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Prepare yourself… for the dramatically intense and exciting new kid on the block, except Evan Smoak isn't a kid, he's a highly trained killer with his humanity surprisingly intact. Smoak has left a top secret programme, he is prepared to put his life on the line to help those in need. The first few chapters completely set the scene, allowing you immediate access to Evan’s mind, to the way he thinks, the way he has to live. The in depth detail of the security and secrecy, and the occasional glimpses of Evan’s past with his mentor, add a compelling new dimension. Gregg Hurwitz has created a ballsy, out there, wonderful hit of escapism, that non the less feels as though it could be real. I punched the air when I realised ‘Orphan X’ is the first in a series, there is most definitely more to come from Evan Smoak and this has all the hallmarks of a series to rival Bourne. This was such an exceptional and exhilarating ride, and I loved every single micro second of it! ~ Liz Robinson

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  • Phylippa Smithson - 'Jack Reacher eat your heart out, competition has arrived in the form of Evan Smoak. And wow this is one fantastic cat and mouse thriller.'
  • Sue Pledger - 'Wow! Fast and furious, really loved it.'
  • Angie Rhodes - 'A page turner? Hell yes, is he everything a woman wants like Jack Reacher? Yes! And like Jack he is so much better than James Bond.'
  • Chris Parfitt - 'A gripping thriller that will keep you turning the pages.'
  • Judy Connolly - 'A really well plotted and fast paced book. I hope use shall see more of Agent X in future.'
  • Edel Waugh - 'I really liked Evan, his past, and his whole hero persona is admirable and you can't help but want him to do well. I was rooting for him throughout the entire book. I loved this!'
  • Michelle Hodson - 'Evan is my kind of hero. I read this book in super-fast time as I found it difficult to put down.  The story raced along with engaging characters and an interesting plot.  Brilliant read!!!'
  • Ian Tyreman - 'Excellent page turner a must for anyone looking for a quick thriller novel. Hooked from the first page, and raced through to cliff hanger end leaving me wanting more.'
  • Sara McLaughlin - 'Wow! When is the next instalment coming out? This is a great read – fast paced, thrilling and the main character even has a heart.'
  • Annette Woolfson - 'This new series will surely appeal to all Jack Reacher and Jason Bourne fans...I thought this was a passable read...but overall I felt the inordinate attention to detail...was just too much.'
  • Nikki Chandler - 'This book is a must-read thriller that left me unable to stop thinking about it if I tried to put it down! Fast-paced and brilliantly written to keep you wanting more!'

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Synopsis

Orphan X by Gregg Hurwitz

'OUTSTANDING IN EVERY WAY' Lee Child *** 'Do you need my help? It was always the first question he asked. They called him when they had nowhere else to turn. As a boy he was chosen, then taken from the orphanage he called home. Raised and trained as part of a top secret programme he was sent to the worst places in the world to do the things his government denied any knowledge of. Then he broke with the programme, using everything he'd learned to disappear. He wanted to help the desperate and deserving. But now someone's on his tail. Someone who has issues with his past. Someone who knows he was once known simply as Orphan X *** Praise for Orphan X: '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 'Orphan X is outstanding ...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

Reviews

'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

About the Author

Gregg Hurwitz

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.

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Publication date

21st April 2016

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Gregg Hurwitz

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Publisher

Michael Joseph Ltd an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd

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Hardback

Categories

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ISBN

9780718181840

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