The Tehran Conviction, A Jack Teller NovelBook - 2009
"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 manfrom 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"--From publisher description.
“Told against the background of a real-life CIA coup, The Tehran Conviction mixes historical fact with vivid storytelling in ways that will delight readers of both.”
—Stephen Kinzer, New York Times Bestselling author of All the Shah’s Men
Bestselling thriller writer Jack Higgins calls Tom Gabbay, “John le Carré with a witty ironic edge.” In The Tehran Conviction, the acclaimed author of The Berlin Conspiracy and The Lisbon Crossing sends Agent Jack Teller to Iran during two equally volatile times in the nation’s recent history: on the eve of a CIA-sponsored coup in1953, and in 1979, the year of the infamous Islamic revolution. Denver’s Rocky Mountain News advises you to, “add [Gabbay’s] name to the must-read list of thriller writers.” Read The Tehran Conviction and see why.
Journeying to 1979 Tehran at the height of the Iranian Revolution, CIA agent Jack Teller endeavors to rescue an old friend while remembering his own reluctant contributions as a new agent during a 1953 attempt to overthrow the region's government.
Journeying to 1979 Tehran at the height of the Iranian Revolution, CIA agent Jack Teller endeavors to rescue an old friend while remembering his own reluctant contributions as a new agent during a 1953 attempt to overthrow the region's government. By the author of The Berlin Conspiracy. 35,000 first printing.