The Communist. The Politician. The Hit Man.
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - adpaton - LibraryThing
Philip Kerr is a favourite writer and although the Bernie Gunter series show him at his polished and witty best, the earlier ones are also worth reading, especially for anyone who enjoys historical ... Read full review
THE SHOTUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
Castro and JFK are targets of dueling conspiracies in this downbeat tale, a thriller suggesting that the no-good have already inherited the earth. It's 1960, and John F. Kennedy has just won his ... Read full review