The Ayatollah Takedown

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Speaking Volumes - Fiction - 364 pages
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In 1979, the Islamic Revolution gave birth to a new beginning for Iran.

But every beginning has an ending…

…And every ending has a new beginning.

The Supreme Leader of Iran, Marzban Shir-Del, is desperate. After discovering that Iran started a war between India and Pakistan for national gain, the international community places the toughest economic sanctions on them to date. Thinking that an oil deal with China will shield them from their enemies, Shir-Del turns to General Secretary Zhang Xu for assistance, but he wants more than Shir-Del is willing to give.

Unbeknownst to the Supreme Leader, chief commander of the Revolutionary Guard, Ramin Lajani, is conspiring with CIA operatives Ben Thrasher and Beth Jenkins to overthrow him. With the 1953 CIA coup never far from Iranians’ minds, the task is daunting. With Tom Delang acting as a conduit between themselves and the U.S. government, Thrasher and Jenkins must secure the necessary funds from an old nemesis, Vivian Walsh, keep Israel from interfering with their mission, effectively utilize insiders Farhad and Donya, and coordinate with Lajani, without being detected.

But Lajani isn’t as beloved as he thinks. Basij General Mohammad Nassiri has been suspicious of him for years. Will Lajani accomplish the impossible or will Nassiri discover his motives before it’s too late, allowing the Supreme Leader to make one last stand? 


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Chapter Four
Chapter Five
Chapter Eight
Chapter Eleven
Chapter TwentyFive
Chapter TwentySeven
Chapter ThirtyOne
Chapter ThirtyFour
Chapter ThirtySeven
Chapter Forty
Chapter FortyFour
Chapter FortySeven

Chapter Twelve
Chapter Fourteen
Chapter Sixteen
Chapter Eighteen
Chapter Twenty
Chapter TwentyTwo
Chapter TwentyFour
Chapter FiftyTwo
Chapter FiftyFive
Chapter FiftyEight
Chapter FiftyNine
Chapter SixtyThree

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Matt Scott has a bachelor’s degree in political science and history from Hampden-Sydney College, a liberal arts institution in Virginia. He lives in Charlotte, North Carolina with his wife and dog while also continuing his career in logistics. 

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