Orphan X, Gregg Hurwitz | Book Review

Orphan X opening line: Evan’s twelve-year-old body is stiff in the cushy passenger seat of the black sedan as he is driven in silence.

Orphan X

My blurb:

Realizing that the Orphan Programme is not just about him means that Orphan X’s life is at risk. He is a man of many skills and many of them have to do with how to kill someone. But if he is so well trained does that mean the opposition is as well? He has escaped from the Programme to lead a life helping others get away from what is bad for them. He asks only two things of those he helps. That they help one other person and that they are sure they want to change their lives.

Orphan X:
‘Do you need my help?’

It was always the first question he asked. They called him when they had nowhere else to turn.As a boy he was taken from an orphanage, then raised and trained. As part of a top-secret programme, he was sent out do the things his government denied any knowledge of.

Then he broke with the programme, using everything he’d learned to disappear. He wanted to help the desperate and deserving.

But now someone’s on his tail. Someone who has issues with his past. Someone who knows he was once known simply as Orphan X.

My verdict:

I did not want to turn the light off and stop reading this book. And if there is a follow up novel I will be standing first in line to get a copy. This was a page turner that I can highly recommend.

Publishing information:
ISBN: 9-781-40591-071-2
Format: Trade Paperback
Published: February 2016


Disclosure: I was sent the book to review by Penguin Books South Africa. I was not required to write a positive review. This post is in line with my blogging policy.

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7 thoughts on “Orphan X, Gregg Hurwitz | Book Review

  1. That is a recommendation! I’m taking note Tandy. I’ll be free to read during the holidays.

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