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Of the three McCarrys currently available at Audible, this is the one to try first. The engrossing "could have been" explanation for the Kennedy assassination is developed with sufficient plausibility and with enough respect for the events and circumstances of that place and time that it requires no suspension of disbelief to allow you to be drawn into the story.
If you find you enjoy McCarry's literate and absorbing style as much as I do, your next stop should be "The Last Supper," which wraps up details from "The Tears of Autumn" and has an historical sweep that reminds me of Littell's "The Company."
In my opinion, you should let "The Miernik Dossier" round out your reading of the three McCarrys. Although it was the author's first novel, it uses a challenging multiple point-of-view technique that is much easier to deal with after you've been introduced to protagonist Paul Christopher's world in a more traditional fashion.
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I couldn't get through it though I forced myself to endure the endless drone. I thought suspense novels were supposed to make you want to turn the page to find out what is going to happen next or to uncover another clue. This book just goes on and on endlessly without suspense. This book makes reading the crime beat or arest records in the newspapaper exciting.
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