Sunday, September 14, 2014

The Kennedy Connection (A Gill Malloy Novel) by R.G. Belsky

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Synopsis: Half a century after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, someone is killing people on the streets of New York City and leaving behind a bizarre calling card of that tragic day in Dallas.

In this bold and entertaining thriller from a true media insider, discredited newspaper reporter Gil Malloy breaks the story of the link between seemingly unconnected murders—a Kennedy half dollar coin found at each of the crime scenes. At the same time, a man emerges who claims to be the secret son of Lee Harvey Oswald and says he has new evidence that Oswald was innocent of the JFK killing.

Malloy, who has fallen from grace at the New York Daily News and sees this as an opportunity to redeem himself as an ace reporter, is certain there is a connection between the Oswald revelations and the NYC murders, but first he has to get someone to believe him. Convinced that the answers go all the way back to the JFK assassination more than fifty years ago, Malloy soon uncovers long-buried secrets that put his own life in danger from powerful forces who fear he’s getting too close to the truth.

Two tales of suspense fuse into an edge-of-your-seat thriller as Malloy races to stop the killer—before it’s too late.

Thoughts: I wanted to read this book because I am fascinated by anything that is somehow connected to the Kennedy assassination.  This mystery did not disappoint. It was well written, with all of the characters very well defined. It took me quite a while to figure out just exactly what was going on, which kept the suspense going through most of the book. This was the first book I've read by this author, but I do not expect it to be my last.

My rating: Four stars

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