Orphan X

Orphan X?” Hearing his alias spoken aloud for the first time in nearly a decade left his head humming. He'd been identified. Named. The moment he'd been dreading for two-thirds of a lifetime. He pulled the phone away from his mouth, ...

Author: Gregg Hurwitz

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 1466876514

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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“Brilliantly conceived and plotted ... Read this book. You’ll thank me later.” -- David Baldacci The first in the international bestselling series! Who is Orphan X? The Nowhere Man is a legendary figure spoken about only in whispers. It’s said that when he’s reached by the truly desperate and deserving, the Nowhere Man can and will do anything to protect and save them. But he’s not merely a legend. “Excellent...A smart, stylish, state-of-the-art thriller...might give Lee Child’s Jack Reacher books a run for their money.”—The Washington Post Evan Smoak is a man with skills, resources, and a personal mission to help those with nowhere else to turn. He’s also a man with a dangerous past. Chosen as a child, he was raised and trained as an Orphan, an off-the-books black box program designed to create the perfect deniable intelligence asset: An assassin. Evan was Orphan X—until he broke with the program and used everything he learned to disappear. But now someone is on his tail. Someone with similar skills and training who will exploit Evan’s secret new identity as the Nowhere Man to eliminate him. “Hurwitz melds nonstop action and high-tech gadgetry...in this excellent series opener.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Orphan X

Someone with the same skills and training. And who knows the weaknesses of the boy who became Orphan X . . . 'A Masterpiece of suspense and thrills' Daily Mail 'Pure nail-biting stay-up-all-night suspense' Harlan Coben

Author: Gregg Hurwitz

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 1405910720

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

View: 862

PERFECT for LEE CHILD FANS. 'READ THIS BOOK. YOU WILL THANK ME LATER' DAVID BALDACCI 'A RIVAL TO REACHER' The Independent __________ 'Do you need my help?' They called him when they had nowhere else to turn. As a boy Evan Smoak was taken from an orphanage. Raised and trained in a top-secret programme, he was sent to terrible places to do things the government denied ever happened. Then he broke with the programme, using what he'd learned to vanish. Now he helps the desperate and deserving. But someone's on his trail. Someone who knows his past and believes that the boy once known as Orphan X must die . . . 'OUTSTANDING IN EVERY WAY' Lee Child 'THE PAGE TURNER OF THE SEASON' THE TIMES __________ The nail-biting sequel The Nowhere Man is available now . . .

Hellbent

An Orphan X Novel Gregg Hurwitz. And most important, the only Orphan who had ever—in the storied history of the Program—gone rogue. The Program's large-scale data processing had at last spit out a lead, a glimmer of a fishing lure in ...

Author: Gregg Hurwitz

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 1250119189

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 650

Evan Smoak—government assassin gone rogue—returns in Hellbent, an engrossing, unputdownable thriller from Gregg Hurwitz, the latest in his #1 international bestselling Orphan X series. Taken from a group home at age twelve, Evan Smoak was raised and trained as an off-the-books government assassin: Orphan X. After he broke with the Orphan Program, Evan disappeared and reinvented himself as the Nowhere Man, a man spoken about only in whispers and dedicated to helping the truly desperate. But this time, the voice on the other end is Jack Johns, the man who raised and trained him, the only father Evan has ever known. Secret government forces are busy trying to scrub the remaining assets and traces of the Orphan Program and they have finally tracked down Jack. With little time remaining, Jack gives Evan his last assignment: find and protect his last protégé and recruit for the program. But Evan isn’t the only one after this last Orphan—the new head of the Orphan Program, Van Sciver, is mustering all the assets at his disposal to take out both Evan (Orphan X) and the target he is trying to protect.

Artificial Intelligence Programming

The subrequest from the antecedent in this case is ( NOT ( ORPHAN ? X ) ) since the ? X from the implication was not bound to anything . This subrequest unifies with ( NOT ( ORPHAN FRED ) ) giving request variables : { x = FRED } ...

Author: Eugene Charniak

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780898596090

Category: Computers

Page: 533

View: 851

Artificial intelligence research has thrived in the years since this best-selling AI classic was first published. The revision encompasses these advances by adapting its coding to Common Lisp, the well-documented language standard, and by bringing together even more useful programming tools. Today's programmers in AI will find this volume's superior coverage of programming techniques and easily applicable style anything but common.

The Intern

An Orphan X Short Story Gregg Hurwitz. ther h Buc do WC 100 - neck bounce twisted , the man other hand . Crouching to LVGUES avec hea with two DOC Wretch of Gregg Hurwitz THE INTERN An Orphan X Short Story. " READ THIS SERIES .

Author: Gregg Hurwitz

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0241585724

Category: Fiction

Page: 64

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PRE-ORDER A THRILLING SHORT STORY FEATURING ORPHAN X The Nowhere Man is a figure shrouded in secrecy-a near legendary figure who helps the truly desperate, those with nowhere else to turn who are lucky enough to be able to reach out to him. When darkness closes in, the Nowhere Man is your last, best hope. Before he was the Nowhere Man, Evan Smoak was a highly trained government operative known to a few as Orphan X. But he now lives by hiding in plain sight, keeping his head down and his eyes clear. So when a local summer intern for a tabloid news site finds herself trailing an aggressive reporter into a crime zone, things go terribly awry. The only person who can help her is a man with the background and the skills of the Nowhere Man. From New York Times bestselling author Gregg Hurwitz comes an electrifying, original story in his "nerve-shredding" internationally #1 bestsellling Orphan X series.

Try to Remember

It was only in school that I was made to remember, because I was treated as an orphan. X' X' X' X' X' It wasn't very long before my Aunt Blanche arrived from New York. Aunt Blanche was one of Bessie's three sisters.

Author: Jack Orbach

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1469781166

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 312

View: 117

This riveting family saga about the son of a Polish-Jewish immigant to Canada is told in 17 short stories that blend tragedy and humor. The overarching figure is Jacob, who loses his mother at three and is raised by his stepmother. His father, from an orthodox Jewish home in Lodz, escapes from the Polish army under bizarre circumstances and searches for a place to settle. After a stint in Germany and Palestine as a chalutz (pioneer), he tries to settle in the US but is hounded as an illegal immigrant and finally finds a home in Montreal, where Jacob is born and bred. After high school, Jacob tries working in his fathers printing shop but finds business not appealing. His parents give him violin lessons, and as a teenager he studies music seriously. Near the end of World War II, Jacob begins his academic career, receiving his BA at McGill and his PhD at Princeton. His mentors are two prominent neuropsychologists and his professional career is rich with anecdotes. After a sexual apprenticeship, he marries Raquel and has four children. The tragic deaths of Raquel, first and then of his eldest daughter shatter the family. Jacob divorces twice before finding happiness with his present wife.

Dark Horse

Evan Smoak returns in The Last Orphan, the latest New York Times bestselling Orphan X thriller—when everything changes and everything is at risk. MINOTAUR BOOKS PROLOGUE Behind the Scarlet Door Johnny was twenty-two.

Author: Gregg Hurwitz

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 1250252318

Category: Fiction

Page: 412

View: 661

*NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER* Gregg Hurwitz's New York Times bestselling series returns when Orphan X faces his most challenging mission ever in Dark Horse. 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 impregnable 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.

Music The Business 6th Edition

Alongside the UK scheme the Government is also implementing the llU's Orphan \X/nrks Directive (2012/28/EU) which is more aimed at allowing publicly accessible archives of cultural and heritage-type organisations (but including ...

Author: Ann Harrison

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0753550717

Category: Music

Page: 416

View: 998

This essential and highly acclaimed guide, now updated and revised in its sixth edition, explains the business of the British music industry. Drawing on her extensive experience as a media lawyer, Ann Harrison offers a unique, expert opinion on the deals, the contracts and the business as a whole. She examines in detail the changing face of the music industry and provides absorbing and up-to-date case studies. Whether you’re a recording artist, songwriter, music business manager, industry executive, publisher, journalist, media student, accountant or lawyer, this practical and comprehensive guide is indispensable reading. Fully revised and updated. Includes: The current types of record and publishing deals, and what you can expect to see in the contracts A guide to making a record, manufacture, distribution, branding, marketing, merchandising, sponsorship, band arrangements and touring The most up-to-date information on copyright law and related rights An in-depth look at digital downloads, streaming, online marketing and piracy Case studies illustrating key developments and legal jargon explained.

The Survivor

Also by Gregg Hurwitz THE ORPHAN X NOVELS Orphan X The Nowhere Man Hellbent Out of the Dark OTHER NOVELS The Tower Minutes to Burn Do No Harm The Kill Clause The Program Troubleshooter Last Shot The Crime Writer Trust No One They're ...

Author: Gregg Hurwitz

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250009723

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 714

The #1 international bestselling author of You're Next, unleashes his most accomplished, compelling thriller yet One morning in Los Angeles, Nate Overbay—a divorced former solider suffering from PTSD and slowly dying from ALS — goes to an eleventh-floor bank, climbs out of the bathroom window onto the ledge, and gets ready to end it all. But as he's steeling himself, a crew of robbers bursts into the bank and begins to viciously shoot employees and customers. With nothing to lose, Nate confronts the robbers, taking them out one-by-one. The last man standing leaves Nate with a cryptic warning. Nate soon learns what that message meant. He is kidnapped by Pavlo, a savage Russian mobster and mastermind of the failed heist. Unable to break back into the bank to get the critical item inside, Pavlo gives Nate an ultimatum—break in and get what he needs or watch Pavlo slowly kill the one thing Nate loves most—his ex-wife Janie and his teenaged daughter Cielle—both lost when he came back from Iraq broken and confused. Now he's got one last chance to protect the people he loves, even if it's the last thing he is able to do.