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ISBN:1607460165
Author: Greg Fisher
ISBN13: 978-1607460169
Title: The Iranian Conspiracy
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Language: English
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Publisher: FastPencil, Inc. (September 1, 2011)
Pages: 242

The Iranian Conspiracy by Greg Fisher



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When archaeologist Andrew Thorpe hears about the chance discovery of a new Latin inscription at a remote volcano in southern Syria, he is drawn into a web of intrigue rooted in one of the greatest mysteries of the ancient world

The Iranian Conspiracy. Rome and the Arabs Before the Rise of Islam: A Brief Introduction.

A number of observers, including the Shah, have written of rumours and allegations that the government of the United Kingdom has secretly supported "mullahs" (Shia clerics) in recent Iranian history, and in particular the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini in his successful overthrow of Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi in the Iranian Revolution of 1979.

Conspiracy theories vary in subject but are ultimately rooted in the idea that there is some singular enemy to blame and that life is not essentially a confusingly chaotic Kafka-esque nightmare of accidents and opportunism. In a simpler time, conspiracy theories were generally harmless and somewhat amusing what if thought experiments. Following the toxic 2016 presidential campaign, though, misinformation and fake news became a huge factor. A key aspect to the theory is jet fuel can’t melt steel beams. Conspiracy theorists believe the towers fell as a result of a controlled demolition and not because they were hit by commercial passenger planes. The civil engineering community has widely rejected these ideas, but that hasn’t stopped speculation that the attacks on September 11th were somehow not what they appeared.

GREG FISHER holds a DPhil from Oxford (2008) and is Associate Professor in the Department of History and College of the Humanities at Carleton University, Ottawa. He specialises in late antique and near eastern history and is the author of Between Empires. Arabs, Romans, and Sasanians in Late Antiquity (Oxford, 2011) as well as numerous journal articles. He teaches Greek and Roman history and has been teaching the history of the Second Punic War at Carleton for five years.

When archaeologist Andrew Thorpe hears about the chance discovery of a new Latin inscription at a remote volcano in southern Syria, he is drawn into a web of intrigue rooted in one of the greatest mysteries of the ancient world. Andrew realises that he has stumbled across evidence for the location of the lost tomb of Iran's most famous emperor, Shapur the Great, and, after the sudden and violent death of a long-time colleague in Damascus, he becomes determined to uncover the secrets embedded in the inscription to prevent a sinister and shadowy Iranian nationalist group, the Sons of Cyrus, from reaching their goal. Together with help from Rachel Campion, a journalist who has had her own brush with the Sons of Cyrus, and Rachel's brother Jack, a British diplomat, Andrew embarks on a quest which takes him to some of the most secretive and spectacular archaeological sites of the Middle East. From the forgotten city of Madain Salih in Saudi Arabia to the rose-red Syrian city of Palmyra, and from abandoned Roman fortresses on the Euphrates to the ancient church of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Andrew and Rachel battle unseen forces to prevent an international catastrophe which threatens to destroy the prospects for peace in the Middle East once and for all. Greg Fisher is Assistant Professor of Greek and Roman Studies, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. He is the author of Between Empires. Arabs, Romans, and Sasanians in Late Antiquity (Oxford University Press, 2011). The Iranian Conspiracy is his first novel.
Reviews: 5
kewdiepie
Thoroughly enjoyable. A fast paced adventure set in the contemporary middle east. If you liked Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade or the Jack Hunter films give this a try. The author's expert knowledge of the pre-Islamic Arabs in the C7th AD provides an fine historical mystery and back story. The author borrows from his first hand knowledge of key archaeological sites for his settings (including the incomparable Saint Sophia in Istanbul). The plot is well done and maintains suspense and pace. The author is stronger on plot than characterization, though he does achieve the essential ingredient of getting the reader to care about his protagonists. I look forward to reading the sequel.
Wymefw
I just could not finish this novel. If the reader is a biblical archeological student, this novel might be exciting. The scenes descriptions were well done but the constant switch between dry archeology and mediocre action scenes just did not do it for me. The other main drag was the poor punctuation and run on sentences. I suspect the author's first language is not English from some of the sentence construction and grammar or the book was not edited by a professional. That alone was a one star deduction for me.
Use_Death
Please learn how to use punctuation. I disliked this novel not because of its content, but because of the ridiculous overuse of the comma. Fast pace, more like a sprint to make me run out of breath through hyperventilation. One early sentance had the joiner 'and' flanked by commas on 3 occasions. Loved the topic, loved the story, enjoyed the development.... hated the punctuation. A great idea let down not by the execution, but by the author having a sticky comma key. Please get an editor who will tell you how to edit.
Pipet
I really enjoyed this novel. If you love a good action packed story set in some really cool places all over the Middle East, this novel is for you. The two main characters, Andrew and Rachel, solve a fascinating set of historical riddles which brings to life the compelling mystery at the center of the book. If you like books by Dan Brown and Steve Berry, you will love The Iranian Conspiracy.
Yannara
The Iranian Conspiracy is an exciting thriller that draws you into the world of Sasanian-Roman-Arabian relations in the centuries before Islam. It blends historical and archaeological records into an entertaining, fast-moving thriller that you won't be able to put down! If you are interested in Roman and Middle Eastern history, but still want an engaging, exciting novel, this book is for you!