The year 2003 marks the 40th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s death, yet his assassination still remains one of the greatest mysteries of the 20th century. At the heart of the puzzle is the enigmatic figure of Lee Harvey Oswald, who was himself killed by Jack Ruby only days after Kennedy’s death. Few people today believe the official explanation that Oswald was the sole assassin. Eyewitness accounts, film shot at the time, and acoustic, medical, and photographic evidence all point to a second gunman, and a second gunman points to the most feared scenario: a conspiracy. But despite the many theoriesinvolving the Mafia, the Russians, and the CIAno one has yet come up with a convincing explanation of Oswald’s precise role in the President’s murder. After three decades of research, Matthew Smith has uncovered a second plota plot in which Oswald’s true role in the assassination is exposed.