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The Kennedy Conspiracy

Michael White

Average Review Rating Average Rating 7/10 (1 Review)
Book Details

Publisher : Arrow

Published : 2012

Copyright : Michael White 2012

ISBN-10 : PB 0-09-956927-2
ISBN-13 : PB 978-0-09-956927-5

Publisher's Write-Up

When journalist Mark Bretton is asked to write an article on Professor Abigail Marchant, who has been denounced by the American Psychology Association for her belief that rebirth is a genuine phenomenon, he's more than a little sceptical about the assignment. An ambitious journalist, Mark would much rather be writing about current affairs but, once he meets the beautiful Professor and hears her theories, he can't help but be won over.

Eventually persuaded to undergo regressive hypnosis himself, Mark is shocked and horrified by what he sees. He is returned to the early '60s when he worked for the Kennedy administration and not only does he learn the truth about the conspiracy that led to JFK's assassination but also his own murder. Struggling to make sense of it all, Mark turns to Abi for help but someone is watching Mark's every move and will stop at nothing to ensure that the truth about JFK's murder never comes to light...

Original and compelling, The Kennedy Conspiracy brilliantly weaves present-day New York with 1960s Washington to deliver a pacy and unforgettable thriller.

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Review by Chrissi (300613) Rating (7/10)

Review by Chrissi
Rating 7/10
As far as conspiracy theories go, there are few larger or more grand than the assassination of JFK, so it is always going to be interesting to consider a theory by someone who has taken time to investigate the circumstances. In the end, it is a relatively straight forward plot which has been chosen, which ties up the ends very neatly. I have read a couple of Mr White’s books and, writing as Sam Fisher, he tends towards the gung ho, rather simplistic action-driven storylines, whereas this book is rather more thoughtful and all the better for it.

The characters are sympathetically drawn, and it is well written, the plot flows nicely and I particularly liked the level of historical accuracy regarding the events in Dallas in November 1963; this is almost a retelling of the fateful last hours of President John F Kennedy, and considers the man behind the images with which we are so familiar.

The central premise for the book, 'rebirth', provides a very nice way to allow the parallel stories to develop and works very well. Mr White has put a great deal of thought into how best to achieve his aim, although I found myself wanting the plot to move on, to get into the Kennedy part, but that is possibly not a fair criticism, as it says more of my impatience than perhaps it does about the book.
Chrissi (30th June 2013)

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