Already featured in nearly every news outlet in the country, I Am Pilgrim is enjoying the sort of word of mouth publicity that propelled Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl into a mega-bestseller.
The first novel by British-born Aussie-raised screenwriter Terry Hayes debuted at the top of the British bestseller list this week, atop a podium featuring the likes of Dan Brown and J.K. Rowling.
With rights to the novel sold into more than 15 countries even before publication, don’t miss your chance to grab a copy today!
by Terry Hayes
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.
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Andrew Cattanach is a regular contributor to The Booktopia Blog. He has been shortlisted for The Age Short Story Prize and was named a finalist for the 2015 Young Bookseller of the Year Award. He enjoys reading, writing and sleeping, though finds it difficult to do them all at once.
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