By Reza Kahlili
A real tale as exhilarating as an exceptional undercover agent mystery, as turbulent as today's headlines from the center East, 2010 nationwide top Books Award-winning A Time to Betray finds what no different prior CIA operative's memoir almost certainly may possibly: the interior workings of the infamous innovative Guards of Iran, as witnessed through an Iranian guy inside of their ranks who spied for the yankee executive. it's a human tale, a chronicle of relatives and friendships torn aside through a terror-mongering regime, and the way the grownup offerings of 3 adolescence friends in the course of the Islamic Republic yielded divisive and tragic fates. And it's the stunningly brave account of 1 man's decades-long dedication to guide a surprising double lifestyles informing at the cherished kingdom of his delivery, a spot that after provided the promise of freedom and enlightenment--but as an alternative governed by way of murderous violence and spirit-crushing oppression.
Reza Kahlili grew up in Tehran surrounded through his close-knit relatives and lively boyhood acquaintances. The Iran of his adolescence allowed Reza to imagine and act freely, or even indulge a penchant for rebellious pranks within the face of the neighborhood mullahs. His political and private freedoms flourished whereas he studied desktop technology on the collage of Southern California within the Seventies. yet his carefree time in the United States used to be minimize brief with the unexpected dying of his father, and Reza again domestic to discover a rustic at the cusp of swap. The revolution of 1979 plunged Iran right into a darkish age of spiritual fundamentalism lower than the Ayatollah Khomeini, and Reza, clinging to the desire of a Persian Renaissance, joined the progressive Guards, an elite strength on the beck and phone of the Ayatollah. yet as Khomeini's tyrannies opened up, as his fellow countrymen grew to become on one another, and after the horror he witnessed within Evin felony, a shattered and disappointed Reza again to the United States to dangerously turn into "Wally," a secret agent for the CIA.
In the wake of an Iranian election that sparked international outrage, at a time while Iran's nuclear software holds the world's frightened recognition, the revelations inside of A Time to Betray couldn't be extra strong or well timed. Now resigned from his secretive existence to reclaim invaluable time along with his family, Reza Kahlili files scenes from background with heart-wrenching readability, as he provides very important info from the Iran-Iraq warfare, the Marine barracks bombings in Beirut, the catastrophes of Pan Am Flight 103, the scandal of the Iran-Contra affair, and extra . . . a sequence of outstanding occasions that culminates in a nation's struggle for freedom that keeps to this very day.
A TIME TO BETRAY was once the winner of The 2011 foreign booklet Awards in different types of: Autobiography/Memoirs and top New Non-Fiction. It used to be additionally the winner of The nationwide most sensible Books 2010 Awards for Non-Fiction Narrative and commemorated because the "Finalist" within the "Autobiography/Memoirs" class. It is now a part of JCITA's (Joint Counterintelligence education Academy of DOD) and CI CENTRE (The chief in Counterintelligence), Iranian Program's readings. A TIME TO BETRAY was once selected because the booklet of the Month for January 2011 by means of the journal of The Marines - Leatherneck.
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A Time to Betray: The Astonishing Double Life of a CIA Agent Inside the Revolutionary Guards of Iran by Reza Kahlili