Orphan X - Gregg Hurwitz

Orphan X

By Gregg Hurwitz

  • Release Date: 2016-01-19
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 1,175 Ratings


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

The first in the international bestselling series!

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)


  • Nice read

    By Adimarz
    Recommended for someone preferring an alternative to the Reacher series.
  • The real thing

    By Rika1974
    This is a refreshing new idea that reminds me of the Jason Bourne stories. It’s truly a great read.
  • Well written, a page turner!

    By yallcomebacknow
    Fast moving and very enjoyable I shall now read more of Mr. Hurwitz’s work.
  • Enjoyable

    By TyGrayEL
    Great read, believable and refreshingly educational. Can hardly wait to find out ‘where’ Nowhere Man will show up “next time”
  • Excellent read

    By Ephemera Danica
    Well written, interesting character and an almost plausible although well tried plot. Of its genre it is definitely up there and if you are into the lone wolf characters, creators of mayhem, you will enjoy this.
  • Enjoyable read

    By BrandysGuy
    I hope The writer goes on to do a prequel to the series. I would love to hear the backstory and some of the missions he went on. While orphan X touched on some of his training, there were very few details given.
  • A Bourne Wannabe

    By mx5mx51
    I don't get the raves about this book. A quick read, yes. Lots of action, yes. But its completely implausible, lacks character development, and has a story line limited to fighting maneuvers and weapons inventories. Three stars is generous. I won’t be reading the sequel.
  • Wrong Genre

    By Beaver1943
    This book belongs in the category “super hero, sci-if thriller.” It has absolutely nothing to do with reality. No human being can do 1% of what Orphan X can do. If you like fantasy, read the book. ‘Nough said.
  • Outstanding! A page turner!

    By frenchy0674
    Wow . . I've been waiting for a book that I couldn't put down, and this one did that! Intrigue, suspense, mystery . . I'm so glad I found this book . . highly, highly recommended!!
  • Orphan X

    By kasi159