It has been a long, long time since I read a thriller that I couldn’t put down; that at every opportunity I’d grab the chance to read a few more pages.
A post 9/11 thriller telling a tale of international terrorism. As with Day Of The Jackal, though you know the ending it grips from page one.
A retired agent from a secret US intelligence group is brought back to trace the Saracen. What is his weapon? They don’t know. It’s just known he’s dangerous. He can bring catastrophe to the USA and has to be stopped. Fragmentary clues are pieced together as Pilgrim chases him down.
Is it literature? No. Is it a potboiler that explodes with excitement? YES. From New York, to Saudi Arabia, to Turkey and to the Hindu Kush, with death and danger everywhere. I loved it.
There is a flaw in the unlikely connection between the sub plot and main plot, but that’s a minor quibble. It gallops along and we, the readers, just hang on for the ride.
Length of Read:Long
Might appeal to people who enjoyed…
The aforementioned Day Of The Jackal, The Name Of The Rose or The Straw Men. Check any desire for literature in with your nearest librarian and enjoy a gripping tale, that almost entirely has an internal integrity, that keeps you reading until the wee, small hours.
One thing you’ve learned
It doesn’t matter how deep your cover, there is always someone who will keep on digging and expose you for who you are.