Wednesday, August 7, 2013

"Waiting On" Wednesday: Top Down


"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted here, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:


Top Down: A Novel of the Kennedy Assassination

By Jim Lehrer
Publication Date: October 8

From Amazon:

November 22, 1963. As Air Force One touches down in Dallas, ambitious young newspaper reporter Jack Gilmore races to get the scoop on preparations for President Kennedy’s motorcade. Will the bubble top on the presidential limousine be up or down? Down, according to veteran Secret Service agent Van Walters. The decision to leave the top down and expose JFK to fire from above will weigh on Van’s conscience for decades. But will it also change the course of history?
 
Five years after the assassination, Jack gets an anguished phone call from Van’s daughter Marti. Van Walters is ravaged by guilt, so convinced that his actions led to JFK’s death that he has lost the will to live. In a desperate bid to deliver her father from his demons, Marti enlists Jack’s help in a risky reenactment designed to prove once and for all what would have happened had the bubble top stayed in place on that grim November day.
 
For Jack, it’s a chance to break a once-in-a-lifetime story that could make his career. But for Van the stakes are even higher. The outcome of a ballistics test conducted on the grounds of a secluded estate in upstate New York might just save his life—or push him over the edge. 




What's your "waiting on" pick this week?


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30 comments:

moonlightlibrary said...

Wow, this sounds like such an interesting book! A bit conspiracy a bit thriller... sounds awesome.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Wow, love the sound of this one.

Katie Cohen said...

Seems like a really interesting read!

Andrea @The Bookish Babes said...

Thanks for sharing!

Cricket@ Little Library Muse said...

Sounds good

Tina's Blog said...

I'm all over this. Love the time period it is set in.

Georgia May said...

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HOOTIE said...

Thanks for sharing!

Mine is from Consumed by Emily Snow
http://globugandhootie.blogspot.com/2013/08/waiting-on-wednesday-consumed-by-emily.html?m=1

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I love the sound of your pick as well:)

Shane Morgan said...

Cool pick. thanks for sharing :)

bermudaonion said...

I bet my mom would love that book!

Ginny Gallagher said...

I am going to add this to my mother's Christmas stash. She loves all things conspiracy. Thanks for sharing.

Maria said...

Interesting choice - sounds good!

Harvee @ Book Dilettante said...

180 participants! Anticipating a lot of books!

Pili said...

This book sounds great! With a bit of conspiracy theory and mystery and a bit of play on history.

Natalie Natflixandbooks said...

This sounds really interesting! Thanks for sharing!

Glass said...

Thanks for sharing.:)

Mariibel Salas said...

Sounds like an interesting book, thanks for sharing!

itsRayMarie said...

Interesting book...
My WoW @ the NerdHerd Reads

Greg said...

Ooh, that looks good and historically based to boot. Happy wednesday!

Kirsty-Marie Jones said...

I love those type of books!

Rita_h said...

Wow, I never heard of that before (you always discover such great titles!) but as someone who grew up in the shadow of JFK's death I want to read this. My husband is a fan of conspiracy theories so I am sure he would enjoy this also. Thanks for sharing.

The Reading Nook Reviews said...

Love your choice! I've been hearing a lot about this book.

Alexis Elizabeth said...

Sounds really interesting!

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Lisa Mandina said...

I have a friend I think would love this one! Thanks for sharing it.

Jane Carraway said...

That does sound interesting!

Here's my WOW.

Jane at Jane Reads

Mary H said...

I just added to the linky! Thanks for hosing WOW!

loonachicklit said...

Interesting spin on the history behind the JFK assassination! Here's my Waiting on Wednesday:
http://loonachicklit.wordpress.com/

Tribute Books Mama said...

Sounds like a good read.

http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2013/08/waiting-on-wednesdy.html