Whitley Strieber's 1989 novel "Majestic" was published a couple of years after his worldwide best-seller "Communion" detailing his personal history of abduction experiences, and its more obscure follow-up "Transformation." Strieber is a pretty decent professional writer and knows how to tell a story, so this fictional account centred on the 1947 Roswell crash-recovery - which re-emerged in the late 1980s as a result of the investigative work of Stanton Friedman and others - is an easy read with a racy, populist style.
Strieber skilfully works into the narrative some of his own convictions about the ETs' motives, weaves in a sub-plot involving a sequence of abductions suffered by one of the characters and explores the breeding/hybridization program which by 1989 was becoming evident to many diligent researchers (before Professors David Jacobs & John Mack, or MUFON investigator Raymond Fowler started to publish their work on this aspect of the phenomenon).
One of the most interesting things connected to this book involves Jesse Marcel Junior's visit to the Capitol Building related in chapter 6 of his excellent book, "The Roswell Legacy". Jesse (at the time a serving military surgeon) was invited to Washington DC, and in a private meeting deep in the bowels of the Capitol Building was briefed by a government official about "a government within the government" and about the huge sums appropriated by the "black budgets." The meeting began with the government official holding up a copy of Strieber's novel "Majestic" and saying: "This is not fiction." I discussed this incident with Jesse face-to-face, and his unassailable integrity convinces me this account is factual.
Strieber's novel is almost forgotten now, but is in fact a good page-turning read. At 350 pages it contains all the important facts known about the Roswell crash and recovery, told in an entertaining style whilst masquerading as fiction. It's an interesting work of minor import to add to any library of UFO literature. I'd give it about three-and-a-half stars if that were possible (i.e. 7/10). Good hardcover copies are difficult to find but the various paperback editions are common.