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His characters are wooden, the dialog cliche, and the plot plods dutifully along to a anticlimactic end.
That agent, Van Walters, was the one who decided not to use the bubble top on the limousine for the motorcade.
About the best thing I can say about this book is that it is a quick read so I didn't waste much time with it.
A very good book, with an ending that is unexpected, as in many of Jim Lehrer's books. If you haven't read any of his books before, try it! I think you'll like it.Published 3 months ago by Jerry Brookman
If you remember that day in November, this book will take you back to a time when we were all younger and more trusting.Published 4 months ago by FRANK DELIA III
A bit slow at first, but jim always spins a good yarn with colorful interweaving of fiction with fact.
It was an interesting work of fiction regarding a subject that has had so much written about it. He made the Secret Service agent seem very human and how much his family suffered... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Linda
The best thing about Top Down is that at under 200 pages it's a mercifully quick read. The story is about a reporter, Jack Gilmore, who is approached by the daughter of the Secret... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Christopher J. Martin
A fun story, but not one I would recommend for anyone looking for detailed/historically accurate/scientific findings on the theory of JFK's limo bubble top.Published 8 months ago by Andy Meholick
As a man of the Kennedy era and a Marine Vietnam vet this story evokes many thoughts...the integrity of people of that era and the sense of duty people had was clearly brought... Read morePublished 9 months ago by maxx
News anchor/political reporter Jim Lehrer of PBS's Lehrer Report pens another historical novel. This one dealing with the Secret Service Agent who allegedly takes personal... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Ray J. Palen Jr.