Cornell Author Cyrus Copeland visited LA to promote his new book

OFF THE RADAR: A Father’s Secret, A Mother’s Heroism and A Son’s Quest (Penguin/Blue Rider)

Copeland's new memoir is OFF THE RADAR: A Father’s Secret, A Mother’s Heroism and A Son’s Quest (Penguin/Blue Rider).  In 1979, Copeland’s father was arrested in Tehran and tried as a CIA spy.  His Iranian wife Shahin became the first female attorney in the Islamic republic, and defended her husband before the tribunals.  Thirty-five years later, Cyrus sets off on a quest to discover the truth:  Had his father really been a CIA agent, or an unfortunate man in the wrong time and place.


Library Journal: “This brilliant, touching tale of espionage, discovering family, and balancing cultures is recommended for fans of memoir, spy stories, and Iranian culture.”