NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – This week’s summer Beach Reads title is a thriller debut novel that puts forth a new theory about the assassination of JFK.
It’s called “Worthy of Trust and Confidence” and it’s written by former secret agent Jerry Ballarotto who gleaned the characters from people he met during his career.READ MORE: Black History Is Our History: Bishop Mitchell Taylor Takes On Racial Wealth Gap Created By Redlining With Urban Upbound Federal Credit Union
The author discussed his motivation to write the novel with WCBS 880’s Pat Farnack:
JB: It came to be after the years I spent in the Secret Service and then the years I spent after that as a prosecutor. I was in the United States Attorney’s office. And then the 20 years I spent as a criminal defense attorney. Seeing the same people often but from a different perspective, which is how the characters emerged in the book.