"Trapped in Iran is the astonishing real life-story of long time Fairview, NC resident, Saiid Rabiipour. Tracing his childhood in Tehran to a prestigious school at the Citadel, a military college in Charleston, SC and finally to a productive and happy life right here in the United States of America, Saiid was blessed with a beautiful family, friends and an abiding faith in God.
However, Saiid encounters unexpected and dangerous challenges while visiting his Iranian family. Government authorities in Iran decide to detain him with endless roadblocks of hearings and demands of huge sums of money for his release. As weeks lengthen into months, despair and fear threaten-and yet, the powerful hand of God is at work.
An incredible chain of events unfolds, leading to a midnight escape over the Turkish mountains on horseback.
As you read this astonishing and interesting book you can’t help but pause and think about thousands of other men and women who have been held there against their will while the Islamic Republic of Iran uses them to humiliate America at the expense of those innocent people. I was one of the fortunate ones who managed to escape, but many continue to be held and suffer against their will. This is my story . . .