Reading Companion


By Matt Scott | March 7, 2023 |

Hall of Purple Light In the beginning of the novel, Ayatollah Shir-Del meets with the General Secretary of China in Beijing. Due to restrictions in place by the Communist government, pictures inside the building are prohibited so I had to use my imagination a little bit when the two characters sit down to discuss their…

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By Matt Scott | June 9, 2022 |

EDIFICE OF THE SUN AT GOLESTAN PALACE In the beginning of the novel, the crowds in Tehran are celebrating the appointment of their new Ayatollah, Marzban Shir-Del, who stands on the balcony of Golestan Palace with President Avesta and Major General Lajani. During the years of the last Shah of Iran, the Palace was used…

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By Matt Scott | February 15, 2021 |

Like everyone else, when I read The Da Vinci Code, I couldn’t put it down. Novels like that the captivate the world are rare gems. Maybe if I’m lucky, one day, one of my books will reach that status. A guy can dream. But one of my favorite things about the novel is that the…

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