Author: Lionel Touzellier
Title: Assassination of JFK: The Invisible Investigation
Genre(s): Historical fiction; Crime, thriller, and mystery
Review: This novel starts off with a solid platform of information that Lionel presents to his readers through his main characters, Joshua and Mei. Given the description, I was assuming the book would start off with a bang, but it took a little while for the story to develop because there was a lot of background information that readers need to know for the story to make sense. I think of the plot of this story as a slow cooker; all of the ingredients are slowly roasted together to make the perfect ending come together. Although I did not fact-check Lionel's work (I prefer to enjoy the novels I read and not work too hard), it was evident that he knows the story of JFK's assassination very well. Lionel's writing is technical, but graceful in a way I have rarely seen historical fiction come across before. The characters were both dynamic and fun to follow as they worked to uncover one of the greatest mysteries in U.S. history. Overall, this was a great historical fiction novel with a twist of conspiracy theory. If you do not mind a slow build with a BAM ending, then I think you will really enjoy this book!
Book Description: "Joshua Mandley finds himself entrusted with the delicate mission of carrying out a new investigation into the assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, using the most modern and innovative investigative techniques. Working with Mei Wang, an expert on the JFK affair, the investigators set off in search of the truth. But there appear to be people with unknown intentions who wan to hinder their work...From the skyscrapers of New York, to the rural landscapes near Dallas, the two investigators are thrown into a remarkable hunt for clues - and risk their own lives in the process. Will they succeed, 54 years after the fact, in solving this fascinating mystery that still haunts America?"
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