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In the turbulent backdrop of the Iranian revolution, a thrilling tale unfolds - one that is steeped in bravery, espionage, and daring rescue. Meet the enigmatic H. Ross Perot, the indomitable head of Electronic Data Systems (EDS) and our heroic main character. When two of his executives, Paul Chiapparone and Bill Gaylord, are unjustly imprisoned in Tehran, Perot springs into action, determined to bring his employees home, whatever the cost.
Calling upon his steely resolve and resourcefulness, Perot rallies a team of EDS executives, led by the retired Col. Arthur D. Simons, to devise a daring plan of escape. Their goal: to extract their colleagues from the iron grip of the prison, even if it means confronting danger head-on.
In early 1979, the team flies to Tehran, armed with a well-rehearsed strategy, but fate throws them a curveball when the prisoners are transferred. Unfazed, they adjust their approach and find another way to rescue their colleagues. As they embark on an overland escape to Turkey, the streets of Tehran become a seething cauldron of riots and violence, further escalating the urgency of their mission.
The press is drawn to the extraordinary events, bringing international attention to the unfolding drama. H. Ross Perot's audacious efforts become a beacon of hope amidst the chaos, capturing the world's imagination.
With Perot's unwavering resolve, the team maneuvers through a treacherous landscape, foiling every obstacle in their path. A young Iranian systems engineering trainee at EDS, Rashid, emerges as an invaluable asset, masterminding the mob's attack on the prison, leading to the prisoners' dramatic escape.
As the exhilarating tale reaches its climax, the escapees must navigate an intricate web of risks to leave the country undetected. Rashid's quick wit and resourcefulness prove instrumental in evading capture repeatedly.
Finally, united and undeterred, the fugitives reach Istanbul, where they are met by a relieved Perot. Together, they fly to the United States, where their journey of heroism and triumph reaches its triumphant conclusion.
If you crave more heart-pounding spy adventures and want to explore the real-life exploits of H. Ross Perot, don't miss the gripping non-fiction thriller "On Wings of Eagles" by the acclaimed British author Ken Follett. Immerse yourself in a world of courage, danger, and camaraderie as Perot's team of intrepid executives embarks on a mission that will captivate your imagination and leave you on the edge of your seat!
Get ready to witness history unfold in this true story of daring and determination, where ordinary people rise to become extraordinary heroes in the face of adversity. Brace yourself for a roller-coaster ride of suspense, courage, and camaraderie, as Follett takes you on an unforgettable journey "On Wings of Eagles."
"On Wings of Eagles" is a gripping non-fiction thriller that delves into the heart-pounding true story of H. Ross Perot's daring mission to rescue his employees from imprisonment during the Iranian revolution. Written with meticulous research and the thrill of a spy adventure, this book will keep you hooked from start to finish. Join Perot and his team as they navigate danger and uncertainty, showcasing the strength of the human spirit in the face of adversity. Don't miss this captivating tale of heroism and triumph by the master storyteller Ken Follett.
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