I Am Pilgrim: A Thriller (Paperback)

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This is the perfect beach read. Smart, fast-paced and impossible to put down. The fact that the author is a screenwriter is evident throughout, but while the novel is incredibly cinematic, it is by no means an extended screenplay. Hayes has created three dimensional characters, including a villain, though thoroughly evil, who is somehow understandable in his single minded attempt to bring down the U.S. The hero has his own demons and an intriguing backstory. I found myself staying up way too late with this book and practically ripping the pages from the binding as I raced to the conclusion.

— From Michael

June 2014 Indie Next List

“A fast-paced, chillingly believable suspense novel, I Am Pilgrim draws the reader completely into a shadowy world where U.S. intelligence is pitted against a modern terrorist on a more terrifying mission than that of a mere suicide bomber. Hayes compellingly depicts the desperation of the main characters, both the good and the evil, with a fine line dividing the two. This is a book whose style and storyline will haunt you for a long time.”
— Carolyn Chesser, Bayou Book Company, Niceville, FL


"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.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781439177730
ISBN-10: 1439177732
Publisher: Atria Books
Publication Date: December 2nd, 2014
Pages: 624
Language: English