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Title:
Out of the dark

Out of the dark, an Orphan X novel

Orphan X novel

Orphan X novel.
Title:
Out of the dark
Edition:
First U.S. edition.
Publisher Info:
New York : Minotaur Books, 2019.
Physical Description:
388 pages ; 25 cm.
Series:
Orphan X novel

Orphan X novel.
Abstract:
Taken from a group home at age twelve, Evan Smoak was raised and trained as part of the Orphan Program, an off-the-books operation designed to create deniable intelligence assets?i.e. assassins. Evan was Orphan X. He broke with the Program, using everything he learned to disappear and reinvent himself as the Nowhere Man, a man who helps the truly desperate when no one else can. But now Evan's past is catching up to him. With Evan devoting all his skills, resources, and intelligence to find a way through the layers of security that surround the President, suddenly he also has to protect himself against the deadliest of opponents. It's Orphan vs. Orphan with the future of the country?even the world?on the line.

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Summary

Summary

"A shocking stunner in every way. The perfect thriller." --Robert Crais

When darkness closes in--he's your last, best hope. Evan Smoak returns in Gregg Hurwitz's #1 international bestselling Orphan X series.

Taken from a group home at age twelve, Evan Smoak was raised and trained as part of the Orphan Program, an off-the-books operation designed to create deniable intelligence assets--i.e. assassins. Evan was Orphan X. He broke with the Program, using everything he learned to disappear and reinvent himself as the Nowhere Man, a man who helps the truly desperate when no one else can. But now Evan's past is catching up to him.

Someone at the very highest level of government has been trying to eliminate every trace of the Orphan Program by killing all the remaining Orphans and their trainers. After Evan's mentor and the only father he ever knew was killed, he decided to strike back. His target is the man who started the Program and who is now the most heavily guarded person in the world: the President of the United States.

But President Bennett knows that Orphan X is after him and, using weapons of his own, he's decided to counter-attack. Bennett activates the one man who has the skills and experience to track down and take out Orphan X--the first recruit of the Program, Orphan A.

With Evan devoting all his skills, resources, and intelligence to find a way through the layers of security that surround the President, suddenly he also has to protect himself against the deadliest of opponents. It's Orphan vs. Orphan with the future of the country--even the world--on the line.


Author Notes

Gregg Hurwitz grew up in the Bay Area. While completing a BA from Harvard ('95) and a master's from Trinity College, Oxford in Shakespearean tragedy ('96), he wrote his first novel. He was the undergraduate scholar-athlete of the year at Harvard for his pole-vaulting expertise.

Hurwitz is the critically acclaimed, international bestselling author of The Tower, Minutes to Burn, Do No Harm, The Kill Clause, The Program, Troubleshooter, Last Shot, The Crime Writer, Trust No One, They're Watching, You're Next, and Tell No Lies. His books have been nominated for numerous awards, shortlisted for best novel of the year by International Thriller Writers, and nominated for CWA's Ian Fleming Steel Dagger. In addition to novels, he also writes comics for DC. He penned PENGUIN: Pain and Prejudice, and was recently tapped to write BATMAN: The Dark Knight.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

Evan Smoak (aka Orphan X) faces his biggest challenge yet in bestseller Hurwitz's explosive fourth Orphan X novel (after 2018's Hellbent). Taken from a foster home at 12 and raised in the Department of Defense's deep black ops Orphan Program, Evan has long since left the fold and now operates as the Nowhere Man, a private force for vengeance for those in need. The one-time head of the program, Jonathan Bennett, is now the U.S. president and is using all of his official and unofficial resources to eliminate the remaining orphans. Bennett is particularly focused on Evan's first mission in 1997, and Evan's only conclusion is that he must kill the most protected man in the world. Meanwhile, there's a young man in L.A. who needs Evan's special form of channeled violence and an incipient relationship with a single mother district attorney to pursue. Chases, hand-to-hand combat, and gunfights make the short chapters speed by like automatic gunfire. Hurwitz is at the top of this game in this gritty thriller. 150,000-copy announced first printing; author tour. Agent: Lisa Erbach Vance, Aaron Priest Literary Agency. (Jan.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


Booklist Review

Evan Smoak roars back with a vengeance in the fourth Orphan X thriller. Smoak, a former assassin for the U.S. government (he now comes to the aid of people who need his special skills to solve their problems), has decided that there's only one way to avoid suffering the deadly fate of several of his fellow Orphans: he must kill the man who set in motion the plan to exterminate the Orphans and, thus, erase the program's existence. There's one small hiccup, though: the man behind the plan is now the president of the U.S., the most protected person in the world. Given that each entry in the Orphan series finds Evan tackling his most difficult mission so far, one might think that, by the fourth time around, the author might be falling into the trap of so many movie sequels that must be bigger and more explosive than what came before. But, no: this installment is as tightly plotted, efficiently written, and, yes, as curiously plausible as its predecessors. If Jack Reacher fans haven't checked out Smoak yet, they're missing a sure bet.--David Pitt Copyright 2018 Booklist