Bankrolled by a Las Vegas casino, a rogue team of former intelligence agents works against the imposition of a CIA-backed dictatorship after Kennedy's assassination.
Believed killed in the Bay of Pigs fiasco, Agent Mackenzie continues his struggle against the Agarthi spirit-lords and their human minions that began with Nazi Germany. Now allied with other patriots in the American Government, they battle to prevent the imposition of a malign tyranny over America that plans to reach out its tentacles and engulf the entire human race.
Leonard said, "This UFO documentary makes Nixon look good. However they spin the aliens as friendly or threatening, it puts him as the one who's been dealing with them. Makes him seem a natural leader for perilous times."
"But," I said, "that's just Nixon blowing his own horn. If I were Rocky, I don't think I'd be too keen on this documentary. There's no downside for Nixon, but there are all sorts of ways this could go bad for the rest of the conspiracy. It's hard to believe they'd okay something like that."
"Maybe," Walter said, "they didn't."
His unexpected comment threw me off a moment. He didn't usually say much in staff meetings, lately just making eyes at our stenographer and maybe playing a little footsie under the table. I invited him mostly in case there was some question involving the CIA.
I asked him, "How's Nixon going to move ahead with this documentary if they haven't given the green light? That'd be a direct rejection of their authority."
Walter leaned forward. "Uh, maybe Nixon's not with the program anymore. Maybe he's turned against them."
I frowned. "What do you mean?"
"Well, he was supposed to throw the election back in '68, right? But he won it anyway."
Leonard shook his head. "But that didn't really affect their plans. Nixon and Humphrey were both stooges of the powers that be. Either way it turned out, one of their stooges still won."
Walter frowned. "Yeah, but what if he's only in it for himself?"
"Walter," I said, "we already know Nixon is for Nixon. He's his own biggest fan."
He smiled and glanced at Martha, furiously scribbling next to him, before turning back to me. "If you're willing to believe the Russians and Chinese are working against each other, why can't Nixon be working against his backers? He disobeyed their orders to throw the election. What if the peace in Vietnam and the détente with the Soviets are not some new change to their plan, but him working for an end to endless war? What if the alien negotiations are the next step?"
I said. "But how does that benefit Nixon? If he sticks with the conspirators' plan, he ends up running America like a Roman emperor....