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John F. Kennedy was headed down a path to failure the moment his family stole the 1960 presidential election.

Patrick McCarthy knew that JFK was the wrong man in the wrong place at the wrong time. He had witnessed years of poor judgment and appallingly bad behavior by Jack and his family, and it both concerned and sickened him. Cold War tensions were overheating, and he knew Jack Kennedy couldn't possibly stand up under its pressures. He wasn't alone in those thoughts. The Kennedys had made many enemies over the years and the political power struggle that had been long brewing was now coming to a head.

When JFK's numerous foreign policy blunders take the nation to the very brink of nuclear war, and his meddling in civil rights inflames racial hatreds in the South, a shadowy group of powerful men known as the Patriots decide the time has come to finally act. Kennedy must be stopped before his next mistake results in the deaths of millions of innocent Americans. On November 22, 1963, a cruel twist of fate finds Patrick McCarthy concealed on a grassy knoll in Dealey Plaza, cradling a sniper's rifle and waiting patiently for the presidential motorcade to pass by.

Spanning the period from 1946-1978, KENNEDY MUST BE KILLED is a meticulously researched novel featuring a wide ranging cast of historical characters, including Jack and Jackie Kennedy, Robert Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, Dwight Eisenhower, Allen Dulles, Alger Hiss, Joseph McCarthy, Nikita Khrushchev, J. Edgar Hoover, Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra, and Sam Giancana.

The novel explores the social and cultural underpinnings that lead to the assassination of the president—the ever-advancing threat of Communism, the growing power of the CIA, the heated tumult of the civil rights movement, the clandestine influence of the Mafia, and the escalation of the Cold War through the numerous national security blunders of the Kennedy administration, as well as the reckless personal behavior of JFK himself.


KENNEDY MUST BE KILLED is a fact based story of betrayal and hubris so plausible that the reader is left only to wonder:  Could it really have happened that way?