"Murray gets it all right: the background, the foreground, the plotting, the writing, the characters, the suspense. In a word, The Peregrine Spy is one hell of an espionage thriller and the genre is richer for its publication."
-Robert Littell, author of The Company
"Integrity for a journalist-or for a spy-means telling people what they don't want to hear: for the truth often shatters the worldview of the innocent. That is the theme of Ed Murray's The Peregrine Spy: a hard-boiled account of the real truth about intelligence work, as well as a riveting chronicle of the Iranian Revolution. Murray knows his subjects inside-out."
-Robert D. Kaplan, author of Balkan Ghosts, The Ends of the Earth, and Eastward to Tartary
"Ed Murray's espionage thriller is better than fiction in its accurate portrayal of how the world of intelligence really works, and it is more fun than non-fiction-the story comes alive and the people really matter. If you want to understand the complexities of the CIA and how history as it occurs differs from history as it is written, this book will get you going."
-Newt Gingrich, author of Gettysburg
"Through myriad apt details of language, event and method, Murray reveals an insider's knowledge of the workings and the personalities of America's intelligence establishment...and of its tragic inadequacy. It is rare to find a book that entertains this well while informing so richly."
"Ed Murray's The Peregrine Spy is a dazzling tale of intrigue and espionage that might have been ripped from today's headlines."
-James Chace, author of Acheson: The Secretary of State Who Created the American World and Editor of The World Policy Journal
"A multicolored portrait of espionage and its tradecraft, expertly painted by a man who knows, because he was there, doing it."
-Brian Freemantle, author of Triple Cross
"Murray is a born novelist."-Mario Puzo