Off the Radar: A Father's Secret, a Mother's Heroism, and a Son's Quest (Hardcover)

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A spy story, a mystery, a father-son heartbreaker: Cyrus Copeland seeks the truth about his father, an American executive arrested in Iran for spying at the time of the 1979 hostage crisis, then put on trial for his life in a Revolutionary Court.

As a young boy living in Tehran in 1979, Cyrus Copeland--child of an American father and Iranian mother--never dreamed that his dad, an employee of Westinghouse, would be in danger for his life. That is, until the moment his father was arrested on espionage charges and put on trial in a Revolutionary Court. Almost simultaneously, more than fifty other Americans were taken hostage at the U.S. Embassy by Islamist militants, an event that has recently captivated the world again with the success of the book and film Argo. With the hostage crisis receiving most of the attention from the media and White House, it was largely left to Copeland's mother and family to negotiate his father's reprieve from the firing squad. Now, more than thirty years later, Copeland sets out to find the truth about his father and his role in the Iranian hostage crisis. Was he in fact an intelligence operative--a weapons-system expert--caught red-handed by the Iranian regime, or was he innocent all along? Part mystery, part reportage, and part detective work, Copeland's brilliantly original family epic is a powerful memoir and adventure.

About the Author


Cyrus Copeland, a former copywriter and advertising executive, is the editor of two collections of eulogies, Farewell, Godspeed: The Greatest Eulogies of Our Time and A Wonderful Life: 50 Eulogies to Lift the Spirit, and Off the Radar: A Father's Secret, a Mother's Heroism, and a Son's Quest. He lives in New York City.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780399158506
ISBN-10: 0399158502
Publisher: Blue Rider Press
Publication Date: March 24th, 2015
Pages: 368
Language: English