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I am Pilgrim - Terry Hayes

Paperback Published: 1st April 2014
ISBN: 9780552160964
Number Of Pages: 912

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When your past comes calling, it's time to disappear . . .

Can you commit the perfect crime?

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.

About the Author

Terry Hayes is a former journalist and screen-writer. Born in Sussex, England, he migrated to Australia as a child and trained as a journalist at the country's leading broadsheet. At twenty-one he was appointed North American correspondent, based in New York, and after two years returned to Sydney to become an investigative reporter, political correspondent and columnist. He resigned to produce a prominent current affairs radio program and a short time later, with George Miller, wrote the screenplay for Road Warrior/Mad Max 2. He also co-produced and wrote Dead Calm, the film which launched Nicole Kidman's international movie career, Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome and a large number of TV movies and mini-series - including Bodyline and Bangkok Hilton - two of which received international Emmy nominations. In all, he has won over twenty film or television awards. After moving to Los Angeles he worked as a screen-writer on major studio productions. His credits include Payback with Mel Gibson, From Hell, starring Johnny Depp, and Vertical Limit with Chris O'Donnell. He has also done un-credited writing on a host of other movies including Reign of Fire, Cliffhanger and Flightplan, starring Jodie Foster. I Am Pilgrim is his first novel. He and his American wife - Kristen - have four children and live in Switzerland.

Industry Reviews

"The best thriller I've read in ten years... An astonishing piece of work" -- Linwood Barclay
"THRILLER OF THE WEEK. Delivers thrills and spills...A full tilt mix of Homeland, The Wire and The Bourne Ultimatum" * Mail on Sunday *
"I Am Pilgrim is a 21st century thriller: a high concept plot, but with finely drawn protagonists. The plot twists and turns like a python in a sack. The style is visceral, gritty and cinematic...A satisfying and ambitious book, written with skill and verve" -- Adam LeBor * The Times *
"Rendition yourself into a pulsating thriller that never lets up as it carries the hero and the reader on an ever more desperate race between time and an all too plausible disaster for the world we live in. Great nail-biting stuff!" * Robert Goddard *
"The narrative is thrilling: the tension tightens with action...It's a murder mystery, an illuminating account of contemporary international politics and a study of an unusual man......An excellent thriller which as a first novel is really remarkable" * Literary Review *

Fantastic Read

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Thoroughly enjoyed this book

Brisbane

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Believable terrorist plot

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Once I got into it I found great trouble it putting it down. .

Brisbane Australia

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A fantastic read!

5

My husband and I read this book quite a while ago and both loved it. We recently were invited to a gentleman's 80th birthday party and decided that this was the book we would buy for him.He loved it! He said that he wondered whether he would get through it as it is a a big book but he could not put it down. We were so happy that we had chosen a book we loved and as it turned out he loved too.

Sydney , Australia

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Really difficult to put down

5

Great and believable storyline with tremendous suspense - really difficult to put this one down!

South Australia

Unbelievably Good!!

5

An experience, not a story. It became harder to separate myself as I was immersed in the book. The central issue of the book is very relevant in today's world and totally possible. Terry Hayes has great talent with writing, and his background shows in the fast paced, detailed and believable story. A long book but every page is totally engrossing. Loved the short chapters and the way the characters were linked. Will definitely read more of his books as they appear.

South Australia

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Loved it!!!

5

Loved the suspense, the character building and the conclusion, did not want this story to end. What a brilliant movie it would make, if handled correctly.

Melbourne, Vic

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Did not disappoint

5

I loved this book from page 1. It is a great story and so well written. Some of the scenes are in some bizarre places but the author takes you there and you can see every nook and cranny. Talk about on the edge of your seat. Just amazing! I Loved I I have already pre-ordered his next book and will be buying copies of I am Pilgrim as presents

Sydney, Australia

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A fantastic read.

5

I passed this book around to everybody in the family and we all agreed it is one of the best books you can ever read. In depth, intriguing and it keeps you guessing how it will all end. The author is so well researched! You won't be able to leave this book alone.

Gold Coast, Aust

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Amazing, I could not put this book down.

5

To buy books. Usually the books are delivered within 2 to 4 days. Sometimes you order the book and on the website it will say the book is in stock, but after you pay for the book the site will inform you that they are out of stock, which is not so good.

Sydney

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I am Pilgrim

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Great!

Qld Robina

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I am Pilgrim

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ISBN: 9780552160964
ISBN-10: 0552160962
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 912
Published: 1st April 2014
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.5 x 13.3  x 4.1
Weight (kg): 0.62
Edition Number: 1