Target Lancer

Target Lancer

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Long before November 22, 1963, Nathan Heller, "P.I. to the Stars," knows that a conspiracy is in the works. Several years earlier, Heller had been involved with the Kennedys, the Mob, and the CIA in the early stages of a plan to assassinate Fidel Castro. Shortly after, Heller's Mafia contact is murdered.

After being interrogated by gangsters and contacted by U.S. Attorney General Robert Kennedy, Heller realizes that he may be the one person who can prevent a devastating political assassination. Only he knows all the players; only he knows why a web of conspirators has targeted the man known to the Secret Service as "Lancer," John Fitzgerald Kennedy.
Rigorously researched, Max Allan Collins's Target Lancer is far more truth than fiction.

Publisher: New York : Tom Doherty Associates, 2012.
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9780765321800
0765321807
Characteristics: 318 p. --

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george0819 Feb 06, 2013

I have to admit, I was unaware of the possibility of an attempt on JFK's life just prior to Dallas, but it appears there might have been. This book focuses on that attempt. The protagonist, one Nathan Heller, is apparently the subject of many novels by this author, who has an enviable writing record, including "Road to Perdition" and "Saving Private Ryan". Here, however, he has missed the target, by a wide margin. Mr. Heller, is at best cartoonish and as a member of a family with a long history of law enforcement, offensive and not in a good way ! Mr. Collins reliance on historical characters appears to be a crutch to avoid serious character development and if he were paid by the adjective, he'd be a billionaire on this novel, alone. His fetish with men's clothing is also disconcerting and his use of , ah, to represent Bobby Kennedy's Irish Boston accent is sophomoric !! Interesting story in the wrong hands.

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