Author Dan Ragins’s new book “The Cut Above” is a spellbinding drama weaving a tangled web of geopolitical intrigue, romance, and betrayal between three lifelong friends

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Recent release “The Cut Above” from Page Publishing author Dan Ragins is a riveting work of fiction centered on a tortured love triangle doomed by the aspirations of a CIA operative who leaves his wife for extended periods, and the undeniable love blossoming between those left behind in an emotionally and politically turbulent era in the late twentieth century.

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Dan Ragins is a Chicago native and avid skier and golfer who launched a sales promotion agency that he owned and operated for forty years before retiring in 2007. He has published his new book “The Cut Above”: a gripping romantic drama that keeps the pages turning until the stunning conclusion.

From the moment they meet, the lives of Jamie Duncan, Emma Steele, and Mohammed Amsur step into a journey filled with adventure and romance wrapped in a bit of history tied to the 1979 hostage crisis in Iran.

Both Jamie and Mohammed immediately fall for Emma, but only Jamie wins her hand. Jamie also becomes a spy for the CIA. As he plies his craft thousands of miles from home, he effectively leaves his wife in the hands of Mohammed while his adventures create an exciting time for all involved.

Close calls in Iran, deadly twists in the CIA plan to change Iran from a theocratic government to a secular one, and a series of personal tragedies among the key players lead Jamie, Emma, Mohammed, and Soya—a fourth protagonist who appears later in the story—into lives that experience both great happiness along with the agonies that infidelity and politics can bring to bear.
Published by Page Publishing, Dan Ragins’s engrossing book is an excellent choice for avid spy fiction readers.

Readers who wish to experience this engaging work can purchase “The Cut Above” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

About Page Publishing:

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