The Year of the Locust

The Year of the Locust

Hardback Published on: 09/11/2023
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The Year of the Locust
Even better than its predecessor!
After such a long wait, it's a trepidatious reader that approaches this novel, desperately hoping it will not only match the thrills and sheer readability ... READ MORE
Sean Farrell
The Year of the Locust
Nobody writes a thriller better than Terry Hayes
With 'I Am Pilgrim' establishing itself as the best thriller I have read, this decade-in-the-making novel had a hard act to follow. At no point does it dis... READ MORE
Dave Kedward
The Year of the Locust
Truly spectacular
The very best writers can make a shopping list entertaining, and Terry Hayes is one. How is it possible to write a follow up to Pilgrim? By using the exact... READ MORE
Phill - Waterstones Bookseller


If, like Kane, you're a Denied Access Area spy for the CIA, then boundaries have no meaning. Your function is to go in, do whatever is required, and get out again - by whatever means necessary. You know when to run, when to hide - and when to shoot. But some places don't play by the rules. Some places are too dangerous, even for a man of Kane's experience. The badlands where the borders of Pakistan, Iran and Afghanistan meet are such a place - a place where violence is the only way to survive. Kane travels there to exfiltrate a man with vital information for the safety of the West - but instead he meets an adversary who will take the world to the brink of extinction. A frightening, clever, vicious man with blood on his hands and vengeance in his heart...

  • Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780593064962
  • Number of pages: 672
  • Weight: 877g
  • Dimensions: 242 x 164 x 40 mm

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The Year of the Locust
Strap Yourself In!
4.5* Like many people I loved I Am Pilgrim, Terry Hayes debut novel and I've been waiting almost a decade for the promised follow up The Year of the Locust... READ MORE
Nic Johnston
The Year of the Locust
I Am Pilgrim was fantastic, this is garbage
Very strange book as starts well but get progressively worse. Don't even both with final chapter 4, which is almost like written by a different author. Su... READ MORE
scott chimes
The Year of the Locust
Action thriller!
What can I say? I’ve waited about ten years for Terry Hayes’s follow up novel to “I am Pilgrim”and sad to say this new one is not nearly as good. First of ... READ MORE
Annette Librarian

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