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City of Whispering Stone (Mongo #2)

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Estranged from his brother because of what has been perceived as a betrayal, Mongo must travel to pre-revolutionary Iran to heal the damage. There he must survive a deadly cat-and-mouse game with the dreaded Iranian secret police, the Savak, while incidentally negotiating with the Shah and trying to save his brother from a death trap.
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Published December 1st 1987 by Dell (first published 1978)
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Bill  Kerwin

This, the second adventure of "Mongo the Magnificent"--private eye, doctor of criminology, karate black belt, former circus acrobat, and dwarf extraordinaire--is better than the first in the series.

In this novel, written in 1977, Mongo tangles with the SAVAK, Iran's secret police, who are trying to suppress the coming revolution. The plot is exciting, but the problem is that the revolution Chesbro assumes is coming is of the democratic socialist variety, and he makes very few mentions of Islam
Dr. Robert Frederickson is hired by his former boss, circus owner Phil Statler to investigate the disappearance of the circus/ strong man. The dwarf circus performer turned professor/private detective also known as Mongo proceeds on the case, thinking it rather simple.

Simple it is not and he's plunged into a world of assassins, spies, betrayals, and international intrigue. In the time of the Shah, this story is told against the backdrop of oil, Iranian politics, and personal betrayal.

Another pa
Mongo returns, in a prescient novel set in and around an impending Iranian revolution - two years before it actually happened.
Ronald Wilcox
Dwarven private investigator Dr. Robert Frederickson, aka Mongo the Magnificent, is involved in a case surrounding the Shah of Iran and Iranians living in the US in his second mystery. This time he is hired by his ex-boss when he worked for the circus to find their strong-man who has disappeared. The strongman was from Iran originally and supposedly had a contact at the college Mongo teaches at so he begins the investigation. Nice suspense thriller that ends up taking him to Iran in the 1970's. ...more
JR Johnson
Second of the Mongo Mysteries. A unique look at Iranian politics, and the middle east before the fall of the Shaw. The book was published in 1978. I enjoyed the book, but as is often the case with this genre, the number of convenient coincidences that put our hero on the right track, and drag him out of harm's way at the last moment is staggering. All set against the beautifully painted backdrop of a desert, best visited in fiction.
Fun foray into a time when Iran was still our "friend." The main character, a dwarf, has a great sense of humor and some excellent self-defense skills. The story is as improbable as it is fun. Double and triple crosses galore.
My copy is actually a paperback but it has this cover, not the one shown for paperbacks.
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George C. Chesbro was an American author of detective fiction. His most notable works feature Dr. Robert "Mongo the Magnificent" Fredrickson, a private detective with dwarfism. He also wrote the novelization of The Golden Child, a movie of the same name starring Eddie Murphy.

Chesbro was born in Washington, D.C. He worked as a special education teacher at Pearl River and later at rockland Psychiatr
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