Orphan X - Gregg Hurwitz

Orphan X

By Gregg Hurwitz

  • Release Date: 2016-01-19
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 206 Ratings


“Brilliantly conceived and plotted … Read this book. You’ll thank me later.” -- David Baldacci

Includes 10 FREE CHAPTERS of THE NOWHERE MAN, the next installment in international bestselling series featuring Evan Smoak

Who is Orphan X?

The Nowhere Man is a legendary figure spoken about only in whispers. It’s said that when he’s reached by the truly desperate and deserving, the Nowhere Man can and will do anything to protect and save them. But he’s not merely a legend.

“Excellent…A smart, stylish, state-of-the-art thriller…might give Lee Child’s Jack Reacher books a run for their money.”—The Washington Post

Evan Smoak is a man with skills, resources, and a personal mission to help those with nowhere else to turn. He’s also a man with a dangerous past. Chosen as a child, he was raised and trained as an Orphan, an off-the-books black box program designed to create the perfect deniable intelligence asset: An assassin. Evan was Orphan X—until he broke with the program and used everything he learned to disappear. But now someone is on his tail. Someone with similar skills and training who will exploit Evan’s secret new identity as the Nowhere Man to eliminate him.

“Hurwitz melds nonstop action and high-tech gadgetry…in this excellent series opener.”
Publishers Weekly (starred review)


  • Nowhere man

    By Mcaleavy
    Enthralling until the forth time he escapes and is re-caught at which the whole thing becomes masochistic.
  • Orphan X

    By Rocketgirl56
    The story is well-written, but the premise is so extreme as to beg credulity. I felt the author became obsessed with various martial arts techniques and moves and also with his descriptions of the protagonist's weapons of choice. I can enjoy reading about a good fight, but in this book the fights were over the top with detail and unfamiliar terminology. Unless you're a martial arts and weapons aficionado I doubt this book is for you.
  • What I will remember

    By Rokin Robn
    Smooth, fast read. I will remember Evan, his love for cold, clean vodka and cold, clean getaways. I liked him very much, and the story was a good way to meet him.
  • Very excited for this series!

    By SciTeach3
    I love finding a new author and character to get behind. This was a thrilling ride throughout and I cannot wait to see how Evan's sense of humanity grows in coming books.
  • Better than Bourne

    By regret purchase of this
    Wow! Who knew. I rarely write reviews but man, this book was awesome. Never predictable but exciting, suspenseful and great characters. Highly recommend.
  • Great read

    By Kcflagator
    Wonderful book. Extremely well written. Fast-paced. All of the pieces get tied together. Expertly done.
  • Orphan X

    By WirdLuver
    First book review I've written. Fantastic story, writing, research. Pleasant surprise. Read it in 2 days. I'm avid reader and fan of multiple authors. This guys at the top of my list!!! Well done. Evan Smoak is a great character.
  • Exciting

    By jansipod
    I am so glad I took a chance on this exciting suspenseful mystery. I didn't want it to end!
  • Best read of the New Year.

    By DrHorn
    I'm a devoted mystery fan. This book was amazing--fast paced, surprising, creative--unique and wonderful. I pray this becomes a series. It should be on the number 1 best seller list. A must read. Dr Horn
  • Great book!

    By Buffalo Bayou
    Haven't turned pages this fast in a long while. If you like action-packed thrillers, you won't want to miss this one.