Every now and again something comes along that is genuinely new, different and better.
This was definitely the case in 1953 when Fleming brought us 'Casino Royale',it was true in 1971 when Forsyth gave us 'The Day Of The Jackal' and happily it is true today with Hayes' 'I Am Pilgrim'.
What makes it stand out is its incredibly strong, absorbing and thrilling story.
The structure is amazing and will doubtless appeal to murder mystery fans, to thriller afficianados and to espionage devotees alike.
Comparisons are often futile but if forced to draw one I would say it's like putting Bourne, Bond and Milo Weaver into a blender and pushing the turbo button. It really is the book of the summer.