Unsolved mysteries are simply stories waiting to be revealed. In Frame 232, Wil Mara delves into the Kennedy assassination with gusto and thrills his readers with a wild ride of "could have been". Taking creative license with this historical event Mara showcases his brilliant mind. My heart was pounding! I'd never heard of the Babushka lady before but she'll forever stay with me.
Who was she?
Did she see something she wasn't supposed to?
Was she holding a video camera?
Has she gone into hiding?
We may never know the answers to these questions but we can take a walk on the wild side and speculate the whats, hows and why. Conspiracy theories are fascinating. Don't you agree?
Wil Mara begins his book with a tremendous amount of energy, innocence, and excitement. It's 1963 and President Kennedy is coming to Dallas. Margaret Baker has big plan to see him but she could never anticipate what will happen that day as she stands among the cheering spectators with her video camera... What follows is a debilitating nightmare that lives beyond the grave.
I truly enjoyed Wil Mara's characters- even the villains. Jason Hammond is the wealthy, modest hero - a combination of Robin Hood/Jason Bourne. We'll be hearing more from him.:) Edward Birk is model handsome but lacks a conscience. The villain you love to hate.
Frame 232 would appeal to both men and women. Action, history, thrilling danger and money are all in this book. Great summer read!
Read the first few chapters here!
The time had come, she decided, to rid herself of this burden, to take the steps necessary to put the matter to rest once and for all. And the first step, she knew—against every instinct and desire—was to watch that film.
During the reading of her mother’s will, Sheila Baker discovers that she has inherited everything her parents ever possessed, including their secrets. A mysterious safe-deposit box key leads her to the answers to one of history’s greatest conspiracies: Who killed John F. Kennedy? Not only does she have the missing film, revealing her mother as the infamous babushka lady, but she has proof that there was more than one shooter.
On the run from people who would stop at nothing to keep secrets buried, Sheila turns to billionaire sleuth Jason Hammond for help. Having lost his own family in a tragic plane crash, Jason knows a thing or two about running from the past. With a target on their backs and time running out, can Jason finally uncover the truth behind the crime that shook a generation—or will he and Sheila become its final victims?
Wil Mara has been publishing books for the last 25 years. He began with nonfiction for school libraries, moved into children's fiction by ghostwriting five of the popular ‘Boxcar Children Mysteries,' then into adult fiction with his 2005 disaster thriller, Wave, which won the New Jersey Notable Book Award. The next disaster novel, The Gemini Virus, was released in October 2012 to rave reviews by critics and public alike. Wil also spent 20 years as an editor, working for Harcourt-Brace, Prentice Hall, and others. For more information, visit Wil at www.wilmara.com.
*I was given a copy of this book from Tyndale in exchange for my honest opinion. No other compensation was received.*