What if John F. Kennedy survives Dallas?


So excited to see this book published. A rip-roaring alternative history adventure that re-imagines the heart of the Vietnam War.
— Eliot Peper, author of Cumulus and Neon Fever Dream
A Tom Clancy-like Thriller! The pace is swift, the dialogue rings true. Very hard to put down.
— Michael Baron, author of Star Wars -- The Thrawn Trilogy
The great strength of Ken Davenport’s writing is his ability to get under the skin of real people and show them as human, not just chess-pieces to be moved to suit his plot. I found The Two Gates intensely gripping, and I recommend it unreservedly to readers all over the world.
— Readers Choice Reviews

The Missed Shot that Changed the World.

The Situation Room

The White House

8:35 a.m., January 30, 1964

Political intrigue and infighting roils Washington in the wake of the assassination attempt, and a wounded President John F. Kennedy faces a growing crisis in Vietnam that threatens America’s Cold War strategy. The president doesn’t trust the information he is getting from Saigon, where the military is engaged in a shadow operation to make things seem better than they really are.

So he turns to the one man he does trust: Lt. Colonel Patrick O’Shea. A decorated combat veteran of Korea, O’Shea has been plucked from obscurity to be Kennedy’s military advisor, and is tasked by the president to figure out what is really going on in Vietnam. 

The knives come out as O’Shea grapples with myriad threats to himself and the president he serves.  The Pentagon, the CIA, the Corsican Mafia and the Chicago Mob are all conspiring against him.

The debut novel by Ken Davenport, The Two Gates is an exciting new addition to the military, presidential and alternative history tradition of W.E.B. Griffin, David Baldacci, Harry Turtledove and Philip Roth.

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