On a trip to the Middle East, Layla Rose Wallace and her Saudi boyfriend are kidnapped and brought to Tehran. While her boyfriend’s ransom is paid, Layla is left behind to rot in prison, until an unexpected savior in the guise of a very powerful Iranian officer frees her from jail.
Cyrus Hassani, assistant to the deputy director of Iran’s secretive organization has served his country well. A Mossad mole, he now has two missions: keep feeding intel to Mossad and free Layla Wallace from rape and torture before she becomes a pawn in a dangerous nuclear race.
Readers of the thriller genre will like this story because it has so many bated-breath moments. The author excels at building the tension, winding it tightly so that when the protagonists overcome the hurdle, one’s bated breath is replaced with a sigh of relief. The research done for this novel is exemplary, as seen in the technical explanations on Iran’s nuclear program. There is a reason the technical details have to be written - in order for the reader to understand the need for a Mossad spy within the Iranian secretive organization - but it does not detract from the story. In fact, the way the novel was written is as though the author has experienced the anxiety of being chased by those who want to kill the protagonists.
This is definitely an exciting and enjoyable read!