Michael Totten

A Time to Betray

I have just spent an hour speaking with Reza Kahlili, an Iranian man who joined Khomeini’s Revolutionary Guards in 1979 and later worked as an agent for the CIA to bring them down from within. He was kind enough to send me an advance copy of his extraordinary book A Time to Betray: The Astonishing Double Life of a CIA Agent Inside the Revolutionary Guards of Iran.

This is one of those rare books that grabs you from the very first page—from the very first sentence, in fact—and will not let you go until it is over. And it’s your required reading this month. It won’t be published until Tuesday, but you can pre-order it now .

Set aside a day so you can read it in one sitting.

The book even comes with a trailer, which makes sense because it was written cinematically and easily could be—and should be—made into a movie. Somebody in Hollywood should take a serious look at this.

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I will publish my interview with him Tuesday, the day his book is released. Stay tuned, because you will not want to miss it.