Ruthless killers and murderers for hire: they are here, there, and everywhere. They lurk in the shadows, ready to pounce. They terminate on command. And, in the process, they change the course of the world. They are among the world's most cold-hearted, deadly, and emotionless figures. They are assassins, and they have a long history of grievous deeds. Exposed are the hidden agendas as well as the open warfare. The cynical preparations and devastating aftermaths are laid bare. You will quickly find yourself immersed in a world that is filled with killings made to seem like suicides, murders that were designed to look like heart attacks or overdoses, and accidents that, in reality, were carefully orchestrated deaths. Did Lee Harvey Oswald really kill JFK? Or was Oswald the patsy he claimed to be? Was Jack the Ripper, who terrified London in 1888, a madman or a ruthless secret agent of the British government? Did the United States' first secretary of defense, James Forrestal, kill himself, or was he thrown out of a window to his death in May 1949? Did Marilyn Monroe take her own life in August 1962? Was a contract put out on her? What led to the demise of Danny Casolaro, an investigative journalist who, at the time of his death in 1991, was investigating a powerful cabal known as "The Octopus"? Was Diana, Princess of Wales, the victim of a car accident or of a carefully orchestrated plot? Can sound waves and microwaves kill people at the flick of a switch? Was John Lennon's murder not at all what it appeared to be? These questions and many more are answered in Assassinations, and with more than 120 photos and graphics, this tome is richly illustrated. Its helpful bibliography and extensive index add to its usefulness. It's a fascinating read that looks into how and why so many famous and influential figures just had to go!
ASSASSINATIONS: The Plots, Politics, and Powers behind History-Changing Murders By Nick Redfern. 402 Pages. 7x9 Paperback. Illustrated. Bibliography. Index.