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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Terry Hayes Narrator: Christopher Raglan Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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An intelligent and taut debut thriller that depicts the collision course between two geniuses, one a tortured hero and one a determined terrorist.

In a seedy hotel near Ground Zero, a woman lies face down in a pool of acid, features melted off her face, teeth missing, fingerprints gone. The room has been sprayed down with DNA-eradicating antiseptic spray. Pilgrim, the code name for a legendary, world-class secret agent, quickly realizes that all of the murderer’s techniques were pulled directly from his own book—a cult classic of forensic science written under a pen name.

In offering the NYPD some casual assistance with the case, Pilgrim gets pulled back into the intelligence underground. Meanwhile, his adversary—a man simply known as “the Arab”—is plotting his next move in service to jihad. What follows is a thriller that jockeys between astonishingly detailed character study and breakneck globetrotting. It takes us from Pilgrim’s hidden life of leisure in Paris to the Arab’s squalid warrior life in Afghanistan, from the hallways of an exclusive Swiss bank to the laboratories of a nefarious biotech facility in Syria. Secrets are exposed and tension builds until Pilgrim and the Arab arrive in Turkey—where the two masterminds inevitably meet to face off in the shocking finale.

Like #1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Thor, Terry Hayes takes you on an action-packed adventure to the world’s most dangerous countries in this thrilling, twisting, beautifully orchestrated novel.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Hayes delivers muscular prose, sniper-round accurate dialogue, and enough superb and original plotting to fill three volumes. He balances it all with the dexterity of the accomplished storyteller that he so obviously is. I Am Pilgrim is simply one of the best suspense novels I’ve read in a long time.”

    David Baldacci, #1 New York Times bestselling author

  • “Mr. Hayes’s globe-trotting book has more kicks, twists, and winks than anything of its dusty genre has provided in a long time. You will be happily surprised to find a new thriller franchise with brains to match its brawn.”

    New York Times

  • “Thriller of the Week. Delivers thrills and spills…A full tilt mix of Homeland, The Wire and The Bourne Ultimatum.”

    Mail on Sunday

  • “Massive in many senses, but none more so than its ability to exert a vice-like grip on the reader....Destined to be spy thriller of the year.”

    Irish Independent

  • “Riveting.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “Screenwriter and producer Hayes 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…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.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “The characters are skillfully brought to life in this action-packed worldwide adventure, and Pilgrim is a quick-witted and thoroughly fascinating protagonist…Simply unputdownable.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “Sure, the race against time to save the world has been done before but seldom this well. Once you start this taut and muscular thriller, you won’t be able to put it down.”

    Library Journal (starred review)

  • A Publishers Weekly Pick of the Week, May 2014
  • A Los Angeles Times Bestseller
  • Selected for the June 2014 Indie Next List
  • An Amazon Best Book of the Month June 2014
  • Shortlisted for the 2014 CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger
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