In I Saw You in Beirut, a mysterious source of data on the Iranian nuclear industry sends an email from Tabriz. “Help. Contact Almquist.” As Sara Almquist is drawn into the plan to identify and rescue the agent, known only as F, from Iran, she is forced to remember and re-evaluate characters from her student days at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and from her career as a globe-trotting epidemiologist. Which of her past decisions put her in jeopardy? Or is her current friendship with Sanders, a secretive State Department official, the real reason she’s being attacked as she tries to rescue F?


Nonstop suspense flavored with cultural and scientific facts. I read it in record time and am looking forward to the next installment.

Susan Fox, PhD. nurse

Masterfully written tale of suspense.  Intriguing and believable. Greger displays her depth of medical and scientific knowledge with polished writing skills.

David Cropp, writer

Compelling story, filled with Middle East insights that can only come from first-hand experience. An international mystery that weaves elements of thriller, romance, and history in a fast-paced, twist-filled plot written against the backdrop of today’s headlines.

Virgil Alexander, award-winning author

Impressive breadth and story-telling with compelling actors.

John Addegio, author

I SAW YOU IN BEIRUT makes you think:

  • Were you surprised by the many interactions among scientists in the U.S. and Middle Eastern countries during the last seventy-five years? How should these interactions develop in the future?
  • Did you learn a bit about the geography, and culture of Lebanon, Oman, the Emirates, and Iran? Which would you like to visit?
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