Author Spotlight: Gregg Hurwitz (1/28/21)

Gregg Hurwitz is the New York Times bestselling author of more than a dozen novels, including his thrilling and addicting Orphan X series.

In its latest installment, former-assassin Evan Smoak is urged out of retirement after receiving an urgent request from the most unexpected caller.


“The Nowhere Man, the former government assassin otherwise known as Orphan X, is now Mr. Ordinary…From the first Smoak novel, 2016’s ORPHAN X, this has been one hell of a series, each volume (this is number six) revealing more about Evan’s deeply troubled past. The writing is pitch-perfect, too, which should come as no surprise to followers of Hurwitz’s career.”–Booklist, starred review

Make sure you’re registered for our Happy Half Hour event with Gregg Hurwitz himself on May 3, 2021.

And, don’t miss the rest of the Orphan X series.


“Another exceptional installment in the ‘Orphan X‘ series, full of action, excitement, and adventure. A must-read for thriller fans.”–Library Journal, starred review


2 starred reviews!

“Enthusiasts of suspense dramas should plan to stay up all night reading this one.”–Library Journal, starred review

“Chases, hand-to-hand combat, and gunfights make the short chapters speed by like automatic gunfire. Hurwitz is at the top of this game in this gritty thriller.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review


“Hurwitz and his Evan Smoak thrillers have been steadily growing in popularity, and this one will accelerate the pace dramatically.”–Booklist, starred review


2 starred reviews!

“As good as ORPHAN X was, this is an even better novel, mostly because of its more claustrophobic setting (the bulk of the story is set in and around the place where Evan is being held), its captivating villain, and the way the author keeps ratcheting up the danger to Evan.”–Booklist, starred review

“Evan’s efforts to elude Van Sciver and company will keep readers on the edge of their seats, but it’s Hurwitz’s engaging, sympathetic characters who place this thriller above the pack.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review


“Hurwitz, known for this kind of adrenaline-producing fiction (notably THE SURVIVOR, 2012), adds enough humanity to the action to make this is a standout, and readers should get in at the start.”–Booklist, starred review

“Bestseller Hurwitz (DON’T LOOK BACK) melds nonstop action and high-tech gadgetry with an acute character study in this excellent series opener.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

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