Reza Kahlili grew up in Tehran surrounded by his close-knit family and the revelations inside A Time to Betray could not be more powerful or. A TIME TO BETRAY The Astonishing Double Life of a CIA Agent Inside the Revolutionary Guards of Iran By Reza Kahlili Threshold. pp. A Time to Betray by Reza Kahlili – An exhilarating true story that reads like a spy thriller about a former CIA operative recruited out of Iran, while he served.

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I thought I might be imagining it, but I took a few diversions and the tail was still there. The agent watched me shift in my seat yo then made a notation. Kahlili’s book is wrote in a manner that both the simple reader can easily comprehend along with an elegant prose that the more extensive reader can quickly get through.

So don’t yawn your way through that part. The book lit a fire within me a times. But what about those people who lived there during the revolution and didn’t fully buy into the religious hysteria?

There was only one soldier? This disgusting group of murders are the bodyguards, paramilitary army, political secret police, and elite warriors in Iran. A Time to Betray Trade Paperback Threshold Editions February Length: They were released rezza after the war was over. Khomeini truly was a historical nightmare to the great getray of Iran and an antithesis to what Reaa has historically offered to humanity.

Khalili’s is a voice that deserves to be heard. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. How would I hold up to their scrutiny? One of these items ships sooner than the other. It definitely had a profound impact on me With my CIA contact. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in this part of the world. Now that Agent Clark knew I understood that I was ultimately on my own, he moved forward.


He tells the heartbreaking story of three lifelong friends, torn apart by their very different political views.

This did little to calm me. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Racism has been the rrza of the western politics ever since. Thank you for sharing your story, Reza, and for opening my eyes to the harsh realities of the world beyond my borders.

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Nov 18, Kathryn rated it it was amazing Shelves: I had no idea the people live under such tyranny and were not free. What an eye opener An important point to ponder is that the author is a Shiite Muslim as almost all Iranians. Thank you Reza for bringing this information to light. An exhilarating true story that reads like a spy thriller about a former CIA operative recruited out of Iran, while he served as a member of the secretive and highly feared Revolutionary Guards of Iran.

Dec 16, Shannon rated it it was amazing Shelves: Showing of reviews. My own high school friend was executed at the age of 15 by the regime. His story is more of a human story that not only details his spying days, but of his relationships with his family members and friends since childhood that both contributed to both the revolutionary fervor that was able to sweep him up during the revolution along with the values and ideals that his parents and grandparents taught him that allowed him to say “enough is enough, it’s a time to betray” in joining the CIA for the sole purpose of helping Iran become free from tyrannical tyrants.

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. I think some of it is driven by his desire to protect the people who are still in Iran as well as his handlers in the CIA. Reza was so brave and I hope somehow honored and compensated for all he did for our country in his efforts to provide information to bring about change in this world.


Jan 24, Ben rated it liked it Shelves: My cousin served in the front and became “moji” “post traumatic disorder. I can go on like this listing situations where the author blandly shows his disrespect for the reader’s intelligence.

Among other things, I enjoy tim or hearing stories about clandestine and dangerous activity in countries where the chances of success are low, and I expect that the writer will find it necessary to create a happy ending for his story, yet, most times it doesn’t come to it. Showing of reviews. I admire him with the utmost love and respect.

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Add to that the fact that this is a real story, and it becomes even more amazing. Kahlili, believe that their messiah, al-Mahdi, can only return to earth from the cave in which he is now hiding when the Middle East is disrupted by the chaos of war.

He is a true hero in every sense of the word. I had seen friends executed in cold blood, their last look carved in my memory forever. Making plans to return to my homeland as a spy.

Free eBook offer available to NEW subscribers only. Sadly, while people continue to need oil as they do oxygen, it will not be won back any time soon. Kahlili writes very clearly about the events that eventually toppled the Shah and thus made Khomeini the unchallenged leader of Iran.