The Tehran Conviction

The Tehran Conviction

by Tom Gabbay
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The Tehran Conviction by Tom Gabbay

Agent Jack Teller had to make an ugly choice in his youth.

Now, decades later, he and his country must deal with the blowback.

Tehran 1953. A new recruit to the recently established CIA, Jack Teller is torn between loyalty to U.S. policies and sympathy for the hopes of a fledgling democracy in Iran—and he must choose which side he will betray.

Twenty-six years later, Jack returns to a very different Iran—a nation in the grip of a religious revolution, its populace clamoring for the destruction of “The Great Satan” America. Descending into the deadly chaos at the heart of an emerging struggle between the West and a dangerous new ideology, Jack must risk everything to save one man from Islamic justice—a man he once called his friend.

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ISBN-13: 9780061188602
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/30/2010
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.60(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Tom Gabbay is the author of The Berlin Conspiracy and The Lisbon Crossing. He previously worked for NBC Entertainment as director of children's and comedy programs, and was creative director of the production partnership between NBC and ITV Television in the United Kingdom. He lives in Europe.

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Tehran Conviction 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
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A good read with an intriging plot
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Librarian76 More than 1 year ago
When the CIA sends an agent to Iran he finds no CIA or British spy units capable of intended regime change by infiltration of the secret police with a spy who can serve as an Iranian born business person seeking to invest money in Iran. He attempts to recruit high level officials in an effort to foster a revolution then and many years later while seeking to free his best choice who has been arrested. Swift events lead to unforeseen detection and his own arrest. The plot takes surprising twists in this action thriller.
SkipA More than 1 year ago
The Tehran Conviction depicts a fiery cauldron boiling over with one suspense-filled moment after another. There's no doubt that the author has crafted a compelling page-turner which brings the reader to the edge of curiosity, asking the question "What comes next?" Jack Teller, the author's key character, is unexpectedly caught up in a tortuous role, trying to juggle an inescapable clash of cultures with his own competing personal and professional loyalties, at the heart of which is his own quest for redemption. The Tehran Conviction brings to light the author's view of a decades-long political, social, and economic maelstrom resident to Tehran in the mid-20th century. However, one can't help but believe that, despite having so many overwhelming odds stacked against him, Jack Teller will ultimately become involved in more than just the quest for redemption. At novel's end, his uncharacteristic exploration of Yeats' poetry, reveals the striking possibility of yet another unexpected adventure brewing, as he reads "Surely, some revelation is at hand . . ." But then that's what sequels are often destined to reveal.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In 1953 rookie CIA espionage agent Jack Teller is in Iran posing as an American oil executive. There he makes friends with Iranian government official Yari Fatemi, who is optimistic about the future of his country under the recent free election of Mohammad Mossadegh as Prime Minister. Mossadegh nationalizes the oil industry in an attempt to improve the overall economy, alienating the free marketers of the west. However, not too long afterward he betrays his buddy and his Iranian family as part of the British-American covert Operation Ajax that overthrows the nation's democratically elected Prime Minister and reinstates the figurehead Shah as the prime power.-------------- Over the years Jack has felt remorse and guilt for what he did to his Iranian friend. So in 1979 when the Islamic revolution of Ayatollah Khomeini overthrows the Shah, he is shocked when Yari's sister Zahra, whose eyes accuse him of murder, visits him in New York. She tells him Yari is in prison awaiting state execution. Needing a chance for redemption or die trying, Jack obsesses over returning to Iran to somewhat rectify the betrayal that haunts him twenty-six years after the fact.------------------ The third Teller espionage thriller (see THE BERLIN CONSPIRACY and THE LISBON CROSSING) is a great spy tale that also provides a deep look at two of the three key latter half of the twentieth century events that has shaped current Iranian-American relations. The story line is fast-paced and filled with action in both periods, but its Jack and Yari who bring human faces to both coup d'etat incidents. This may be the best spy novel of the year as Tom Gabbay provides an exciting thriller that also provides the Iranian perspective of the axis of evil is "The Great Satan" (USA) and Britain.----------- Harriet Klausner
loveglass More than 1 year ago
Pretty poor!!