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The Fourth K

by Mario Puzo

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Robert Kennedy is the President of the United States and the nephew of Jack Kennedy. He is near the end of his term and not a successful president as most of his policies have been shot down by the congress. A terrorist group assassinates the Pope and abducts his daughter and ultimately kill her, which changes his fortunes. He takes affirmative action and wins over people and the elections. But this entire process alters him and makes him a tyrant.

The author's sensational plot hasn't worked. The story drags on and is unconvincing. I'm surprised that the author of [The Godfather] could produce such garbage. ( )
  mausergem | Sep 16, 2012 |
Interesting departure from Mafia to a different kind of powerful American family, the Kennedys. About a next generation Kennedy who is kidnapped while her father is President. Enjoyable. ( )
  BryanThomasS | Nov 7, 2011 |
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  rustyoldboat | May 28, 2011 |
Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0345476735, Mass Market Paperback)

President Francis Xavier Kennedy is elected to office, in large part, thanks to the legacy of his forebears–good looks, privilege, wealth–and is the very embodiment of youthful optimism. Too soon, however, he is beaten down by the political process and, disabused of his ideals, he becomes a leader totally unlike what he has been before.

When his daughter becomes a pawn in a brutal terrorist plot, Kennedy, who has obsessively kept alive the memory of his uncles’ assassinations, activates all his power to retaliate in a series of violent measures. As the explosive events unfold, the world and those closest to him look on with both awe and horror.

Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0394569962, Hardcover) ( )
  amacmillen | Aug 9, 2010 |
I didn't expect to like this, I'm not really interested in American politics and don't usually read thrillers, but I was lent it to help with a translation. Despite this, I enjoyed it. It's a fast read, shows believable aspects of American politics and it was interesting to see how difficult it would be to deal with a President who has lost the plot in a dangerous way.

Like the previous reviewer (Agade), I found the Socrates club very believable. ( )
  varske | May 10, 2009 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0345476735, Mass Market Paperback)

A PRESIDENTIAL DYNASTY. AN ARAB TERRORIST ATTACK. DEMOCRACY UNDER SIEGE. Mario Puzo envisioned it all in his eerily prescient 1991 novel, The Fourth K.

President Francis Xavier Kennedy is elected to office, in large part, thanks to the legacy of his forebears–good looks, privilege, wealth–and is the very embodiment of youthful optimism. Too soon, however, he is beaten down by the political process and, disabused of his ideals, he becomes a leader totally unlike what he has been before.

When his daughter becomes a pawn in a brutal terrorist plot, Kennedy, who has obsessively kept alive the memory of his uncles’ assassinations, activates all his power to retaliate in a series of violent measures. As the explosive events unfold, the world and those closest to him look on with both awe and horror.

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 14:02:44 -0400)

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When a terrorist targets his daughter, President Francis Xavier Kennedy responds with bloody decision.

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