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The Resource I Am Pilgrim : A Thriller/, Hayes, Terry, (electronic resource)

I Am Pilgrim : A Thriller/, Hayes, Terry, (electronic resource)

Label
I Am Pilgrim : A Thriller/
Title
I Am Pilgrim
Title remainder
A Thriller/
Statement of responsibility
Hayes, Terry
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This astonishing debut espionage thriller depicts the collision course between two geniuses, one a tortured hero and one a determined terrorist, in a breakneck story reminiscent of John le Carr? and Robert Ludlum at their finest. PILGRIM is the code name for a world class and legendary secret agent. His adversary is a man known only to the reader as the Saracen. As a young boy, the Saracen barely sees his dissident father beheaded in a Saudi Arabian public square. But the event marks him for life and creates a burning desire to destroy the special relationship between the US and the Kingdom. Everything in the Saracen?s life from this moment forward will be in service to jihad. At the novel?s opening, we find ourselves 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. All the techniques are pulled directly from Pilgrim's 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. What follows is a thriller that jockeys between astonishingly detailed character study and breakneck globetrotting. The author shifts effortlessly from Pilgrim?s hidden life of leisure in Paris to the Saracen?s squalid warrior life in Afghanistan, from the hallways of an exclusive Swiss bank to the laboratories of a nefarious biotech facility in Syria. The inevitable encounter between Pilgrim and the Saracen will come in Turkey, around the murder of a wealthy American, in a thrilling, twisting, beautifully orchestrated finale
Summary
Suspense Fiction. This explosive thriller starts with the perfect murder -- the victim has had her teeth removed, her identifiable features have been destroyed by acid, and the scene has been liberally sprayed with DNA-destroying disinfectant. But more alarmingly, a jihadist is building a biological weapon he's planning on letting loose in the U.S. The connection between the two is Pilgrim, a retired CIA operative, who's called in to stop the terrorist -- and whose textbook on criminal investigations may have been the blueprint for the murder. -- Description by Shauna Griffin
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Award
British Book Award for Crime Thriller of the Year, 2014.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10304563
Cataloging source
B@L
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Hayes, Terry
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6108.A9675
LC item number
H394 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Intelligence officers
  • Murder
  • Terrorism
  • Religious militants
  • Forensic sciences
Target audience
adult
Label
I Am Pilgrim : A Thriller/, Hayes, Terry, (electronic resource)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Electronic book
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
  • 1 online resource.
  • 1 online resource (624 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781439177747
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
372a2eac-289f-4d50-997b-abc7d2d6bd73
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • 1967592
  • (OCoLC)880951756
  • (OCoLC)ocn880951756
  • 1967592
Label
I Am Pilgrim : A Thriller/, Hayes, Terry, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Note
Electronic book
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
  • 1 online resource.
  • 1 online resource (624 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781439177747
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
372a2eac-289f-4d50-997b-abc7d2d6bd73
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • 1967592
  • (OCoLC)880951756
  • (OCoLC)ocn880951756
  • 1967592

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