"Orphan X is the most gripping, high-octane thriller I've read in a long, long time. Hang onto your seat because Gregg Hurwitz will take you on a dizzying ride you'll not soon forget!" —Tess GerritsenThe 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 no 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. Chosen as a child, he was raised and trained as part of the off-the-books black box Orphan program, designed to create the perfect deniable intelligence assets—i.e. assassins. He was Orphan X. Evan broke with the program, using everything he learned to disappear.Now, however, someone is on his 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 listener from the beginning, Orphan X is a masterful thriller, the first in Gregg Hurwitz's electrifying new series featuring Evan Smoak.
San Francisco born author, Gregg Hurwitz, has written 21 thrillers that gained best seller status, and two award winning thrillers for teens. Having been published in 32 languages, his books have won numerous literary awards.
Hurwitz has also written screenplays or scripts for major studios, and has also written for major TV networks. He also adds to his prestigious literary resume by being a bestselling comic book writer for Marvel and DC Comics. Basically, he is a very well-rounded writer.
Gregg is also on a mission to end political polarization on college campuses. He has had editorial pieces, concerning that subject, published in The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, and others publications.
Hurwitz was the undergraduate scholar-athlete of the year at Harvard, recognizing his pole vaulting skills. As a Knox fellow, he also played soccer in England. He is married and lives in LA with his wife and two daughters.......and still plays a little soccer.