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Book Title: The Iranian Scorpion|
The author of the book: William Peace
Edition: Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency, LLC
Date of issue: December 4th 2012
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ISBN 13: 9781622129263
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Robert Dawson, an agent of the Drug Enforcement Agency, is sent to Afghanistan to stop the flow of heroin made from the country's biggest crop, opium. With the help of Kate Conway, a freelance journalist, and Vizier Ashraf, a shadowy Taliban leader, Robert is disguised as an opium field hand. In Helmand Province he learns the secrets of the Afghan drug trade, and illegally enters Iran with his "boss" and a fifteen-year-old chemist. The principal buyer is known as The Scorpion. A sale of 25 kg of heroin is completed and traced to New York City, where a bust is made. Furious, The Scorpion orders Robert captured and executed. Robert's father, General David Dawson, is in Tehran on assignment with the International Atomic Energy Agency investigating Iran's use of nuclear energy. Learning of Robert's reported execution, he vows to assassinate The Scorpion, who is also a provincial governor of Iran. Intrigue and surprise dominate the conclusion of the fascinating story The Iranian Scorpion. William Peace is a retired business executive and management consultant. He is American, is married to an Italian chef, has traveled widely, and lives in London. This is his fourth novel. Publisher's website: http: //sbpra.com/WilliamPeace
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Read information about the authorWilliam was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and attended William Penn Charter School and Phillips Exeter Academy. He graduated from Yale University with a degree in Physics, having minored in English and Creative Writing. He served four years in the U. S. Navy, the last two as Chief Engineer of a destroyer.
Upon completion of his military service, William joined the Power Systems business of Westinghouse Electric Corporation where he progressed through a series of roles culminating in Vice President and General Manager, Synthetic Fuels Division. He then moved to Carrier Corporation (air conditioning) where he was responsible for Carrier’s Europe, Africa and Middle East operations. From Carrier, William transitioned into management consulting, where he had his own successful practice.
More recently, he wrote Fishing in Foreign Seas, a business-oriented romance which was published in 2009. In 2011, Sin & Contrition, the wide-ranging story of transgressions by six characters, was published. Ephraim’s Eye, a romantic thriller about a charity in Morocco that provides financing to a terrorist, was published in 2012 and was recipient of a Reader Views Literary Award, 2012 for Adult Fiction, and was a finalist in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards. The Iranian Scorpion, a thoroughly researched thriller about the drugs trade in Afghanistan and Iran was published in late 2012; it received an honourable mention in the New York Book Festival. His most recent novel, Sable Shadow and The Presence, is the fictional autobiography of Henry Lawson, who, beginning at an early age, hears voices he does not recognise. He attributes one voice to Sable Shadow, a representative of the devil and the other to The Presence, a representative of God. The book has rich dimensions in human relationships, philosophy, religion and psychology. It was selected as the winner, general fiction, in three major contests in which it was entered and runner-up in two more.
He particularly enjoys writing about characters caught up in ethical, religious or moral dilemmas. And, he takes pride in the depth of research which goes into his novels.
William, now a British citizen, as well, is married to Anna Venturi, an Italian who has a successful food business. They live in London, and have a summer villa on the north coast of Sicily.
William has three children, two step-daughters, and ten grandchildren.
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