I just finished reading Rawhide Down by Del Quentin Weber, a reporter for
the Washington Post. The book is about the attempted assassination of
President Ronald Reagan March 30, 1981 outside the Washington D.C. Hilton
hotel. It reads like a thriller even though we all know the outcome.
Weber has a unique way of following those involved: the E.R. trauma team
at George Washington Hospital, surgeons, nurses, Mrs. Reagan, White House
staff, Vice President Bush, the President's cabinet, Secret Service
agents, FBI agents, D.C. police and, the shooter, John Hinckley, Jr. He
weaves a tapestry of 24 hours in the people whose lives
intersected that day.