“A brilliant homage to everyone’s favorite super-spy, and a hilarious, action-packed, made-for-the-movies thriller about a man suavely dancing along both sides of the thin line between heroism and madness.” —Matt Forbeck, New York Times bestselling author of Halo: New Blood 

"Orkin skillfully manages to create a story that is genuinely amusing, tenderly moving, and decidedly thoughtful.  A manically funny farce both delightfully absurd and strangely plausible."  - Kirkus


Orkin’s twist on the spy narrative is fast-paced and exciting, packed with thrilling action and close calls.  This novel is incredibly well written; the action sequences are finely crafted and the descriptive passages are lovely. - Publisher's Weekly

You Only Live Once is the award-winning comic thriller recently published by Imajin Books.    It was featured in the June issue of Kirkus Reviews and won a silver medal in the 2018 Reader’s Favorite Awards.

My debut novel, You Only Live Once is now available in paperback and on Kindle at Amazon.  

The perfect read if you're a fan of James Bond, Carl Hiassen, Janet Evanovich, Douglas Adams, or Don Quixote.

“Fill shaker with ice. Add equal parts Ian Fleming and Quentin Tarantino. Shake (do not stir). Garnish with Douglas Adams, and you get You Only Live Once, a delicious martini as dry as the dusty California desert.” —Dan Jolley, USA Today bestselling author of the Gray Widow Trilogy

“Pacey and unrepentant fun, Haris Orkin’s You Only Live Once takes the James Bond mythos, gives it a swift kick in the backside and steals its wallet.” —James Swallow, New York Times bestselling author of Nomad 

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