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Orphan X

(2016)
(The first book in the Orphan X series)
A novel by

 
 
“Brilliantly conceived and plotted … Read this book. You’ll thank me later.” -- David Baldacci

The first in the international bestselling series!

Who is Orphan X?

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 not merely a legend.

“Excellent…A smart, stylish, state-of-the-art thriller…might give Lee Child’s Jack Reacher books a run for their money.”—The Washington Post

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 an Orphan, an off-the-books black box program designed to create the perfect deniable intelligence asset: An assassin. Evan was Orphan X—until he broke with the program and used everything he learned to disappear. But now someone is on his tail. Someone with similar skills and training who will exploit Evan’s secret new identity as the Nowhere Man to eliminate him.

“Hurwitz melds nonstop action and high-tech gadgetry…in this excellent series opener.”
Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"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." - David Baldacci

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

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

"Mind blowing! A perfect mix of Jason Bourne and Jack Reacher." - Lisa Gardner

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

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

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


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Hardback Editions

March 2016 : UK Hardback
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Title: Orphan X (An Orphan X Thriller)
Author(s): Gregg Hurwitz
ISBN: 0-7181-8184-0 / 978-0-7181-8184-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Michael Joseph
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February 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: Orphan X (Thorndike Press Large Print Basic)
Author(s): Gregg Hurwitz
ISBN: 1-4104-8637-0 / 978-1-4104-8637-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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January 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: Orphan X (Orphan X, 1)
Author(s): Gregg Hurwitz
ISBN: 1-250-06784-7 / 978-1-250-06784-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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Paperback Editions

October 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: Orphan X (Orphan X, 1)
Author(s): Gregg Hurwitz
ISBN: 1-250-75879-3 / 978-1-250-75879-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur
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April 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Orphan X: A Novel (Orphan X, 1)
Author(s): Gregg Hurwitz
ISBN: 1-250-30081-9 / 978-1-250-30081-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
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August 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Orphan X (An Orphan X Thriller)
Author(s): Gregg Hurwitz
ISBN: 1-4059-3533-2 / 978-1-4059-3533-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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January 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: Orphan X (An Orphan X Thriller)
Author(s): Gregg Hurwitz
ISBN: 1-4059-1070-4 / 978-1-4059-1070-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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November 2016 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Orphan X: A Novel (Orphan X, 1)
Author(s): Gregg Hurwitz
ISBN: 1-250-09720-7 / 978-1-250-09720-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
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January 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: Orphan X (An Orphan X Thriller)
Author(s): Gregg Hurwitz
ISBN: 1-4059-2889-1 / 978-1-4059-2889-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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January 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: Orphan X (An Orphan X Thriller)
Author(s): Gregg Hurwitz
ISBN: 1-4059-1071-2 / 978-1-4059-1071-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Michael Joseph
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Audio Editions

December 2020 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Into the Fire: An Orphan X Novel (Evan Smoak, 5)
Author(s): Gregg Hurwitz
ISBN: 1-5226-4981-6 / 978-1-5226-4981-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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November 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Orphan X (Evan Smoak)
Author(s): Gregg Hurwitz
ISBN: 1-4915-5198-4 / 978-1-4915-5198-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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November 2016 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Orphan X (Evan Smoak)
Author(s): Gregg Hurwitz
ISBN: 1-4915-5285-9 / 978-1-4915-5285-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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September 2016 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Orphan X
Author(s): Gregg Hurwitz
Publisher: Whole Story Audio
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September 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Orphan X
Author(s): Gregg Hurwitz
Publisher: Whole Story Audio
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February 2016 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Orphan X
Author(s): Gregg Hurwitz
ISBN: 1-5100-2514-6 / 978-1-5100-2514-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audio Books
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January 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Orphan X (Evan Smoak)
Author(s): Gregg Hurwitz
ISBN: 1-4915-5194-1 / 978-1-4915-5194-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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January 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Orphan X (Evan Smoak)
Author(s): Gregg Hurwitz
ISBN: 1-4915-5196-8 / 978-1-4915-5196-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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January 2016 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Orphan X (Evan Smoak)
Author(s): Gregg Hurwitz
ISBN: 1-4915-5195-X / 978-1-4915-5195-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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January 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Orphan X: Evan Smoak, Book 1
Author(s): Gregg Hurwitz
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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January 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Orphan X: Evan Smoak, Book 1
Author(s): Gregg Hurwitz
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

April 2016 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Orphan X (An Orphan X Thriller Book 1)
Author(s): Gregg Hurwitz
Publisher: Penguin
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


January 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Orphan X: A Novel
Author(s): Gregg Hurwitz
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA