President Roosevelt wants to send someone to Europe to figure out what Hitler r-eally intends and to prevent German funds meant to ensure Roosevelts loss in the 1940 election from reaching America. His choice? John F. Kennedy, the son of Americas ambassador to Britain, whos traveling the Continent to collect data for his senior thesis. Rumor has it that this is a fun, fast-paced, sexy thriller, and as Mathews was an intelligence analyst for the CIA in the 1990s, the atmosphere should be authentic.
In a deft mosaic of fact and fiction, Mathews has written a gripping espionage tale that explores what might have happened when a young Jack Kennedy is let loose in Europe as the world careens toward war. A potent combination of history and storytelling, "Jack 1939" is a sexy, entertaining read.