Ten years ago Terry Hayes wrote a novel titled I Am Pilgrim which went on to become a massive international bestseller. The Year of The Locust is a book that has been delayed so many times I began to wonder if it would ever see the light of day. It’s not a sequel but a standalone novel, although the subject matter is in broad terms in the same vein, ie a secret agent based action thriller. A CIA agent is sent into the badlands of Iran to uncover details of an atrocity being planned by a terrorist organisation – no spoilers, but basically it’s non-stop action from that point onwards. This is one of those books with short punchy chapters that beg you to carry on and just read one more even though it’s already way past bedtime. The pages fly by in this fast paced thriller, and the author never allows the pace and excitement to drop as the tension inexorably ratchets up. This is without doubt the best book of this genre that I’ve read for a very long time, and surely it’s crying out for a movie adaptation. If this type of action thriller is your sort of read then you really must check it out – but watch your heart rate!
Length of Read:Long
Might appeal to people who enjoyed…
Readers of the likes of Tom Clancy and Robert Ludlum – and of course if you’ve not already read I Am Pilgrim you should do so at once!
One thing you’ve learned
Was it worth the long wait – absolutely, but hopefully it won’t be another decade until the next one though!