The Nowhere Man

I don’t wait for help. I am the help.

Gregg Hurwitz
The Nowhere Man


Note: At the time of this review, the book is available to borrow via Kindle Unlimited with audio included.

Publisher’s Synopsis:
Spoken about only in whispers, the Nowhere Man can only be reached by the truly desperate, he can —He will do anything to save them.

Evan Smoak is the Nowhere Man.

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.

But his 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.

Point of view:
3rd person. Mostly from Evan’s perspective. There are some sections from other characters.

Rellim’s Thoughts:
This is book 2 in the Evan Smoak/Orphan X series. While there’s a whole story here – there’s some secondary storylines that I think are best enjoyed if you listen to book 1 first.

Evan is in big trouble and has definitely found a match in terms of an adversary who is not easily vanquished. Much of this book is spent with Evan imprisoned and trying to escape. While at first it seemed the pacing was going to be much slower – I realized that Hurwitz was making this as much of a psychological thriller as an action based one.

I enjoyed the twists and turns, the “tit for tat” between Evan & Andre, and Evan’s unwavering determination to focus on his Nowhere Man assignment despite desperately needing help himself.

Definitely looking forward to Hellbent.

Scott Brick is fantastic as usual. His voices for Van Sciver’s voice modulating program are particularly dynamic. It’s a treat to listen to.

About the author:
You can connect with Gregg Hurwitz here:

About the narrator:
You can connect with Scott Brick here:

My Favorite Quotes

I don’t wait for help. I am the help. – The Nowhere Man by @GreggHurwitz #Audiobook narrated by @ScottBrick #Thriller #Suspense #EvanSmoak #OrphanX

“That’s what I am now,” she said. “A lamb staked to the ground to test the predators.” – The Nowhere Man by @GreggHurwitz #Audiobook narrated by @ScottBrick #Thriller #Suspense #EvanSmoak #OrphanX

What I feel is irrelevant. There’s only what I have to do. – The Nowhere Man by @GreggHurwitz #Audiobook narrated by @ScottBrick #Thriller #Suspense #EvanSmoak #OrphanX

One of the lesser-known benefits of Doritos is that they’re highly flammable. – The Nowhere Man by @GreggHurwitz #Audiobook narrated by @ScottBrick #Thriller #Suspense #EvanSmoak #OrphanX

how could he rescue them when he was in need of rescuing himself? – The Nowhere Man by @GreggHurwitz #Audiobook narrated by @ScottBrick #Thriller #Suspense #EvanSmoak #OrphanX

“Do frogs have penises?” “Not the ones I’ve met.” – The Nowhere Man by @GreggHurwitz #Audiobook narrated by @ScottBrick #Thriller #Suspense #EvanSmoak #OrphanX

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