Evan Smoak—government assassin gone rogue—returns in Hellbent, an engrossing, unputdownable thriller from Gregg Hurwitz, the latest in his #1 international bestselling Orphan X series.Taken from a group home at age twelve, Evan Smoak was raised and trained as an off-the-books government assassin: Orphan X. After he broke with the Orphan Program, Evan disappeared and reinvented himself as the Nowhere Man, a man spoken about only in whispers and dedicated to helping the truly desperate.But this time, the voice on the other end is Jack Johns, the man who raised and trained him, the only father Evan has ever known. Secret government forces are busy trying to scrub the remaining assets and traces of the Orphan Program and they have finally tracked down Jack. With little time remaining, Jack gives Evan his last assignment: find and protect his last protégé and recruit for the program.But Evan isn’t the only one after this last Orphan—the new head of the Orphan Program, Van Sciver, is mustering all the assets at his disposal to take out both Evan (Orphan X) and the target he is trying to protect.
San Francisco born author, Gregg Hurwitz, has written 21 thrillers that gained best seller status, and two award winning thrillers for teens. Having been published in 32 languages, his books have won numerous literary awards.
Hurwitz has also written screenplays or scripts for major studios, and has also written for major TV networks. He also adds to his prestigious literary resume by being a bestselling comic book writer for Marvel and DC Comics. Basically, he is a very well-rounded writer.
Gregg is also on a mission to end political polarization on college campuses. He has had editorial pieces, concerning that subject, published in The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, and others publications.
Hurwitz was the undergraduate scholar-athlete of the year at Harvard, recognizing his pole vaulting skills. As a Knox fellow, he also played soccer in England. He is married and lives in LA with his wife and two daughters.......and still plays a little soccer.
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