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Gregg Hurwitz Books In Order

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Publication Order of Evan Smoak/Orphan X Books

Orphan X (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Buy a Bullet (Short Story) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Nowhere Man (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hellbent (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Intern (Short Story) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Out of the Dark (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Into the Fire (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The List (Short Story) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Prodigal Son (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Horse (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Last Orphan (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lone Wolf (2024)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Buy a Bullet is first in chronological order.

Publication Order of Tim Rackley Books

The Kill Clause (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Program (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Troubleshooter (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Last Shot (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dirty Weather (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Rains Books

The Rains (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Last Chance (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Tower (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Minutes to Burn (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Do No Harm (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Crime Writer / I See You (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Trust No One (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
They're Watching / Or She Dies (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
You're Next (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Survivor (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tell No Lies (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Don't Look Back (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Graphic Novels

Foolkiller: Fool's Paradise (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wolverine: Dangerous Games (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Foolkiller: White Angels (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Vengeance of the Moon Knight, Vol. 1 (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Vengeance of the Moon Knight, Vol. 2 (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shadowland: Moon Knight (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Batman: The Dark Knight Books

with David Finch
Golden Dawn (By:David Finch) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Batman – The Dark Knight: Golden Dawn (By:David Finch) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Batman: The Dark Knight, Volume 1: Knight Terrors (By:,,David Finch,Paul Jenkins,,,Joe Harris) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cycle of Violence (With: David Finch) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mad (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Clay (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Penguin: Pain and Prejudice Books

Penguin (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of New Think Graphic Novels

New Think, Vol. 1 (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Detective Comics (2011) Books

Batman – Detective Comics, Volume 1: Faces of Death (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Batman – Detective Comics, Volume 2: Scare Tactics (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Batman – Detective Comics, Volume 3 (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Batman – Detective Comics, Volume 4 (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Batman – Detective Comics, Volume 5 (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Batman: Detective Comics, Volume 6: Icarus (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Batman: Detective Comics, Volume 7: Anarky (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Batman: Detective Comics, Volume 8: Blood of Heroes (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Batman: Detective Comics, Volume 9: Gordon at War (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Birds of Prey (2011) (Single Issues) Books

Birds of Prey #27 (By:) (0)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Birds of Prey #21 (By:) (0)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Birds of Prey #20 (By:) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Birds of Prey #23 (By:) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Birds of Prey #28 (By:) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Birds of Prey #29 (By:) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Vengeance of the Moon Knight Books

Vengeance of the Moon Knight Vol. 2 (By:) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Punisher MAX (Single Issues) Books

with , , , Tom Piccirilli, Charlie Huston, Peter Milligan
The Punisher MAX, Vol. 2 (By:Leandro Fernández,,Garth Ennis) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Punisher MAX, Vol. 3 (By:,Leandro Fernández,Garth Ennis) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
PunisherMax Annual #1 (By:) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Punisher MAX, Vol. 4 (By:Leandro Fernández,,Garth Ennis) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Punisher MAX, Vol. 5 (By:,Howard Chaykin,Garth Ennis) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Punisher: Frank Castle #75 (With: ,,,Tom Piccirilli,Charlie Huston,Peter Milligan) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Wolverine: One-Shots Books

The Punisher/Wolverine (By:) (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wolverine: The Jungle Adventure (By:Mike Mignola,Walter Simonson) (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wolverine: Inner Fury (By:) (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wolverine: Inner Fury (By:) (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wolverine: Killing (By:) (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wolverine: Doombringer (By:) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wolverine: Black Rio (By:) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Resistance Books

Knighted (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
E-Ratic: Recharged (By:) (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

Show Business is Murder(2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Uncage Me(2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Punisher: Frank Castle #75(2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
First Thrills: Volume 3(2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Birds of Prey: The Harlan Coben Challenge(2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gregg Hurwitz is a critically acclaimed American crime novelist and comic book writer. He is a New York Times best selling author whose books have been shortlisted twice for the novel of the year by the International Thriller Writers, honored as Book Sense Picks and nominated for the Galaxy National Book award.

His books have also been picked as feature selections for all four major literary book clubs and have been translated into 26 languages. His novel “I See You” was nominated for the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger for the best thriller of the year by the British Crime Writers’ Association.

Gregg Hurwitz grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and aspired to be an author since he was a little boy. Even as a child he would often would write stories and illustrate it with crayons. He has a BA from Harvard University and a masters degree in Shakespearean tragedy from Trinity college, Oxford.

It was during his time in these two prestigious universities that he wrote his first novel, The Tower. He excelled at sports playing college soccer at Oxford and was the scholar athlete of the year at Harvard. He has since guest lectured at UCLA and his alma mater Harvard.

He has also taught fiction writing at USC and has published several academic articles on William Shakespeare. Gregg Hurwitz grew up on a diet of Alfred Hitchcock movies and initially wrote fast paced super cop thrillers but marriage and starting a family brought about significant changes in his writing style.

He became more interested in the trials and tribulations of the common man and developed a new found appreciation for the classic suspense setups where an ordinary citizen is caught at the worst phase of his life. Thus his novels began to focus more on the emotion filled stories of common people facing uncommon situations. While most of his works are standalone novels he has written a four novel series based on deputy United States Marshal Tim Rackley.

The first book, “The Kill Clause” starts off with the brutal murder of his young daughter. Tim Rackley finds his honor and ideals tested as he watches helplessly while his daughter’s killer walks free on a legal technicality. Overcome by his need for vengeance Rackley joins “The Commission”, a group consisting of people, who like Rackley had lost loved ones to violent crime.

The group dedicates itself to correcting the failings of an imperfect judicial system and covertly cleaning up society of criminals let off by the law. But the vigilante life comes at a heavy price as he soon finds his life breaking down all around him.

He must now fight to save everything he holds dear.The second book in the series is titled “The Program” and features a redeemed Rackley called back to the United States Marshals Service. He is then assigned with the task of retrieving Leah Henning, the daughter of an influential Hollywood producer.

She has been kidnapped by a mind control cult and Rackley goes undercover to infiltrate the organization. He encounters a varied set of characters including the charismatic leader of the cult, a shady cult reject and a vulnerable, young Leah herself.

As he delves deeper into the case he discovers a sinister operation called The Program and in the process witnesses a horrifying brand of mind warping manipulation used to commit a series of crimes. He decides that he must destroy the cult before it ensnares more innocent people.

This time however he works within the framework of the law.The remaining two novels “Troubleshooter” and “Last Shot” follow Tim Rackley as he gets involved with a nefarious biker gang in one and tries to solve the mystery of an impossible prison break in the other.

Another absorbing novel written by Gregg Hurwitz is “Trust No One, a political potboiler that stays true to its name by casting a cloud of suspicion over almost every major character. The protagonist, Nick Horrigan is a man plagued by doubts and questions living a watchful life.

Assailed by painful memories of a troubled past, he keeps his head low and leads a quiet sedentary life. His peace is suddenly disrupted when some Secret Service agents inform him that a terrorist threatening to blow up a nearby nuclear plant has singled him out as the only person he would speak to.

The Secret Service agents seem to be as clueless as Nick himself regarding this strange demand. His meeting with the terrorist reveals a connection between the death of his step father 17 years ago and his current situation.

The story soon blows up and Nick finds himself embroiled in the Presidential campaign of two powerful candidates, one of whom is responsible for all his troubles over of a span 17 years. Determined to stop running away Nick takes a stand to see matters through to the end.

Gregg Hurwitz firmly believes in the old adage of writing the book you would want to read yourself instead of pandering to the market. As an ardent Shakespeare lover, Gregg Hurwitz too prefers to work with well defined structure and convention while writing.

His writing process begins when a character and a plot come together and his novels are heavily character-centric and feature the protagonist being thrown into one life threatening situation after another. His novels enjoy a wide and varied fan base spanning all age groups and are described as fast paced thrillers that makes the reader always want to turn one more page.

He also gets very absorbed in the books he writes preferring to do all the research himself. This has led to him undertaking risky activities such as sneaking into demolition ranges with Navy SEALs, swimming with sharks and actually infiltrating mind control cults, all as part of research for his novels.

He has also worked extensively in comics and is a New York Times best selling comic book writer having worked with both DC and Marvel on notable projects such as The Dark Knight, Wolverine, Punisher and Penguin.

He has dabbled in television too having written screenplays, sold spec scripts to studios and produced shows for various networks. Despite his large body of work he considers writing novels as his one true love.

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4 Responses to “Gregg Hurwitz”

  1. jack burke: 2 years ago

    that is a combination mistake(re:Jack Johns)of the author and the editor; or they switched editors and the new one hasn’t even read the previous book. Big Boo-boos! Love the writing, though.

  2. Richard Plastino: 2 years ago

    I just read “The Nowhere Man”. It was good, but incredibly violent. This guy is a killing machine!

  3. Jack Smyth: 4 years ago

    Spoilers Ahead In This Discussion:

    Greg Hurwitz Puzzle in his books on Orphan X.
    1.Evan keeps Jack Johns’ Bloody Shirt and remembers holding him while Jack bled out in The Nowhere Man. Published 2017.
    2. Jack Johns jumps out of Helicopter to his death in Hellbent. Published 2018.
    How come Jack dies twice?

    • Robert Miller: 2 years ago

      Evan didn’t see Jack die, he only heard the shot. At the end of Orphan X the author talks about Jack training a young boy in a cabin and talking to someone on the phone about Evan. Also, after Jack rescues Evan at the end of The Nowhere Man he tells Evan what happened in the parking garage after he left.


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