In Nemesis, Peter Evans makes startling revelations about the involvement of Aristotle Onassis in a plot to murder Robert Kennedy. I read this author's biography of Onassis a few years ago and enjoyed it very much. This book is even better.
A two-family saga about two dying breeds, a political thriller, even, in a perverse way, a love story, Nemesis tells the story of two powerful men - Onassis and Bobby Kennedy - and Jackie O, the woman they loved in their own fashion. Evans's revelations about the mores, etiquettes, and rituals, of their world, makes this a fascinationg study of a society as well as a compelling story of murder, greed, and lust in high places. Often poignant - especially his portrait of Jackie O, who emerges as a surprisingly strong, articulate, modern woman who knows exactly what she wants and is determined to get it - and sardonic, this is a stimulating and provocative read.
I don't know whether all the secrets he dishes along the way can be taken as Gospel, but his sources are impressive, his research is persuasive, and I believed every word of it. I loved it. A terrific read.