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The Peregrine Spy

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Frank Sullivan, an occasional contract employee of the CIA, has been recruited again-this time for work in an Iran where the Islamic revolution of 1978-79 is already well underway.

Frank's assignment is to work for the Agency under US Air Force cover while officially serving as a propaganda adviser to the Iranian military. As Frank conflicts with an agency bureaucracy seek
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Hardcover, 464 pages
Published April 28th 2004 by Thomas Dunne Books
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Dale
Oct 25, 2007 Dale rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Poli-Sci Nerds
I bought this book thinking that it was a fluffy spy novel, of the Robert Ludlum type, perhaps. Wrong. This is actually a very high-quality roman a clef of the author's days working with the government in dying days of the Shah's Iran.
Although only 464 pages, it took me a long time to read this book, and the first 100 or so pages, I couldn't get invested in it, because I kept waiting for the "but then, something happened..." type twist that would turn the narrative into a fast-paced, high-octane
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Dariosk
Dec 10, 2014 Dariosk rated it it was amazing
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It reads more like a memoir than a novel.
It's a different pace and a different drive.
I still found it a fascinating read that left me with a better understanding of the era and the people involved in the action.
stacy
Jul 09, 2010 stacy rated it it was amazing
insights into late persia/revolution of the islamic republic of iran. written by author with personal knowledge of circumstances at the time. a great read, well written. great spy novel.
John Treanor
Mar 23, 2013 John Treanor rated it it was amazing
Excellent historical fiction about the final days of the Shah in Iran. Definitely not a thriller, it highlights the careerism, bureaucracy and bungling that is the real spy's life.
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