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
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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Wow, this sounds like such an interesting book! A bit conspiracy a bit thriller... sounds awesome.
Wow, love the sound of this one.
Seems like a really interesting read!
Thanks for sharing!
I'm all over this. Love the time period it is set in.
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Thanks for sharing!
Mine is from Consumed by Emily Snow
I love the sound of your pick as well:)
Cool pick. thanks for sharing :)
I bet my mom would love that book!
I am going to add this to my mother's Christmas stash. She loves all things conspiracy. Thanks for sharing.
Interesting choice - sounds good!
180 participants! Anticipating a lot of books!
This book sounds great! With a bit of conspiracy theory and mystery and a bit of play on history.
This sounds really interesting! Thanks for sharing!
Thanks for sharing.:)
Sounds like an interesting book, thanks for sharing!
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Ooh, that looks good and historically based to boot. Happy wednesday!
I love those type of books!
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.
Love your choice! I've been hearing a lot about this book.
Sounds really interesting!
I have a friend I think would love this one! Thanks for sharing it.
That does sound interesting!
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I just added to the linky! Thanks for hosing WOW!
Interesting spin on the history behind the JFK assassination! Here's my Waiting on Wednesday:
Sounds like a good read.
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