Book Review: Gregg Hurwitz’s “The Nowhere Man”
In this second book in his series, Hurwitz reverses the normal procession of the hero helping those in need by having our hero captured and locked away. The character motivations ring true and there’s (no surprise here) an incredible amount of well-researched and nuanced intricacies, which always serve to ground Hurwitz’s novels and make them more “real.”
The ultimate reason this book shines, however, is that you just want to spend time with the protagonist, Evan Smoak. He really comes into his own in this second outing, breaking the mold of those who have gone before. It’s great to see Hurwitz’s star continue to rise, and I have the feeling this is just the beginning of a series that will challenge what we’ve come to expect from our vigilante heroes. A solid 4.5 out of 5 stars.