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The Poet Game

The Poet Game

A Novel

Salar Abdoh

Picador

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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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THE POET GAME (Chapter 1)
The Libyans who surrounded him were humorless fellows. It was nothing to get restless about, Libyans were notorious for this. In early 1992, when the Office had penetrated the inappropriately named "Lightning Battalion"...

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Salar Abdoh

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.

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