The "What the Tour Books Tell You" subsection of chapter two provides basic demographic, economic, and geographic facts about Iran and Islam. The historical significance of the power of the Iranian State in the Middle East is emphasized. The fact that the "going rate for a kidney in Iran is the equivalent of about $5,000" whereas the "average individual income in Iran in 2009 was a little over $3,000 per year" explains the primary motivation for many Iranian kidney sellers.
The "Sunni vs. Shi'ite and the Persian/Arab Divide" subsection of chapter two is very short, only three paragraphs long. It seemed to me that this subsection should have started earlier, for some of the previous subsection also detailed the Sunni/Shi'ite and Persian/Arab rivalries. The key info for the reader is that the Iranian people are mostly Shi'ite and Persian.
In the final subsection of chapter two, "Ancient Roots", the author discusses the history of the Persian Empire and its transformation into the modern Iranian State.
In her book's timeline Dr. Fry-Revere has finally arrived in Iran. I look forward to "culture clash" episodes. The LIBERTARIAN BIOETHICS BLOGger is also eager to digest firsthand information about the Iranian kidney compensation system.