August 5th was the 60th anniversary of Marilyn Monroe’s death.
We all think we know what happened to Marilyn Monroe, but what if we are wrong? Kidnap Marilyn is what might have happened if the right person came along at the right time and if Norma Jean had been willing to accept the help. It is an enjoyable trip down a different fact set path than what we have been lead to believe but the author uses a wealth of aviation and intelligence detail to put together a plausible story of what might have been. I thoroughly enjoyed it – Amazon Review
The Daring Scheme to Save Her
In the novel KIDNAP MARILYN, a government whistleblower reveals what could, and more importantly, should have happened to the icon.
The CIA psychologist assigned to spy on her discovers the Deep State’s assassination plot. Knowing she does not deserve to die, he goes rogue and plans her kidnapping. But how can he prevent relentless pursuers from murdering them both?
Throughout her life, Marilyn was the quintessential Me Too victim. She became intimate with John and Robert Kennedy, who tried to impress her by revealing some of this nation’s darkest secrets.
Singing “Happy Birthday, Mister President” caused an instant scandal, and they dumped her. RFK then demanded Marilyn conceal their affairs. Shocked, the jilted actress threatened to disclose the top-secret information to prove their trysts.
Central Intelligence Agency officials, determined to prevent this, assigned Dr. Dirk Mitchell to analyze her behavior. Realizing Monroe was depressed and drug dependent, he recommended she be abducted and taken to an Agency’ black site’ where he could employ hypnotic techniques to remove any memories of classified information.
But when CIA officials instead planned her assassination, he decided to risk his own life to save her. Mitchell then discovered that an erstwhile Marilyn impersonator had just died of a drug overdose and staged a body swap. During their escape attempt, Mitchell must employ his secret agent skills to outsmart would-be assassins while treating Monroe’s mental problems and resisting her amorous overtures.
The scenario described herein is consistent with the known facts of this epic mystery.
The author received numerous classified assignments and prestigious awards during his career. He also worked with CIA and FBI operatives, including one that knew RFK. But to avoid becoming a whistleblower again, he presents this information in a novel.
His first book, Silent Knights: Blowing the Whistle on Military Accidents and Their Coverups, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, and he has appeared on numerous programs such as CNN State of the Union, Fox News Sunday, and BBC Witness History.
John J. Nance, New York Times best-selling author, says:
“A fast, exciting, and thought-provoking read. Dr. Alan Diehl has cleverly crafted the known elements of Marilyn Monroe’s reported demise with a second and third layer of probability that suggests a very different conclusion. This is a tightly woven tale of intrigue, and one you will not want to put down, even at 3 AM.”
Joseph Badal, Amazon #1 Best Selling Author of the Danforth Saga series, says:
“Kidnap Marilyn has it all: iconic characters, intrigue, tension, and a proposed solution to a conspiracy that will make you question everything you have ever read about Marilyn Monroe’s death. This is a thriller that you will not be able to put down.”
About the Author
Alan E. Diehl, PhD, is a former US government investigator, whistleblower and acclaimed author whose views are often sought by the media and officials. He studied history at the USAF Academy, but after surviving a plane crash he became an engineer and a psychologist. His career involved important projects for the National Transportation Safety Board, Federal Aviation Administration, the Pentagon and State Department for which he received number awards.
In 1970 the author was a pilot and design engineer at the Cessna Aircraft Corporation. He later earned a doctorate and became a research psychologist for various government organizations including: the US Navy and Air Force, the National Transportation Safety Board, and the Federal Aviation Administration. While employed by these government organizations Dr. Diehl received highly classified assignments and numerous awards for his work.
He also served as a consultant to various academic institutions, legal, public interest, and congressional organizations, as well as foreign governments. On occasion, when the White House demanded accurate information on mysterious occurrences, Dr. Diehl was assigned to investigate. His first non-fiction book Silent Knights: Blowing the Whistle on Military Accidents and Their Coverups was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.
Over the years he has made hundreds of media appearances discussing a wide range of topics, including government coverups, mysterious disappearances, psychology, aviation safety, and whistleblowing. These have included broadcasts such as FOX, News Sunday with Chris Wallace, CNN, State of the Union with Dana Bash, and BBC, Witness History with Rebecca Kesby. CBS 60 Minutes also occasionally contacted him on important stories. Other networks that have sought his opinions include ABC, Discovery Channel, NBC, PBS, Sirius XM, Yahoo, Vice News, etc. He has been interviewed by various print media organizations including, the Associated Press, Reuters, Time, New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Military Times.
Author website: alanediehl.com
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