help?' They called him Orphan X. Evan Smoak used to be a government secret weapon. Then he ran and became the man you call on when you've nowhere else to turn. This time it's a teenage runaway called Joey. Like Evan she's no innocent: she was brought up inside the same programme that raised him. Now Evan must find Joey before those hunting her do. Which is where the trouble begins. Because this might not be about Joey at all. And if it's not, then it must be about Evan. But finding out why could kill them both ... 'A masterpiece of suspense and thrills' Daily Mail 'The page-turner of the season' The Times 'A rival to Reacher' Independent

Hellbent

Hellbent

Author: Gregg Hurwitz Format: eBook Release Date: 30/01/2018

Evan Smoakgovernment assassin gone roguereturns in Hellbent, an engrossing, unputdownable thriller from Gregg Hurwitz, the latest in his #1 international bestselling Orphan X series.Taken from a group home at age twelve, Evan Smoak was raised and trained as an off-the-books government assassin: Orphan X. After he broke with the Orphan Program, Evan disappeared and reinvented himself as the Nowhere Man, a man spoken about only in whispers and dedicated to helping the truly desperate.But this time, the voice on the other end is Jack Johns, the man who raised and trained him, the only father Evan has ever known. Secret government forces are busy trying to scrub the remaining assets and traces of the Orphan Program and they have finally tracked down Jack. With little time remaining, Jack gives Evan his last assignment: find and protect his last protg and recruit for the program.But Evan isnt the only one after this last Orphanthe new head of the Orphan Program, Van Sciver, is mustering all the assets at his disposal to take out both Evan (Orphan X) and the target he is trying to protect.

Hellbent

Hellbent

Author: Gregg Hurwitz Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/01/2018

THE STUNNING NEW ORPHAN X THRILLER FROM NO.1 BESTSELLING AUTHOR GREGG HURWITZ. 'Do you need my help?' They called him Orphan X. Evan Smoak used to be a government secret weapon. Then he ran and became the man you call on when you've nowhere else to turn. This time it's a teenage runaway called Joey. Like Evan she's no innocent: she was brought up inside the same programme that raised him. Now Evan must find Joey before those hunting her do. Which is where the trouble begins. Because this might not be about Joey at all. And if it's not, then it must be about Evan. But finding out why could kill them both ... 'A masterpiece of suspense and thrills' Daily Mail 'The page-turner of the season' The Times 'A rival to Reacher' Independent

Last Chance

Last Chance

Author: Gregg Hurwitz Format: eBook Release Date: 02/01/2018

The New York Times bestselling author of Orphan X returns to Creek's Cause to follow the Rains brothers as they fight an alien threat that has transformed everyone over the age of 18 into ferocious, zombie-like beings.Battling an enemy not of this earth, Chance and Patrick become humanity's only hope for salvation.

Rains

Rains

Author: Gregg Hurwitz Format: eBook Release Date: 02/01/2018

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 eighteen - and 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 parasites--and what they find is horrifying. Battling an enemy not of this earth, Chance and Patrick become humanity's only hope for salvation.

I See You

I See You

Author: Gregg Hurwitz Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/10/2017

A gripping thriller from the bestselling author of Richard & Judy selections ORPHAN X and YOU'RE NEXT. When bestselling thriller writer Andrew Danner wakes up in a hospital bed with no idea how he got there, he is horrified to be told that he is responsible for the murder of his ex-fiancee. In the resulting celebrity trial, Drew is exonerated on the grounds of temporary insanity caused by a recent brain tumour. But he still has no idea if he did kill Genevieve, and is desperate to find out. Haunted by what appear to be his bizarre night-time actions - did he really cut his own foot with a knife? - Drew is shocked when another woman is discovered dead, murdered in the same way as Genevieve. Trying to clear his name and understand what's happening to him, Drew enlists the help of a tame forensic scientist, a sympathetic detective, his staunch friend Chic who has helpful underworld connections, and an over-confident teenager. Can Drew discover what really happened that night and unmask the real killer?