This is a most readable account of the lives of the two assassinated Kennedy brothers done by someone close to the family. It is the most honest reporting and assessment of the Kennedy family, its politics and the pursuit of power. It does not gloss over the character defects of the brothers and their father, it does not hide the mafia connections nor the obsessive pursuit of Fidel Castro, nor does it seek to whitewash the promiscuity and dishonesty in their human relations. And, most importantly, it does not try to present a load of lies about who killed them and why. We are left in no doubt that the "secret state" and the mafia collaborated in both killings. This is a book that is difficult to put down, and it is commended most highly.