LoveReading

Becoming a member of the LoveReading community is free.

No catches, no fine print just unadulterated book loving, with your favourite books saved to your own digital bookshelf.

New members get entered into our monthly draw to win £100 to spend in your local bookshop Plus lots lots more…

Find out more

Out of the Dark

by Gregg Hurwitz

Part of the An Orphan X Thriller Series

Action / Adventure / Spy / Espionage Thriller and Suspense

LoveReading View on Out of the Dark

A hard-hitting fabulous continuation in a must-read series, for me the Orphan X thrillers are pure addictive escapism at its very best. Evan may be an assassin, he also has a heart, if you haven’t yet met him, I advise starting with the first in the series Orphan X. I’m quite sure you could read Out of the Dark’as a standalone, but I think the pleasure comes from getting to know Evan from the very beginning. Evan has made a decision, that he must kill the President of the United States. Jonathan Bennett is a president born of corruption, greed, and lies, a president with a history that links with Evan’s own, the top secret Orphan Program, where orphans become trained killers. Gregg Hurwitz has created a crazy high-octane read, the first action sequence is a doozy, the style of writing ensured I didn’t observe it, but I oh how I felt it! Out of the Dark didn’t just capture my attention, it blasted, hammered, and shaped it, a highly recommended read.

Liz Robinson

Out of the Dark Synopsis

THE PRESIDENT

For President Jonathan Bennett, reaching the White House was the realization of a lifetime's ambition. He's leader of the free world and the most powerful man on earth. But public support for his administration is wearing thin. And if the terrible truth about his rise to the top was exposed it would bury him. He will not let that happen.

THE ASSASSIN

As a boy, Evan Smoak was taken from his foster home and inducted into a top secret Cold War programme. Code-named Orphan X, he was trained to become a lethal weapon, then dispatched around the world to do whatever was required to keep his country safe. When Evan discovered the mission was rotten to the core, he got out using his skills to hide in plain sight while helping those who can't help themselves

THE RECKONING

But Evan knows about the President's dark past. And that's dangerous knowledge. To save himself and his country, Evan must ask himself one simple question: how do you kill the most well-protected man on earth? And, when he knows you're coming for him, how do you stay alive long enough to try? One thing is certain: a desperate call for help from another unfortunate in urgent need of Evan's protection isn't going to make it any easier...

Breathtakingly bold, brilliantly accomplished and blisteringly fast-paced, Out of the Dark is The Day of the Jackal for the twenty-first century.

Out of the Dark Press Reviews

The Perfect Thriller -- Robert Crais Out of the Dark is the best thing Gregg Hurwitz has ever written and the kind of game-changing thriller that'll have people talking about it long after turning the final page. - The Real Book Spy

A masterpiece of suspense and thrills . . . Turn off the real world and dive into this amazing start to a new series - Associated Press

In terms of plot, characters, suspense and innovation, Orphan X is outstanding . . . I've always thought that one reason for Tom Clancy's success was the endless detail he provided about military hardware, and that the James Bond novels benefited from the loving attention Ian Fleming devoted to the martinis, expensive cars and gorgeous women he so admired. Hurwitz outdoes both writers . . . Orphan X is 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 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 the most exciting thriller I've read since The Bourne Identity ... A new thriller superstar is born! -- Robert Crais Mind blowing! A perfect mix of Jason Bourne and Jack Reacher -- Lisa Gardner 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 Orphan X is his best yet - a real celebration of all the strengths Gregg Hurwitz brings to a thriller -- Lee Child 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 Praise for Orphan X series: - -

If you loved this, you might like these...

The Spy and the Traitor The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War
Forever and a Day
A Woman of No Importance The Untold Story of WWII's Most Dangerous Spy, Virginia Hall
Need To Know 'You won't be able to put it down!' Shari Lapena, author of THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR

All versions of this book

ISBN: 9780718185480
Publication date: 07/02/2019
Publisher: Michael Joseph Ltd an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780718185480
Publication date: 7th February 2019
Author: Gregg Hurwitz
Publisher: Michael Joseph Ltd an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 448 pages
Genres: Action Adventure / Spy, Thriller / Suspense,
Categories: Espionage & spy thriller, Crime & mystery, War & combat fiction,

About 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.

More About Gregg Hurwitz

More Books By Gregg Hurwitz

Cover for The Nowhere Man by Gregg Hurwitz
Cover for Orphan X by Gregg Hurwitz
Cover for Orphan X by Gregg Hurwitz
View All Books By Gregg Hurwitz

Share this book