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Rashid, a young and resourceful Iranian, makes his appearance late in the novel, but is a key character during the escape mission. In keeping with the theme of the novel, Follett centers on Rashid's loyalty to his American friends in Iran.

During his first meeting with Colonel Simons, Rashid is questioned about his dedication to the American prisoners. He proudly explains to the suspicious Colonel, "I am doing everything I can to help my American friends." At that particular time, however, Rashid's only help consists of taking care of four dogs and twelve cats left behind by some American evacuees. Nevertheless, he is prepared to confront the greater challenges Simons has in mind for him during the escape mission.

Rashid's loyalty is thoroughly tested when he is forced to barter with bandits and renegade soldiers near the Turkish border. In each instance, he expertly negotiates with...

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