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My mind is a whirlwind of thoughts and imagination. A simple raindrop, the smell of a trash heap, or the touch of a bee's stinger is enough to immerse me into a new story idea. My passion is writing and my inspiration is everywhere. So far, my focus has been in short stories, however I have many novels floating around in my brain. Recently I have also been handed the opportunity to review the works of others and share them with everyone that reads my blog. Feel free to find me on facebook (facebook.com/esselprattwriting) the web (EsselPratt.com)or follow me on twitter (@EsselPratt).

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Review: Saving Kennedy by Francis Y. Barel

"Saving Kennedy", by Francis Y. Barel provides us with an intriguing look into a top secret government mission through the eyes of multiple outlets.  Told via diaries, news articles, notes, letters, reports, and more, we get both a behind the scenes look at the story as well as from the media.

When I opened the book, and saw that it was not a normal chapter book, but rather a collection of snippets from the viewpoints listed above, I was immediately drawn in to the dynamic story and was not disappointed at all.

"In 1945, when the first atomic bomb was dropped, Dr. Oppenheimer and the Manhattan Project team made an incredible discovery: time travel was possible, under certain conditions. Operation Time Sleeper was born. Out of the ashes of the atomic clouds and dusts, the US government created a program to explore this “time tunnel” that sends objects, and human beings, back in time 50 years, to the day.
In the waning days of 2012, as 2013 is looming and the last possible moments to save President Kennedy are closing, Project Camelot launches 30 timesleepers back 50 years on a one-way trip through time to save Kennedy.

Gabriel Fox is one of these timesleepers: a Navy SEAL trained to survive under any situation, even Dallas, circa 1963. But why would he accept this mission? And how close will he get to saving Kennedy?
Mixing time travel and Cold War espionage, intrigue and high-stakes action, Saving Kennedy is pure genre-bending entertainment."

I will admit that I am a sucker for time travel, and the various ways in which it can be conducted.  Using the blast from an atomic bomb is something I had never thought of in relation to time travel, and Francis Y. Barel does a fantastic job of making the concept both plausible and believable.  If you are a fan of espionage, time travel, political figures, and originality, this is a must read.  Never, have I had so much fun reading such a mixed genre book as this "Saving Kennedy".


Available on Amazon.com (click picture to purchase)