The Fourth K

The Fourth K

A Novel

Book - 2004
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A PRESIDENTIAL DYNASTY. AN ARAB TERRORIST ATTACK. DEMOCRACY UNDER SIEGE. Mario Puzo envisioned it all in his eerily prescient 1991 novel, The Fourth K .

President Francis Xavier Kennedy is elected to office, in large part, thanks to the legacy of his forebears- good looks, privilege, wealth-and is the very embodiment of youthful optimism. Too soon, however, he is beaten down by the political process and, disabused of his ideals, he becomes a leader totally unlike what he has been before.

When his daughter becomes a pawn in a brutal terrorist plot, Kennedy, who has obsessively kept alive the memory of his uncles' assassinations, activates all his power to retaliate in a series of violent measures. As the explosive events unfold, the world and those closest to him look on with both awe and horror.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 2004, c1990.
ISBN: 9780345476739
Branch Call Number: PUZO M
Characteristics: 479 pages ; 18 cm.
Alternative Title: 4th K


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Jul 14, 2015

Mario is as always brilliant. This book has many layers and being about a Kennedy the ending isn't a surprise , how ever how he gets there is very interesting. Give this book a try it is hard to put down.


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