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 in the Orphan Program is reaching out 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.
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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