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Trust No One Hardcover – June 23, 2009

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Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

Hurwitz (Last Shot) blasts new life into a well-worn theme—the prominent politician trying to hide a dark incident from his past—in this intelligent thriller. Late one night, the Secret Service snatches 36-year-old Nick Horrigan, who's led a quiet life since making a fatal mistake in his teens, and whisks him to the San Onofre, Calif., nuclear plant. There a terrorist threatens to set off a bomb unless he can talk to Nick, who hasn't got the slightest idea why he's been summoned. After the terrorist gets his head blown off, Nick realizes this and subsequent events are connected to the death years earlier of his Secret Service agent stepfather. Working with his homeless pal, Homer, and his computer whiz ex-girlfriend, Induma, Nick pieces together a string of clues that point to a paternity case against either the U.S. president, Andrew Bilton, or Sen. Jasper Caruthers, Bilton's opponent in an upcoming election. While more astute readers may intuit the bad guy, Nick's ethical dilemmas, girlfriend dramas and sleuthing provide plenty of excitement. Author tour. (June)
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From Booklist

Each night for the last 17 years, at precisely 2:18 a.m., thirtysomething Nick Horrigan has awakened in a panicked sweat. But as this novel begins, he’s awakened instead by a SWAT team bursting into his modest Santa Monica condo. The invaders, U.S. Secret Service agents, tell him that a terrorist has entered a nuclear power plant and is threatening to blow it up unless he gets to speak to Nick. In minutes, he’s in a helicopter on his way to meet a man he’s never heard of, and he learns that the terrorist is not a terrorist at all. It’s a slam-bang beginning to a fast-paced thriller that involves two presidential candidates, bent Secret Service agents, Bulgarian thugs-for-hire, a handful of murders, and, eventually, the reason Nick wakes up at 2:18 a.m. The scope of the book’s plot is too circuitous and elaborate to detail, but the page-to-page suspense and the breakneck pacing will please Hurwitz’s growing audience. --Thomas Gaughan

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press; First Edition edition (June 23, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312534892
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312534899
  • Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 1.3 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (97 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,647,614 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Gregg Hurwitz is the New York Times bestselling author of 15 thrillers, including the upcoming ORPHAN X. His novels have been shortlisted for numerous literary awards, graced top ten lists, and have been translated into 26 languages.

He is also a New York Times Bestselling comic book writer, having penned stories for Marvel (Wolverine, Punisher) and DC (Batman, Penguin). Additionally, he's written screenplays for or sold spec scripts to many of the major studios, and written, developed, and produced television for various networks. Gregg resides in Los Angeles.

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Do NOT start Gregg Hurwitz's new novel Trust No One at the end of a long day when you have to get back up early the next morning. This is the only warning you get.

Hurwitz is a good writer, dependable for action and intrigue. I've read his novels and his comic book and I always find myself flipping through the pages till I reach the end of whatever story he's spieling. I loved last year's offering, The Crime Writer, which, like Trust No One, is a stand-alone novel. His Tim Rackley books are great, but I really enjoy the way Hurwitz can twist characters and plots till you're not sure who's doing what to whom. Or sometime what's really at stake.

In this book, there are a lot of things at stake. The main character gets woken up in the middle of the night by a Secret Service team that yanks him away and doesn't give him a choice. He doesn't know what's going on, and the event immediately reminds him of the last time he crossed paths with the Secret Service.

Nineteen years ago, at the tender age of seventeen, Nick Horrigan was forced to leave town or be arrested for the murder of his stepfather, a decorated Secret Service agent. Nick's own father was irresponsible and left the family, but Nick idolized him anyway. In a few short chapters, though, Hurwitz makes us care a lot about his stepfather.

Past and present converge in an explosive encounter that leaves one man dead, and with Nick delivering the murder weapon. The action picks up even from this breathtaking beginning and hammered me to the pages. The first night I admit that I started the book late. I should have known better. I read until I went blind that night, simply couldn't make out any of the words on the page anymore.
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OK, lot's of strong reviews on this one, but at the risk of alienating some fans, Gregg Hurwitz's "Trust No One" falls short on several levels - yet another run of the mill government conspiracy theory fantasy lacking depth, substance, and credibility. But to give credit where due, Hurwitz keeps a brisk pace, action trumping intellect, and if the political rants are simple minded and stereotyped, the author at least pulls a couple well-telegraphed twists to maintain some semblance of ambiguity.

Nick Horrigan is a benign character - a thirty-something recently-resigned worker for a non-profit, barely making enough to keep the Cartoon Network running on his cable TV. But Nick's docile life overdoses on adrenaline when a bunch of SWAT thugs bust into his apartment, hauling him off to a SoCal nuclear plant to defuse a terrorist who will only speak to Nick. Nick has no idea who this politically correctly-named "Mike Milligan" terrorist is, but before LA is reduced to a Chernobyl-like waste land, Nick's made Mike's connection to his Secret Service step dad, murdered nearly two decades earlier under circumstances for which Nick has since blamed himself. Predictably, Nick finds himself tangled in a Byzantine hodgepodge of politics and conspiracy, with the help of a bum and his former girlfriend fending off the best of the elite secret operatives of the United States has to offer.

Hurwitz's tale of Nick's quest to find the truth of his step dad's demise suffers from thinly drawn characters and pedestrian prose ("The silence was what told me I had finished talking." That, and your lips not moving, I guess).
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I bought this book because the sample download was interesting and exciting. The rest of the book fell very short. Part of the problem may be that the author tried to stuff too many plot threads into the book. Also, he was unable to maintain the excitment of the first couple of chapters and it became something that I just had to slog through. And finally, I'm pretty sure the author considers the ending to be a surprise, but it was telegraphed throughout the book.

I gave it 2 stars rather than 1 because the beginning was good.
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"Trust No One" is a suspenseful page-turning thriller that encompasses themes ranging from familial relationships, to the evil that men do, to political chicanery. It involves a true mystery and the pacing is generally fast enough to keep it in the thriller mode although there were times when I wondered if we hadn't already been down this road a few times before. The plot is convoluted at times but never preposterous or hard to follow.

At age 17, Nick Horrigan assumed responsibility for the death of his stepfather who was a secret service agent who worked on a detail to protect the Vice President of the USA. Already feeling crushing guilt for a bad decision that may have resulted in his step father's death, Nick is arrested, treated as a terrorist, and ordered to leave town for a long time. He flees to Alaska where he lives in hiding for the next 9 years before finally returning home to SoCal where he lives quietly off the grid for another 8 years.

One night Nick's life is again disrupted and his paranoia refueled when a SWAT team and secret service agents break into his home, nearly destroy it in a search, then transport him to the nuclear facility in San Onofre where a suspected terrorist is asking for him. Nick confronts the "terrorist" who is really a former colleague of his dead step father who entrusts a key and a dubious mission of some kind to Nick before being killed by the "rescuers".

Nick goes from being a hero in all the media to being a paranoid on the run as he begins to piece together the circumstances of his stepfather's death 17 years ago and the current death of Charlie, the purported terrorist who Nick knows wasn't a terrorist.
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