I Am Pilgrim

I Am Pilgrim

A Thriller

Book - 2014
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"I Am Pilgrim is simply one of the best suspense novels I've read in a long time." --David Baldacci, #1 New York Times bestselling author

"A big, breathless tale of nonstop suspense." --Janet Maslin, The New York Times

"The pages fly by ferociously fast. Simply unputdownable." -- Booklist

A breakneck race against time...and an implacable enemy.

An anonymous young woman murdered in a run-down hotel, all identifying characteristics dissolved by acid.

A father publicly beheaded in the blistering heat of a Saudi Arabian public square.

A notorious Syrian biotech expert found eyeless in a Damascus junkyard.

Smoldering human remains on a remote mountainside in Afghanistan.

A flawless plot to commit an appalling crime against humanity.

One path links them all, and only one man can make the journey.

Pilgrim .
Publisher: New York : Emily Bestler Books, Atria, 2014.
ISBN: 9781439177723
Characteristics: 612 pages ; 25 cm


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Jan 24, 2018

a great read following the exploits of the Pilgrim as he tracks across Europe to find the terrorist who is planning to unleash a small pox virus on the US. The story is intricately woven, delightfully filled with action and espionage. A satifying read.

The author's other writings include the Mad Max movies, Dead Calm and Payback.

Oct 10, 2017

One of the best.

Jun 04, 2017

I found this book to be a real page turner. I was riveted.

Oct 18, 2016

Terry Hayes has plenty experience writing for action movies. His first novel is loaded. I hope there is another.

AL_HANNAH Aug 08, 2016

I love the action and continuous twists of the story! Reads like a movie.

May 30, 2016

An international spy thriller and murder mystery with some sympathetic, multi=faceted characters and thought-provoking plot lines. Lots of action. It jumped around in time and place, so it's not easy to read in small bites, but a great vacation read. I'm hoping this is the first in a series.

May 04, 2016

I Am Pilgrim --- by --- Terry Hayes. You may be forgiven if you’ve never heard of this author: he’s new to the craft. Not that he hasn’t written before. As a screenwriter he’s been involved in films such as Payback and Mad Max. His eye for the cinematographic is immediately obvious right from the start of Pilgrim. This novel is a huge thriller. Set in the Middle East the plot revolves about a mujahid who has hatched a plan to loosen a smallpox epidemic upon the United States on Columbus Day. An American agent code named Pilgrim is charged with the seemingly impossible task of discovering the identity of Saracen and then bringing him to ground. Hayes has crafted a novel that is extremely complex with subplots, flashbacks and enough tension to keep you from putting this book down until you reach the
very last page. It will wow you.

Sep 27, 2015

gave up after a few chapters !

Sep 21, 2015

Mr. Hayes is a story crafter. There are many mysteries that are intertwined. The style is close to Mark Alpert, Steve Berry, and David Baldacci but more complex than Berry and much better ending than Baldacci.

It is a hard book to put down until it is finished.

Jul 11, 2015

This is a hard book to get into. It goes very slow and I had a hard time reading it.

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