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A nail-bitingly suspenseful account of the conspiracy of assassins that hunted down Turkish officials following the Armenian Genocide

In 1921 a small group of self-appointed patriots set out to avenge the deaths of almost one million victims of the Armenian Genocide. They named their operation “Nemesis” after the Greek goddess of retribution. Over several years the men tracked down and assassinated former Turkish leaders. The story of this secret operation has never been fully told—until now.

Eric Bogosian goes beyond simply telling the story of this cadre of Armenian assassins. He sets the killings in context by providing a summation of Ottoman and Armenian history as well as the history of the genocide itself. Casting fresh light on one of the great crimes of the twentieth century and one of history’s most remarkable acts of political retribution, and drawing upon years of new research across multiple continents, Operation Nemesis is both a riveting read and a profound examination of evil, revenge, and the costs of violence.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Bogosian recognizes [the moral contradiction] and refuses to portray Tehlirian or any of the other members of his group as heroes. He’s aware of the gravitas of his story and the need to set it in context….Where it matters most he delivers: in his gripping action accounts of Nemesis at work, and in the sober assessment of its terrible aftermath.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “A dramatic work of history that reads like a thriller…Bogosian’s extensive reliance on the assassin’s memoirs…injects his account with the psychological highs and lows Tehlirian endured. Bogosian also uncovers intriguing details about the role of the British in the assassination plot, introducing a new twist to a story that reads like a John le Carré novel.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • “An engrossing, heavily researched account…The details read like a Hollywood epic, but Bogosian plays it straight, letting the facts tell the story without sensationalizing or romanticizing.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “In a clear, steady voice, Bogosian recounts the complex relationship between the Armenians and the Ottoman Empire from its beginnings through the early twentieth century. Bogosian switches from Turkic, Arabic, Greek, and European languages without hesitation, moving the story forward to its terrible conclusion…Bogosian’s detailed historical account of the assassination of the Turkish leaders teaches listeners about both the genocide and its aftermath.”


  • “[A] potent, action-packed account of how a little known assassination plot harkens back to a world-historical genocide.”

    Sarah Vowell, New York Times bestselling autor

  • A 2016 Edgar Allan Poe Award Nominee
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