The Judas Conspiracy

For over half a century, there has been much speculation surrounding the death of President John F. Kennedy. Many theories have been expounded, some credible, others perhaps less so.

Now, for the first time, previously undisclosed intelligence can be revealed which sheds new, and possibly even definitive light on this momentous issue.

Inspired by true events, this novel takes the reader on a voyage of discovery, as an ill-conceived practical joke perpetrated by a fourteen-year-old eventuates into a shocking realization, and the world as he knows it will never be the same again.

The Judas Conspiracy

In the spring of 1967, a practical joke perpetrated by a young teenage boy Sam Nathan,  backfires very badly with almost fatal consequences. 

Almost four years later as a direct result of this prank, the culprit, now an adolescent, is recruited by British Special Branch to infiltrate a group of student extremists who they believe are planning a major attack on Sam's home city of Glasgow. Sam foils the intended assault, almost being murdered by one of the gang's leaders.  At the event that the terrorists planned to ravage, he is inadvertently made aware of one of the most terrifying secrets of the Cold War.  It is a revelation so terrible he cannot reveal it for fear of ridicule, or worse, for the possibility he might be believed.  As awful as this intelligence is, worse is to follow when it leads him to understand the dreadful reason behind the murder of one of the 20th. century's most charismatic and influential figures - the 35th. president of the United States, John Fitzgerald Kennedy.

It's 2007, and the adolescent is now a middle-aged man, who has kept his dark and strange secrets to himself for over thirty-five years.  He learns that he is dying, and finally decides to unburden himself before his time is up. Others, however, learn of his intentions, and despite the passage of time, will stop at nothing to prevent him. A killer is sent to silence him, but to the assassin, this is not just another anonymous contract. This is a murderer with a personal score to settle in the most brutal and sadistic way he can. His quarry discovers he is being sought, and is now in a desperate race against the clock to reveal what he knows before he can be silenced by natural, or much more sinister causes...     

Now out in paperback, published by Black Rose Writing.

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