One of Kristine Kathryn Rusch's most acclaimed short stories becomes one of her most original novels.
February, 1964: Two men die in a squalid alley in a bad neighborhood. New York homicide detective Seamus O'Reilly receives the shock of his life when he looks at the men's identification: J. Edgar Hoover, the famous, tyrannical director of the FBI, and his number-one assistant, Clyde Tolson. O'Reilly teams up with FBI agent Frank Bryce to solve the second high-level assassination in only three months. In November of the previous year, someone had assassinated President John F. Kennedy. The cop and the FBI agent must determine if the same shadowy organization committed all three murders. To do so they must act quickly, before some of the nation's most powerful men--from Kennedy's brother, Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, to the president of the United States, Lyndon Baines Johnson--do something rash to keep Hoover's secrets from ever becoming public. In our world Hoover kept his secrets until long after his death. In Seamus O'Reilly's world, Hoover's secrets get him killed.
©2014 Kristine Kathryn Rusch (P)2015 Kristine Kathryn Rusch
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4 out of 5 stars
By Matthew on 30-03-15

A grand conspiracy, and a wonderful find!

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Who was your favorite character and why?

The principle FBI investigator Pierce ( sp? ) was complicated and had an interesting background. Worth paying attention to all his details.

What about Jason Brenizer’s performance did you like?

Easily his accents. He nails RFK and LBJ, as well as all the other story advancing characters. A fabulous performance!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, and I almost did!

Any additional comments?

This is a truly excellent audiobook, with a crackling plot, enough action to keep the listener engaged, and an outstanding performance featuring historical characters. Highly recommended.

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