Orphan X (Hardcover)

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WOW!  I love nothing more than a good thriller and this one is slam-dunk, nail on the head, fantastically brilliant!   From the first page, Evan is a man you like and he is extremely impressive at everything he does.  He has all the gadgets like a James Bond and the coolest penthouse ever.  And don’t think what he does will sound far-fetched - You will race to the end but it is so darn good that you want it to go on forever and I am excited that this is the first of a series, which means we get to see more of Evan Smoak.  I’ll make you a bet that Evan becomes bigger than a Jack Reacher has been, as far as fantastic characters in books.  It’s the kind of thriller you will read a 2nd time.  And it’s very human, including a sweet young boy who uses balloons in a clever way when he needs help.  Do not, I repeat – DO NOT miss this book.

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""Orphan X" is the most gripping, high-octane thriller I've read in a long, long time. Hang onto your seat because Gregg Hurwitz will take you on a dizzying ride you'll not soon forget " -Tess Gerritsen

The Nowhere Man is a legendary figure spoken about only in whispers. It's said that when he's reached by the truly desperate and deserving, the Nowhere Man can and will do anything to protect and save them.

But he's no legend.

Evan Smoak is a man with skills, resources, and a personal mission to help those with nowhere else to turn. He's also a man with a dangerous past. Chosen as a child, he was raised and trained as part of the off-the-books black box Orphan program, designed to create the perfect deniable intelligence assets---i.e. assassins. He was Orphan X. Evan broke with the program, using everything he learned to disappear.

Now, however, someone is on his tail. Someone with similar skills and training. Someone who knows Orphan X. Someone who is getting closer and closer. And will exploit Evan's weakness---his work as The Nowhere Man---to find him and eliminate him. Grabbing the reader from the very first page, Orphan X is a masterful thriller, the first in Gregg Hurwitz's electrifying new series featuring Evan Smoak.

About the Author

GREGG HURWITZ is the New York Times bestselling author of 17 novels, most recently, The Nowhere Man. His novels have been shortlisted for numerous literary awards, graced top ten lists, and have been published in 30 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 (The Book of Henry), and written, developed, and produced television for various networks. Gregg resides in Los Angeles.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781250067845
ISBN-10: 1250067847
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Publication Date: January 19th, 2016
Pages: 368
Language: English
Series: Evan Smoak