Wednesday, 21 August 2013

I Am Pilgrim

I Am Pilgrim
By Terry Hayes
Summery courtesy of
Pilgrim is the codename for a man who doesn't exist. The adopted son of a wealthy American family, he once headed up a secret espionage unit for US intelligence. Before he disappeared into anonymous retirement, he wrote the definitive book on forensic criminal investigation.

But that book will come back to haunt him. It will help NYPD detective Ben Bradley track him down. And it will take him to a rundown New York hotel room where the body of a woman is found facedown in a bath of acid, her features erased, her teeth missing, her fingerprints gone. It is a textbook murder - and Pilgrim wrote the book.

What begins as an unusual and challenging investigation will become a terrifying race-against-time to save America from oblivion. Pilgrim will have to make a journey from a public beheading in Mecca to a deserted ruins on the Turkish coast via a Nazi death camp in Alsace and the barren wilderness of the Hindu Kush in search of the faceless man who would commit an appalling act of mass murder in the name of his God.


If I had to sum I AM PILGRIM up in one word it would be amazing, it had it all,its
a blockbuster spy thriller, that I predict is destined for Hollywood - it would make a fantastic film, it had multiple twists and turns and was highly visual.

Terry Hayes delivers 700 pages of riveting nonstop action that builds with such an intensity that had me hooked from the first page. This book follows the lives of two men, Pilgrim is a retired CIA operative who wrote the definitive book used by law enforcement agencies to solve crimes.
Saracen is a devout Muslim, an extremist who wants nothing more than to inflict the most heinous act of terrorism, that America has ever seen - one that will eclipse the attacks on the Twin towers.

Both men are on a collision course,one to inflict the ultimate crime of terrorism the other will defend his country. Terry Hayes's book had a diverse range of settings from New York, Saudi Arabia, the Hindu Kush and Turkey. Hayes supplied such an exciting compelling plot. He's definitely an author to watch, authors such as Robert Ludlum and Daniel Silva should be worried hes a definate revival.
5 Stars

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