Lone Wolf: An Orphan X Novel (Hardcover)
The New York Times bestselling Orphan X returns in this "crackerjack new thriller" (Kirkus Reviews) and "crushingly brilliant piece of fiction" (Best Thriller Books)!
Once a black ops government assassin known as Orphan X, Evan Smoak left the Program, went deep underground, and reinvented himself as someone who will go anywhere and risk everything to help the truly desperate who have nowhere else to turn. Since then, Evan has fought international crime syndicates and drug cartels, faced down the most powerful people in the world and even brought down a president. Now struggling with an unexpected personal crisis, Evan goes back to the very basics of his mission - and this time, the truly desperate is a little girl who wants him to find her missing dog.
Not his usual mission, and not one Evan embraces with enthusiasm, but this unlikely, tiny job quickly explodes into his biggest mission yet, one that finds him battered between twisted AI technocrat billionaires, a mysterious female assassin who seems a mirror of himself, and personal stakes so gut-wrenching he can scarcely make sense of them.
Evan's mission pushes him to his limit - he must find and take down the assassin known only as the Wolf, before she succeeds in completing her mission and killing the people who can identify her - a teenaged daughter of her last target, and Evan himself. Matched skill for skill, instinct for instinct, Evan must outwit an opponent who will literally stop at nothing if he is to survive.
"Gregg Hurwitz seems to have found a new gear as he kicks things up a notch, ramping up the action and tension to deliver the most fascinating and compelling Orphan X novel to date. Think Jason Bourne on steroids... Lone Wolf is one of the year’s first must-read thrillers." —The Real Book Spy
"The series has always been a blend of Batman, the Equalizer, and Vince Flynn's Mitch Rapp, and Lone Wolf reinforces why it continues to be great nine novels in. Newcomers to Evan's adventures should feel fine starting here before diving into the others." —First Clue
"Lone Wolf is a crushingly brilliant piece of fiction." —Best Thriller Books
"There is simply no one writing thrillers like Gregg Hurwitz...Evan Smoak, the fascinating, richly imagined protagonist at the heart of the Orphan X series, leaps off the page. If you haven’t read Gregg Hurwitz, you’re missing out.” —Lisa Unger
"You can never go wrong with an Orphan X book. No, scratch that. An Orphan X book will never fail to blow your fucking mind." —Best Thriller Books
"Hurwitz continues to dazzle." —Booklist
"Another crackling caper for the solitary Orphan X." —Kirkus Reviews
"Reading an Orphan X tale is truly a guilty pleasure, akin to eating dessert before dinner." —Mystery and Suspense Magazine
"The suspense that builds surrounding the final battle...keeps driving LONE WOLF forward with the velocity of a speeding bullet...This might be his best Orphan X thriller yet." —Bookreporter