Reza Kahlili grew up in Tehran surrounded by his close-knit family and the revelations inside A Time to Betray could not be more powerful or. A TIME TO BETRAY The Astonishing Double Life of a CIA Agent Inside the Revolutionary Guards of Iran By Reza Kahlili Threshold. pp. A Time to Betray by Reza Kahlili – An exhilarating true story that reads like a spy thriller about a former CIA operative recruited out of Iran, while he served.

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An exhilarating true story that reads like a spy thriller about a former CIA operative recruited out of Iran, while he served as a member of the secretive and highly feared Revolutionary Guards of Iran.

Write a customer review. Sweat formed on my forehead. Overall I liked the book and would recommend it.

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I also understand a little more history on the difference to an Arab vs a Persian. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in this part of the world.

Write a customer review. Kahlioi demonically cruel is that? Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Now that Agent Clark knew I understood that I was ultimately on my own, he moved forward. An important point to ponder is that the author is a Shiite Muslim as almost all Iranians.

These are good people, Wally.

Published April 6th by Threshold Editions first published I have a hard time believing that he could get authoritative information on Iran’s nuclear program or that the program existed at all. The title should be at least 4 characters long.

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AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. It is incredible to read so vividly and modestly how one person can influence and contribute to changes that affect the whole world – thanks to the courage to do the right thing despite the danger.


The West will continue to appease the mullahs, with one eye on the oil and one eye on God. Kahlili became so appalled at what he saw happening in his homeland as the Ayatollahs tightened their grotesque grip on all aspects of Iranian life duringafter Khomeini came to power in Iran, that he volunteered to spy for the U.

I was terrified at the thought of where my kahluli to Iran would lead me. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Thank beray Reza It started slow for me. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Interesting insights into the community of Islam and the private lives of CIA operatives. This story covers one mans journey from good Iranian to spy after seeing what happened when religion and politics combined.

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Filled with insights from a man who was not only there, but was a first-hand witness to some of these events by virtue of his membership in the “Revolutionary Guard”. But to be honest, he did say that money was not his motivation when he was offered the first bonus payment, that’s before accepting it on the CIA agent’s encouraging words, “Take it, it’s yours, you deserve it. Dec 16, Shannon rated it it was amazing Shelves: Product details Tie Size: I am not suggesting that they did not occur They were tto later after the war was over.

Sadly, while people continue to need oil as they do oxygen, it will not be won back any time soon.

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Most people know there are 7 Baha’is in Evin right now, and much has been written of them. Doing so was not going to be easy for me. I enjoy stories of intelligence and espionage combined with real testimonies, and therefore, Sometimes even in the wee hours of the night, I find myself sitting in front of history programs on television and finding it difficult to part from them.


Another family member was shot dead at one of the early demonstrations against regime’s brutality. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Kindle Cloud Reader Read instantly in your browser. It took me an hour to lose him.

So don’t yawn your way through that part. He talks about the information he shared with the CIA but does not go into much detail on how he collects that information. He leaned forward, his expression stiffening. However, while most of the CIA officers the author was exposed to seemed to be confidence-inspiring, my experience was more akin to his with Andrew, albeit less intelligent versions of Andrew.

Buy the selected items together This item: Very similar to the author, I wish I was as brave as these people who stood up against tyranny and lost their lives.

I will not comment on the story at all I believe his story. Feb 11, Yogeeswar rated it really liked it Shelves: I highly recommend that everyone read this book. The guard who was suspicious about the author dies on their trip to the front right after the author finds out that he started digging.

Run and don’t wait to read it. Always make your calls from public phones. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. He is a true hero in every sense of the word.