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Posted: 1/11/2002 5:55:32 AM EDT
I loaned my copy to a good friend who's read it and has a question: In the book during the infamous Miami shootout the author has 2 of the agents doing a waitress so they were unavailable to assist. Is this a true account and if so does anyone have a source or a link to support it? Thx!... Tomac
Link Posted: 1/11/2002 6:36:53 AM EDT
In a word, no, no link. I doubt seriously that such an incident occurred, but the two agents in question were not at the scene. I don't know what the excuse actually was, but I'd be interested in finding out.
Link Posted: 1/11/2002 6:54:02 AM EDT
Whether the story is true or not, somehow I doubt that the FBI would confirm it. [B)]
Link Posted: 1/11/2002 7:05:46 AM EDT
From the Acknowlegements: "This is a work of fiction with a story line based on political history and historic precedent. The real-life events that comprise much of the book have been re-created to the best of my ability using as many sources as I could locate. Court documents, news footage, recordings of phone conversations and police radio transmissions, medical records, coroner's reports, FBI re-enactment tapes, and sworn testimony of impartial eyewitnesses were all used."
Link Posted: 1/11/2002 5:57:56 PM EDT
Just heard back from John Ross, here's what he said: Me: During the infamous Miami shootout the book mentions 2 FBI agents who were unavailable to assist because they were "doing" a waitress in a restaurant. Is this what actually happened? JR: Yes. Me: and is there any source material I can reference about this? JR: Not to my knowledge. Well-known amongst agents. They don't like to be questioned about it... JR If (and I emphasize *if*) such an incident took place I doubt we'd find any agents "in the know" willing to go public with it. Tomac
Link Posted: 1/11/2002 7:06:49 PM EDT
Hmmm, you know, for some reason I believe John Ross is telling us the truth on this one! Eric The(WishfulThinking?No)Hun[>]:)]
Link Posted: 1/11/2002 7:15:01 PM EDT
Last week I was looking at topics regarding "Unintended Consequences" and this topic came up in a previous thread. Keving67
Link Posted: 1/11/2002 7:44:25 PM EDT
It has been a bit since I read the book. But is this about the Plat and Madix Miami Shootout?
Link Posted: 1/11/2002 7:50:28 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Tomac: Just heard back from John Ross, here's what he said: Me: During the infamous Miami shootout the book mentions 2 FBI agents who were unavailable to assist because they were "doing" a waitress in a restaurant. Is this what actually happened? JR: Yes. Me: and is there any source material I can reference about this? JR: Not to my knowledge. Well-known amongst agents. They don't like to be questioned about it... JR If (and I emphasize *if*) such an incident took place I doubt we'd find any agents "in the know" willing to go public with it. Tomac
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How does one contact Mr. Ross? I'd like to thank him for writing UI...
Link Posted: 1/12/2002 4:01:13 AM EDT
John Ross' email: jfross@ix.netcom.com Tomac
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