In 1979, Max Copeland was imprisoned in Tehran, and tried as a CIA agent. His Iranian wife defended him before the revolutionary courts, becoming the first female lawyer in the Islamic republic. Thirty-five years later, their son embarked on a quest to know the truth: Was his father really a spy, or an unfortunate man caught in the wrong time and place?
WINNER of Chautauqua Prize, 2016
“A brilliant, touching tale of espionage, discovering family, and balancing cultures” — Library Journal *starred review*
“An expansive and eloquent memoir that reads lie a real-life spy novel” — Booklist
“Some people have a story so extraordinary that it must be told. Cyrus Copeland’s Off The Radar is one of those tales. I simply could not put this riveting book down. — Firoozeh Dumas, New York Times bestselling author of Funny in Farsi.