3/series. Once again, Jack Teller is at the center of history-making events, this time in Iran during the fall of the Shah and the rise of an Islamist state. Despite the tedious number of flag-waving scenes, author Gabbay turns in an interesting tale of intrigue, double- and treble-dealing and wheels within wheels on a grand scale, and an array of characters who mostly get what’s coming to them, both good and bad. For an interesting up-close look at the pivotal events and bloody chaos of that time, this is a good read. It’s a 3+.