Figuring out Lee Harvey Oswald and his personality became a high priority because Oswald is the key to all the disinformation that obscured the veracity of what really happened that day.
Hancock, ME (PRWEB) July 30, 2012
Those who were alive on that fateful twenty-second day of November 1963, when President John. F. Kennedy was shot, remember it like it was yesterday. J. Thomas Ford’s new historical fiction novel, ‘The Patsy Returns’, provides an alternate perspective about what really happened that day and the days that followed.
The novel’s protagonist is a fictional writer/editor and avid researcher of JFK named Timothy Martin. At the start of the story, Martin receives a phone call from a man claiming to be Lee Harvey Oswald. Obviously skeptical — as Oswald is thought to have been dead for almost fifty years — Martin decides to put aside his doubts and conduct an interview with JFK’s presumed assassin.
Ford, like his character Timothy Martin, has been researching the Kennedy assassination since the 1970’s. This is the first novel in a series that seamlessly weaves together the facts surrounding the assassination and the conclusions Ford has drawn from his own research.
‘The Patsy Returns’ picks up Oswald’s story where it left off, the shooting by Jack Ruby. Oswald reveals that he survived the attempt on his life and was forced into silence for fifty years. He was moved to a safe house in Europe, where he remained involved on some level with both the FBI and CIA. During his life abroad, he married again and lived a secret life until he decided to come forward with the truth. A follower of Timothy Martin’s work, Oswald believed that Martin knew the truth about that day. He knew that he wanted Martin to interview him now and tell his story before it was too late.
“This book is part non-fiction and part fiction,” says Ford. “It is made up of stories of events that actually took place and which I try and put into the proper perspective regarding the event in question. Figuring out Lee Harvey Oswald and his personality became a high priority because Oswald is the key to all the disinformation that obscured the veracity of what really happened that day.”
Though dealing with a serious and controversial subject matter, Ford manages to tell the story in a fresh and occasionally light-hearted manner. Martin and Oswald develop a natural rapport and the story flows easily.
Ford’s second book in the series, ‘The Scapegoat’, focuses on who Oswald was prior to the assassination. It will be released later this year.
About J. Thomas Ford
J. Thomas Ford is the pen name of John J. Malaby, who since 1972 has been trying to unravel the mystery behind the assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy. He has amassed enough material to comprise four books on that same subject, which he intends to complete by the fifty year anniversary of that tragedy, 11/22/2013, to be exact. Mr. Ford is also the author of two books of a spiritual nature; ‘Child of the Universe’ and ‘In Conversation with the Quantum God’.
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