The Shot

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Simon and Schuster, Aug 28, 2001 - Fiction - 480 pages
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The Communist. The Politician. The Hit Man.

The Shot.

Tom Jefferson has a job he does very well. He kills for a living. Fresh off the takedown of a Nazi in Buenos Aires, Tom is poised for his next "assignment" -- the assassination of Fidel Castro. The mob -- led by Sam Giancana -- the CIA, and presidential candidate Jack Kennedy are all in on the plan. Together, they can take Castro out of the picture, put Jack in office, and get Giancana back in the Cuban casino business. And JFK can't say no, because Giancana possesses some very incriminating tapes documenting the politician's sexual escapades. But just as Tom sets his sights on Cuba, he is suddenly exposed to some explosive information that alters his course. Now, the perfect hit is turning into the perfect nightmare for everyone involved, because the word is out: Cool killer Tom is no longer targeting Castro...he's gunning for Kennedy.

From celebrated novelist Philip Kerr comes The Shot, a brilliant pseudo-historical what-if ride through the cultural, political, and social landscape of the 1960s.

  

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The only letdown is the writing. - Goodreads
I enjoy Kerr's writing. - Goodreads
What a great premise to a book, and how disappointing. - Goodreads

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This is a fiction about an assassination attempt on John Kennedy. It was planned to take place after his election and before his inauguration, while Eisenhower was still president. Kerr has a lot of ... Read full review

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User Review  - Gram - Goodreads

A marvellous story about an assassination plan on JFK - BEFORE he became president. All sorts of dirty tricks from the usual suspects - CIA, FBI, the Mafia, anti-Castro Cubans and Castro's ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
28
Section 3
80
Section 4
97
Section 5
122
Section 6
134
Section 7
146
Section 8
163
Section 15
293
Section 16
315
Section 17
330
Section 18
342
Section 19
346
Section 20
374
Section 21
377
Section 22
393

Section 9
187
Section 10
192
Section 11
235
Section 12
250
Section 13
255
Section 14
289
Section 23
413
Section 24
435
Section 25
456
Section 26
470
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About the author (2001)

Philip Kerr is the author of The Grid, Esau, the Berlin Noir trilogy, A Philosophical Investigation, and many other books. He and his wife live in London.

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