The Camelot Conspiracy is one captivating read. I shared this book with a review buddy; she read it first, then I read it, and along the way we discussed what we liked so much about this story.
First lets talk characters. Characters are the factor that makes a story, in my estimation. Our main characters are Jack McKenna and Kat Kowicki. Jack is a harmonica playing, licorice eating, blue-eyed Chicago cop, currently working on a joint terrorism task force.
Kat is an investigative reporter who will never stop striving for stories that tell the truth and expose corruption. It doesn't matter to her how powerful the person is whom she's exposing, or how close their threats come to her.
Then their are the other characters, many of them involved with the task-force.
They are a diverse group of men and women from multiple agencies and countries of origin, and they all have one goal that bonds them together: keeping the world safe from terror.
Their teamwork is a great part of this story, and their exchanges back and forth reveal their personalities. We get little windows into their lives: Eva Montanna, who is eager to get home to her children and husband; Griff Topping, who is waiting for a woman he loves to call him and renew their relationship, and Bo Rider, who we first meet in this book as he leans against a doorjamb and works on a Sudoku puzzle.
Now for the Plot. Much of the plot of The Camelot Conspiracy is just that: plots.
A unique and deadly terrorist plot, buried conspiracy plots, global espionage plots....
All these threads tie together to make a very exciting story and through the Munson's skilled writing, it isn't overwhelming.
And the Settings. From a lavish empire in the Islands funded by drug running, to the Chicago restaurant 'Mrs. O'Leary's Lantern', to a dirty warehouse in Kazakhstan, you feel like you are right there with the characters.
Thank you Diane and David for sending me my review copy! I am eager to read more of your books.
What a privilege to write a review of this book! I totally enjoy Diane and David Munson's books.
As the title and cover would indicate it is factional fiction surrounding the Kennedy assassination and the investigation details surrounding that event. When Eva Montana receives a collect phone call from Cuba she is somewhat stunned. Fortunately, she takes the time to listen to the weakened voice and begin investigating this man behind the voice.
Meanwhile, Kat Kowicki, a brash TV reporter finds herself sent from Washington, D.C. after making a truthful but critical statement about a United States Senator. So, back to Chicago she goes with much resentment for her boss, Elliot. Things change as Elliot has a plane crash and Kat begins to try to
work her way back to the events she wants to cover and deceptions she wants to uncover. Kat comes in contact with many individuals, Jack McKenna, Big John and Griff Topping and soon all these people's lives become together for one single cause. The truth.
The story takes many twists and turns and shockingly one event dating all the way back to 1963 to the present becomes very intertwined and needs to be settled once and for all.
The Munsons write from their vast knowledge of the Federal Prosecutors Office in Washington, D.C. and as an undercover DEA agent. The story is suspenseful without being immoral or full of obscene language. Keeps your interest and gives much food for thought regarding that fateful November 22, 1963, event.
This fast-paced political thriller is a captivating insider look into government intrigue. Diane and David Munsons expertise weaves true-to-life struggles within the justice systems with spiritual conflicts.Eva Montanna is too busy with her special assignment to the U.S. Senate to follow up on the unexpected callers plea: My life is in danger. Help free me, por favor. . . . Children, hundreds, maybe thousands, will die if I do nothing. Can you get me out? As a mother of three, she cant just do nothing, so she hands the Cuban prisoner case over to fellow CIA agent on her way to the senate hearing on terrorist threats from South America. Kat Kowicki, reporter for network television, believes Senator Zorns behind the scenes smear campaigns of the presidential candidates mask his own intentions to run, and she intends to expose him. She enlists Evas unsuspecting help in nailing him, and it backfires. So her boss demotes her to the Chicago station.In Chicago, Kat encounters never-before released evidence in the assassination of John F. Kennedy. And she gets caught up helping Big John McKenna, a retired Chicago policeman, who is bent on exposing the second shooter.Together with Big Johns son Jack they soon find that the Cuban prisoner case, the presidential campaign, and Kennedys assassination have a common denominator. This is a page-turner you wont want to miss.
I throughly enjoyed the third book in the Justice Series. Old friends from previous books were there but they were secondary to Kat and Jack. I loved the theme and all of the twists and turns in the book. I enjoy reading books in which the authors know what they are writing about. I cannot wait for the Munson's next book.
The Camelot Conspiracy by Diane and David Munson combines a larger than life plot with very believable characters. This third book of their Justice Series opens with returning character, television reporter, Kat Kowicki as she takes on a powerful U.S. Senator and loses. Not only does she receive a job demotion as a punishment, but shes also moved from her choice Washington, D.C. slot to a less sought after Chicago gig. Its in Chicago, that she receives never before publicly seen evidence of John F. Kennedys assassination from a retired Chicago police detective. Though hed brought the evidence to the FBIs attention in the past, nothing had come of it. Even though Kats reputation hangs in the balance as someone who might fall prey to a far-fetched conspiracy theory, Kats curiosity wins out and she investigates the new information with her usual zeal. Her search leads her to the exclusive web site www.CamelotConnection.com, a data brokerage firm founded by retired CIA Assistant Director, Philip Harding. She soon learns that these brokers are collecting private information on everybody, including herself, and selling the information to anyone with a credit card. When Kat becomes a target herself, she calls on two Federal Agents to help her expose the secrets of the Camelot Connection. The plot, a big one by any standards, takes you to several locations including Caracas, Kazakhstan, and Washington D.C. and is a story that only someone with first hand experience inside the Federal government could portray as realistically as was done in The Camelot Conspiracy. I found the dialogue to be genuine and the characters very fitting for the plot. I would have liked to see more dialogue, so I could have witnessed more interaction between these characters. This would have helped me connect more with people who live in a world that I can only imagine.