The Last Investigation: What Insiders Know about the Assassination of JFKby Gaeton Fonzi
Gaeton Fonzi’s masterful retelling of his work investigating the Kennedy assassination for two congressional committees is required reading for students of the assassination and the subsequent failure of the government to solve the crime. His book is a compelling postmortem on the House Select Committee on Assassinations, as well as a riveting account of
Gaeton Fonzi’s masterful retelling of his work investigating the Kennedy assassination for two congressional committees is required reading for students of the assassination and the subsequent failure of the government to solve the crime. His book is a compelling postmortem on the House Select Committee on Assassinations, as well as a riveting account of Fonzi’s pursuit of leads indicating involvement in the assassination by officers of the Central Intelligence Agency.
First released in 1993, The Last Investigation was a landmark book upon its release. More than merely an indictment of the Committee’s work, Fonzi tells the story of the important leads he developed as an investigator, which sent him into the milieu of Kennedy-haters among anti-Castro exiles and CIA officers. In this highly readable book, the author follows the trail to formerly obscure CIA officers such as David Atlee Phillips and David Morales. New records declassified under the JFK Records Act have only added to the dark questions raised here.
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Gaeton Fonzi was an award-winning investigative journalist, a former senior editor of Philadelphia Magazine, and a consultant to 60 Minutes, NBC Nightly News, and Inside Edition. He died in Florida in 2012.
Marie Fonzi is the widow of Gaeton Fonzi.
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Gaeton Fonzi's The Last Investigation was published in the 1990's, and is based on his experience as an investigator with the late 1970's House Assassinations Committee. The house committee concluded a probable conspiracy. Therefore, this now deceased author could have claimed the same level of credibility as those who served on the 1964 Warren Commission, which concluded that Lee Harvey Oswald was the lone assassin. The house committee had access to government documents not gotten to by the Warren Commission, and Fonzi was especially adept in investigating Cuban exile/CIA collaboration of several Miami based JFK assassination suspects. The author is a prolific writer, who takes the reader through 1970's Miami streets, while talking to his contacts.