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Peter Evanss biography of Aristotle Onassis, Ari, metwith great acclaim when it was published in 1986. Ariprovided the world with an unprecedented glimpse of theGreek shipping magnates orbit of dizzying wealth, twistedintrigues, and questionableMorePeter Evanss biography of Aristotle Onassis, Ari, metwith great acclaim when it was published in 1986. Ariprovided the world with an unprecedented glimpse of theGreek shipping magnates orbit of dizzying wealth, twistedintrigues, and questionable mores. Not long after the bookappeared, however, Onassiss daughter Christina and hislongtime business partner Yannis Georgakis hinted toEvans that he had missed the real story -- one that provedOnassiss intrigues had deadly results. I must begin,Georgakis said, with the premise that, for Onassis, BobbyKennedy was unfinished business from way back...His words launched Evans into the heart of a story thattightly bound Onassis not to Jackies first husband, but tohis ambitious younger brother Bobby. A bitter rivalryemerged between Bobby and Ari long before Onassis andJackie had even met. Nemesis reveals the tangled thread ofevents that linked two of the worlds most powerful men intheir intense hatred for one another and uncovers thesurprising role played by the woman they both loved. Theirpower struggle unfolds against a heady backdrop ofinternational intrigue: Bobby Kennedys discovery of theGreek shipping magnates shady dealings, which led him tobar Onassis from trade with the United States- Onassissattempt to control much of Saudi Arabias oil- Onassissuntimely love affair with Jackies married sister LeeRadziwill- and his bold invitation to First Lady Jackie tojoin him on his yacht -- without the president. Just as theself-made Greek tycoon gloried in the chance to stir thewrath of the Kennedys, they struggled unsuccessfully tobreak his spell over the woman who held the key to all oftheir futures. After Jacks death, Bobby became ever closerto Camelots holy widow, and fought to keep her frommarrying his sworn rival. But Onassis rarely failed to getwhat he wanted, and Jackie became his wife shortly afterBobby was killed.Through extensive interviews with the closest friends,lovers, and relatives of Onassis and the Kennedys, longtimejournalist Evans has uncovered the shocking culmination ofthe Kennedy-Onassis-Kennedy love triangle: AristotleOnassis was at the heart of the plot to kill Bobby Kennedy.Meticulously tracing Onassiss connections in the world ofterrorism, Nemesis presents compelling evidence that hefinanced the assassination -- including a startling confessionthat has gone unreported for nearly three decades. Alongthe way, this groundbreaking work also daringly paintsthese international icons in all of their true colors. FromEvanss deeply nuanced portraits of the charismatic Greekshipping magnate and his acquisitive iconic bride to hisprobing and revelatory look into the events that shaped anera, Nemesis is a work that will not be soon forgotten.