Inside Buzzy Beach Read 'I Am Pilgrim'
Screenwriter Terry Hayes talks about his first novel--a thriller about the duel between a terrorist and a hotshot CIA operative--how writing it made him sad and angry and why he's hoping Jerry Bruckheimer adapts it for film.
Its a globe-spanning thriller about the duel between an Islamic terrorist named the Saracen plotting to launch a biological attack on the west and the CIA agent—codename Pilgrim—who comes out of retirement to stop it.
It's the first novel from the pen of Terry Hayes, who’s found success as a journalist and as a screenwriter (Mad Max 2, Payback). The book arrives in stores on May 27 but its already been a hit in England and Hayes’ native Australia, where it garnered great reviews in addition to making multiple bestseller lists.
We’ll add our voice to the approving chorus. I am Pilgrim is a great, gripping thrill ride of a novel (that still feels grounded in reality) If you're looking for an action thriller/spy story for the beach, Pilgrim is a winner.
Hayes recently talked with The Hollywood Reporter about the book, the scene that made him cry to write and the scene that made him angry to write and the superstar producer he’s hoping picks up the movie rights to the book.