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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.
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...
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
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 - Publishers Weekly
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 not good. Orphan X is great. Whatever you like best in a thriller - action, plot, character, suspense - Orphan X has it -- Simon Toyne 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 most exciting new series character since Jack Reacher. A page-turning masterpiece of suspense -- Jonathan Kellerman Orphan X is the most gripping, high-octane thriller I've read in a long, long time! -- Tess Gerritsen 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: - -
The fourth in a series that has put Hurwitz firmly on the thriller writers' map - Mail on Sunday
A superbly created page-turning action blast - Peterborough Evening Telegraph
The perfect thriller - Robert Crais, bestselling author of Cole & Pike series
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
Out of the Dark takes the reader on a journey that covers a wide range of emotions from potential love to outright terror. The relentless action and detailed mission planning make the tale both clever and smart. It's only the end of January, but this novel will be remembered as one of the best thrillers of the year - Associated Press
Even more compelling than its predecessors. Hurwitz uses every ounce of his exceptional skill to describe the elaborate plans that exist to protect the most powerful man in the world and how they might be circumvented. Gripping, powerful and only too believable. Don't miss it. - Daily Mail
Publication date: 25/07/2019
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publication date: 07/02/2019
Publisher: Michael Joseph Ltd an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
|Publication date:||25th July 2019|
|Publisher:||Penguin Books Ltd|
|Genres:||Action Adventure / Spy, Political Thrillers, Thriller / Suspense,|
|Categories:||Espionage & spy thriller, Crime & mystery, War & combat fiction,|
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