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  1 Knoll: The Last JFK Conspiracist
Author: Hillard, Stephen
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Class: Fiction
Age: Adult
Language: English
LC: PS3608.I
Print Run: 7000
ISBN-13: 9781590794210
LCCN: 2016040976
Imprint: SelectBooks
Pub Date: 06/06/2017
Availability: Available
List: $23.95
Physical Description: 276 pages ; 24 cm H 9.1", W 6.1", D 1.1", 1.3 lbs.
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TIPS Subjects: Suspense/Thriller
Mystery/Detective Fiction
BISAC Subjects: FICTION / Historical / General
FICTION / Thrillers / Political
FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense
LC Subjects: Conspiracies, Fiction
Kennedy, John F., (John Fitzgerald),, 1917-1963, Assassination, Fiction
Mystery fiction
Suspense fiction
United States., National Security Agency, Fiction
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ONIX annotations | 04/15/2019
“Their list keeps getting shorter. Pray you aren't on it." A young protégé of Edward Snowden flees the NSA after she learns that her project (KNOLL) is designed to detect and destroy any person with new facts about the conspiracy to assassinate JFK. The project's latest target: a small-town attorney, son of a mysteriously murdered cop, who has just discovered his family's involvement with deceased Mafia Kingpin Carlos Marcello, and the events that day in Dallas. All paths lead to a small Louisiana town that still hides its secrets, and converge on the doorstep of Marcello's still-active savant of assassins. He is unstoppable. His creed: Omerta Is Forever.
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Publishers Weekly | 05/15/2017
The intriguingly offbeat idea that Dalton Trumbo's screenplay for the 1973 film Executive Action was censored to hide the truth about President Kennedy's assassination underpins this so-so conspiracy thriller from Hillard (The Lost Chronicles of Ara with Joel Eisenberg). In 2014, Texas Representative Gary Ochray of the House Intelligence Committee vows to use his powers to identify who was behind the assassination. Two years later, Colorado prosecutor Columbus "Bus" McIntyre learns that his father, a cop killed in the line of duty in 1970, may have been involved. Just after a scandal derails Bus's bid to become DA, an old high school football buddy, now a police detective, hands him an old manila folder containing a journal kept by Bus's late father. One entry reads: "For what I did in Dallas, they will find me." There's also a reference to mafioso Carlos Marcello, a name Bus recognizes from "the lineup of JFK assassination suspects." In the next chapter, the two-decades-dead Marcello (or his ghost) talks with a former triggerman in a scene that does nothing to enhance the suspension of disbelief needed to engage with the less than compelling story line. (June). 256p. Web-Exclusive Review. PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, c2017.