Trip in the Dark

Who Killed JFK?

Conspiracy theories swirl almost fifty years after the assassination. Trip in the Dark asks a different question … if there had been a conspiracy, what would have happened next? And where is the evidence?

The thriller follows the murky trail of a set of incriminating tape recordings of Lyndon Johnson and his conspirators (the Texas oil cartel) from the President’s Oval Office to Richard Nixon, who discovers them during his Watergate cover-up, to Texas Governor Jake McCarty, the surviving victim of Oswald’s assassination attempt. McCarty, embittered by his wounds and enraged by Johnson’s failure to tell him of the plot, uses the tapes to extort money and favors from the conspirators.

McCarty’s plans are disrupted by another great disaster—the crash of the oil market and the Texas recession of the 1980’s. Facing financial ruin, McCarty must entrust the tapes to his naïve, ambitious protégé-bankruptcy lawyer Tom Nielsen. Now, Tom must embark on his own trip in the dark threatened by criminals who want the tapes and haunted by his lost innocence.

Profile Photo Kaaran Thomas

About Kaaran Thomas

Kaaran Thomas is an attorney/author who lives in Lake Tahoe. Her books focus on the interrelationship between history and economics.

All books by Kaaran Thomas

Our Partners