Edwin Kaiser loved adventure, and not just any kind of adventure. It had to involve intrigue, international travel, and false identities. From the Marines to the French Foreign Legion, Edwin Kaiser sought to fight for causes both foreign and abroad, while disappearing from his wife and two children for months at a time. Scott Kaiser was 13 years old, and his family was living in Florida when his father died. In trying to understand his father's life and death, Scott spent countless hours pouring through Freedom of Information Act documents and interviewing people who had known his father during the turbulent years of the sixties and early seventies. There are photocopies of some of these documents throughout the book. The documents have been redacted, and the quality of the reproduction makes them difficult to read; however, Scott Kaiser does make a connection between his fathers's activities, the Cuban anti-Castro community, and the CIA. Edwin Kaiser always kept a briefcase with him which Scott Kaiser believes was his fathers's protection against his associates, but that briefcase was never found after his death. Was there a connection between that briefcase and his death? If you like conspiracy theories and are into CIA history, this story is perfect for you!
Edwin Benjamin Kaiser was a thrill-seeking patriot who became enmeshed with many of America's biggest conspiracies, the full significance of which is pieced together and explored in this exciting account by his son, Scott Kaiser. Through handwritten letters and contact book entries left by Edwin Kaiser, and a bevy of discovered government documents, an exciting puzzle forms around the life of a man who was at once a patriot, an arms smuggler, a revolutionary leader, an assassin, and a husband and father. In the 1970s Edwin was the military head of an anti-Castro movement called Cubanos Unidos, and during his life he was frequently in contact with Frank Sturgis'during which time Edwin confessed to the author an assassination plot against President Nixon and confirmed Sturgis role in the death of JFK. This thrilling mix of paramilitary bravado, government conspiracy, family history, and firsthand anecdote shows how Edwin Kaiser was willing to lay it all on the line to accomplish what he thought was right.