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Come join us! Sign up to participate in the next event in Macmillan’s Book + Author series: a virtual book club event with Gregg Hurwitz for the first book in his bestselling Orphan X series. We've partnered with Macmillan to bring this opportunity to book club members across the country, who can tune in to hear a discussion with fellow author Mark Greaney and participate in the live Q&A. Register through the link below.
Event Title: Book + Author: Gregg Hurwitz
Event Date: Thursday, October 28, 2021
Event Time: 7:00 PM ET
The Nowhere Man is a legendary figure spoken about only in whispers. It’s said that when he’s reached by the truly desperate and deserving, the Nowhere Man can and will do anything to protect and save them. But he’s not merely a legend.
Evan Smoak is a man with skills, resources, and a personal mission to help those with nowhere else to turn. He’s also a man with a dangerous past. Chosen as a child, he was raised and trained as an Orphan, an off-the-books black box program designed to create the perfect deniable intelligence asset: An assassin. Evan was Orphan X—until he broke with the program and used everything he learned to disappear. But now someone is on his tail. Someone with similar skills and training who will exploit Evan’s secret new identity as the Nowhere Man to eliminate him.
Title: Orphan X (#1)
Comments: The best mystery-thriller series you've never heard of. Hurwitz has been writing thrillers since the 90s, and he's just one of those whose books fly under the radar. But this particular series featuring Evan Smoak, aka Orphan X, really deserves greater attention within the thriller genre.
Title: Into the Fire (Orphan X #5)
Comments: In this 5th installment of Orphan X's adventures, once again all the ingredients for a smart action-thriller are here: a deadly assassin on the trail of an innocent victim, the last-resort call for help on The Nowhere Man's "bat-phone" hotline, and the good vigilante who can operate outside the law to save the day. But this time, the villain has more layers than a bad onion, and Orphan X must follow the crooked trail. With a hydra-head plot like this, you're kept guessing all the way down the line.
Hurwitz's Orphan X series just keeps getting better and better. This time around Evan has to decide if he should help someone who's arguably not an innocent (or even a "good") person. The setting this episode has the dry, southwestern flavors of the show "Breaking Bad" and plenty of U.S./Mexico Cartel action -- which I thoroughly enjoyed.