Did the CIA Topple the Peacock Throne?
The luxurious lifestyle U.S. army officers once enjoyed in Iran seduces Scott Fallon from the moment he arrives. By falling in love and enjoying one stolen night with the daughter of an Iranian general, he gives American oil and arms interests a way to force him into an assassination plot. Assigned a special mission for the Shah, he becomes a friend of the royal family—and the CIA has a man in place, should termination become necessary.
“I want you to look at this like a giant game of Monopoly,” Lou said, and Scott wasn’t surprised at his choice of allegory. Lou was not a man who played chess. “And in the Middle East whoever’s got the oil has Boardwalk and Park Place and is therefore unbeatable. It’s all about the oil, Scott. It has always been about the oil and it will always be about the oil.”
Scott is a hero who fights the system when it’s wrong but this time the stakes are incredibly high—the death of the most powerful man in Iran in exchange for the life of Scott Fallon’s son.