"Makes the 1960's feel like a historical"
In 1968, ten-year-old Jimmy saw first hand who assassinated
Martin Luther King and it is not the guy languishing in
jail. The child's older friend, Bill 'Smokey' Dalton knows
how dangerous that knowledge is to Jimmy as the King
scenario smells to much like a conspiracy between Memphis
cops, local government officials, and the Feds. Smokey and
Jimmy leave home in an effort to keep Jimmy safe.
Smokey's choice of Chicago does not look prudent with
police activity swarming all over the city to keep rioters
away from the upcoming Democratic Party Convention.
Especially tagged by Dailey's troops are the blacks. It
is even worse for Smokey and Jimmy bcause they have
apparently been spotted by those who want no witnesses to
the King assassination left alive. Smokey calls on a
friend to keep Jimmy safe while he goes aground to try to
eliminate the threat.
The latest Dalton historical mystery (1968 as historical
just does not seem right) is an exciting tale that brings
alive a period of major unrest. The story line is great as
the summer of love is ancient history and the summer of
boiling discontent has replaced it. The characters,
especially Smokey and Jimmy are real people. Not only
conspiracy buffs will realize that Kris Nelscott is doing
more than just blowing smoke with this tale and the
delightful A DANGEROUS ROAD.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted July 5, 2001