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Full Name: John Pilgrim
Nationality: American
Organization: CIA
Occupation Agent

Creator: Mitchell Medford
Time Span: 2014 - 2015


John Pilgrim is an agent with the CIA.

Ex-agent when we meet him. Retired. After a long and eventful career with the Agency's Counter-Terrorism Center (CTC) he was happily living aboard his beloved Pearson 365 sloop, a sailboat named Progress. He tells a friend his only mission in life now was "to enjoy peace and tranquility for the rest of my life". Too bad the world will not be so accommodating.

We learn that his entry from the CIA was really not something he had planned but the result of a major mishap at the headquarters of the CTC known as Alliance Base, one that cost the life of the woman he loved. It was not his fault but as the one in charge, the buck landed squarely on his desk and he, to mix metaphors, had to fall on his sword.

As we first meet up with him, he is being asked by the Agency, or at least one of the powers at that behemoth organization, to come back. The invitation was soundly rejected until a series of terrorist attacks around the world reminded him how much he still cared for his country and how the lady he had wanted to spend the rest of his life with had given her life in its service. Reluctantly but with firm resolve, he agrees.

Pilgrim is a very determined man. He put himself through college by part time jobs and with a stipend from ROTC. Serving out his required four years, Pilgrim demonstrated his aptitude for Intelligence work and ended up in Afghanistan working that field. The CIA took note of his skills and when his time was served, the offer came and the transition was seamless.

Though Pilgrim is no longer a young man, he remains in quite good shape, partly because of his continued training in and love of the martial arts of jujitsu, at which he holds a sixth degree dan.


Number of Books:1
First Appearance:2014
Last Appearance:2014

1 Sword of Jihad Sword of Jihad
Written by Mitchell Medford
Copyright: 2014

Islamic extremists wanting to bring about the End of Days has gotten their hands on a hydrogen bomb which has been missing for decades. It falls to John Pilgrim to use his contacts to find the people involved, including a very charismatic would-be Mahdi, and save his country and the world.
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Number of Stories:1
First Appearance:2015
Last Appearance:2015

1 Pilgrim's Descent Pilgrim's Descent
Written by Mitchell Medford
Copyright: 2015

When John Pilgrim came out of the coma he had been in for some time, he learned his family had been killed. Now his only reason for existing was to find the terrorists responsible and put them down.
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I get curious when what seems like a promising series about an interesting character comes along and there is no follow-up, especially when the ending of the adventure leaves open the pathway for more escapades, like this one definitely did.

Was it lack of sales? Lack of author interest? Lack of time?

All speculation, whatever the answer I come up with. I just know that the one one full-length novel and one novella were enjoyable and the character of John Pilgrim quite interesting and I would have liked more. Oh well!


My Grade: B


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