- Paperback: 512 pages
- Publisher: HQ Fiction - GB (24 September 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0008229511
- ISBN-13: 978-0008229511
- Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 3.2 x 19.8 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 358 g
- Average Customer Review: 30 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 66,321 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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‘Inevitably Deegan will be compared to Andy McNab and Chris Ryan, but he adds his own brand of contemporary authenticity. Carr is a hero for our times.’
‘Fans of Andy McNab will lap up ONCE A PILGRIM by SAS veteran James Deegan, a cracking page-turner’ DAILY EXPRESS
‘As close as it gets to the real thing’
Mark 'Billy' Billingham MBE . Former SAS Warrant Officer and star of TV's SAS Who Dares Wins
‘James Deegan write with masterful authority and unsurpassed experience as he transports the reader deep into the troubles of Northern Ireland – and then brings them back up to date with a dramatic bang. Uncertain times require certain people, and ex-SAS operator John Carr fits that bill. A tough, enigmatic man from the shadows, he is brought to life in this fast-paced, easy-reading thriller, and is bound to end up on screen. The character detail is credible but not clinical, and ONCE A PILGRIM will undoubtedly introduce James Deegan and John Carr as forces to be reckoned with.’
Chantelle Taylor, Combat Medic and author of Battleworn
‘authentic detail and heart stopping narrative grips you from the outset bringing the shadowy world of today’s special forces bursting in to life in a way that other authors of the genre couldn’t hope for….the best thriller I’ve read in years’
Major Chris Hunter QGM – Author of Eight Lives Down and Extreme Risk
‘exposes the raw with the reality. This is a gripping high intensity drama’
Bob Shepherd, ex SAS Warrant Officer and bestselling author
‘Move over Andy McNab and Chris Ryan, there’s a new SAS veteran writing thrillers and he’s good. Very good.’
'An impressive debut, that rates up there with Gerald Seymour and Fredrick Forsyth; blending a realistic vernacular of special forces soldiering to make a cracking read with page turning pace from start to finish.'
A breathtaking, pulse-pounding SAS thriller
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That was my last weekend ruined (according to my wife)
The plot was more than believable - you were always barracking for the good guy (John) but without spoiling it - there are some twists and turns along the way.
Looking forward to more from this author. BeeZed's all round.
Very good plot construction, with excellent use of flash-backs to times in the Para's and SAS.
The pace continues throughout the whole book. The author uses his recall of his own armed forces experience to offer realism and credibility to a fast paced story.
Overall, an excellent first book, competing and a match for Chris Ryan and Andy McNab.
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