The Year of the Locust

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Pub Date 06 Feb 2024 | Archive Date Not set
Atria Books, Atria/Emily Bestler Books


Terry Hayes, author of the #1 global bestseller I Am Pilgrim, returns with this terrifying and eagerly awaited instant bestseller.

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...
Terry Hayes, author of the #1 global bestseller I Am Pilgrim, returns with this terrifying and eagerly awaited instant bestseller.

If, like Kane, you’re a Denied Access Area spy for the CIA, then...

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BEST book I have read all year. Am I surprised? No. I absolutely loved Terry Hayes "I am Pilgrim" and I have recommended that book, actually gushed about it for years, ever since I read it long ago. Since then I have patiently, and not so patiently waited for his next book, and so first I would like to thank the publisher and Netgalley for this absolutely riveting read. I couldn't put it down. It was brilliant. It was a work of genius. The intelligence of Terry Hayes shines through every page, every sentence, and the suspense and thrilling writing, original plot, and excellent dialogue makes this novel a must-read. If I could give it 100 stars I would. I can't wait to own a paper copy!

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We all fell in love with Terry Hayes when he took the spy thriller world by storm in 2014. I Am Pilgrim is still today nine years later is considered by many to be the finest book written for a thriller fan.

Hayes now returns, superbly, with The Year of the Locust. We have all waited patiently for years for this novel. Combining a spy novel, a thriller novel and mixes in some dystopian thriller prose, we have The Year of the Locust.

Ridley Kane returns in this giant novel, Is this his real name? He is a deep under cover spy sent to look for the world’s most evil terrorist. Kane is sent to the most isolated regions of the Middle East to end the madness Al Tundra has planned. A slow burn thriller Hayes fantastically examines the aspects of a deep undercover spy navigate through his job commitment and a burgeoning relationship.

At over 600 pages Hayes ties together a classic genre twisting spy novel I have had the pleasure to read. I Am Pilgrim is still the finest novel I have read, The Year Of The Locust is better. Do not be intimidated by its size because Hayes lyrical prose and topic knowledge will keep you turning the pages. Enjoy the length, the build up and the ending that ties this all together. Was it worth a nine year wait? Absolutely! Highly recommended.

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