(Note: This book is published as Mushroom in the Sand, by Farsheed Ferdowsi, as a hardback. Please do not purchase this title if you have already read that book unless you want it in ebook format, too).
Readers of Tom Clancy, Brad Thor, Stephen Hunter, John Le Carre will enjoy this fast-paced, international spy thriller.
5 STARS! “Fast paced and suspenseful, it features a surprising range of highly likable characters…a thoroughly well-researched book by a person in the know.” - Claude Forthomme, former United Nations worker
5 STARS! “Suspense, intrigue, and betrayal - the game of spy versus spy where corruption, espionage and the quest for the ultimate power rule, governments have their ways, and Iran is no exception.” - Dii, Top 500 Super Reviewer
5 STARS! “I found it impossible to put down. Thrilling, suspenseful as it dove into the world of espionage among world powers. Fast paced and based loosely on world events of WMD’s.” - Jeff Mattice, Book Reviewer
5 STARS! “Masterpiece! Timely, fast paced and hard to put down. Would make a helluva movie!” - Fred Bowditch, Book Reviewer
5 STARS! “What interests me more is the depth of his knowledge (clearly the author has a passion for it) about nuclear technology and how people can use it to destroy things. In addition to that, we have many big players in the book: MOIS, Mossad, US and Russia, all in it for various reasons.” - Ailyn Koay, Book Reviewer
The BLIND SCORPION is a Top Secret computer program for simulating nuclear weapons explosions and the catastrophic havoc they wreak. Dr. Ross Shaheen, the developer of the software, is living the American dream. Between his internationally-recognized nuclear weapons research career at the prestigious Berkeley Lab and his picture-perfect family in the San Francisco suburbs, it's a good life that can only get better...until he is lured into lecturing before an elite group of scientists in the country of his birth: Iran.
The seven thousand mile trip takes Shaheen back to the land of the lion and the sun, yet it also delivers to Iran's very doorstep an important American citizen with a Top Secret security clearance. It soon becomes clear what the Iranians are really after: the BLIND SCORPION. The coveted software is the key to advancing their clandestine nuclear weapons program without the rest of the world being able to prove its existence. Shaheen becomes entangled in a twisted web of espionage, corruption and survival, putting to the test not only his secret knowledge but also the very core of his allegiance to the land he now calls home.
If he lives, Ross Shaheen could walk away a hero.
The question is, for which country?
About the Author
Mike Wells is an American bestselling author of over 20 "unputdownable" thriller and suspense novels, including Lust, Money & Murder and Passion, Power & Sin. He is also known for his young adult books, such as The Mysterious Disappearance of Kurt Kramer, The Wrong Side of the Tracks, and Wild Child, which are used by English teachers in high schools and colleges worldwide. Formerly a screenwriter, Wells has a fast-paced, cinematic writing style. His work is often compared to that of the late Sidney Sheldon, with strong and inspiring female heroes, tightly-written scenes, engaging action/dialogue, and numerous plot twists. He currently lives in Europe and has taught in the Creative Writing program at the University of Oxford.
Farsheed Ferdowsi was born and raised in Tehran, Iran. He entered the United States in 1973 to pursue higher education. Mr. Ferdowsi holds a master's degree in structural engineering from U.C. Berkeley and a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Vanderbilt University. Following a year of postgraduate studies at Vanderbilt University, Farsheed Ferdowsi founded a business software development firm in 1979. This was followed by a string of other companies in the information technology industry including PayMaxx which was ranked among the top-10 payroll service providers in the U.S. Farsheed Ferdowsi was recognized by the Nashville Business Journal as the Entrepreneur of the year in 2002. Throughout the years, he has served on the Board of Directors of several for-profit as well non-profit organizations in Middle-Tennessee. You may e-mail the author directly at email@example.com.
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