The Tehran Conviction
Tom Gabbay plots his most riveting tale yet: Agent Jack Teller had to make an ugly choice in his youth . . . and now, decades later, he and the United States must deal with the blowback. Tehran 1953. Jack Teller, a new recruit to the recently established Central Intelligence Agency, finds... show more
Tom Gabbay plots his most riveting tale yet: Agent Jack Teller had to make an ugly choice in his youth . . . and now, decades later, he and the United States must deal with the blowback. Tehran 1953. Jack Teller, a new recruit to the recently established Central Intelligence Agency, finds himself in Iran posing as a high-level American oil executive as part of Operation Ajax, the agency's first attempt to overthrow the government of a sovereign nation. Torn between loyalty to his country's policies and sympathy for the hopes of a fledgling democracy, Jack must ultimately pick which side he will betray. It is a decision that will affect the future of the Middle East and, eventually, the world. Twenty-six years later, in 1979, Jack returns to a very different Iran. The country is in the grip of a religious revolution, and the streets of the capital city are filled with daily rantings against The Great Satan. Jack's attempt to save one man from Islamic justice—a man whom he had, at one time, called a friend—leads him into the heart of an emerging struggle between the West and a new and dangerous ideology. Divided by conflicting loyalties, a young Jack Teller made a fateful choice that would reverberate for decades. In The Tehran Conviction, Tom Gabbay masterfully interweaves politics and suspense in a searing tale of espionage and betrayal that reveals the unexpected costs our decisions hold for us—and for history.
Publish date: June 9th 2009
Publisher: William Morrow
Pages no: 282
Edition language: English
Series: Jack Teller (#3)
Won through GR First Reads Giveaways.I seem to have been reading a lot of books about the Middle East lately. All fiction, but all have given me a little more insight into the similarities and differences between their culture and our own. No exception to that trend with The Tehran Conviction. More ...
I bought all the Tom Gabbay books and looked forward to reading a Goodreads author, but none of them held my attention. The best thing I can say is good to read just a few pages late at night to put you to sleep.
In The Tehran Conviction, Gabbay’s latest historical spy thriller, he takes a close look at the role of the CIA in the 1953 overthrow of Iran’s charismatic, nationalist Prime Minister, Mohammed Mossadegh. In this prequel (Teller appears in two earlier Gabbay novels, The Lisbon Crossing, set in 1940 ...