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  • Published: 17 May 2022
  • ISBN: 9780241402870
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 464
  • RRP: $39.99

Dark Horse




Evan Smoak aka Orphan X is back at break-neck speed in a thrilling new adventure

THE HERO
Evan Smoak: former off-the-books assassin - code name Orphan X. His world is divided into those who deserve his help and those who've brought his singular brand of justice upon themselves.

THE VICTIM
A desperate father reaches out. His teenage daughter Anjelina has been kidnapped by a brutal criminal cartel and spirited over the border into Mexico. And while money is no object, Evan soon realises that his prospective client's past is as clouded and compromised as his own.

THE MISSION
If Evan is going to put his life on the line to rescue Anjelina, he must first decide whether he can act on behalf of a bad man. And even then, up against the men who are holding his daughter, there will be no guarantee of success . . .

  • Published: 17 May 2022
  • ISBN: 9780241402870
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 464
  • RRP: $39.99

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About the author

Gregg Hurwitz

Gregg Hurwitz is the New York Times bestselling author of 15 thrillers, including the upcoming ORPHAN X. His novels have been shortlisted for numerous literary awards, graced top ten lists, and have been translated into 25 languages.

He is also a New York Times Bestselling comic book writer, having penned stories for Marvel (Wolverine, Punisher) and DC (Batman, Penguin). Additionally, he's written screenplays for or sold spec scripts to many of the major studios, and written, developed, and produced television for various networks. Gregg resides in Los Angeles.

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Praise for Dark Horse

Praise for the Orphan X Series

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Sheer escapist fantasy . . . Sharp, stylish prose, an immensely entertaining adventure

The Times

A stellar series, and the stories get better with each instalment. [Evan Smoak is] the man you want in your corner when justice is needed

Daily Mail

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

Another jet-fuelled thriller

Shots Magazine

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

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

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

Associated Press

Don't miss this one

Booklist

Nonstop action and relentless pacing are matched by deeply philosophical and powerfully emotional undertones. Unlike comparable series that tend to lose steam after several instalments, this series just gets better as it evolves

Publishers Weekly

Hurwitz gives his seventh Orphan X thriller an epic scope, writing with verve and color . . . A crackerjack thriller that briskly enhances the legend of Orphan X

Kirkus

The Orphan X series has always been about moral ambiguity and the razor-thin line separating right from wrong, but this novel takes Evan even farther down the dark road than he's been before . . . Evan Smoak is one of thrillerdom's most compelling characters, and Hurwitz keeps revealing new aspects of his complex personality. Another sure-fire hit

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