Nothing stuns the country like the death of its leader. Four U.S. presidents have been killed in office, and attempts have been made on six other presidents' lives. These events are covered in a highly readable style, with fascinating details about the assailants and the attacks, straightforward presentation of conspiracy theories, and abundant use of prints and photographs from newspapers and magazines. Jones brings a lively approach to a serious and interesting topic. -- Booklist Rebecca C. Jones lives in Annapolis, Maryland.