I Am Pilgrim

I Am Pilgrim

A Thriller

Book - 2014 | First Emily Bestler BooksAtria Books hardcover edition.
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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" -- from publisher's web site.
Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2014.
Edition: First Emily Bestler BooksAtria Books hardcover edition.
ISBN: 9781439177723
Branch Call Number: FIC HAYES
Characteristics: 612 pages ; 25 cm


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Nov 27, 2018

A truly engaging read. I might even reread it! Worth recommending.J Cava

Jun 21, 2018

An incredibly good and suspenseful book, I am Pilgrim reads like it is 300 pages instead of over 600. Don't let the length deter you, this book is non-stop action with a deep and all too realistic plot full of richly developed characters. Following Pilgrim around the globe as he is tasked with tracking down and stopping an unknown terrorist from unleashing a plague is a series of satisfying twists and revelations

Apr 26, 2018

Woah! The BEST thriller I have read so far. It has a very interesting narrative style with a web of ingeniously connected plot lines. Every character is well defined that you will be living in the world created by the author in no time. I recommend it to all mystery/thriller lovers.

Mar 23, 2018

Immensely intriguing thriller with all elements of a fast paced imaginative and grand scaled
plot...plot seemed so ridiculously plausible....excellent read!!!!!!!!!!

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.

ArapahoeHannah Aug 08, 2016

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

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 !

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