I find it amusing that previous reviewers felt this book deserved either a one star review or a five star review - and nothing in-between! It shows the predisposition of Kennedy assassination researchers to beleive exactly what they want to believe, regardless of the facts. No Kennedy assassination book is perfect but reading this book with an open mind reveals both good and bad points.
Canal is oviously not an acomplished writer but he is passionate about his subject and it is obvious he has spent some time reaching his conclusions. Other researchers, myself included, may not agree with his theories but they are no less worthy of consideration than any other.
The first part of the book presents the case against Oswald in a very straight to the point manner which is unfortunately not enough to convince this reader. Canal, like most Warren Commission apologists, finds it unnecessary to detail the obvious implications that Oswald was exactly what he sais he was, "a patsy." Too many chains of evidence are broken, too much evidence has only "probative" value, too much is based on presumption. It seems unlikely that the case against Oswald would have stood up in court.
The second part of the book is much more interesting. Canal outlines the evidence of a relationship between Oswald and David Ferrie, a possible connection between Ferrie and Jack Ruby, and the theory that the Mafia was behind Oswald's murder. Although I don't agree with Canal's theory as to the Mafia's motives, I have no doubt he is right about their involvement. I have found much here to help me in my own research and I am sure other researchers could do the same.
Altogether an enjoyable and informative book that deserves to be read with an open mind.