Ask Not

Ask Not

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Chicago, September 1964. Beatlemania sweeps the nation, the Vietnam War looms, and the Warren Commission prepares to blame a "lone-nut" assassin for the killing of President John F. Kennedy. But as the post-Camelot era begins, a suspicious outbreak of suicides, accidental deaths, and outright murders decimates assassination witnesses. When Nathan Heller and his son are nearly run down on a city street, the private detective wonders if he himself might be a loose end. . . .

Soon a faked suicide linked to President Johnson's corrupt cronies takes Heller to Texas, where celebrity columnist Flo Kilgore implores him to explore that growing list of dead witnesses. With the blessing of Bobby Kennedy--former US attorney general, now running for Senator from New York--Heller and Flo investigate the increasing wave of violence that seems to emanate from the notorious Mac Wallace, rumored to be LBJ's personal hatchet man.

Fifty years after JFK's tragic death, Collins's rigorous research for Ask Not raises new questions about the most controversial assassination of our time.

Publisher: New York : Forge Books, c2013
ISBN: 9780765336262
Branch Call Number: FIC Coll
Characteristics: 318 pages ; 25 cm


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Nov 28, 2015

This is pretty good hardboiled detective writing, using the John F. Kennedy assassination as the central plot point. I like this guy, given his attraction to women between the ages of 20 to 80; my kind of guy!
Unfortunately, while some excellent facts will be learned, the focus is on the final falsely generated conspiracy misinformation, blaming it on LBJ and those Texas oilmen - - although they were involved, it removes the focus on the true culprits, the Rockefeller family [the Rockefeller brothers] and the CIA within the CIA, as Robert Parry calls them [Dulles, David Atlee Phillips, George Joannides, Lansdale, Conein, Harvey, et cetera]. Still, an entertaining book, and those unfamiliar with that segment of history should learn something. [The JFK tract followed the usual process, e.g., first it was Castro, then the KGB, then the anti-Castro Cubans, then the Mafia, then Lyndon Johnson; just as with 9/11 Internet misinformation, originating from a block of IP addresses owned by the Pentagon, falsely pointed towards drones instead of airliners, et cetera - - although the drone engineers, i.e., remote piloting hardware/software developers, were indeed aboard those airliners that day!]

multcolib_susannel May 12, 2015

-JFK murder
-Suscpicious Suicides
-Coincedence or Conspiracy?


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