Gregg Hurwitz’s Orphan X
series became an instant international bestseller, featuring the Nowhere Man – an orphan raised as a trained assassin – on a personal mission to help those with nowhere else to turn.
Parker Bilal’s Cairo-set The Makana Series, features his noir hero with a life in exile – an updated version of Chandler’s hardboiled loner.
Tim Weaver’s novels feature missing persons’ investigator, David Raker, a widower, an outsider, and a lonely soul, with an affinity for the disappeared and the lost.
Rod Reynolds’ world-weary, angry narrator is the disgraced New York reporter, Charlie Yates, on a quest for personal redemption.
Laura Wilson reaches out to the drifters, and throws a lifeline, as Chair.