A Time to Betray

[Book Review] Subtitled, “The Astonishing Double Life of a CIA Agent Inside the Revolutionary Guards of Iran,” the book reads more like fiction than autobiography. I have no idea how much … polishing … the author did to make the story and dialog flow, but the end result is a fascinating book that reminded me of my time in Iran, my guide there, and similar experiences in other restrictive, totalitarian states.

The tension in the book brings home life in nations infected with ideologues, police, and intelligence agencies run amuck. After an impressive, thoroughly readable history of the Iranian revolution, the book turns darker as the zealots gain power and remove their rivals.

A Time to Betray is a ‘just one more page’ book that will keep you up well into the next morning. I can’t vouch for its accuracy or authenticity, but I can vouch for its readability. Enjoy.

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