Top Down: A Novel of the Kennedy Assassination by Jim Lehrer (Author)
What happens to a family when one if its members witnesses something unthinkable? Witnessing the horror of assassination, Secret Service Agent Van Walters insists he is the reason the protective bubble cover was removed – causing Kennedy’s death. His guilt leads to mental and physical decline,alienation from daughter, Marti and his wife’s alcoholism. Shocked at her father’s condition after not seeing him for several years, college age Mari asks the journalist who spoke with her father in 1963 to help prove Van is not to blame. Lehrer, an eyewitness to the assassination, as written a quick read. An audio version available.