Orphan X by Gregg Hurwitz
Gregg Hurwitz is back with a new series, featuring Evan Smoak, aka Orphan X, the name of his new book. He’s a former member of an elite warrior group, created and trained in the shadows with complete deniability and absolute secrecy.
He’s retired from his official duties, but is serving as a Good Samaritan, passing along his secret phone number to struggling victims who he’s determined to help. When they call, he answers with this line and then responds with cold, calculated fury:
“Do you need my help?”
For the record, I’m still a little irritated with Hurwitz who seems to have abandoned an earlier protagonist, Tim Rackley, the Deputy U.S Marshall and elite manhunter, but I still enjoy his work. Supposedly, he’s working with TNT to develop a TV series based on the Rackley books, but nothing is out yet. The good news is that Warner Bros. is negotiating to buy the movie rights to Orphan X to be played by Bradley Cooper.
If you want to try the Tim Rackley series, which I highly recommend, start with Kill Clause, the first book in the 4 book series.