Hellbent (Orphan X, #3) by Gregg Hurwitz

Hellbent (Orphan X, #3)

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 an...

Details Hellbent (Orphan X, #3)

TitleHellbent (Orphan X, #3)
Release DateJan 30th, 2018
PublisherMinotaur Books
GenreThriller, Fiction, Mystery Thriller, Action, Mystery

Reviews Hellbent (Orphan X, #3)

  • Maureen Carden
    It is scorched earth time for Evan Smoak. He was originally known as Orphan X from his time as a deep black government assassin trained from childhood in the Orphan program. Later Smoak became known as The Nowhere Man, helping people who have nowhere else to turn. But now Smoak is out for revenge on his own account, as in scorched earth revenge by seeking the death of the twenty-five men who were involved in the death of Smoak’s beloved mentor,...
  • The Real Book Spy
    Read this review and more at www.TheRealBookSpy.com “Do you need my help?"That’s how former government assassin turned vigilante Evan Smoak answers his special RoamZone each time it rings. As a rogue, highly-trained former member of the Orphan Program, a top-secret government project designed to turn children into killers, Evan has left that life behind. Now he’s known only as the Nowhere Man, the last hope for many people in desperate need...
  • Cindy Burnett
    3.5 starsHellbent is the third book in the Orphan X series. I loved the first book, Orphan X, struggled a lot with the second one, The Nowhere Man, and felt Hellbent fell somewhere in the middle. In this installment, the plot and ancillary characters are strong. I enjoyed both the project he takes on as the Nowhere Man and the assignment Jack gives Evan as Jack dies. However, I felt the dialogue and conversations Evan kept having in his head with...
  • A.
    I got lucky and won this book in a GoodReads giveaway. In my book, Mr. Hurwitz hit a home run with this one. This is number 3 in a series. I fully intend to read the whole series.This book is riveting and action packed. It is extremely well written and his character development is excellent. For one thing, his characters are human. All of them. No perfect people in this book.Orphan X is a unique individual, who suffered a huge loss and is out to ...
  • Karen
    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. Holy Smokes, Evan Smoak! What a thrilling ride, great continuation of the 'Orphan' series. 4☆
  • Linda
    I can think of three words for this book.....I loved it! Evan Smoak is Orphan X, he is the Nowhere Man and when someone who means the world to him is killed he is Hellbent on revenge. It’s hard to say too much about the plot without ruining the storyline, but needless to say it’s action packed with a lot going on and a real page turner.
  • Karin Schott
    I have a new ritual these days. These days are so hectic that attention to ritual becomes important. At the end of the day, after the child is in bed and order has been restored to the force, I break a small bite of chocolate and let it melt in my mouth. I buy a good dark chocolate bar, I hide it behind the frozen spinach in the freezer. Alas, I can not afford a good bottle of vodka, but the ritual is the same. Evan Smoak would understand.Some bo...
  • Robert Scragg
    Evan Smoak a.k.a Orphan X, is a former government assassin, now reborn as the Nowhere Man, helping those who have nowhere else to turn. His untraceable number is passed only to the select few; people who are out of options, beyond the help of the authorities. When his next caller turns out to be his mentor, Jack Johns, it’s not only Jack whose life is in danger. There are those who want to erase the Orphan program, and those who graduated throu...
  • Elsa B
    By far my favorite Orphan X book. I liked getting to know Evan better especially his interactions with others. Sometimes very funny other times very touching. The action was great and sometimes very well deserved. Great read . I am glad I got this book in a free giveaway since I read the first two books.
  • Laura Rash
    I truly enjoy this whole series & I think this was the best one yet! Evan Smoak is evolving into an epic character who I might just like more than Jack Reacher! This was a fast paced read that really needs no bookmark! Thanks to Minotaur for this early copy!
  • Deborah
    Review to come. Loved it! Loved Evan & loved Joey.
  • LizH
    Can’t say enough good things about this book! Thrilling, exciting, a real page-turner and a very well written suspenseful novel. Love this series!
  • Mauzi
    This was fantastic - probably my favourite of the series, and miles ahead of Nowhere Man.
  • Matt
    I won this book from a Goodreads giveaway.I though this was a great book with lots of action that kept me on the edge of my seat.Even though this is the third book the Orphan X series it works just fine as standalone book and I will defiantly be going back to read the rest of the series.
  • Timothy
    Hellbent is the 3rd book in the Orphan X series by Gregg Hurwitz. Now, I have seen a few reviews from readers that have been lukewarm on this book. I must be the exception because I think this 3rd entry in the series is the best to date. Why? Well, in Hellbent we see much more of what makes Evan Smoak tick. We also see an Evan Smoak that is vulnerable and a little unsure of himself and his situation at times. I found this Orphan X more complex an...
  • Annette
    I’ve read and enjoyed the previous two Orphan X books so I was excited to receive this third one from NetGalley in exchange for a review.This was a fast moving action packed read. Evan, our hero, is still being pursued by the renegade Orphans including Van Sciver who wants him dead. Van Sciver uses Evan’s mentor and father figure Jack to try and capture him. Jack is kidnapped but manages to get a message to Evan to protect one of the last orp...
  • Suzanne
    Orphan X is back with a vengeance. Our government-trained assassin is forced to witness the long-distance execution of his beloved mentor through the power of digital compression sent to him in untraceable images. He vows retribution. But first he must pick up a final package from his mentor. And therein lies the plot for this tale and his own final lesson as a student. Author Hurwitz writes stellar passages fraught with tension, suspense, and gr...
  • Maryellen
    This is a great series with a bright future. If you love action, suspense tinged with characters that continue to develop in depth over time, then this series is for you. The premise of the Orphan program comes to a climax in this novel as Evan/Orphan X seeks revenge on McSciver and company, while trying to grow in humanity and a teenager on board. This novel successfully balance Evan's goal to help with his desire for vengeance and his uncertain...
  • Darcy
    This was quite the book. Evan went through so much, both good and bad, each affected him and by the end he seemed more human, a very good thing as often he comes off as cold and uncaring. That isn't true though, it's just that Evan wasn't shown how to be a "normal" person. I liked that Evan was successful on all of his missions, liked the help that he had for most of them. By the end of this book I'm excited to see where Evan goes next, can't wai...
  • Beverly
    I won an advance readers' copy from a Goodreads giveaway. I have enjoyed all 3 of the Orphan X novels. The characters come to life in the action packed stories. I even get a kick out of the different vodkas. In addition to young Peter, this book had a 16 year old girl who brought good complications and good humanity to the plot. I am looking forward to the next work by Gregg Hurwitz.
  • Benjamin Thomas
    I love what Gregg Hurwitz has done with Evan Smoak series! This is going to be one of the blockbusters of 2018.Orphan X, Evan Smoak , is part myth, legend, and superhero. Each book gets better and better; which is hard to imagine because the first two were phenomenal. Full review to come. Awesome.
  • Sarah
    Thanks to goodreads and the publisher for a free copy of Hellbent!I admittedly have not read any of the previous Orphan X books, so I was a little bit out of my depth. But this is nothing if not a gripping read with compelling, mysterious, revenge-driven characters. Definitely recommended, and I will be picking up the rest of the series.
  • Ivan
    I just finished reading the exclusive excerpt of Hellbent. Said sneak preview is fantastic, I highly recommend it.It's great to see the return of Evan Smoak. I just love the Orphan X series & really cannot wait to read the full book when it comes out in Jan. 2018.
  • Vera
    Such a fun read! A fast-paced thriller with deep and interesting characters! No super surprising twists, but honestly this book didn't really need them to hold my interest. I enjoyed it all the way through and would definitely recommend to fans of the genre!
  • Susan
    liked this one, stood alone,action packed