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.
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|Publisher:||Tom Doherty Associates|
|Series:||Nathan Heller Series , #14|
|File size:||1 MB|
About the Author
MAX ALLAN COLLINS has been chosen as the 2017 Grand Master by Mystery Writers of America (MWA). He is the bestselling author of the graphic novel Road to Perdition, the basis for the hit film starring Tom Hanks. He has won two Shamus Awards, for True Detective and Stolen Away, both from his series of Nathan Heller novels. A prolific writer, Collins' other works include mystery novels, screenplays, comic books, film novelizations, and historical fiction.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
not normally a reader of thriller/espionage work...grew up as a teen reading ian fleming's 007, agatha cfhristie mysteries and so many of my parent's books...but this one was exceptional...nate heller is a real character who talks to you and trusts you with his secrets and keen observations...you don't even worry about him when he is in dangerous predicaments with the mob, the fbi, the cia, the chicago city and state pd...you just know his experience, quick wit, and all of the angels surrounding him are going to see him through...highly enjoyable read
There are so many conspiracy theories about the assassination of President Kennedy that another one hardly is necessary. Except that this entertaining mystery novel is not only entertaining, but actually based on a little-known event that took place in Chicago, days before Dallas. It is another in the Nate Heller series, all of which are based on some historical occurrence, such aske the Lindbergh kidnapping, the assassination of Chicago Mayor Cermak (when the real attempt was meant for FDR), Huey Long, and the death of Marilyn Monroe. In each, detective Heller plays a key role to unveil the “facts” of the case. In “Lancer,” the code name for JFK, a little know assassination attempt on his life is recounted, eerily similar to the one that took place in Dallas. All the elements of the well-known conspiracy theories, e.g., the Cuban connection, the CIA, the Mob, are all present in this book, with Heller involved each step of the way. By including real life persons, such as Sally Rand, actual Secret Service personnel, Bobby Kennedy, Jimmy Hoffa, Lee Harvey Oswald, Jack Ruby and others, alongside fictional characters, the author creates a bona fide flavor to the tale. The narrative flows smoothly, the dialogue is sharp, and the book is recommended.
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Coming at the Kennedy assasination from a different angle. Fun to read.