Author – Lionel Touzellier
Genre – Mystery, Suspense, Thriller
377 Amazon Pages
Rating 4 stars out of 5 Posted 3/9/2018
No. 11 - 2018
My Impressions: Lots of action, follows old evidence of past investigations.
Dr. Joshua Mandley - Nanotechnology researcher.
Dr. Mei Wang - Psychologist
Roy Harrison – Wealthy Texas ranch owner, obsessed with the JFK assassination.
Two Doctors with different degrees are assigned to investigate the 1963 assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 35th president of the United States. Joshua and Mei spend a lot of time explaining their very different methods of analyzing existing evidence as they prepare to search for new leads and clues about the murder. If you like in depth scientific discourse you may find it interesting. I didn't. It was necessary but dull.
As soon as new evidence is uncovered an undisclosed group of super agents steals all traces of the evidence and Dr. Mandley's test results. If only our CIA and FBI agents were as capable as the bad guys who run wild and have insights the supposedly good guys can't match.
Then the old cowboy, Roy Harrison, gets involved and send the investigators on a trail of clues he says will reveal the true killer of JFK.
There is abundant action, several false leads, betrayals, and foreign government meddling.
As with most novels based on true life events, the author doesn't try to change history, and that's to his credit.
The editing is better than most indie publications but has a few issues with missing, extra and wrong words.
Sentence structure is good.
Research is lacking.
Since the plot is based on a historical event it is limited and confined to follow the facts of the murder.
Some of the action scenes are weak. Example: A BMW sedan parks over a manhole in the street. Someone in the manhole slides the cover aside and uses a cutting torch to burn through the floor near the car's backseat. Evidence being gathered is then passed to him through the opening. No mention is made of the toxic smoke and fumes created as the metal floor and carpet are torched. When the agent with the evidence enters the car no mention is made of smoke or the acrid smell. Obviously, the author knows nothing about the use of a cutting torch, but I do.
The story was enjoyable, but I won't recommend it strongly because of issues mentioned.
This review was provided in exchange for a free book.
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