Glen Carter is an award-winning
journalist who has worked in the high-pressure world of television news for
nearly three decades. He has covered everything from national politics and
world leaders to crime and deadly disasters.
He is now applying his
story-telling craft and decades of fact-driven writing to the flight of
fiction. Angels of Maradona is his first novel, published in 2008 by Breakwater
“Story telling is not a career,
it's a calling. I've been writing true and compelling news my entire
professional life. My novels are packs of lies.”
A mysterious letter has reached
retired FBI agent Frank Malloy. A letter bearing a name from a lifetime ago,
from a woman who claims she saw what really happened on the day John F. Kennedy
died in Dallas. Many were there to film the president, but Helena Storozhenko
snapped a photo on November 22, 1963, that would have changed everything. Then
she vanished. Until now.
From her death bed in Odessa, the Babushka Lady
provides a piece of evidence that will send Malloy and network television host
Jack Doyle on a desperate search for the truth. has summoned Malloy and finally
reveals what she witnessed in Dealey Plaza.
Malloy and Doyle need each other to
solve a decades-old mystery, and to stop an assassin who is driven by the same
evil which changed the world so tragically – so long ago.
It all comes down to one place, one time, and one bullet as they race to prevent history from repeating itself – more than fifty years after a president was brutally slain – and Helena Storozhenko was The Last Witness.
In the mountains of Colombia, an
old man stumbles sweating and breathless into the Jaguar Forest. Cursed, he
feels forced to commit a savage act, and a family is destroyed - his own. From
Luis Mendoza's insanity, survivors emerge, but they will not know what their
grandfather intended for them, even though they were the ones destined to die.
Decades later, veteran reporter Jack Doyle is about to become his network's
next anchor star. Doyle has always done his job the right way, and when eight
girls, including a US senator's daughter, are brutally murdered, Doyle
discovers a trail of blood and drugs that leads to Colombia. It's where the
story is, even if his network bosses don't agree. Colombia is a country on fire
and la violencia means no one is safe, including Doyle and his producer, the
beautiful Kaitlin O'Rourke. Narco-terrorists strike. Doyle comes home. Kaitlin
With his career and life adrift, Doyle struggles with the blame for his renegade assignment. Kaitlin was his friend. Possibly much more. Trying to rescue his soul, Jack sets sail. Alone and faltering on the Atlantic Ocean, he receives an astonishing message so bizarre it sets in motion his most dangerous assignment - a covert mission through the blood-soaked Colombian jungle to find a woman who stepped away at dinner and never came back. Doyle is plunged into a story of deception, betrayal, and a drug lord's insane plan to deliver an apocalyptic message to the White House. To stay alive, Doyle must confront his past and untangle his future. And before it's too late, he must uncover the unbelievable truth about Kaitlin O'Rourke and the Angels of Maradona.