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I Am Pilgrim: A Thriller by Terry Hayes
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I Am Pilgrim: A Thriller (original 2013; edition 2014)

by Terry Hayes (Author)

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"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 "A big, breathless tale of nonstop suspense." --Janet Maslin, The New York Times "The pages fly by ferociously fast. Simply unputdownable." --Booklist A 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.… (more)
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Title:I Am Pilgrim: A Thriller
Authors:Terry Hayes (Author)
Info:Atria/Emily Bestler Books (2014), Edition: Reprint, 624 pages
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Rating:****1/2
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I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes (2013)

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I Am Pilgrim is a five star thriller book. It is a believable story about a super secret government agent who is able to solve several mysteries without a bit of evidence. In so doing he has met a lot of interesting people who some are good and some are bad. This book is an audiobook that was read by Christopher Ragland who also gets five stars. A thriller from Chapter 1 to the last word. This is highly recommended for mystery thriller lovers. ( )
  lbswiener | Apr 26, 2024 |
Easy read with engrossing plot but not much more.
  nanrobinson45 | Feb 15, 2024 |
I received this book in a goodreads giveaway.
What a fun read! Pilgrim is sort of a mix of Philip Marlowe, Mike Hammer and Rambo. A terrific character, all ultra patriot and sensitive self questioning. Nothing too deep here, in fact the best way to enjoy it is to suspend belief on the plot twists and action scenes--it's just an exciting ride.
I'm really looking forward to the next book. ( )
  dhenn31 | Jan 24, 2024 |
I struggled with this book which taxed my limited reservoir of patience and credulity beyond comfortable limits. ( )
  Eyejaybee | Jan 24, 2024 |
I wanted to read this book for a while, and finally did it!
This is a spy thriller and a terrifying story. It begins when a woman is found dead in a hotel room. "Pilgrim" is called to help investigate, and he reluctantly agrees. The scene and its clues point to Turkey, and Pilgrim dreads what that means.
In Saudi Arabia, a dad is beheaded, and his son takes his place as the patriarch of the family, who is staunchly religious. When he witnesses his mother without her veil, he is furious, and leaves to join a religious crusade against the west. He develops a deadly virus to wipe out humanity, esp. in the US.
This complex tale is full of intrigue, secrets, and deadly violence. It is a fast-paced thriller, although it is a long novel. Buckle in for the ride - will Pilgrim be able to save the human race? ( )
  rmarcin | Jan 8, 2024 |
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“I Am Pilgrim” is not a film treatment bloated into book form. It’s a big, breathless tale of nonstop suspense, and it has something rarely found in big-budget movies of the same genre: the voice of a single writer instead of the patchwork nonsense created by endless collaborators and fixers.
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Er zijn van die plekken die ik me mijn hele leven zal herinneren: het Rode Plein gegeseld door een hete wind, de slaapkamer van mijn moeder aan de verkeerde kant van 8-Mile Road in Detroit, de eindeloze tuinen van een welgesteld pleeggezin, een man die me wilde vermoorden in een verzameling ruïnes bekend als het Theater van de Dood.
Hay lugares que recordaré toda la vida: la Plaza Roja barrida por un viento cálido, el dormitorio de mi madre, ubicado en el lado malo de la carretera 8-Mile, los interminables jardines de un elegante hogar de adopción, un hombre aguardando para matarme en un grupo de ruinas conocido como el Teatro de la Muerte...
There are places I'll remember all my life - Red Square with a hot wind howling across it, my mother's bedroom on the wrong side of Eight Mile, the endless gardens of a fancy foster home, a man waiting to kill me in a group of ruins known as the Theatre of Death.
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"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 "A big, breathless tale of nonstop suspense." --Janet Maslin, The New York Times "The pages fly by ferociously fast. Simply unputdownable." --Booklist A 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.

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En una plaza pública de Arabia Saudí, un hombre es ajusticiado bajo un sol abrasador y un chico de catorce años observa impotente entre la muchedumbre: es su hijo.

En un lúgubre hotel de Manhattan, aparece el cuerpo sin vida de una mujer joven y todos los indicios para identificarla han sido eliminados minuciosamente.

En un vertedero de Damasco, un destacado experto sirio en biotecnología es encontrado con evidentes signos de tortura.

En una remota región de Afganistán, el hallazgo de una sustancia bacteriológica letal en los restos de unos cooperantes internacionales desata la alarma.

Una línea invisible conecta todos estos hechos, dibujando un plan perfecto para cometer un monstruoso crimen contra la humanidad, y la única persona capaz de impedirlo es un ex agente que huye de su pasado y ha borrado su identidad: ahora sólo responde al nombre de Pilgrim, el peregrino.

Ésta es la historia de una carrera trepidante contra el tiempo y, sobre todo, contra un enemigo sofisticado e implacable.
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