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The Legacy a novel by Stephen Frey

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Thriller involving evidence about the Kennedy Assassination
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Loaded With Twists and Turns

  • May 16, 2009
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Cole Egan, a struggling Wall Street broker all of a sudden inherits something that will end all his financial woes. The catch? What he inherits is a tape shot in Dealy Plaza the day Kennedy was shot, clearly showing a second gunman behind the grassy knoll. Of course anyone still alive, that may have had a hand in the Kennedy assassination, wants this tape destroyed and the bearer of the tape permanently silenced. Thus the tale unfolds loaded with chases, intrigue, double crossings, and rescues in the nick of time.

Frey successfully makes the transition to "espionage" thriller from his earlier "Wall Street/finance" thrillers. Though Cole is a stock broker, very little of the story involves investing as Frey's "The Takeover" and "The Vulture Fund."

As the story unfolds we find that Cole is a loner who did not know his mother and barely had anything to do with his father, while he was raised by his aunt and uncle. He is an interesting personality and during the course of the novel he is paired with the pure Nicky from his hometown and Tori, who had a similar upbringing as Cole. Tori is the more interesting of the two as her goal is to make her mother notice her for who she is. This means that she must do things on her own and win acclaim on her own merit.

We also have Bennett Smith, who seems to get to the right place at the right time to get Cole out of jams. As the book unfolds, Smith seems to be the most interesting character.

The books main credo throughout seems to be "trust no one." The book is definitely one to take with you for that long plane ride.


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