Lone Wolf, Gregg Hurwitz

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Lone Wolf opening line: Evan stood where the long dirt road gave over to the desolate heat-miraged loam, staring at the double-wide manufactured home where the man who was presumably his biological father lived, the man Evan had never laid eyes on, the man he had reason to believe was currently inside those four dilapidated walls.

Lone Wolf

My blurb:

Evan is no longer the man he used to be. Orphan X is as far removed from who he is now, as to who he once was. But, his desire to be alone in his missions is becoming less and less viable. He has found himself with a family of sorts. And they keep getting in his way. A young child who calls him Uncle wants his help finding a lost dog. And as much as he does not want to do this, he feels obliged. And that obligation takes him down a path he really did not want to walk.

Lone Wolf
AN ASSASSIN IN FREEFALL: Following a career in which he was always the most dangerous man in the room, ex-government assassin Evan Smoak is the last person his friends should ever have to worry about. But when Evan, formerly codenamed Orphan X, drops out of sight they’re concerned. They were right to be. A personal crisis has left him on his knees.
A RECLUSIVE BILLIONAIRE: If anyone remembered his first name they never cared to use it. But Allman’s lack of empathy hasn’t proven any barrier to building a tech empire whose tentacles reach into every aspect of people’s lives. And in the rush to praise his genius, no one’s asking what it could mean for humanity. Nor what Allman’s got coming next.
A KILLER AT LARGE: Someone is leaving a trail of dead in their wake. Apparently chosen at random, their deaths dressed up as accidents or suicides. The woman responsible is known only as the Wolf and looks to be every bit Evan’s equal. She now has him in her sights.
How does it all connect? What is at stake? And will Evan rediscover the instinct and skill he needs to prevail? Or die trying . . .
My verdict:

I love how Evan is growing into a man with feelings and wants and desires. Recognizing where he is coming from means there is a future to where he is going. And I really cannot wait for the next installment in the life of Orphan X. Even if you have not read any of these books, the Lone Wolf is a fantastic novel.

About the Author:

Gregg Andrew Hurwitz is an American novelist, screenwriter, and comic book writer. Most of his novels are in the thriller fiction genre. His script writing work includes a film adaptation of his book Orphan X, a TV adaptation of Joby Warrick’s Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS, and a screenplay for the 2017 film The Book of Henry. He also has written comic books for comic book publishers like DC Comics and Marvel Comics.

Publishing information:
ISBN 9780241598412
Format Trade Paperback
Published March 2024

Penguin Random House South Africa sent me this novel to review.

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3 thoughts on “Lone Wolf, Gregg Hurwitz

  1. Totally agree with you about Evan and Lone Wolf – I too can’t wait for the next installment.

  2. Totally agree with you about Evan and Lone Wolf – I too can’t wait for the next installment

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