La maison d’édition japonaise a donc remporté les enchères et acquis les droits pour ORPHAN X, le dernier ouvrage de l’auteur de THE CRIME WRITER (« Je Te Vois », éd. Presses de la Cité).
Les droits pour ORPHAN X, premier volet d’une nouvelle série, ont été déjà cédés au Royaume-Uni (Penguin), République Tchèque (Talpress), Italie (De Agostini), Brésil (Planeta) et Israël (Dani).
The first book in a big new thriller series by Gregg Hurwitz
by Gregg Hurwitz
Minotaur Books, early 2016
“ORPHAN X is the most exciting new series character since Jack Reacher. And Reacher would love this guy. A page-turning masterpiece of suspense enriched by compassion and insight.” – Jonathan Kellerman
Evan Smoak is Orphan X: a hero unlike any seen before. Trained in secrecy from childhood to be a superior assassin, he now uses those skills to aid desperate people in dire situations, removing the abusers from their lives and asking nothing in return, other than the forwarding of his phone number to someone else in need. Though officially he doesn’t exist, he has powerful enemies from his past who want to eliminate him, and he hides from them in plain sight through a seemingly ordinary life in Los Angeles. In this inaugural book in the Orphan X series, one of Evan’s rescue missions goes horribly wrong, and Evan realizes the person he is trying to save just may be the person who destroys him.
Warner Bros has pre-empted the movie rights in a seven-figure deal! Hot off his success in American Sniper, Bradley Cooper is attached to star and produce with his producing partner, Todd Phillips (the Hangover movies).