The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis.
Patch Kincaid finds himself in late 1966 and he contacts his friend Johnny Roselli in California to help find Ray Meinkewitz. In doing so Patch becomes part of an ultra-stealth group of individuals called the Milky Way Network. Led by a high-level American politician the network’s goal is to aid Jim Garrison’s investigation in New Orleans.
Within this network is Ray Meinkewitz, Commander of Hughes Air Force Base Phineas Beauregard, and the attractive Lieutenant Natalie Tompkins. Detailed documents and actions of ‘the powers to be’ are unveiled as attempts are made to forward the new knowledge to Jim Garrison. Being in the Milky Way Network is not without risk as an operative from the Kennedy Assassination takes Patch head on.
Patch, torn by not being able to return to his family at Apex Junction, rebuffs the advances of Natalie Tompkins. When she leaves the safe house Patch remains confused but realizes he did like Natalie.
The government, using their minions in the press both written and on the TV networks begin a full-fledged attack on Garrison. As witnesses are eliminated one by one Garrison is characterized as a buffoon by NBC news, a Kennedy insider Walter Sheridan and Newsweek and The Saturday Evening post provide hit pieces written by Hugh Aynesworth and James Phelan. Witnesses are intimidated and bribed while Garrison is mocked. An entire task force is set up inside CIA to thwart Garrison’s attempts at justice.
At the end of 1967 there are hints that Robert F. Kennedy might have some political capital to run for president-but not unless LBJ is out of the race. And the numerous speeches of Martin Luther King are highlighted as Dr. King merges the peace movement with the civil rights struggle.
And Patch Kincaid faces the dark clouded future of 1968.
Marin Luther King and Robert F. Kennedy
Flying to war torn Vietnam Patch Kincaid and Ray Meinkewitz are part of a secret plan, Operation Bluebird Rescue, to extricate Commander Phineas Beauregard from an American prison near Saigon and question Winkamp, an important player in the death of President Kennedy. An extensive riot ensues as Patch’s flying skills are challenged. Patch, Phinney and Meinkewitz attempt to flee the country and top CIA operative Baker Finch.
In the next phase throughout Europe Patch searches for the elusive report that specifies how and why President Kennedy was killed. Finding that report leads to deadly consequences.
LBJ drops out of the presidential race after Senator Robert F. Kennedy from New York announces a run for the presidency. Kennedy’s extraordinary campaign is recorded primary by primary and speech by speech.
Patch faces Baker Finch at Gibraltar and more intelligence officers at a Christmas gala at a castle in England. He again meets Natalie Tomkins. The torch is lit in their relationship and in the race to find the de Gaulle report on the assassination of President Kennedy.
This is 1968, a horrendous year of assassinations and further bloodshed in Vietnam. The deaths of Martin Luther King and Robert F. Kennedy are detailed with the truth-how they were killed as threats to the existing order. Justice is denied to those who dared to seek it and for those citizens left to absorb the deluge. Once again, an inconsequential event, this one involving Jim Morrison and The Doors, changes history.