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The Camelot Conspiracy: A Novel of the Kennedys, Castro and the CIA

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Dante's older brother, Aldo, a CIA agent, couldn't be more disapproving of his brother's life. Yet when Dante is ordered to meet with a beautiful Cuban go-between named Marissa del Valle, and then mob boss Sam Giancana summons him to Miami to discuss a U.S. Government commission to hit the Cuban dictator, Dante's first call is to his brother.

Is it a set-up? Or a chance for
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published April 28th 2011 by The Overlook Press (first published January 1st 2011)
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We all make mistakes…I only hope to allow others to be able to learn from mine.

I admit it…my decision-making dial was clearly set on shitty and so finding myself strolling through this dreadful pile of cah cah was entirely my own fault. I was browsing new releases on and this title caught my eye. Without doing a whit of research, I displayed all the impulse control of a drug addict in a pharmacy and I loaded it in my basket. MISTAKE!! Ignoring all common sense, I then proceed
Aug 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
The book centers around a group of people who were connected with the Bay of Pigs and the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Three of the main characters are not real; I don't know if they were based on real people or not, but they are fictional. The book, though written as fiction on the events surrounding the dealings with Cuba during the reign of Fidel Castro and his regime, and the US's involvement in everything with him, including assassination attempts on his life, is a good read. The setti ...more
Dec 13, 2011 rated it liked it

Good but not sensational. Based mostly upon the Waldron/Hartmann book on the JFK asssassination called "Ultimate Sacrifice" which I found a quite compelling scenario of what happened.
May 31, 2020 rated it really liked it
A very plausible re-imagining of how the Kennedy assignation was put together. Many established facts are included. Well-written. Good character development.
Where do I start?

Over the years there have been several theories as to why and how JFK was assassinated. While Lee Harvey Oswald was accused of the crime, he never had his day in court. It's also well known that his killer, Jack Ruby, had ties to the mob. And JFK's brother was determined to take down the mob. Which always seemed a little weird, given that it's highly likely their father, Joseph, paid various mob members to fix the election in his son's favor. So, yes, it's very likely that the
Sep 26, 2011 rated it it was ok
We listened to this in the car...and finished it mostly because we don't like not finishing books. The premise was interesting, but the writing isn't great. I kept yelling "show, don't tell!" I was completely disappointed by the ending - (view spoiler)

It wasn't the worst book I've ever read,
Aug 18, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Sorry, E. Duke Vincent, although you may want to be Mario Puzo or, even, Mark Winegardener, you are not. While entertaining enough to get through, I'm not sure what this even was. A fictional creation where some people are real and other are not, where you confidently put words in their mouths and attribute feelings to them that you can't possibly have any clue about? In the end, just more nonsense for conspiracy theorists to be confused about and goddamn it, they're confused enough as it is. ...more
Noel Kelly
I read this book as a fast paced thriller and enjoyed it. Historically (or hysterically for some reviewers) this is not recommended reading. I mean...who could imagine that such a thing could happen in such a a way? I've read the conspiracy books but this was different inasmuch as it purported to tell the story from the inside. I found it to be an entertaing read. ...more
Nov 15, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Well, this book was a dud. Pity, because it could have been very good. The players are the mob, Cuban exiles, and the White House. The conspiracy referred to by the title isn't just who killed JFK, but the mobs involvement in Cuba. I just couldn't get interested in the mob characters since they were so shallowly written. ...more
Aug 09, 2014 rated it it was ok
I am a history teacher who has a strange obsession with the Kennedy assassination and the conspiracy surrounding it. So, I was very excited to read this book. I found it to be a very average book. It dragged at times and I found the characters to be somewhat artificial.
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Aug 24, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nothing special here, just another version of the events leading up to the Bay of Pigs and then the assassination of J.F.K.
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