Hellbent: A Dark Conspiracy. An Innocent Victim
Paperback / softback
To some he was Orphan X. Others knew him as the Nowhere Man. But to Jack Johns he was a boy named Evan Smoak. Taken from an orphanage, Evan was raised inside a top secret government programme and trained to become a lethal weapon. By Jack. And yet for all the dangerous skill he instilled in his young charge, Jack Jones cared for Evan like a son. But Jack knew too much about a programme that had gone rotten - he was a loose end that needed to be dealt with. But if you go after the only person who ever treated him like a human being, you can guarantee that the Nowhere Man will be coming for you. Hellbent on making things right . . . With Hellbent, Gregg Hurwitz raises the bar again with a masterclass in hi-octane thriller writing.
If Bond and Bourne had a lovechild, Evan would be that end product. We're treated to a superb combination of suspense, action, and plot twists from cover to cover. * Shots Magazine * Nail-biting, twisty thriller . . . [that will] appeal to devotees of Robert Ludlum's "Bourne" series * Library Journal * This is a great novel ... Do not miss this one * Booklist * As well-done as the rest of the series and bloody good fun * Kirkus * A serious contender for best thriller of the year * The Real Book Spy * Hellbent is Gregg Hurwitz firing on all cylinders * Guardian * Praise for Orphan X * - * 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 the most gripping, high-octane thriller I've read in a long, long time! -- Tess Gerritsen Orphan X is most exciting new series character since Jack Reacher. A page-turning masterpiece of suspense -- Jonathan Kellerman 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 Orphan X is not good. Orphan X is great. Whatever you like best in a thriller - action, plot, character, suspense - Orphan X has it -- Simon Toyne 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 * Bestseller Hurwitz melds non-stop action and high-tech gadgetry with an acute character study in this excellent series opener . . . Evan Smoak is an electrifying character * Publishers Weekly * 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 *