A book that takes readers into the heart of Ruby's trial, Kennedy's Avenger is a gripping narrative that picks up the moment Ruby killed Oswald and then methodically unpacks everything that followed. From the lawyers who took the case and the long, tedious process of jury selection to the courtroom antics and the testimonies of every witness, Abrams and Fisher vividly bring Jack Ruby's trial to the page with superb attention to detail and while constantly offering historical and cultural context ... Abrams and Fisher frame the case well, explaining why it was historical and unique ... Abrams and Fisher bring the case back to life and show not only everything that happened in the courtroom but also how the Dallas and the singular historical moment in which the trial took place made it one of the most unique and important trials in history. Clear, straightforward writing and superb research that pays attention to tension as well as humor make this riveting courtroom drama that feels as alive as it did it 1964 — and that reminds readers that there was a second shot heard, and seen, around the world.
Throughout the book they repeatedly refute their own subtitle...But put aside this thematic jujitsu and what remains is an engrossing, lively and expertly crafted courtroom drama filled with colorful characters and having significant resonance for the present ... Abrams and Fisher adroitly narrate the trial, making the legal maneuvering understandable and fascinating, while offering some well-chosen digressions.
Abrams and Fisher take a fresh, detailed look at Jack Ruby and his trial ... With journalistic precision and in encyclopedic detail, the authors follow the increasingly complicated and at times ludicrous proceedings ... Followers of all things regarding the JFK assassination will be fascinated by this account of one of the most unique trials of the twentieth century.