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Forward to Camelot
Sloate and Kevin Finn
WERE YOU THE DAY KENNEDY WAS SAVED?
the 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination comes a new edition of the
extraordinary time-travel thriller first published in 2003 with a new Afterword
from the authors.
November 22, 1963, just hours after President Kennedy’s assassination, Lyndon
Johnson was sworn in as President aboard Air Force One using JFK’s own Bible.
Immediately afterward, the Bible disappeared. It has never been recovered.
Today, its value would be beyond price.
the year 2000, actress Cady Cuyler is recruited to return to 1963 for this
Bible—while also discovering why her father disappeared in the same city, on
the same tragic day. Finding frightening links between them will lead Cady to a
far more perilous mission: to somehow prevent the President’s murder, with one
unlikely ally: an ex-Marine named Lee Harvey Oswald.
to Camelot: 50th Anniversary Edition brings together an unlikely trio: a gallant
president, the young patriot who risks his own life to save him, and the woman
who knows their future, who is desperate to save them both.
CAN be altered …
The man in
the doorway was yawning, and his bright chestnut hair, flecked with threads of
gray, was tousled. He wore half glasses down on his nose and held a thick
typewritten report in one hand. His navy silk tie was pulled down, his white
shirt was rumpled. His eyes, though bloodshot, focused on us politely.
I was face to
face with President John F. Kennedy.
He looked at
us, puzzled, and glanced around the empty hallway.
I knew if I
didn’t speak that I’d never have another chance, but I couldn’t think of a
thing to say. The President looked at us, raised an eyebrow.
say something. “Mr. President, my name is Cady Cuyler.” Beside me, I felt Lee
start at the words. “I’ve come a long way to speak to you. Please, it’s very
He was still
puzzled. “Where’s my Secret Service detail?”
I took a deep
breath. In for a penny, in for a pound. “They’re out drinking at a nightclub
called The Cellar, here in Fort Worth. They left some Fort Worth firemen to
guard you. They’ll be pretty hung over in the morning.”
looked down at me. His eyes were a bit brighter, though it was now close to
2:00 a.m.He looked over at Lee, who
gave him a tense smile, and stood almost at military attention. He looked back
at me and asked quietly, “And how do you know this?”
It was time.
His hand was on the doorknob. Almost imperceptibly, he was inching it shut.
I took a deep
breath. “I’ll tell you, but you’re not going to believe me.” I waited; he
waited too. But he was listening; I still had a chance.
“I’m from the
future. I don’t live in Dallas in 1963. I live in New York in the year 2000.
I’m here to warn you, sir, and save you if I can. If you don’t listen to me
now… you’re going to die in less than 12 hours.”
turned to me in alarm. Kennedy’s gray eyes never left my face while I spoke.
When I stopped, hoping, praying I had reached him, he glanced down for a
moment, then down the hall. All was quiet, the annoying yellow lights still
burning overhead. Like casinos in Vegas, it was impossible to know from the
artificial light in the hotel whether it was noon or midnight.
right,” the President said in that distinctive accent. “I don’t believe you.”
He started to close the door in my face.
could, I was talking again, as quickly and persuasively as I could. “Why would
I make up a story like that? It makes no sense. Unless it was true!”
His gaze was
even and noncommittal, but at least he’d stopped closing the door. “Can you
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
is the author of 20 previous books, including the recent bestseller Stealing
Fire and Realizing You (with Ron Doades), for which she invented a new genre:
the self-help novel. The original 2003 edition of Forward to Camelot became a
#6 Amazon bestseller, took honors in three literary competitions and was
optioned by a Hollywood company for film production.
also written young-adult fiction and non-fiction, including the children’s
biography Ray Charles: Find Another Way!, which won the silver medal in the
2007 Children’s Moonbeam Awards. Mysteries Unwrapped: The Secrets of Alcatraz
led to her 2009 appearance on the TV series MysteryQuest on The History
Channel. Amelia Earhart: Challenging the Skies is a perennial young-adult
Amazon bestseller. She has also been a sportswriter and a screenwriter, managed
two recent political campaigns and founded an author’s festival in her hometown
outside Charleston, SC.
beginning his career as a television news and sports writer-producer, KEVIN
FINN moved on to screenwriting and has authored more than a dozen screenplays.
He is a freelance script analyst and has worked for the prestigious American
Film Institute Writer’s Workshop Program. He now produces promotional trailers,
independent film projects including the 2012 documentary SETTING THE STAGE:
BEHIND THE SCENES WITH THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, and local content for Princeton
novel, Banners Over Brooklyn, will be released in 2014.
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