"Every decade or so, a talented writer provides a genuinely new glimpse into the CIA's shadowy history. Morley's account of legendary spymaster Winston Scott chronicles a life led in secret, stretching from the agency's founding through Scott's tenure as station chief in Mexico City. Morley tells this story with literary energy and an eye for the dark moments when intelligence stops making sense."--Thomas Powers, author of The Man Who Kept the Secrets: Richard Helms and the CIA
"Here is a rare thing, a biography of a C.I.A. chief that neither dodges shameful truths nor throws gratuitous mud. Packed, to boot, with genuine revelations about the crime of the century--the assassination of President Kennedy. A tour-de-force!"--Anthony Summers, author of Not in Your Lifetime
It is highly persuasive and highly recommended.
Author Morley is known, appropriately, for his groundbreaking work bringing to light most notably the very strange story of George Joannides' s dealing with the DRE.
This is an excellent book, providing a unique perspective in the ongoing search for the truth regarding JFK's assassination.
A very well researched and entertaining biography of one of the founders of the CIA. As an American having lived in Mexico City during the 1960s and 70s, many of the names and... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Terry O'Hara
This is a must read to understand the significance of Lee Oswald's trip to Mexico City and why it was likely the reason the government was forced to hide the truth of JFK's... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Schnapf L.
Jefferson Morley has focused on one of the most intriguing episodes of the whole JFK assassination mystery and done a brilliant job of reporting. Read morePublished 9 months ago by D. Pritchett
This is an extremely well written book. It is even better researched. It does not dwell on the center of the Kennedy assassination but is vastly superior to nearly all of those... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Edmond Gunny
PROMPT ARRIVAL. BOOK AS DESCRIBED. JUST WHAT I WANTED AND THE BOOK CONTAINED EVERYTHING PROMISED. JUST WHAT I NEEDED TO COMPLETE A RESEARCH PROJECTPublished on August 13, 2012 by headacher
A whitewash, Mark Lane goes into the Mexico City debacle and Silvia Duran's coereced false testimony in, The Last Word. Read morePublished on December 21, 2011 by Jennifer D. Nichols
Hats off to Jefferson Morley. This is expert journalism that ventures close to the death star without being tainted by radiation. Read morePublished on June 14, 2011 by trastevere