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.”