Looks like Tony is doing exactly what you would do. It wouldn't take any pressure to get Tony to do what he wants to do anyway. He could be played right into their hands without even knowing it.
How hard would it be to set up a journalist in this way without the journalist knowing that he'd been had? So....he leaves his job to write a book. When the book is written, then the CoS could have it set up so that the book which goes to the publisher never quite makes it to the market. The CoS has a lot of money with which to manipulate and influence the game in their direction sometimes.
I'm very suspicious of this move.
While I consider such a possibility, I don't consider it a highly likely possibility.
I include what you said above in my little bag of ideas about "what might be going on here". But, I don't view it with any suspicion. Simply, I don't have enough factual information to be suspicious or not.
Until such a time that more informartion becomes available, I will assume that he is doing exactly what he says he is doing, and otherwise, I won't think about it until the future unfolds.
There are many things the C of S might and could do, but whether they ARE doing that in this case is - hypothetical.
I hope that the book gets written and published, and that it is so hard-hitting that it tears Scientology a new asshole!!!!!