I started reading this series by Greg Hurwitz in either 2019 or 2020. I’m afraid I can’t actually tell you which one it was as they’ve merged together in my memory. I was given one of the later books in the series and enjoyed it enough to go back to the beginning and start the series from scratch.
I would classify the books as similar to the Jack Reacher novels by Lee Child. Evan Smoak was trained to be a government assassin before it all went to pot and know he uses his hidden fortune to operate as “The Nowhere Man”, helping those that can’t help themselves and asking them to then pass on the phone number/email address to someone else when they think the person can benefit.
This particular book, the most recent in the series, picks up with Evan having shed the nowhere man persona in return for no longer be hunted by the very programme that created him. Of course, the story wouldn’t work if he did as he was told and so once again, he must go out and help someone in need.
Hurwitz writes in a manner that makes it easy to pick up and put down, and the recurring cast of background characters help to join the series together. What draws me to these books, like Lee Child, is the lack of peril and the fact I can’t remember much once I’ve finished. It allows me to revisit them repeatedly without ever getting bored. Were I able to holiday on some warm beach this year, I would probably be bringing this along. He has also written some non-Evan Smoak novels that I will be seeking out for future holidays as they seem to follow the same enjoyable premise of a lone ranger out to right the wrongs.,