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Hellbent

An Orphan X Novel

by Gregg Hurwitz

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Hellbent by Gregg Hurwitz
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  • Publishes in USA 
    Jan 30, 2018
    416 pages
    Genre: Thrillers

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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.

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"Starred Review. This is a great novel... do not miss this one." - Booklist

"The master killer hoping for redemption and struggling to relate to others emotionally may be a genre cliché, but such details as Evan's sleeping on a bed levitated by magnets are sure to please fans of the Roger Moore Bond films." - Publishers Weekly

"This one is personal... fans of the first two books will enjoy this nail-biting, twisty thriller." - Library Journal

"As well-done as the rest of the series and bloody good fun." - Kirkus Reviews

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Gregg Hurwitz Author Biography

Gregg Hurwitz grew up in the Bay Area. While completing a BA from Harvard ('95) and a masters from Trinity College, Oxford in Shakespearean tragedy ('96), he wrote his first novel.

He is the New York Times bestselling author of 15 thrillers, most recently, Orphan X. His novels have been shortlisted for numerous literary awards, graced top ten lists, and have been translated into 27 languages.

He is also a New York Times Bestselling comic book writer, having penned stories for Marvel (Wolverine) and DC (Batman). Additionally, he's written screenplays for or sold spec scripts to many of the major studios, and written, developed, and produced television for various networks. Gregg resides in Los Angeles.

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