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Trust No One

3.83  ·  Rating Details ·  1,615 Ratings  ·  174 Reviews
Over the past two decades, Nick Horrigan has built a quiet, safe life for himself, living as much under the radar as possible. But all of that shatters when, in the middle of the night, a SWAT team bursts into his apartment, grabs him and drags him to a waiting helicopter. A terrorist— someone Nick has never heard of—has seized control of a nuclear reactor, threatening to ...more
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Published April 1st 2010 by St. Martin's Press (first published 2008)
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May 31, 2010 Maddy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2009-reads
PROTAGONIST: Nick Horrigan
SERIES: Standalone thriller

Have you ever fallen into a reading slump and despaired of finding a book that is going to totally engage you and put you under its spell? Well, fret no more – Doctor Maddy has just the prescription for you, TRUST NO ONE by Gregg Hurwitz. However, you may not be able to read this book in controlled doses; if you're like me, you're going to gulp the whole thing down in one big swallow. There is no cause for worry, though, as the only
Darlene Quinn
Jun 17, 2013 Darlene Quinn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: suspense, thriller
Fast non-stop-spot pace and marvelous twists as well as a good moral question. If you have only the following to choose from, would you someone who is totally loyal to views that are contrary to your believes, or someone who supports of the goals you believe in, but is less than honorable. A choice between a fool vs. a hypocrite. Hurwitz in an author you can count on to deliver an unexpected twist.which is far more satisfying than what you assumed.
Jul 30, 2011 Leslie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library-books
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Paul Pessolano
Nick Horrigan is having trouble sleeping at night. He keeps reliving his step-father's death. A death he feels responsible for. Nick's father was a Special Agent who was privy to information that put him in mortal danger. Nick is lured away from his home and shuts off the securty system. He comes back to find his Dad dying and tring to tell him something.

Nick is told that he is in danger and is told to relocate until the situation blows over.

Nick returns home and becomes embroiled in a hostage s
Nancy (Hrdcovers)

Oh the power of a simple "tweet". I had no knowledge of this book and hadn't previously read anything by this author until I read a "tweet" by one of my favorite authors encouraging all of his followers to read this "great" book. Within hours, I had the book in my hands and prepared myself for a great reading experience. It had to be great, right? It's been recommended by someone who definitely knows a great thriller when he reads one as he, himself, is a master thriller author
Jen Blood
Apr 14, 2012 Jen Blood rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Nick Horrigan has lived his life on the run for seventeen years, but his past finally catches up with him one night in the form of a mysterious man in black who breaks into his apartment and whisks him off to a nuclear facility where someone he has never met pleads for his help, just before being killed (in a most unpleasant fashion, I might add). From there, TRUST NO ONE is a labyrinth of plot twists and buried secrets that still, somehow, manages to be a distinctly character-driven thriller. H ...more
Tim Niland
Jul 06, 2009 Tim Niland rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2009-reads
This implausible novel is about a man named Nick who is woken out of bed one night by secret service agents who tell him that a man is threatening to blow up a nuclear power plant and Nick is the only person he'll negotiate with. After this event, the narrative flashed back to Nick's relationship with his step-father, a secret service agent whose death Nick feels responsible for. Connecting the two, Nick goes on the run from an elaborate conspiracy involving shadowy government operatives, dirty ...more
Tina Hayes
Mar 16, 2009 Tina Hayes rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
'Trust No One' is a fun, fastpaced thriller that kept me on the edge of my seat for the entire read.

Nick Horrigan is leading a rough life. After his stepfather is killed, Secret Service tells then 17-year-old Nick to leave town and stay gone, and keep his mouth shut. Ten years later he thinks he has put it behind him, when a swat teams wakes him up one morning. Why was his stepfather killed? Who is the man threatening to blow up a building that will only speak to Nick, a man Nick has never met
Jacki (Julia Flyte)
Nick Horrigan was 18 when something happened that changed the course of his life forever. He was forced onto the run, and it is only now, many years later, that he is starting to find some peace of mind. Then abruptly one night a SWAT team descends on his apartment and it's clear that he is unable to escape the events that have shaped his life. As everyone from the President of the US down seems to have a vested interest in him, it becomes increasingly difficult for him to know who he can trust. ...more
Aug 06, 2014 Joe rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery-thriller
The author takes a break from his very good Tim Rackley series with this stand alone thriller. Our protagonist, Nick Horrigan, is a mid-30's underachiever and the stepson of a murdered Secret Service agent whose death - when Nick was just a boy - understandably traumatized him and still haunts his every day.

The book opens with a bang. Nick is forcibly removed from his home by a pack of not so pleasant Secret Service agents, whisked to a nuclear power plant and tasked with dealing with a terroris
Laura Giacomino
Nov 14, 2015 Laura Giacomino rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Catches your attention from the moment you start it. Lots of twists and turns. Exciting read.
Feb 08, 2016 Cynthia rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobook
decent political thriller that keeps you oj the edge of your seat throughout. Narration by Patrick Lawlor is excellent.
I found this political conspiracy type thriller to be a bit underwhelming especially as a follow-up to the author's previous book The Crime Writer which I thought was really good. Lots of action, twists, and turns that, to me, were fairly predictable. Listened to the audio version which was read by Patrick G. Lawlor.
Jun 29, 2014 Christopher rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fast paced, entertaining thriller that effectively mixes flashbacks and current action to keep the story interesting and the reader guessing as to what is really happening and why. The relationships he creates between the protagonist, Nick Horrigan, and his stepdad (Frank) and stepsister (Em) are especially well written and rise above the typical thriller clichés. I was a little concerned that it was going to become too political once the Republican vs. Democrat angle was introduced, but I thoug ...more
Todd Gaines
Jun 30, 2009 Todd Gaines rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the novel that will put Gregg Hurwitz on the same page as top authors of today. His work only gets better. If you have never read a book by Gregg Hurwitz then do yourself a favor and read Trust No One. If you are a fan of thrillers, you will love this read!
Tom Mueller
Jul 05, 2009 Tom Mueller rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fast paced, but somewhat predictable.
Hurwitz seems to be searching for his niche, but a down on his luck protagonist has been a constant. Political statements throughout give good food for thought.
Traci Haley
Fairly decent thriller in the Harlan Coben genre of kept me interested, though the "twist" at the end didn't really surprise me. I wouldn't mind reading more of this author.
Scott Loveland
Mar 10, 2016 Scott Loveland rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good read, though it probably should be titled "Trust Everyone" since that's basically what the protagonist does throughout the book. Great ending.
Dec 28, 2014 Cyn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another action-packed, fast-paced, well-plotted novel from Gregg Hurwitz. Never a dull moment, with compelling, believable characters. Loved it.
Jul 20, 2009 Bill rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is one of gregg Hurwitz' better books. There is a lot of action, good character development, and a believable plot. Well worth reading.
Laurie Allin
Nice conspiracy theory story. I'm not a big believer on conspiracy theories though so it seemed a bit far fetched most of the time but entertaining never-the-less. Also, this happens to be the second book in row that deals with shady politicians and the Secret Service (Redemption Road by John Hart being the other), so I probably am just a little tired of that storyline too.

I'm a fan of Hurwitz and going back to some of his earlier stuff. He definitely has evolved and improved as time went on. I
Feb 14, 2016 Misha rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ayearathon
{Reviewing a month after finishing, so I'm gonna try and avoid facts and plot points because they're more than likely wrong.}

This book has lived on my book shelf for about 7 years, I brought it from a charity shop because the name sounded sinister, I read the first page when I got home, got bored, out it down and didn't pick it up again till this year.
This year I'm trying to take part in the 'AYearAThon' bookathon, and January's theme was benchwarmers, and seeing as this book was the benchiest
Jan 02, 2015 Marleen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: gregg-hurwitz
Gregg Hurwitz is fast becoming one of my all-time favorite mystery/thriller writers. The three books I've read so far have been simply riveting mostly because they have such a human quality about them.
In “We Know” we meet thirty-four year old Nick Horrigan, whose life has been 'on hold' for the past seventeen years, ever since a tragic event altered his life for good. The first years Nick was sort of on the run and then after that he lived a very low-profile life, still with the feeling of the g
Jul 22, 2009 Kelasher rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Don't usually read thrillers but this one was good.
Kara Jorges
Dec 21, 2012 Kara Jorges rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Nick Horrigan’s quiet life is torn apart at the seams one night when his apartment is invaded by the police. They hustle him off to meet a terrorist who has overtaken a nuclear facility because the terrorist says he will only talk to Nick. Once Nick meets him, the man claims he knew Nick’s stepfather, and entrusts Nick with a key just before his head is blown off. Afterwards, Nick is made a hero in the media, and powerful people are offering him anything he wants. Nick knows the reports that the ...more
Aug 24, 2010 Keri rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a great book! 12 years ago when Nick was 17, his life was torn apart, when he came home and found his step-father dying of a gunshot. Nick started questioning his mother and others about what occurred that night. Not long after his questions start, a stranger in the night puts Nick in handcuffs and threatens to put him in jail for the murder of his step-father and harm his mother if he doesn't disappear and stop asking questions.

Nick takes it to heart and ends up on the run for 12 year
Apr 19, 2010 Tannia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Tannia by: CJ West blog radio show
In the book Trust No One by award-winning author Gregg Hurwitz, lovers of a good thriller find an action packed story full of suspense and a guaranteed adrenaline rush.

Together with the main character, Nick Horrigan, the reader is pushed into a web of betrayal, conspiracy, manipulation, and national security issues. Nick must keep moving to stay alive while trying to understand how the death of his father during his adolescent years lies at the roots of his current ordeals.

The book begins when N
Feb 21, 2011 Sara rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Sara by: Goodreads
Nick Horrigan is a man with a secret: when he was 17, he made a mistake that resulted in his stepfather's murder and his estrangement from his mom. He's been trying to lie low and blend in ever since. But now, seventeen years later, he's pulled out of his apartment by the Secret Service, who say a terrorist has a bomb in a nuclear facility and will only talk to Nick. Nick is then pulled into the world of secrets and learns that he may finally have answers to what ruined his family's life so many ...more
Kathleen Hagen
Trust No One, by Gregg Hurwitz, a-minus, narrated by Patrick G. Lawlor, Produced by Brilliance Audio, downloaded from

Nick has grown up with his mother and his step-father, Frank. Frank is a Secret Service man assigned to the vice president’s security team. But he seems very paranoid, never wanting windows open even if it’s very warm. So one night, Nick is accosted by a woman who says she really wants to get it on with him. He’s a young teenager and definitely ready for adventure. So
May 18, 2010 Karen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: review-books, crime, usa
WE KNOW is the second book from Gregg Hurwitz, which was released in 2008. This is a review very much in the spirit of better late than never, as this is a book that is just the thing for fans of big, over-the-top, clever, pitch-perfect thrillers.

You really have to remember that WE KNOW is a thriller. The central character Nick Horrigan obviously has a secret which is obviously going to be slowly revealed as the book progresses (well it becomes obvious after a seat of the pants opening scene). N
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Gregg Hurwitz is the New York Times bestselling author of 15 thrillers, including the recently released ORPHAN X. His novels have been shortlisted for numerous literary awards, graced top ten lists, and have been translated into 27 languages.

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