I've always been fascinated by the question "what if?"

History often hinges on the smallest of things. What if Abraham Lincoln had stayed home instead of going to Ford's Theater? What if Robert Kennedy hadn't decided to exit the Ambassador Hotel through the kitchen, where his assassin awaited? What if the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima had been a dud?

The question answered in my debut novel, The Two Gates, is for me the biggest "what if" question of all. What would have happened in Vietnam had John Kennedy not been killed in Dallas? I've studied and taught on the Vietnam War, and historians have long been fascinated by this question.

I hope you will find the answer here illuminating and fun! It includes some great twists and turns.