Sparky and the King

by Dan Baldwin

Publisher: Dan Baldwin

Publication Date: May 18, 2015

ISBN: 9781311177308

Binding: Kobo eBook

Availability: eBook

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Sparky and the King takes readers back to 1960. Fidel Castro has just taken over Cuba, Jack Kennedy is in the White House, and Elvis Presley is preparing a Louisiana Hayride comeback concert now that he’s out of the Army. Enter Jack Ruby, owner of the Carousel Club in Dallas. Ruby is being sent on a secret mission by the mob to stop the local Klan in Shreveport, Louisiana, and their hired killer, from assassinating Presley, who they perceive as a threat, not only to their families, but to the entire nation. Ruby’s real challenge, however, is finding a way to make it back to Dallas alive once his mission is accomplished.

Sparky and the King is full of sleazy, but memorable characters, as it takes readers back to a not-so-nice time in our nation’s past when not everyone was treated equally. It also offers some plausible scenarios about the real Jack Ruby, a man who even now, some forty years after his death, remains an enigma. Sparky and the King is a great read for Elvis fans, history buffs, and those who like a good crime story.