This is a ripping yarn, a Boys Own adventure of derring-do set in the context of World War II. It has spies, rum-runners and the Mafia and Winston Churchill intertwined in a great tale written very much in the style of John Buchan.
If you’re only familiar with Leggo’s work through the Leggoland blog or his newspaper sports writing then allow yourself a treat and buy this for your Kindle or iPad.
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THE KENNEDY KILL
When Joe Kennedy ordered a Mafia hitman to assassinate Winston Churchill, he set in motion a chain of shocking world shattering events which led to his son, President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, being gunned down in Dallas twenty-five years later. At its heart was the Churchill Letter. If it is found by the wrong people it could fracture the American-British Alliance, end the Special Relationship and lose the War on Terror.
Newspaper reporter Niven Robb is at the heart of the mystery. He saved Churchill’s life, he knew Joe Kennedy, JFK and Bobby Kennedy, too. He was also a pal of Frank Sinatra. When Niven Robb dies, his grandson Ritchie Robb, who is also a newspaper reporter, falls heir to the biggest story of his or any other reporter’s life. A story which will make Watergate look small potatoes.
The story begins in London, moves through the war years to New York and Washington DC, switches to Dallas in November 1963 and finally, dramatically, ends in Thailand, on a small Island in the Gulf of Siam.