Orphan X - An Orphan X Novel (Paperback)
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Orphan X - An Orphan X Novel (Paperback)

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Published: 01/09/2016
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'Outstanding in every way' Lee Child

'The page turned of the season' The Times
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'Do you need my help?'
It was the first question he asked.
They called him when they had nowhere else to turn.

As a boy Evan Smoak was taken from an orphanage.
Raised and trained in a top secret programme, he was sent to bad places to do things the government denied ever happened.

Then he broke with the programme, using what he'd learned to vanish. Now he helps the desperate and deserving.

But someone's on his trail.

Someone who knows his past and believes that the boy once known as Orphan X must die . . .
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'Read this book. You will thank me later' David Baldacci

'A rival to reacher' The Independent

If you loved Orphan X, read the gripping follow-up The Nowhere Man and brand new sequel Out of the Dark!

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781405910705
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 314 g
Dimensions: 197 x 128 x 26 mm


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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

Orphan X is the most gripping, high-octane thriller I've read in a long, long time!

Memorable as hell

The page-turner of the season is Orphan X . . . Wonderful - Times

Orphan X is his best yet - a real celebration of all the strengths Gregg Hurwitz brings to a thriller

Orphan X is the most exciting thriller I've read since The Bourne Identity ... A new thriller superstar is born!

Orphan X is most exciting new series character since Jack Reacher. A page-turning masterpiece of suspense

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

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

'There is a pristine classicism to Gregg Hurwitz's Orphan X, which borrows from Robert Ludlum and superhero lore to bring us Evan Smoak, adopted as a child by a shadowy figure called Jack and trained to be an assassin as part of a secret US government scheme. When the Orphan programme (as it is known) is disbanded, Evan moves to California and devotes himself to good works - taking out a slum-landlord paedophile cop, for example, after his victim calls Evan's special number. However, his meticulously compartmentalised life makes him vulnerable . . . Orphan X is tight and tense in all the right places. But it wouldn't work half as well if we didn't feel Evan's pain and share his panic as the worst-case scenario unfolds: another former Orphan, with a less noble agenda, seems to be hunting him. Orphan X is weapons-grade thriller-writing from a modern master - Guardian

Pure nail-biting stay-up-all-night suspense

Orphan X is not good. Orphan X is great. Whatever you like best in a thriller - action, plot, character, suspense - Orphan X has it

Mind blowing! A perfect mix of Jason Bourne and Jack Reacher

Bond, Frodo, Paddington Bear - some of literature's greatest heroes have been orphans. Add Orphan X's Evan Smoak to the list - Shortlist

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

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“Blown away”

I picked this book up because it was front of store on the recommended table. I couldn't put it down! It's a non stop thrill ride of energy, one mans story of how he was taken, saved and molded into... More

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“Absolutely addictive”

First time reading a thriller and I'm glad I started with Orphan X so just had to order the sequel. I can not wait to read what's next for the NOWHERE MAN.

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“Accidental new favorite series! ”

The cover caught my eye, and the title as well sounded cool, so I decided to pick this up. And if I expected a good book, I didn't expect an amazing book! I totally love the whole secret life Evan is living, and... More

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