Into the Fire with Gregg Hurwitz

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 - 7:00pm

Schuler Books & Music
1982 Grand River Ave
Okemos, MI 48864

New York Times, #1 internationally bestselling author Gregg Hurwitz will sign and discuss his fifth Orphan X book, Into the Fire.

About the Book

Evan Smoak lives by his own code. Trained as an off-the-books government assassin they named Orphan X, he broke with the program and reinvented himself as The Nowhere Man, a figure hidden in the shadows who helps the truly desperate. Now, free of the Program for good, he turns to a dangerously uncertain future...

Max Merriweather’s at the end of his rope. His cousin’s been brutally murdered, leaving Max an envelope that contains nothing but a mysterious key. It seems a simple enough case for The Nowhere Man to unlock. But behind each threat he takes out, a deadlier one emerges—until it’s clear that they’re facing a city-wide terror and a mission that requires Evan Smoak to put himself at more risk than he’s ever faced before as he’s sent...out of the dark and INTO THE FIRE.

About the Author

Gregg Hurwitz is the New York Times, #1 internationally bestselling author of 21 thrillers, including INTO THE FIRE (January 2020), and two award-winning thriller novels for teens. His novels have won numerous literary awards, graced top ten lists, and have been published in 32 languages. Gregg has written screenplays for or sold spec scripts to many of the major studios (including THE BOOK OF HENRY), and written, developed, and produced television for various networks. He is also a New York Times bestselling comic book writer, having penned stories for Marvel (Wolverine, Punisher) and DC (Batman, Penguin). He has published numerous academic articles on Shakespeare, taught fiction writing in the USC English Department, and guest lectured for UCLA, and for Harvard in the United States and internationally. In the course of researching his thrillers, he has sneaked onto demolition ranges with Navy SEALs, swum with sharks in the Galápagos, and gone undercover into mind-control cults. Additionally, Gregg is actively working to end polarization in politics and on college campuses. His editorial pieces have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, The Huffington Post, and others. Hurwitz grew up in the Bay Area. While completing a BA from Harvard and a master’s from

Trinity College, Oxford in Shakespearean tragedy, he wrote his first novel. He was the undergraduate scholar-athlete of the year at Harvard for his pole-vaulting exploits, and played college soccer in England, where he was a Knox fellow. He now lives in L.A. where he continues to play soccer, frequently injuring himself.


Praise for Into the Fire

"Chases, hand-to-hand combat, and gunfights make the short chapters speed by like automatic gunfire. Hurwitz is at the top of his game in this gritty thriller." –Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Hurwitz knows how to grab an audience... a thriller giant." –Los Angeles Times

"Gregg Hurwitz delivers a masterpiece of suspense and thrills." –Associated Press

"Excellent entertainment...a smart, stylish, state-of-the-art thriller." – Washington Post

"Hurwitz spins a web of relentless intrigue with bursts of tensely sketched violence." –Kirkus Reviews

"A hi-tech, nonstop thriller. Hurwitz, known for this kind of adrenaline-inducing fiction, adds enough humanity to the action to make this a standout." –Booklist, starred review

"This is a thriller par excellence, satisfying and superb in every way." –Providence Journal

"A complicated, swift-paced plot involving numerous twists plus a surprise ending—the essentials that make up a great thriller...Plan to stay up all night reading this one." —Library Journal, starred review

"Tight and tense in all the right places...weapons-grade thriller-writing from a modern master." –The Guardian

"Gregg Hurwitz has steadily blasted his way to the top of the thriller world." –New York Journal of Books

"Hurwitz uses every ounce of his exceptional skill...Gripping, powerful and only too believable. Don’t miss it." –Daily Mail

"Save this one for an eat-and-read weekend. You won’t put it down." –Globe and Mail

"The page-turner of the season...Throw Jason Bourne in a bowl, fold in some Jack Reacher, add a hint of Rambo, stir vigorously and you get the idea." –The Times (London)

Into the Fire: An Orphan X Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250120458
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Click on title for location specific availability.
Published: Minotaur Books - January 28th, 2020