I Am Pilgrim

I Am Pilgrim

A Thriller

Book - 2014
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"The astonishing story of one man's 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 : Atria Books, c2014.
Edition: First Emily Bestler BooksAtria Books hardcover edition.
ISBN: 9781439177723
1439177724
Characteristics: 612 pages ; 25 cm

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Cjacksonmarcellus
Jun 04, 2017

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

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Bookworm1562
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.

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colleenmmm
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.

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zipread
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.

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kmre_37
Sep 27, 2015

gave up after a few chapters !

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RDL
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.

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Angeleyes8
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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nhoj
May 24, 2015

A retired intelligence agent is called back to service to find a terrorist who is going to release the smallpox virus in the western world. A little long in the telling but a good story and plot.

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axeman
Apr 16, 2015

Great spy novel. A real page turner.

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