The astonishing story of one man's breakneck race against time to save America from oblivion.
'Simply one of the best suspense novels I've read in a long time.' David Baldacci
'A big, breathless tale of nonstop suspense.' The New York Times
A FATHER PUBLICLY BEHEADED. Killed in the blistering heat of a Saudi Arabian public square.
A YOUNG WOMAN DISCOVERED. All of her identifying characteristics dissolved by acid.
A SYRIAN BIOTECH EXPERT FOUND EYELESS. Dumped in a Damascus junkyard.
SMOULDERING HUMAN REMAINS. Abandoned on a remote mountainside in Afghanistan.
PILGRIM. The codename for a man who doesn't exist. A man who must return from obscurity. The only man who can uncover a flawless plot to commit an appalling crime against humanity.
'The plot twists and turns like a python in a sack... Visceral, gritty and cinematic.' The Times
'An all too plausible disaster for the world we live in. Great nail-biting stuff.' Robert Goddard
Readers are gripped by I Am Pilgrim:
***** 'A real page turner that no one should miss!'
***** 'Slick, gritty and cinematic. I couldn't stop thinking about it.'
***** 'A brilliant, thought-provoking story and one I hope will never come true!'
I AM PILGRIM IS SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
It’s exciting to read an espionage thriller that matches Le Carré for tension and intrigue yet moves along at a cracking pace. That’s exactly what this brilliant page-turner delivers. The debut novel from Terry Hayes—the veteran screenwriter behind Dead Calm and many iconic TV series, including Bodyline and Bangkok Hilton—is among the best we’ve read in a while.
Screenwriter and producer Hayes (Payback) makes his fiction debut with an exceptional thriller that boasts an utterly credible narrator who has had so many covert identities he can barely remember his original name. Soul-weary Scott Murdoch (aka the Pilgrim) has retired from the top echelon of ultrasecret espionage, but duty and faith in the human spirit call him back into service. A lone-wolf Middle Eastern native whom the Pilgrim code names "the Saracen" has a sure-fire bioterrorist plot to destroy the United States. In the cinematic chase that ensues, the action traverses the globe, from the Oval Office to the dusty trails of Afghanistan, each scene fleshed out in the smallest resonating detail (e.g., a Down syndrome child's laughter, the endless nausea of waterboarding). Like many pilgrimages, this one is painfully long and packed with unexpected menace, its glimpses of the goal fitful and far between, but readers will agree that this journey of body and soul is well worth the effort.
When I looking for a new read, I hope it’s good as this one!
This novel grips you right from the start and ever lets go. Not usually something I'd read but I couldn't put it down. Highly recommend!
One of the best books I have read in a long time...
My only regret is that I can't buy another copy and experience reading it for the first time all over again.