Tom O'Neill (Author) Tom O'Neill is an award-winning investigative journalist whose work has appeared in Premiere, New York, The Village Voice and Details. Dan Piepenbring (Author) Dan Piepenbring is an advisory editor for The Paris Review and a contributor to The New Yorker's website.
O'Neill's investigations started twenty years ago...and they have continued ever since ... His research monomaniacally took over his life ... [Full of] scandalous findings ... As it develops, O'Neill's tale embroils an increasingly stellar cast of accomplices or enablers ... No unified field theory of malfeasance would be complete without a link to the JFK assassination and the ensuing cover-up. O'Neill supplies one, and to me it seems only too plausible. Inevitably there are contemporary resonances ... O'Neill's intricately sinister `secret history' often sounds incredible; that doesn't mean that it's not all true. * Observer * Whatever you think you know about the Manson murders is wrong. Just flat out wrong. Tom O'Neill's twenty years of meticulous research has unearthed revelations about the murders, the murderers, the prosecutors who tried them and a rogues gallery of cops, drug dealers, bent doctors, famous celebrities, grotesque government research, secret agents and shadowy figures in a conspiracy/cover up so sweeping and bizarre, you'll be as astounded as you are terrified. If your friends call you paranoid, maybe they're just ignorant. -- Joe Ide, author of 'IQ' and 'Wrecked' O'Neill is no conspiracy theorist. He's meticulously grounded and fair minded...it's a credible insight into the underground sixties and the authorities reaction to it. * NB Magazine * There's no sign here of the insane logic that squares a paranoid circle, but instead plenty of legwork, phone calls, interviews, scrutiny of motives, weighing of hearsay, and a degree of finger-pointing...CHAOS diverts attention away from the mythologised - for good or ill - `Sixties' to a deeper-rooted, more tenacious American pathology. * Shiny New Books *