Cover image for JFK : the second plot
JFK : the second plot
Smith, Matthew.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Edinburgh : Mainstream Pub., 2002.

Physical Description:
336 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
General Note:
Originally published: 1992.

Includes indexes.
Format :


Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Item Holds
E842.9 .S57 1992 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

On Order



The year 2003 marks the 40th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's death, yet his assassination still remains one of the greatest mysteries of the 20th century. At the heart of the puzzle is the enigmatic figure of Lee Harvey Oswald, who was himself killed by Jack Ruby only days after Kennedy's death. Few people today believe the official explanation that Oswald was the sole assassin. Eyewitness accounts, film shot at the time, and acoustic, medical, and photographic evidence all point to a second gunman, and a second gunman points to the most feared scenario: a conspiracy. But despite the many theories--involving the Mafia, the Russians, and the CIA--no one has yet come up with a convincing explanation of Oswald's precise role in the President's murder. After three decades of research, Matthew Smith has uncovered a second plot--a plot in which Oswald's true role in the assassination is exposed.

Author Notes

Matthew Smith is a successful scriptwriter, producer and writer. He has written extensively on the Kennedy administration and assassination and was consultant to Central Television's The Men Who Killed Kennedy and German ZDF television's John F. Kennedy: Der Johrhundertmord

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. 7
Prefacep. 9
Introductionp. 11
Book 1 The Main-Tier Plot
Chapter 1 The Hate Capital of Dixiep. 17
Chapter 2 The Most Wanted Man in the Worldp. 25
Chapter 3 'I Never Killed Anybody, No Sir'p. 33
Chapter 4 The President of the United States is Deadp. 45
Chapter 5 Not Without Honourp. 61
Chapter 6 Thanks, But No Thanksp. 75
Chapter 7 Then There Was Tippitp. 91
Chapter 8 The Men Who Shot the Presidentp. 105
Chapter 9 Camera, Actionp. 121
Chapter 10 Now Add Soundp. 139
Chapter 11 The Mafia Connectionp. 151
Chapter 12 Sudden Deathp. 169
Chapter 13 An Epilogue to Book Onep. 179
Book 2 The Second Plot
Chapter 14 Leep. 185
Chapter 15 The All-American 'Good Egg'p. 193
Chapter 16 I Spyp. 205
Chapter 17 In the Clubp. 227
Chapter 18 Spooks!p. 239
Chapter 19 An Oswald Too Manyp. 257
Chapter 20 The Second Plotp. 265
Chapter 21 Muddied Watersp. 287
Chapter 22 The Conspirators Had Namesp. 301
Indexp. 325