The Tehran Initiative is the sequel to The Twelfth Imam. I read The Twelfth Imam thinking the ending stunk because it just ran off a cliff. Turns out this book explains the cliff, and it's an excellent explanation.
David Shirazi, CIA agent, starts out right where he left off in The Twelfth Imam, in a desperate attempt to avert nuclear disaster in the middle east. There's another heavy dose of action and political intrigue in this sequel. The world is on the brink. Can David get the information the CIA needs to avert disaster? It's hard to put down. And there is more to come. At least this time I know to look for another novel. Thanks Rita for the Christmas present. Highly recommended.