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.
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. Taken from a group home at twelve, Evan was raised and trained as part of the Orphan Program, an off-the-books operation designed to create deniable intelligence assets—i.e. assassins. Evan was Orphan X. He broke with the program, using everything he learned to disappear and reinvent himself as the Nowhere Man.
Evan Smoak’s new life is interrupted when a surprise attack comes from an unlikely angle and Evan is caught unaware. Captured, drugged, and spirited off to a remote location, he finds himself heavily guarded and cut off from everything he knows. His captors think they have him trapped and helpless in a virtual cage but they don’t know who they’re dealing with—or that they’ve trapped themselves inside that cage with one of the deadliest and most resourceful men on earth.
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"ORPHAN X is an order-of-magnitude leap into stardom. It's the most exciting thriller I've read since THE BOURNE IDENTITY."
"Brilliantly conceived, Evan Smoak, of Orphan X fame, deserves his own niche in the thriller hero hall of fame."
"Gregg Hurwitz's Orphan X is his best yet—a real celebration of all the strengths he brings to a thriller."
"ORPHAN X is the the most exciting new series character since Jack Reacher. A page-turning masterpiece of suspense."
"Exciting and mind blowing! A perfect mix of Jason Bourne and Jack Reacher, ex operative Evan Smoak turns on the action."
"A thrill-a-minute read with twists and turns galore. I'm looking forward to Evan Smoak's next adventure."
"Gregg Hurwitz is one of the world’s best storytellers. And Evan Smoak deserves to stand in that unique pantheon of iconic heroes: Bond, Bourne, and Batman."
"ORPHAN X is the most gripping, high-octane thriller I’ve read in a long, long time."
Someone is on Evan Smoak’s tail. Someone with similar skills and training. Someone who knows Orphan X. Someone who is getting closer and closer. And will exploit Evan’s weakness—his work as The Nowhere Man—to find him and eliminate him. Grabbing the reader from the very first page, Orphan X is a masterful thriller, the first in Gregg Hurwitz’s electrifying new series featuring Evan Smoak.