Phoenix Noir (Akashic Noir) by Patrick Millikin

By Patrick Millikin

"Patrick Millikin...as if to end up his witty declare that 'sunshine is the recent noir,' bargains one amazing specimen, 'Whiteout on Van Buren,' during which [author] Don Winslow makes skillful use of a urban road at excessive midday to supply the fitting metaphor for all times and death."—New York occasions publication Review

Brand-new tales via: Diana Gabaldon, Lee baby, James Sallis, Luis Alberto Urrea, Jon Talton, Megan Abbott, Charles Kelly, Robert Anglen, Patrick Millikin, Laura Tohe, Kurt Reichenbaugh, Gary Phillips, David Corbett, Don Winslow, Dogo Barry Graham, and Stella Pope Duarte.

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In the next room, the president’s stateroom and office, Lyndon Johnson is giving orders. The orders are taken up to the cockpit and radioed to Washington. In the front of the plane is where all the press and the passengers sit. ” He said, “You’ve heard of strong men weeping. ” Kennedy’s secretaries are crying too. At this point, no one knows if it’s a conspiracy. ” No one knows, but the Cuban Missile Crisis is very fresh in everybody’s mind. During the flight, which is something like two hours and six minutes long, on every air base along the route, fighter planes are actually on the runways.

I asked him that on the way to work. ” We had a catering truck, which used to come at break time around ten o’clock, and some of the guys would buy their lunch off the catering truck. There were also places that you could go and sit down, like a lunch counter. I thought, Maybe Lee might’ve wandered off to one of those places where you could get a sandwich and he just hadn’t gotten back. Mr. Truly announced that because of what had occurred, the School Book Depository was closing early that day, and that we would resume our normal work schedule on Monday morning.

Of Virginia, the archest of segregationists. He won’t even tell anybody when he will start a hearing. At approximately the same time as the Kennedy motorcade is going through Dallas, John McCormick, the Speaker of the House, is asking Judge Smith, “What’s the schedule? ” That bill is not getting out of the Rules Committee; it’s completely stuck. Three nights after Kennedy’s assassination, Johnson’s going to give his first speech to the joint houses of Congress. Johnson’s not even in the Oval Office yet; he’s still living at home.

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