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Dramatic,
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I Am Pilgrim: A Thriller
by Terry Hayes

Published: 2014-05-27
Hardcover : 624 pages
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Critics are calling I AM PILGRIM:
"Unputdownable." —Booklist
"The best book of 2014." —Suspense Magazine
"The next Girl with the Dragon Tattoo." —The New York Post

A breakneck race against time…and an implacable enemy.

An anonymous young woman murdered in a run-down hotel, all ...
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Introduction

Critics are calling I AM PILGRIM:
"Unputdownable." —Booklist
"The best book of 2014." —Suspense Magazine
"The next Girl with the Dragon Tattoo." —The New York Post

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
.

Editorial Review

An Amazon Best Book of the Month, June 2014: Two men, both attempting to remain invisible to the world around them, are unknowingly at odds. â??Pilgrimâ?? is an American intelligence operative who, despite wanting to retire to a â??normalâ?? life, stumbles upon the biggest case of his career. His story starts with an unrelated murder in a seedy New York hotel room and quickly escalates to a matter of national security. The events unfold in slow motion, and we see the past and present from both Pilgrimâ??s perspective and that of his unknown adversary, a man of single-minded devotion and incredible danger. In his debut novel, Hollywood screenwriter and producer Terry Hayes has concocted a riveting 600-page read that is part police procedural, part international spy thriller, and all ready for adaptation. --Robin A. Rothman

Excerpt

I AM PILGRIM
CHAPTER 1


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 8-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. ... view entire excerpt...

Discussion Questions

1. Describe the Saracen. What were your initial impressions of him? Did they change throughout the course of I Am Pilgrim. Why or why not?

2. How does Pilgrim get his name? Describe some of his missions.

3. Were there any plot twists that you didn’t see coming in I Am Pilgrim? What was most surprising to while you read.

4. Terry Hayes, the author of I Am Pilgrim, is also a noted screenwriter. Were there any scenes in the book that struck you as particularly cinematic? Discuss them with your book club.

Suggested by Members

Both Pilgrim and the Saracen are loners, single-minded in their focus on the completion of their goals. Though they're fighting on opposite sides of the war, in what ways are they alike?
To what extent do you believe Pilgrim and the Saracen were affected by witnessing (or almost witnessing) the deaths of their parents? To what extent does this make them more or less sympathetic as characters?
Do you think the portrayal of Muslim culture and fundamentalism is portrayed fairly?
by MrsSutton (see profile) 06/28/14

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Member Reviews

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by [email protected] (see profile) 09/07/19

This book takes you into the dark, spy, black market world and leaves you wondering how it all stays so hushed.
Unrealistic feeling towards the end, but never the less a page turner.

 
by BeaSou (see profile) 02/16/19

 
by [email protected] (see profile) 04/24/18

Exciting read.

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