Not at all my usual type of book, but I think you will find it well worth reading. Author R.K. Price, who is on tour with Virtual Author Book Tours, will be doing a guest post here on the blog on Tuesday the 12th so be sure and stop by for that.
R.K. Price is a Colorado native. He lived in Pueblo for a number of years, earning his way through college as a radio/television and newspaper reporter. He moved north to Denver in the mid 70s, joining a major advertising/public relations firm as a writer, producer and press agent. Later, he formed his own media relations and political consulting firm. He spent the early 1980s in Washington D.C. actively involved in national politics, and returned to Denver in the mid 80s to become an investment and mortgage banker — a profession he remains in today. He now lives in the Washington D.C. area with his wife Janet and daughter Sara in Alexandria, VA.
The Thunderbird Conspiracy is the remarkable tale of Robert Kaye, a Hungarian freedom fighter who claimed he knew and collaborated with JFK assassin Lee Harvey Oswald.
R. K. Price’s second novel is also a tale of a Nebraska farm boy who was a great admirer of President Kennedy and a true patriot who desperately wanted to believe his government’s hurried conclusion that Oswald had no accomplice. Yet his own harrowing experience at the hands of his government created profound doubt in his mind, and it haunted him to his death. These two men, one willfully acting, the other a true victim, became entangled in the most notorious crime of the 20th century. This saga of intrigue and murder was revealed to the author on a wintry Colorado day about three weeks before the farm boy’s ravaged heart gave out. That man was R. K. Price’s uncle. His name was Bud Carlson.
Price stashed away Bud’s account of Robert Kaye, letting it lay dormant for nearly forty years until he could corroborate his uncle’s story with the release of previously secret FBI files from the National Archives.
Now nearing the 50th anniversary of Kennedy’s assassination Price has brought Robert Kaye and Bud Carlson back to life. Their incredible story will leave you questioning just how and why JFK was taken from America far too early.
I have never been one of those conspiracy theorists. In truth, I signed on for this particular tour because I thought it was a book my husband and I could both read and discuss – he has no interest in my mysteries and I have no interest in all the political biographies he reads, so I thought this was a kind of compromise. I never expected to be so fascinated. I’m not saying I trust or believe the Warren Commission, but I do believe one crazy man with a gun can get by the best security in the world – we have seen it time and time again. But this book gives us a very plausible alternative. And it makes for a very good read. I expected a lot of politics and conspiracies but what this book is, is the story of two men. The author is a very good writer. On page one I said to myself that I liked his writing. Mr. Price brings us through the lives of the two men, from their young years, through romance, good times, hardships, their ultimate meeting, and only then the meeting of Lee Harvey Oswald by one of the men that changed both their lives and history. It is well written and it is believable. The book is classified as Historical Fiction but one of the men is the author’s uncle and the other, a man who worked for him. The uncle told his story to his journalist nephew on his deathbed. Is it true? I would suggest you read this book if only to read a well written tale. If it opens your mind to other possibilities, well so much the better. ♥♥♥♥♥
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