I just finished "OBLIVION" by Harry Maihafer and Marshall Jacobs, both of whom are now deceased. What a written legacy that both the author and the researcher left behind as it truly is a great book. A definite keeper. If you are interested in the Richard Cox case, this book is a must read! I would love to see this optioned as a major motion picture, it was that good.
After reading it, I feel like I somehow knew Cox and his family personally. I found within the spy vs. spy twists and turns, sadness for Cox and realized it truly is a sad case, concerning him and all his family and friends.
Personal fun fact while reading the book:
I noticed the numerous mentions in the book of The Thayer Hotel located on West Point's property. It's the hotel that George and Cox supposedly had dinner at before the latter disappeared. I was curious about the hotel while reading because my mother's maiden name is Thayer, with Braintree, Massachusetts lineage. I found out that hotel was named after Colonel and Brevet Brigadier General Sylvanus Thayer, who was known as "the Father of West Point." Then, in my family tree, I discovered Sylvanus Thayer is my 4th Cousin six times removed. Now I have a common link to West Point and the Hotel. My mom and I love New York City and when I told her this news and showed her the hotel, and the West Point area, she was ecstatic, and wants to book a trip to West Point and stay at the hotel!
Sylvanus Thayer - Wikipedia
The Hotel Thayer Official Website
Also, for those who have read the book, what did you think? I would love to hear your thoughts.