I loved the novel and could only one small item that departed from true reality. A small mention was made about a JFK trip to Houston in 1962 where he made a speech in an open auditorium. I was there at age 11 and the speech was made at Rice Stadium. I remember small aircraft circling overhead carrying signs protesting the Kennedy Cuba policy. I was in the upper stands with a clear view of the President and the day was clear and sunny. On his next trip through Houston he did not make a similar speech open to the public in Houston.