Hellbent
Gregg Hurwitz

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Narrated By: Scott Brick

Duration: 12 hours and 29 minutes

What to expect

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Hellbent by Greg Hurwitz, read by Scott Brick. A TOP TEN AUDIOBOOK on Audible.

EVAN SMOAK, THE HERO OF ORPHAN X and THE NOWHERE MAN, must save and protect his old mentor Jack.

'OUTSTANDING IN EVERY WAY' LEE CHILD
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'Do you need my help?'

They called him Orphan X. Evan Smoak used to be a government secret weapon.
Then he ran and became the man you call on when you've nowhere else to turn.

This time it's a teenage runaway called Joey.
Like Evan she's no innocent: she was brought up inside the same programme that raised him.

Now Evan must find Joey before those hunting her do.
Which is where the trouble begins.

Because this might not be about Joey at all.
And if it's not, then it must be about Evan.

But finding out why could kill them both ...

'A masterpiece of suspense and thrills' Daily Mail

'The page-turner of the season' The Times

'A rival to Reacher' Independent

Genre

Espionage & spy thriller, War, combat & military fiction, Crime & mystery fiction

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Mind blowing! A perfect mix of Jason Bourne and Jack Reacher

Lisa Gardner

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

Orphan X is the most exciting thriller I've read since The Bourne Identity ... A new thriller superstar is born!

Robert Crais

A new series character to rival Reacher . . . anyone reading Orphan X won't be surprised that a cadre of peers, from Tess Gerritsen to Lee Child, have lined up to praise it

Independent

Orphan X is the most gripping, high-octane thriller I've read in a long, long time!

Tess Gerritsen

A serious contender for best thriller of the year

The Real Book Spy

In terms of plot, characters, suspense and innovation, Orphan X is outstanding . . . I've always thought that one reason for Tom Clancy's success was the endless detail he provided about military hardware, and that the James Bond novels benefited from the loving attention Ian Fleming devoted to the martinis, expensive cars and gorgeous women he so admired. Hurwitz outdoes both writers . . . Orphan X is a smart, stylish, state-of-the-art thriller. It's also the start of a series, one that might give Lee Child's Jack Reacher books a run for their money

WASHINGTON POST

Orphan X blows the doors off most thrillers I've read and catapults the readers on a cat-and-mouse that feels like a missile launch. Read this book. You will thank me later

David Baldacci

This is a great novel ... Do not miss this one

Booklist

As well-done as the rest of the series and bloody good fun

Kirkus

Nail-biting, twisty thriller . . . [that will] appeal to devotees of Robert Ludlum's "Bourne" series

Library Journal

A masterpiece of suspense and thrills . . . Turn off the real world and dive into this amazing start to a new series

Associated Press

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

Publishers Weekly

If Bond and Bourne had a lovechild, Evan would be that end product. We're treated to a superb combination of suspense, action, and plot twists from cover to cover.

Shots Magazine

Orphan X is most exciting new series character since Jack Reacher. A page-turning masterpiece of suspense

Jonathan Kellerman

Orphan X is his best yet - a real celebration of all the strengths Gregg Hurwitz brings to a thriller

Lee Child

Hellbent is Gregg Hurwitz firing on all cylinders

Guardian

Praise for Orphan X