Trinity Tomes 7 - Orphan X

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11 October 2021 17:30-18:30
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Join us to hear from Gregg Hurwitz (1995) about his bestselling thriller series Orphan X. Gregg will be joined by his publisher Rowland White for this 'in conversation' event. 

Prodigal Son is the most recent novel in the Orphan X series.

Forced into retirement, Evan Smoak gets an urgent request for help from someone he didn't even suspect existed.

As a boy, Evan Smoak was pulled out of a foster home and trained in an off-the-books operation known as the Orphan Program. He was a government assassin, perhaps the best, known to a few insiders as Orphan X. He eventually broke with the Program and adopted a new name – The Nowhere Man―and a new mission, helping the most desperate in their times of trouble. But the highest power in the country has made him a tempting offer - in exchange for an unofficial pardon, he must stop his clandestine activities as The Nowhere Man. Now Evan has to do the one thing he’s least equipped to do – live a normal life.

But then he gets a call for help from the one person he never expected. A woman claiming to have given him up for adoption, a woman he never knew – his mother. Her unlikely request: help Andrew Duran – a man whose life has gone off the rails, who was in the wrong place at the wrong time, bringing him to the deadly attention of very powerful figures. Now a brutal brother & sister assassination team are after him and with no one to turn to, and no safe place to hide, Evan is Duran’s only option. But when the hidden cabal catches on to what Evan is doing, everything he’s fought for is on the line– including his own life.

Dark Horse is the next novel which is coming out in February. 

Evan Smoak is a man with many identities and a challenging past.

As Orphan X, he was a government assassin for the off-the-books Orphan Program. After he broke with the Program, he adopted a new name and a new mission--The Nowhere Man, helping the most desperate in their times of trouble. Having just survived an attack on his life, and the complete devastation of his base of operations, as well as his complicated (and deepening) relationship with his neighbor Mia Hall, Evan isn't interested in taking on a new mission. But one finds him anyway.

Aragon Urrea is a kingpin of a major drug-dealing operation in South Texas. He's also the patron of the local area--supplying employment in legitimate operations, providing help to the helpless, rough justice to the downtrodden, and a future to a people normally with little hope. He's complicated--a not completely good man, who does bad things for often good reasons. However, for all his money and power, he is helpless when one of the most vicious cartels kidnaps his innocent eighteen year old daughter, spiriting her away into the armored complex that is their headquarters in Mexico. With no other way to rescue his daughter, he turns to The Nowhere Man.

Now not only must Evan figure out how to get into the impregnible fortress of a heavily armed, deeply paranoid cartel leader, but he must decide if he should help a very bad man--no matter how just the cause.

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About

Gregg Hurwitz

Gregg Hurwitz is the New York Times #1 internationally bestselling author of 22 thrillers including the Orphan X series. His novels have won numerous literary awards and have been published in 33 languages. Gregg currently serves as the Co-President of International Thriller Writers (ITW). Additionally, he’s written screenplays and television scripts for many of the major studios and networks, comics for DC and Marvel, and political and culture pieces for Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, and others. Gregg lives with his Rhodesian ridgebacks in Los Angeles, where he continues to play soccer, frequently injuring himself.

About

Rowland White

Rowland White has worked in publishing for over twenty years.  Now Publishing Director at Penguin Michael Joseph, a division of Penguin Random House, he has a broad list, publishing across both fiction and non-fiction that ranges from thrillers to humour, biography to history, and sport to narrative non-fiction. Recent titles have included Airhead by Emily Maitlis, Tomorrow Will be a Good Day by Captain Sir Tom Moore, Unnatural Causes by Dr Richard Shepherd, the Ladybird Books for Grown-ups phenomenon and Gregg Hurwitz’s Sunday Times No.1 bestselling Orphan X series.  He lives near Cambridge.