“An engrossing journalistic thriller.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Thought-provoking thriller...Loaded with tension and full of unexpected twists and turns.”—Jan Burke, bestselling author and Edgar Award winner for Bones
“Extremely well-written tale of good vs. evil.”—Huffington Post
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.
An investigative journalist seeks redemption in this pat first in a new crime series from Belsky (Loverboy). Gil Malloy, once a high-flyer for New York City's Daily News, has been relegated to minor assignments after he was unable to verify the existence of his main source for a series on prostitution. Malloy hopes to find the story that will bring him back to his former glory when he learns that Lee Harvey Oswald's previously unknown son is peddling a book providing proof that Oswald didn't shoot President Kennedy. Meanwhile, a serial killer in Manhattan is leaving a Kennedy half-dollar near the body of each victim. Malloy manages to get a piece of the reporting action, and even persuades his bosses to send him to Dallas, where he hopes to solve the mystery of 11/22/63. Sloppy details (e.g., Abraham Zapruder anachronistically films the J.F.K. assassination with a video camera) distract, but the bigger minus is an unsurprising story arc.