Reviews

  • 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 the most gripping, high-octane thriller I've read in a long, long time!

    Tess Gerritsen
  • Memorable as hell

    James Patterson
  • The page-turner of the season is Orphan X . . . Wonderful

    Times
  • 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
  • Orphan X is most exciting new series character since Jack Reacher. A page-turning masterpiece of suspense

    Jonathan Kellerman
  • A new series character to rival Reacher . . . anyone reading Orphan X won't be surprised that a cadre of peers, from Tess Gerritsen to Lee Child, have lined up to praise it

    Independent
  • A masterpiece of suspense and thrills . . . Turn off the real world and dive into this amazing start to a new series

    Daily Mail
  • 'There is a pristine classicism to Gregg Hurwitz's Orphan X, which borrows from Robert Ludlum and superhero lore to bring us Evan Smoak, adopted as a child by a shadowy figure called Jack and trained to be an assassin as part of a secret US government scheme. When the Orphan programme (as it is known) is disbanded, Evan moves to California and devotes himself to good works - taking out a slum-landlord paedophile cop, for example, after his victim calls Evan's special number. However, his meticulously compartmentalised life makes him vulnerable . . . Orphan X is tight and tense in all the right places. But it wouldn't work half as well if we didn't feel Evan's pain and share his panic as the worst-case scenario unfolds: another former Orphan, with a less noble agenda, seems to be hunting him. Orphan X is weapons-grade thriller-writing from a modern master

    Guardian