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Out of the Dark: The gripping Sunday Times bestselling thriller

Out of the Dark: The gripping Sunday Times bestselling thriller

As a boy, Evan Smoak was taken from the orphanage he called home and inducted into a top secret Cold War programme. Trained as a lethal weapon, he and his fellow recruits were sent round the world to do the government's dirty work. But the programme was rotten to the core. And no... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780718185497
Barcode 9780718185497
Published 5 February 2019 by Penguin
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Hurwitz, Gregg
Series An Orphan X Thriller
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ISBN-13 9780718185497
ISBN-10 0718185498
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Michael Joseph Ltd
Publication Date 5 February 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Hurwitz, Gregg
Series An Orphan X Thriller
Category Adventure / Thriller
Espionage & Spy Thriller Fiction
Crime & Mystery Fiction
War Fiction
Number of Pages 448
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 32mm
Weight 537g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Crime, Thriller & Adventure
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 813.6
Catalogue Code 955680

Description of this Book

As a boy, Evan Smoak was taken from the orphanage he called home and inducted into a top secret Cold War programme. Trained as a lethal weapon, he and his fellow recruits were sent round the world to do the government's dirty work. But the programme was rotten to the core. And now the man responsible needs things to be nice and clean. All evidence must be destroyed. That includes Evan.To survive, Evan's going to have to take the fight to his nemesis. There's just one problem with that. Jonathan Bennett is President of the United States and Evan isn't his only victim. To save himself - and the country - Evan is going to have to figure out how to kill the most well-protected man on the planet...

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review 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 his best yet - a real celebration of all the strengths Gregg Hurwitz brings to a thriller -- Lee Child Orphan X is most exciting new series character since Jack Reacher. A page-turning masterpiece of suspense -- Jonathan Kellerman Orphan X is the most gripping, high-octane thriller I've read in a long, long time! -- Tess Gerritsen Mind blowing! A perfect mix of Jason Bourne and Jack Reacher -- Lisa Gardner Orphan X is the most exciting thriller I've read since The Bourne Identity ... A new thriller superstar is born! -- Robert Crais 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 * In terms of plot, characters, suspense and innovation, Orphan X is outstanding . . . I've always thought that one reason for Tom Clancy's success was the endless detail he provided about military hardware, and that the James Bond novels benefited from the loving attention Ian Fleming devoted to the martinis, expensive cars and gorgeous women he so admired. Hurwitz outdoes both writers . . . Orphan X is a smart, stylish, state-of-the-art thriller. It's also the start of a series, one that might give Lee Child's Jack Reacher books a run for their money * Washington Post * A masterpiece of suspense and thrills . . . Turn off the real world and dive into this amazing start to a new series * Associated Press *

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Author's Bio

Gregg Hurwitz is the Sunday Times bestselling author of Orphan X and The Nowhere Man, the first Evan Smoak novels. He is also the author of You're Next, The Survivor, Tell No Lies and Don't Look Back. A graduate of Harvard and Oxford universities, he lives with his family in LA, where he also writes for the screen, TV and comics, including Wolverine and Batman.

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