The Kennedy Kill

Written by David Leggat
Review by Christoph Fischer

The Kennedy Kill by David Leggat is a cleverly plotted and gripping spy thriller that spans the period between 1939 and 2009. It provides an entertaining speculative / possible explanation for JFK’s assassination in Dallas 1963.

The story starts in 1939 with the beginnings and politics around WW2 and a failed assassination of Winston Churchill, commissioned by Joe Kennedy. This creates a tough security risk that remains a threat for decades to come, leading to a series of locations and political conflicts. It also involved a prolonged hunt for the ‘Churchill Letter’; a search that involves several generations of agents and journalists.

Entertaining in its premise and well written, the novel is very enjoyable, although more so for its thriller aspect than its historical content.