In Whom We Trust: by Hamid Varzi (1969)

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‘In Whom We Trust’ traces the lives of three Cambridge University graduates—one American, one English, and one Iranian—whose intimate friendship is severely tested over the years by conflicting career paths in a rapidly modernising world, where battle lines are often as blurred as the governmental policies that put them there. This remarkable story is a thrilling mixture of political and religious intrigue set against a backdrop of historical events from the 1950s to the present. It is a gritty, hard-hitting novel that retains a torrid pace, whether embracing philosophy, friendship or espionage, and encapsulates the timeless struggle between patriotic duty and individual conscience.