Sounds simple enough, but Hogan's chance discovery also attracts the attention of shadowy figures well beyond the Beltway, and quickly turns his effort into a gripping scramble for safety involving little known, but real locations all around Washington.
As much as Major Hogan may want the contents of this Oswald diary to be preserved and thoroughly evaluated for history's sake, other players have no desire to know what it contains. More than that, they do not want anyone else to know what it contains either, or even that it has turned up at all. Hogan faces some formidable competition as he attempts to unload this hot potato and get back to being just an obscure Reservist, and the people that he can turn to for help make up a very short list. God help him? Well, God's representative, the Papal Nuncio, does try to do just that, but some tasks require an even higher authority. Hogan is really on his own from the start, and must draw upon his best "spook skills" in the touchiest intelligence mission of his career. He is on the run, nagged by an uncomfortable realization that this whole affair could end up as a career ender, or worse.
"Oswald's Diary" is set in actual Washington, DC and Beltway locations, many of which you can see for yourselves, and cast in the flavor of that curious world of national intelligence nestled "inside the Beltway". The author spent many years working in and around this special environment, and paints a vivid picture of the off line and back channel world of official Washington that swirls unmarked by the thousands of visitors trooping past monuments and famous buildings outside in the other Washington. W. H. Drohan retired from the U S Army Reserve as a Colonel of Military Intelligence. He is a graduate of the U S Army War College, the U S Air War College, the Joint Military Intelligence College (now the National Intelligence University), and taught intelligence at the Joint Military Intelligence College. He currently teaches intelligence on-line, and is a commentator on intelligence and national security matters.
"Oswald's Diary" has been approved for publication by the Department of Defense, and is available exclusively on Kindle.