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Winter Kills by Richard Condon

Winter Kills (original 1974; edition 1975)

by Richard Condon

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Title:Winter Kills
Authors:Richard Condon
Info:Dell Publishing Co., Inc. (August, 1975), Edition: Second Printing, Mass Market Paperback
Collections:Read and passed on, Richard Condon
Tags:head-snapping rollercoaster novel, assassination American style

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Winter Kills by Richard Condon (1974)



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Just about everyone who was alive on that fateful day in November 1963 remembers where they were and what they were doing when they heard the news. In 2038 the classified details of that event are supposed to be made public, but Condon has beaten them to the punch. I'll bet his description of the assassination is spot on. ( )
  Roycrofter | Nov 19, 2012 |
This clever reader figured out at least a hundred pages before the hero did that it was actually the Joe Kennedy papa who arranged the assassination of [the] John Kennedy president -- ... Condon is the author of The Manchurian Candidate and nine more forgotten novels; this one may restore him to the front parlor. It is entertaining.
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Minutes trudge, Hours run, Years fly, Decades stun.
Spring seduces, Summer thrills, Autumn sates, Winter kills.
-- The Keeners' Manual
For JOYCE ENGELSON, The Smartest Girl In Town
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Nick Thirkield once told Keifetz that being in the same family with his father and his brother Tim was like living in the back leg of an all-glass piano.
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n WINTER KILLS, Richard Condon probes one of the most significant events in America's 20th century: the assassination of a president. Timothy Kegan is shot in a Philadelphia motorcade; a presidential commission condemns a lone psychopath as the killer. Fourteen years later, Tim's half-brother, Nick, learns through a deathbed confession that Tim was the victim of a mysterious conspiracy. As Nick attempts to find the real assassin, he encounters oil kings, movie queens, venal police, organized crime, the CIA, and labor unions -- all eager for power and control. The ending is guaranteed to surprise and horrify!

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From the author of 'The Manchurian Candidate', this is a twisting tale about the conspiracy behind the assassination of a president.

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