Category: Gregg Hurwitz

  • Short Story Summary: “Buy a Bullet” by Gregg Hurwitz

    Short Story Summary: “Buy a Bullet” by Gregg Hurwitz

    Genre: Thriller Evan Smoak has left the Orphan X program and is sitting in a coffee shop on University Avenue getting ready to head back to LA. Minding his own business, Evan spots a man and a woman entering the shop. The man is holding onto the woman by her bicep, and is treating her […]

  • Short Story Summary: “The List” by Gregg Hurwitz

    Short Story Summary: “The List” by Gregg Hurwitz

    Joey is a black ops, assassin, Orphan Organization dropout. She is smarter, and more lethal, than almost anyone in the world. A hacker extraordinaire. Rescued and protected by Evan Smoak, Orphan X, Joey is now attending UCLA (and living with her dog, Dog, a Rhodesian Ridgeback) when she tries to help a college student before […]

  • Once Upon a Crime: Five Authors Write a Short Story in Real Time

    Once Upon a Crime: Five Authors Write a Short Story in Real Time

    Ok, well, this was a VERY cool live streaming event that had this fanboy’s mind spinning after it was over. St. Martin’s Press and Minotaur Books, with Criminal Element, hosted a live streaming event June 24, 2020 where five invited authors would write a short story in real-time. But first….. I signed up for this […]

  • Book Review: “Into the Fire” by Gregg Hurwitz

    Book Review: “Into the Fire” by Gregg Hurwitz

    Genre: Thriller “Into the Fire” is an ARC sent to me by the publishers. It will be in “stores” Jan 28, 2020. Max Merriweather is the black sheep of the family: Divorced from the love of his life, barely scraping by, unhappy. He considers himself a loser. Grant Merriweather is the opposite: The CEO of […]

  • Book Review: “Out of the Dark” by Gregg Hurwitz

    Book Review: “Out of the Dark” by Gregg Hurwitz

    Genre: Thriller I have been writing book reviews here for over 12 years and have NEVER had two books in a row, from the same author, with 5 Watertowers. Until now. Evan Smoak was “recruited” into a secret government organization as a 12 year old where he was taught the skills he needed to become […]

  • Book Review: “Hellbent” by Gregg Hurwitz

    Book Review: “Hellbent” by Gregg Hurwitz

    Genre: Thriller “Y.A.S, Y.A.L” Evan Smoak was “recruited” into a secret government organization as a 12 year old, and taught the skills he needed to become an off-the-books assassin: Orphan X. A few years ago, Evan left the Orphan program to become “The Nowhere Man”. A person who would help anyone who called 1-855-2-NOWHERE and […]

  • Book Review: “The Nowhere Man” by Gregg Hurwitz

    Book Review: “The Nowhere Man” by Gregg Hurwitz

    Genre: Thriller In book #2 of the Orphan X series, Evan Smoak finds himself helping 15 year old Anna Rezian. Anna has been “recruited”  at her high school by a young-looking jerk to open a secret Facebook account and upload some pictures.  She uploads a selfie, but, then nothing more.  The jerk corrals her the […]

  • Book Review: “Orphan X” by Gregg Hurwitz

    Book Review: “Orphan X” by Gregg Hurwitz

    Genre: Thriller “Water poured from the rainfall showerhead, washing dried crimson flecks from his face. He scrubbed at his hands and forearms, freeing rivulets of red. There was a lot of blood. None of it was his.” Evan Smoak was taken from the orphanage when he was 12 years old.  The man who he lived […]

  • “Trust No One” by Gregg Hurwitz

    “Trust No One” by Gregg Hurwitz

    Genre: Thriller Rating: 3.5 WaterTowers For years, Nick Horrigan woke up at 2:18 AM. There is a reason.  Seventeen years ago his step-father (A Secret Service agent protecting Vice President Caruthers) was murdered.   That night, Nick had slipped out of the house (turning off the alarm) to lose his virginity on the schools pitchers mound […]