Friday, June 27, 2014

Preview: Surrounded by Enemies: What If Kennedy Survived Dallas? by Bryce Zabel

My goal to read and review all of the 2013 Sidewise nominees got some help when I was contacted by one of the authors, Bryce Zabel, who sent me a review copy of his book Surrounded by Enemies: What If Kennedy Survived Dallas? Here is the description from Amazon:

What if President John F. Kennedy had survived the assassination attempt on November 22, 1963 -- and then set out to solve the attempted-murder mystery of who really tried to kill him? That's the provocative premise of Bryce Zabel's controversial new novel, "Surrounded by Enemies: What if Kennedy Survived Dallas?" In time for the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy's assassination, the award-winning Hollywood screenwriter/producer cleverly imagines the twists that history would have taken if the shots missed -- and JFK (and his attorney-general brother Bobby) fought back against the forces out to destroy him. In Zabel's smart, fast-paced, meticulously researched "alternate history" of the Sixties, the charismatic Kennedy's dark personal and political secrets lead to shocking but plausible plot surprises. The novel's iconic cast of characters includes the Beatles, Marilyn Monroe, Cassius Clay and even Lenny Bruce, all in a world that never was but might have been.

Expect a review after I post my review of The Windsor Faction later next week.

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Matt Mitrovich is the founder and editor of Alternate History Weekly Update and a blogger on Amazing Stories. Check out his short fiction. When not writing he works as an attorney, enjoys life with his beautiful wife Alana and prepares for the inevitable zombie apocalypse. You can follow him on Facebook or Twitter.

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