The Last Orphan: The Thrilling Orphan X Sunday Times Bestseller (An Orphan X Novel)

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The Last Orphan: The Thrilling Orphan X Sunday Times Bestseller (An Orphan X Novel)

The Last Orphan: The Thrilling Orphan X Sunday Times Bestseller (An Orphan X Novel)

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The problem is that killing Devine would go against Evan’s code. Evan won’t work for organised crime, state bodies or political causes. He’ll only use his skills to help people who really need it –basically, the victims of those listed above. He’ll only kill someone who deserves it. A heavily-armed counter-assault team, a convoy of tactical vehicles, air support, a large animal sedative, arm and leg restraints, a hood, mouthguard – This was not your average invitation to meet with the President. What was the funniest thing you ever saw on the job?” The Australians gathered closer around the cop now, indulging him.

I'm not sure if it was too many characters or the fact that the narrative rapidly switches between them (sometimes in the same chapter), but something about it didn't grip me the way I wanted it to. The narration was decent but verged a little bit on too much telling, and that took me out of it a bit. I borrowed this book from a library at work and could not put it down. It was gripping, beautiful and I loved the history represented.One thing becomes clear to the President soon enough: no one should ever try to force Evan's hand. Because putting Orphan X in an impossible spot only makes him more dangerous . . . He has a secret phone number. Or so the story goes. The number gets passed around, and when you call it, he answers, ‘Can I help you?’”

Not just any glacier, but Langjökull, the behemoth nearest Iceland’s capital. Fifteen hundred meters above sea level, the air was frigid enough that Evan sensed it leaking between his teeth, even within the fireplace-warmed interior of the pop-up bar. Smashed between the two groups, Evan hunkered further into himself and took another sip. He loved drinking. The bartender gave him another shot, this time safeguarding it through the handoff. “American?” he asked. “What did you come to Iceland for? Business? Whale watching?” There is simply no one writing thrillers like Gregg Hurwitz. He’s a beautiful writer who dives deep into character but never takes his foot off the gas when it comes to action and suspense. If you haven’t read Gregg Hurwitz, you’re missing out.”—Lisa Unger, New York Times bestselling author of The New Couple in 5B A tasty, if not always tasteful, tale of supernatural mayhem that fans of King and Crichton alike will enjoy.Just when I thought the Orphan X novels couldn’t get any better, Gregg Hurwitz takes the series to an even higher level. The Last Orphan is pulse-pounding, heart-stopping, and thought-provoking. I loved it.”—Meg Gardiner, #1 New York Times bestselling author I won this book on Goodreads and was so grateful. What a great, powerful, riveting story told during the civil war. A fantastic storyline as well as having very likeable characters. I couldn't put it down. Evan stared at the pool of vodka puddled on the bar between his hands. Then up at the bartender, a pale Nordic towhead. “Would you like to talk to them?” Evan said. “Or should I?” Gregg Hurwitz has never taken his foot off the gas pedal. The Last Orphan continues his trend of complex thrills with an engaging protagonist." — Bookreporter If these children could heal, shouldn’t Rosie be able to as well? What made her grief so strong that it kept her from trying again, from learning to live, to really live, and to love once more?

From the moment the children arrive, Rosie is rushed off her feet as she welcomes the new arrivals. But when she notices one particularly quiet girl, who has isolated herself from the other children, Rosie senses a wealth of sadness inside Frieda similar to her own and becomes determined to help her. The cop cupped his hands and blew into them. “They say he’s walked straight into the headquarters of some of the most fearsome men alive. Outnumbered twenty to one. And when they sneer at him, he doesn’t bat an eye. He just stares at them and says…” The theatrical pause overstayed its welcome. “‘Do I look like I’m someone who you can frighten?’” Evan is a product of the Orphan program. A child with no parents to care for him, he was trained in weaponry, combat and killing, as well as in how to control his emotions, evade his enemies and survive brutal interrogations. He’s a human weapon, a bit like Jason Bourne, and there’s a character similar to Evan, but on the Russian side, in Cry Wolf by Hans Rosenfeldt. A stellar series, and the stories get better with each instalment. [Evan Smoak is] the man you want in your corner when justice is needed Daily Mail I was a little confused by the title as the story jumps around a bit between the character who is the last orphan and other characters. Once I read the afterword the title made more sense. That would be my only thing I would say to other readers is the story isn't all about this last orphan, Thomas, and yet it is.Laughter. The next round of drinks arrived for the ladies—a vomitous concoction sugared up with pink grapefruit, elderflower cordial, soda, and topped with a cherry tomato. It looked like a salad in a glass. Gregg Hurwitz is the New York Times bestselling author of 15 thrillers, including the upcoming ORPHAN X. His novels have been shortlisted for numerous literary awards, graced top ten lists, and have been translated into 25 languages.

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