Author: Philip Kerr
Original language: English
The Communist. The Politician. The Hit Man.
Tom Jefferson has a job he does very well. He kills for a living. Fresh off the takedown of a Nazi in Buenos Aires, Tom is poised for his next “assignment” — the assassination of Fidel Castro. The mob — led by Sam Giancana — the CIA, and presidential candidate Jack Kennedy are all in on the plan. Together, they can take Castro out of the picture, put Jack in office, and get Giancana back in the Cuban casino business. And JFK can’t say no, because Giancana possesses some very incriminating tapes documenting the politician’s sexual escapades.
But just as Tom sets his sights on Cuba, he is suddenly exposed to some explosive information that alters his course. Now, the perfect hit is turning into the perfect nightmare for everyone involved, because the word is out: Cool killer Tom is no longer targeting Castro…he’s gunning for Kennedy.
From celebrated novelist Philip Kerr comes “The Shot, a brilliant pseudo-historical what-if ride through the cultural, political, and social landscape of the 1960s.