By Gerald Bellett
With an Excerpt from John Meiers's Diary at the Robert F. Kennedy Assassination
During the Watergate hearings, one guy desired to inform a spellbound country secrets and techniques in regards to the Nixon White condominium, the CIA and Howard Hughes. He may have informed them why the housebreaking occurred yet that used to be no longer what the Committee desired to pay attention. to maintain him from telling his secrets and techniques, he was once persecuted, jailed and compelled into exile in Canada. His identify is John Meier; his company used to be Howard Hughes; Age of Secrets is his story.
“John Meier's existence instantly from a John LeCarre thriller”
- The Vancouver solar
“This tragic tale of foreign intrigue, of abuse of the political and judicial structures of 2 nice countries didn't happen in a few far-away international land, yet here in our personal again yard.”
- Former Member of Parliament & Speaker of the Legislative meeting Canadian baby-kisser Walter Davidson
“John Meier has been persecuted through brokers of the yank executive and threatened by means of legal parts within the U.S. and is the fellow Who Knew an excessive amount of approximately Too Many undesirable People.”
- Former U.S. Senator Mike Gravel
Critical reviews through long island occasions bestselling writer Jim Hougan
“John Meier’s tale is absolutely fascinating and, i feel, very important. I’ve spent a couple of years learning the yank cryptocracy and there's no query in my brain that Meier is dead-right whilst he says that the CIA was once working the Hughes empire. So, too, with Intertel. i used to be the 1st journalist to write down concerning the company (in Harper’s), and it’s obvious to me, because it is to Meier, that its marketing strategy was once drawn up in Langley.
That stated, this can be advanced stuff. the best way I see it, American politics from 1954-74 is a continuum outlined by means of the fight among the Richard Nixon apparat and the Kennedy laptop, with the Howard Hughes empire serving as a fulcrum in what amounted to a mystery conflict for the country’s soul. CIA spooks, mobsters on 3 coasts and a coven of Texas oligarchs equipped the “magic box”.
John Meier’s tale is a fungible one within the experience that it will probably function the foundation for a rock-’em-sock-’em television sequence, movie or documentary concerning the Deep nation. through that, I suggest the cryptocracy that has developed because the chilly struggle alongside a political continuum outlined via assassination, surveillance and cover-up.
The Howard Hughes association, with its ties to Texas oil, Las Vegas playing, Hollywood and the CIA was once the key fulcrum of that continuum, mediating a political fight that, by means of turns, observed the Kennedy’s devastated by way of homicide and the Nixon camp destroyed via what appears to be like, more and more, like a smooth coup d’etat. during this, John Meier was once a Zelig-like determine, instantaneously a witness and a player, so well-connected - and so deeply concerned - that it could possibly simply have led to exile or a grave.
The point of interest of that story, from which every thing else proceeds, is clearly the key warfare for the Hughes empire.
If it have been a movie, it might be as intriguing because the Bourne id, and that i imagine it can pull within the similar viewers (and for plenty of of an analogous purposes) that either The Bourne id and JFK did.”
-New York occasions Bestselling writer Jim Hougan
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