The Camelot Conspiracy

The Camelot Conspiracy

The Kennedys, Castro and the CIA

By E. Duke Vincent

Overlook Press, Hardcover, 9781590206393, 331pp.

Publication Date: April 28, 2011

It's 1960, the height of the Cold War, but for Dante Amato of the Chicago Mob, life is anything but cold. Charismatic and movie-star handsome, Dante has settled comfortably into his role as The Outfit's man in Hollywood and Vegas. Dante's older brother, Aldo, a CIA agent, couldn t be more disapproving of his brother's life. Yet when Dante is ordered to meet with a beautiful Cuban go-between named Marissa del Valle, and then mob boss Sam Giancana summons him to Miami to discuss a U.S. Government commission to hit the Cuban dictator, Dante's first call is to his brother.
Is it a set-up? Or a chance for the mob to restart the flow of gambling and drug money from Havana? And what about Bobby Kennedy's war against The Mob? Bobby Kennedy is a snake, says Jimmy Hoffa to Santo Trafficante. And how do you kill a snake? You cut off its head. As this spellbinding thriller by E. Duke Vincent unfolds, a gripping story emerges, masterfully connecting the dots between the Kennedys, Castro, The Mob, the CIA . . . and the Grassy Knoll.

About the Author
E. Duke Vincent grew up in New York and New Jersey. He was a navy pilot with the Blue Angels in 1960-61. In 1977 he joined Aaron Spelling at Spelling Television, where he served as executive producer and vice chairman. Vincent's credits include the series "Beverly Hills 90210," "Melrose Place," "Dynasty," "Hotel," "Vega$," "Charmed," and "7th Heaven," His TV movies include the Emmy Award-winning "Day One "and "And the Band Played On,"