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Readers of the taut, stylish novels of Graham Greene, Eric Ambler, and Charles McCarry will enjoy this debut by a talented young writer from the Middle East.

In the wake of the World Trade Center bombing, New York City has become ground zero for an intricate web of betrayals and double-crosses in the shadowy world of Muslim radicals. Samir Amir arrives in Brooklyn via Iran, and into a world of militants, arms suppliers, and spies. Sami, an operative from a hidden branch of the Iranian counter-intelligence apparatus, was born to an American mother and was raised in a Catholic school in Tehran, and so has always stood apart from his countrymen. Because of his unique background, he's been sent to the United States to investigate rumored terrorist plots that are to culminate around Christmas and New Year's, several weeks away.

But Sami intuits that he's been set up; at the same time falls in love with an American woman who has been his confidante and cohort. When the truth of his mission becomes clear, Sami resolves to stop what he's inadvertently put in motion. Full of sharp, intelligent language and glimpses of a city that few of us really know, The Poet Game is a fascinating and exciting ride beneath bridges, behind warehouse doors, and through the locked corridors of an invisible New York.


'Critics pronounced the spy novel dead after the fall of the Berlin Wall; The Poet Game shows that it is alive and well and living in Manhattan. The voice is spare, clean, and insightful. I was reminded of classic noir — there is a kind of murderous narcissism that belongs both to that genre and to the world of intelligence, and Salar Abdoh captures it brilliantly.'
   EOIN MCNAMEE, AUTHOR OF RESURRECTION MAN


Jacket design by Henry Sene Yee
Jacket photograph by Marc Yankus

Synopsis:

Sent to New York to investigate rumors of a terrorist attack, Iranian agent Sami Amir is set up once he arrives, duped into falling in love with a beautiful woman, and soon, the true nature of his mission is revealed. A first novel. Reprint.

Synopsis:

In the wake of the first World Trade Center bombing, New York City is the center of an intricate web of betrayals and double-crosses in the shadowy world of Muslim radicals. Sami Amir arrives in Brooklyn via Iran, and into a world of militants, arms suppliers, and spies. He is a counter-intelligence agent from a branch of the Iranian Ministry of Security. The son of an American mother, he has always stood apart from his fellow men. Now, because of his background, he is sent to New York to investigate rumored terrorist plots that are to culminate with further violence around Christmas and New Year's, two weeks away.

About the Author

Salar Abdoh is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and of the

Creative Writing program at City College of New York. Born in Iran, he now lives in New York City where he is at work on his second novel.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312273576
Subtitle:
A Novel
Publisher:
Picador
Author:
Abdoh, Salar
Author:
Salar Abdoh
Subject:
General
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction-General
Subject:
Fiction : General
Subject:
Terrorism
Subject:
Adventure stories
Subject:
Espionage/Intrigue
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Iranians
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
New York
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Technothrillers
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20010407
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
240

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Product details 240 pages Picador - English 9780312273576 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Sent to New York to investigate rumors of a terrorist attack, Iranian agent Sami Amir is set up once he arrives, duped into falling in love with a beautiful woman, and soon, the true nature of his mission is revealed. A first novel. Reprint.
"Synopsis" by , In the wake of the first World Trade Center bombing, New York City is the center of an intricate web of betrayals and double-crosses in the shadowy world of Muslim radicals. Sami Amir arrives in Brooklyn via Iran, and into a world of militants, arms suppliers, and spies. He is a counter-intelligence agent from a branch of the Iranian Ministry of Security. The son of an American mother, he has always stood apart from his fellow men. Now, because of his background, he is sent to New York to investigate rumored terrorist plots that are to culminate with further violence around Christmas and New Year's, two weeks away.

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