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The Iranian Scorpion

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Robert Dawson, an agent of the Drug Enforcement Agency, is sent to Afghanistan to stop the flow of heroin made from the country's biggest crop, opium.
With the help of Kate Conway, a freelance journalist, and Vizier Ashraf, a shadowy Taliban leader, Robert is disguised as an opium field hand. In Helmand Province he learns the secrets of the Afghan drug trade, a
Published January 25th 2013 by Strategic Book Publishing (first published December 4th 2012)
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Mary Blowers
May 20, 2013 Mary Blowers rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I very much enjoyed reading The Iranian Scorpion by William Peace. The story line was suspenseful and fast moving, with seamless plot lines that kept me guessing. Robert, a US government DEA agent, was stationed in Afghanistan to get a handle on and find a way to stop poppy growth and thereby limit the production of opium and heroin, to the dismay of the Scorpion, a heroin kingpin. His father, David, is also a government official. Their relatio
Jun 04, 2013 Jill rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
General David Dawson goes after the Provincial Governor of Iran, also known as the Scorpion, when he is told that his son Robert was captured and executed on the Scorpion's orders. Robert was a DEA agent that was sent to Afghanistan to stop the flow of opium into the United States. To do so, David has to follow the drugs and money to the very end.

Torture is a means to the end.
Dec 11, 2014 Sleepseeker rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This story is about Robert and him going undercover as a DEA agent in Afghanistan to learn the secrets of who's producing opium, who they are selling too, and how they are moving the drugs into other countries.

This was a very easy read and I liked the main character Robert. I liked how the author dealt with the way Islam and Christianity intermingled with each other. I certainly learned some new things about the middle easy, which to be honest, I don't know much about. It does have a little sex
Sep 11, 2015 Barbara rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I received a copy of this book a few months back through the Goodreads Giveaway and just got to reading it now- after reading it nonstop for a day, I wish I had picked it up sooner! This is definitely a 5 star story; intriguing and suspenseful with a very original plot. It is also obviously well researched, and the authors geographical knowledge is fascinating, considering most people reading this book have never/will never travel to either country.

Robert Dawson is an American DEA agent who has
Aug 20, 2013 Ashley rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Complex, intense and deeply riveting it is impossible not to obsess over the intrigue of The Iranian Scorpion. Robert Dawson, a US DEA agent is sent to Afghanistan to halt the flow of heroin coming out of the country. Disguised as a field hand working in the opium crops and assisted by the delightful Kate Conway and the cunning Taliban leader Vizier Ashraf, Dawson finds himself captured and facing execution at the hands of a man known as “The Scorpion” after it is discovered that Dawson was behi ...more
Apr 15, 2015 Gina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I won this as a giveaway from GoodReads' First Reads. I enjoyed the book and the story, but the sex scenes were embarrassingly cheesy. Absolutely no one talks like that. It slightly diminished the entire book for me. That being said, I did keep reading and found myself truly riveted about 2/3 through the book. The ending felt extremely hasty, though. I would have preferred a little more closure in David's story, for example. Great story, though; thanks for sharing.
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William was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and attended William Penn Charter School and Phillips Exeter Academy. He graduated from Yale University with a degree in Physics, having minored in English and Creative Writing. He served four years in the U. S. Navy, the last two as Chief Engineer of a destroyer.
Upon completion of his military service, William joined the Power Systems business of We
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