Today’s featured book is a review book I’m reading and reviewing for a blog tour. My blog tour stop is 10/25/13.
The Thunderbird Conspiracy, by R. K. Price, is a story that presents some intriguing speculative information about an historical event: the assassination of JFK.
Intro: Grand Island, Nebraska – February 1940
When Bud Carlson’s 1940 Ford coupe left the road and started to roll the speedometer was buried out of sight. He was probably clocking sixty-five miles an hour. Far too fast to ever stop in time. Bud, the son of Henry and Vera, brother of Dorothy and Genevieve, had lost control by then but that fact was lost on him as he steered through another sharp curve sending gravel flying in every direction. Riding in the front seat and shrieking with delight at Bud’s antics at the wheel was Norman “Scooter” Barnes, Bud’s best friend. Bud yelled over the frigid, gale force February wind rushing through the Ford’s cockpit demanding another drink from the near empty bottle lying between them on the front seat.
Teaser: Rumors swirled around town for weeks that Connie had run off with a mildly handsome, reputed-to-be-ex-Navy ensign whom she had met at a weekend business conference in Davenport; one which Bud had been too busy to attend. Bud had little doubt that the whispers among the town folk were true. (p. 91)
Blurb: The Thunderbird Conspiracy is the remarkable tale of Robert Kaye, a Hungarian freedom fighter who claimed he knew and collaborated with JFK assassin Lee Harvey Oswald. R. K. Price’s second novel is also a tale of a Nebraska farm boy who was a great admirer of President Kennedy and a true patriot who desperately wanted to believe his government’s hurried conclusion that Oswald had no accomplice. Yet his own harrowing experience at the hands of his government created profound doubt in his mind, and it haunted him to his death. These two men, one willfully acting, the other a true victim, became entangled in the most notorious crime of the 20th century. This saga of intrigue and murder was revealed to the author on a wintry Colorado day about three weeks before the farm boy’s ravaged heart gave out. That man was R. K. Price’s uncle. His name was Bud Carlson. Price stashed away Bud’s account of Robert Kaye, letting it lay dormant for nearly forty years until he could corroborate his uncle’s story with the release of previously secret FBI files from the National Archives. With the 50th anniversary of Kennedy’s assassination Price has brought Robert Kaye and Bud Carlson back to life. Their incredible story will leave you questioning just how and why JFK was taken from America far too early.
I am intrigued by what this book can reveal. What do you think about the opening lines? Would you keep reading?