Author: Adrienne LaCava
Review: The story takes place in Dallas Texas in Nov 1963 and builds on the conspiracy theory of who was responsible for the assignation of the President. The characters are believable and maintained my interest throughout the entire book. I liked the writing style and the way the story unfolded. True or not it gave you reason to believe it could have been semi true even though I would doubt it very much.
I gave the it 4 stars and would read other offerings by the writer.
I picked up the book from Kindlebuffet.com.
Thanks Frank for this review.
Synopsis: Weary of Cold War politics, CIA operative Gabriel Haines can't wait to leave the Company life for a job on his friend's isolated Texas ranch. All he needs to do is go to Dallas and seal the deal. But when President John F. Kennedy is assassinated just yards from where Haines stands, the former agent finds himself in tighter crosshairs than ever before. Keeping a low profile on the ranch couldn't come at a better time. Motherless preteen Ivy Jean Pritchard is a worrier, but she's trying hard not to be suspicious when her father sends her to spend the weekend on a ranch with family she's never met. And with her troublemaker teenaged cousin, high-society aunt, and her uncle's mistress on the scene, it promises to be more than the western adventure Ivy had anticipated. Now, marksmen have tracked Haines to the ranch, getting the entire family involved in something very adult and very worrisome. When the weekend turns deadly, Haines and Ivy Jean are the first to learn that secrets, especially those devised and perpetuated "for the good of us all," can breakdown a family-or a nation-in the blink of an eye.
Kindle Edition, 383 pages
Published October 22nd 2013 (first published October 3rd 2013)
Author Information: I’ve spent six years researching the JFK mystery—and a lifetime watching it develop. As a contemporary history buff and self labeled Camelot junkie, I’m intrigued by the impact on our national psyche of never knowing, never able to make peace with the awful way America lost her innocence.
I grew up in central Texas during the sixties and have aspired to write novels since my days with Nancy Drew. Journalism was a business minor at UNT and I went on to pen corporate PR and training pieces in healthcare and banking careers. The yen for creating story never faded, and ten years ago I began to study fiction at night through SMU. I’ve made Dallas Texas home, shared with a husband who keeps me laughing, and two highly amusing rescued mutts. At the center of life are regular visits from the children and our grandson, and while I am always writing or reading, I’ll jet away on adventure at the drop of a hat.