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Buy a Bullet (A free Orphan X ebook short story)
Author: Gregg Hurwitz
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 1405934433
Pages: 100
Year: 2017-12-07
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AN EXCLUSIVE EBOOK SHORT STORY, NOT A FULL-LENGTH NOVEL. Taken from a children's home as a young boy, Evan Smoak was a trained to become a government operative known as Orphan X. But then he broke with the programme. Now living out of sight and out of reach of his former employers, Evan chances upon a young woman in a coffee shop in Northern California who needs his help. Brutalized and under the control of a very powerful, dangerous man, she knows her life is at risk if she doesn't escape. And Evan knows that only a man with his particular set of skills has any chance of setting her free. His next move was never in doubt. Buy A Bullet is the story of the day Orphan X became The Nowhere Man. Praise for Orphan X: 'Outstanding in every way' LEE CHILD 'Read this book. You will thank me later' DAVID BALDACCI 'The most gripping thriller I've read in a long, long time!' TESS GERRITSEN 'The page-turner of the season is Orphan X ... Wonderful' THE TIMES 'Memorable as hell' JAMES PATTERSON 'The most exciting thriller I've read since The Bourne Identity' ROBERT CRAIS 'A page-turning masterpiece' JONATHAN KELLERMAN 'A new series character to rival Reacher' 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 . . . Orphan X is tight and tense in all the right places . . . Orphan X is weapons-grade thriller-writing from a modern master.' GUARDIAN 'Pure nail-biting stay-up-all-night suspense' HARLAN COBEN '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 'Mind blowing! A perfect mix of Jason Bourne and Jack Reacher' LISA GARDNER 'Bond, Frodo, Paddington Bear - some of literature's greatest heroes have been orphans. Add Orphan X's Evan Smoak to the list' SHORTLIST 'Orphan X is outstanding . . . a smart, stylish, state-of-the-art thriller' WASHINGTON POST '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' PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY 'A masterpiece of suspense and thrills . . . Turn off the real world and dive into this amazing start to a new series' ASSOCIATED PRESS
Orphan X
Author: Gregg Hurwitz
Publisher: Minotaur Books
ISBN: 1466876514
Pages: 368
Year: 2016-01-19
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“Brilliantly conceived and plotted ... Read this book. You’ll thank me later.” -- David Baldacci Includes 7 free chapters of HELLBENT, the latest in the international bestselling Orphan X series. Who is Orphan X? 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. “Excellent...A smart, stylish, state-of-the-art thriller...might give Lee Child’s Jack Reacher books a run for their money.”—The Washington Post 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. “Hurwitz melds nonstop action and high-tech gadgetry...in this excellent series opener.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)
The Nowhere Man
Author: Gregg Hurwitz
Publisher: Minotaur Books
ISBN: 1466876522
Pages: 352
Year: 2017-01-17
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Includes 7 free chapters of HELLBENT, the latest in the international bestselling Orphan X series. Spoken about only in whispers, the Nowhere Man can only be reached by the truly desperate, he can —He will do anything to save them. Evan Smoak is the Nowhere Man. Taken from a group home at twelve, Evan was raised and trained as part of the Orphan Program, an off-the-books operation designed to create deniable intelligence assets—i.e. assassins. Evan was Orphan X. He broke with the Program, using everything he learned to disappear and reinvent himself as the Nowhere Man. But his new life is interrupted when a surprise attack comes from an unlikely angle and Evan is caught unaware. Captured, drugged, and spirited off to a remote location, he finds himself heavily guarded and cut off from everything he knows. His captors think they have him trapped and helpless in a virtual cage but they don’t know who they’re dealing with—or that they’ve trapped themselves inside that cage with one of the deadliest and most resourceful men on earth. Continuing his electrifying series featuring Evan Smoak, Gregg Hurwitz delivers a blistering, compelling new novel in the series launched with the instant international bestseller, Orphan X.
Tell No Lies
Author: Gregg Hurwitz
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0312625529
Pages: 371
Year: 2013-08-20
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Attempting to enter private practice against the wishes of his mother, counselor Daniel Brasher receives a baffling sequence of threats directed toward murder victims and struggles to stop a killer who is outmaneuvering the authorities.
The Rains
Author: Gregg Hurwitz
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 1743772769
Pages: 352
Year: 2018-01-02
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In one terrifying night, the peaceful community of Creek's Cause turns into a war zone. No one under the age of eighteen is safe. Chance Rain and his older brother, Patrick, have already fended off multiple attacks from infected adults by the time they arrive at the school where other young survivors are hiding. Most of the kids they know have been dragged away by once-trusted adults who are now ferocious, inhuman beings. The parasite that transformed them takes hold after people turn eighteen - and Patrick's birthday is only a few days away. Determined to save Patrick's life and the lives of the remaining kids, the brothers embark on a mission to uncover the truth about the parasites--and what they find is horrifying. Battling an enemy not of this earth, Chance and Patrick become humanity's only hope for salvation.
Last Chance
Author: Gregg Hurwitz
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 1743772777
Pages: 384
Year: 2018-01-02
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The New York Times bestselling author of Orphan X returns to Creek's Cause to follow the Rains brothers as they fight an alien threat that has transformed everyone over the age of 18 into ferocious, zombie-like beings. Battling an enemy not of this earth, Chance and Patrick become humanity's only hope for salvation.
The Kill Clause
Author: Gregg Hurwitz
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061746177
Pages: 576
Year: 2009-10-13
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The series that started it all! A riveting and explosive novel, The Kill Clause is a brilliantly inventive tour de force by a powerful new master of suspense. Tim Rackley is a dangerous man of honor, a deputy U.S. marshal who is very good at his job—until everything he believes in is shattered by the brutal murder of his own daughter. Betrayed by an imperfect judicial system, Rackley watches helplessly as the killer walks free on a legal technicality. Devastated, furious, and burning with a righteous need for vengeance, he is suddenly forced to explore his own deadly options—a quest that leads him into a shadowy no-man's-land between justice and the law . . . and into the welcoming fold of "the Commission." A vigilante group made up of people like him—relentless streetwise operators who have each lost a loved one to violent crime—the Commission confronts the failings of a system that sets predators loose to hunt again, cleaning up society's "mistakes" covertly, efficiently, and permanently. But as he is dragged deeper into a deadly morass of hidden agendas and murderous justice, Tim Rackley discovers that playing God is an excruciating and fearsome task. When his new secret life starts coming unwound at an alarming speed, he is suddenly caught in the most terrifying struggle he has ever faced—a desperate battle to save his marriage, his career, his life, his soul . . . and everything left that's worth fighting for.
The Survivor
Author: Gregg Hurwitz
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1250009723
Pages: 384
Year: 2012-08-21
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The #1 international bestselling author of You're Next, unleashes his most accomplished, compelling thriller yet One morning in Los Angeles, Nate Overbay—a divorced former solider suffering from PTSD and slowly dying from ALS — goes to an eleventh-floor bank, climbs out of the bathroom window onto the ledge, and gets ready to end it all. But as he's steeling himself, a crew of robbers bursts into the bank and begins to viciously shoot employees and customers. With nothing to lose, Nate confronts the robbers, taking them out one-by-one. The last man standing leaves Nate with a cryptic warning. Nate soon learns what that message meant. He is kidnapped by Pavlo, a savage Russian mobster and mastermind of the failed heist. Unable to break back into the bank to get the critical item inside, Pavlo gives Nate an ultimatum—break in and get what he needs or watch Pavlo slowly kill the one thing Nate loves most—his ex-wife Janie and his teenaged daughter Cielle—both lost when he came back from Iraq broken and confused. Now he's got one last chance to protect the people he loves, even if it's the last thing he is able to do.
You're Next
Author: Gregg Hurwitz
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1429987413
Pages: 416
Year: 2011-07-05
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Mike Wingate, abandoned by his father at four and raised in foster care, is finally living the life he always dreamed of—he's happily married with a precocious 8-year-old daughter, and his construction company is about to finish a "green" housing development that will secure a solid future for them all. But then something from his own past, a past he doesn't even remember, comes back to visit terror upon him and his family. Shady characters begin threatening Mike and, when he reports them, the police seem more interested in Mike's murky past than in protecting him. Now, with Mike, his wife Annabel and daughter Kat suddenly under attack from all sides, Mike turns to Shep, a dangerous man—and Mike's only true friend— from his childhood days in foster care. Together they will do whatever it takes to protect Mike's family against the hidden men behind the terrifying warning, "You're Next."
Out of the Dark
Author: Gregg Hurwitz
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 1405928557
Pages: 400
Year: 2019-02-07
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THE PRESIDENT For President Jonathan Bennett, reaching the White House was the realisation of lifetime's ambition. He's leader of the free world and the most powerful man on earth. But public support for his administration is wearing thin. And If the truth about his rise to the top was exposed it would bury him. THE ASSASSIN As a boy, Evan Smoak was taken from his foster home and inducted into a top secret Cold War programme. Codenamed Orphan X, he was trained to become a lethal weapon, then despatched around the world to do whatever was required to keep his country safe. When Evan discovered the mission was rotten to the core he got out, using his skills to hide in plain sight while helping those left behind by mainstream justice. THE RECKONING But Evan knows about the President's dark past. And that's dangerous knowledge. To save himself and his country, Evan must ask himself one simple question: how do you kill the most well-protected man on earth? And, when he knows you're coming for him, how do you stay alive long enough to try? One thing is certain: a desperate call for help from another unfortunate in urgent need of Evan's protection isn't going to make it any easier ... Breathtakingly bold, brilliantly accomplished and blisteringly fast-paced, Out of the Dark is The Day of the Jackal for the twenty-first century.
Emporium
Author: Adam Johnson
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101665866
Pages: 256
Year: 2003-03-25
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The "remarkable" (The New Yorker) debut story collection by the author of The Orphan Master's Son (winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize) and the story collection Fortune Smiles (winner of the 2015 National Book Award) An ATF raid, a moonshot gone wrong, a busload of female cancer victims determined to live life to the fullest—these are the compelling terrains Adam Johnson explores in his electrifying debut collection. A lovesick teenage Cajun girl, a gay Canadian astrophysicist, a teenage sniper on the LAPD payroll, a post-apocalyptic bulletproof-vest salesman—each seeks connection and meaning in landscapes made uncertain by the voids that parents and lovers should fill. With imaginative grace and verbal acuity, Johnson is satirical without being cold, clever without being cloying, and heartbreaking without being sentimental. He shreds the veneer of our media-saturated, self-help society, revealing the lonely isolation that binds us all together.
The Short Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald
Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Matthew Joseph Bruccoli
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0684842505
Pages: 797
Year: 1998-04-15
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F. Scott Fitzgerald is best known for his novels such as THE GREAT GATSBY, but during his all-too-brief literary life, he sold some 160 short stories to popular magazines. Here, noted scholar and biographer Matthew Bruccoli assembles in one volume the full scope of the best of Fitzgerald's short fiction. These 43 sparkling masterpieces are offered in a handsome Scribner Classics edition, perfect for the home library.
Orphan Slave Son
Author: Ben Pasley
Publisher:
ISBN: 0982543468
Pages: 182
Year: 2011-04
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Every Christian believer struggles with the tensions between his new nature as a son in the Father's family, and the old natures of slavery and orphanhood. This book is about learning to both identify and overcome these old mindsets of slavery and orphanhood so that we can walk in the joy and freedom of sonship. Especially designed for leaders, this book is a deep look into these three worldviews and it offers very practical steps to learning to live victoriously as a son.
Escape Artist
Author: Mark Sullivan
Publisher: Minotaur Books
ISBN: 1466813660
Pages: 32
Year: 2012-08-14
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From the author of Beneath a Scarlet Sky comes "A compelling, page-turning blend of spy and caper fiction: it's Robin Hood for the twenty-first century." –Jeff Abbott Robin Monarch is a world-class thief and a highly skilled operative––a man with skills, a rigid code of honor, powerful friends and implacable enemies. In ‘Escape Artist,' Monarch's abilities––and his nerve––are both tested when he's sent deep into the jungles of the Congo, into the encampment of an army of boy-soldiers under the leadership of a man calling himself Lieutenant Zed. He's undercover as a black market diamond dealer. His job is to steal the largest, most perfect diamond yet seen before Zed is able to sell it and use the proceeds to continue waging war. But as any thief could tell you, getting in is the easy part. Getting out, however, from the heart of an unfamiliar jungle with a hostile ‘army' at your back, requires more skill and luck that even Robin Monarch can count on. Robin Monarch––called "one of the most compelling heroes since Jason Bourne" (Lisa Gardner)––is introduced in this chilling, nerve-wracking story.
The Noonday Demon
Author: Andrew Solomon
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 145161103X
Pages: 576
Year: 2014-09-16
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The author offers a look at depression, drawing on his own battle with the illness and interviews with fellow sufferers, researchers, and doctors to assess the disease's complexities, causes, symptoms, and available therapies.