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The Last Man in Tehran

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The Last Man in Tehran

CIA agent Kyra Stryker has been promoted to the position of Red Cell Chief, a division of the CIA that deals with terrorism. Just after being given the promotion, the Middle East is sent into chaos when a "dirty bomb" is set off in a port in Israel. The Israelis believe that the attack came from Iran, and they send the Mossad, their intelligence service, into a defensive attack against Iran. It soon becomes clear that some agent in the CIA has gone rogue and is helping the Mossad. This truly is an act of treason and must be stopped.

"Author Mark Henshaw brings real-life drama to THE LAST MAN IN TEHRAN through his experiences as a CIA analyst."

Kyra goes to Tehran on assignment, on a mission to figure out what is happening in the Middle East. The CIA is convinced that a certain man is the mole, but Kyra is not so sure. She enlists the help of two former co-workers: now-retired Red Cell Chief Jonathan Burke and his wife, ex-CIA Director Kathryn Cooke. In the process of getting to the truth, Kyra's life is put in danger on multiple occasions, and others are put in harm's way as well.

Author Mark Henshaw brings real-life drama to THE LAST MAN IN TEHRAN through his experiences as a CIA analyst. The storyline is related to past events in Tehran, when 60 Americans were held hostage in the American embassy for 444 days. The book begins at that American embassy, which is not unoccupied.

The subject matter here is quite scary, as one could see something like this play out in real time, especially in the Middle East. That part of the world is a tinderbox, and things could go south very quickly. Henshaw provides a disturbingly realistic scenario of what could transpire there or anywhere else.

Reviewed by Christine M. Irvin on January 12, 2018

The Last Man in Tehran
by Mark Henshaw

  • Publication Date: December 26, 2017
  • Genres: Fiction, Suspense, Thriller
  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Touchstone
  • ISBN-10: 1501161261
  • ISBN-13: 9781501161261