The Aaron M.Priest Literary Agency

Gregg Hurwitz

Prodigal Son, the sixth novel in Gregg Hurwitz’s New York Times bestselling Orphan X series, has been named a Best Book of January 2021 by Apple Books and an Amazon Best Book of the Month in the Mystery, Thriller & Suspense category. In a starred review, Booklist raves: “The writing is pitch-perfect… Nuanced and energetic, this is a great thriller.” The Providence Journal declares: “Gregg Hurwitz continues his Orphan X series in spectacularly successful fashion… He’s simply the best all-out action writer in the business… Not to be missed.”

Orphan X, the first book in the series, became an instant international bestseller upon publication and was one of the most acclaimed thrillers of the year. It was named a Best Book of the Year by Amazon and Audible, a Best Book of the Year So Far by iBooks, an Indie Next Great Read by the American Booksellers Association, and was a category winner on the American Library Association’s Reading List. It has been published in 24 languages. Successive novels in the series, The Nowhere Man, Hellbent, Out of the Dark, and Into the Fire, were received with similar acclaim and achieved additional milestones such as landing on the New York Times hardcover list and combined print and e-book list, the #1 spots on UK and New Zealand bestseller lists, and the Publishers Weekly, USA Today, iTunes, and Audible bestseller lists.

Tor Teen published Gregg’s first novel for young adults: The Rains, which has been hailed by Kirkus as a “fast-paced, adrenaline-pumping story” that “science-fiction fans won’t want to miss” and Booklist declares that readers “will rejoice” over this “suspenseful series starter” that is also a “tense, disturbing tale” (Publishers Weekly). It won a 2018 Thriller Award by International Thriller Writers for Best Young Adult Novel. Last Chance, the second novel in the series, has been published by Tor Teen.

Gregg’s previous novels have been shortlisted for numerous literary awards, including two Best Novel nominations from the International Thriller Writers Association for The Survivor and The Crime Writer. The Crime Writer was also a finalist for the British Crime Writers Association’s Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award for Best Novel. (Published in the UK under the title I See You).

Prodigal Son