Please join us for the launch of The Trade Off , the debut novel by Nader Hossain Salehi
February 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Reza Shirvani is a talented, young associate on the cusp of promotion to partnership at a top corporate law firm in Washington, D.C.
But the biggest challenge in his life is far more complicated—his mother and sister have fled Iran and are now stuck in western Afghanistan. Their last and best hope for safe passage to America lies in the hands of a tribal warlord, but only if Reza can quickly come up with a small fortune to pay him.
When Clara, Reza’s beautiful, former lover unexpectedly reappears in his life, Reza seems to have stumbled on a solution to all of his problems.
Very soon, though, it becomes clear that Clara’s reappearance is not completely coincidental, and Reza finds himself confronting an insider trading mastermind, a Saudi financier of terror, cyber espionage, and, along the way, his own greatest doubts and fears.
Fast-paced and gripping, readers are taken from high-powered offices in D.C., London, and New York, to streets and compounds in Kabul and beyond.
A timeless and yet modern journey of self-discovery, Trade Off illuminates just how ambiguous morality can be when innocent lives are at stake.