SLCL: Gregg Hurwitz

Thursday, February 15, 2024 - 7:00pm

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Once a black ops assassin known as Orphan X, Evan Smoak went deep underground, and reinvented himself as someone who will risk anything to help the truly desperate. Now struggling with a personal crisis, Evan goes back to the very basics of his mission - and this time, the truly desperate is a little girl who wants to find her missing dog. This unlikely job quickly explodes into his biggest mission yet, one that finds him battered between AI technocrat billionaires, a mysterious female assassin, and gut-wrenching personal stakes.

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Thursday, February 15, 2024
7:00 p.m.
 
GREGG HURWITZ is the New York Times #1 internationally bestselling author of 24 thrillers including the ORPHAN X series. His novels have won numerous literary awards and have been published in 33 languages. Gregg currently serves as the Co-President of International Thriller Writers (ITW). Additionally, he's written screenplays and television scripts for many of the major studios and television networks. He lives in Los Angeles.
 
 

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.

 

Review Quotes:

"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

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Books: 
Lone Wolf: An Orphan X Novel By Gregg Hurwitz Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9781250871732
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Published: Minotaur Books - February 13th, 2024

The Last Orphan: An Orphan X Novel By Gregg Hurwitz Cover Image
$12.00
ISBN: 9781250336538
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Published: Minotaur Books - February 6th, 2024

Orphan X: A Novel By Gregg Hurwitz Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781250097200
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Published: St. Martin's Paperbacks - November 1st, 2016

The Nowhere Man: An Orphan X Novel By Gregg Hurwitz Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781250136473
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Published: St. Martin's Paperbacks - October 31st, 2017

Orphan X: A Novel By Gregg Hurwitz Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250758798
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Published: Minotaur Books - October 27th, 2020