THE SEARCH FOR MICHAEL ROCKEFELLER by Milt Machlin

THE SEARCH FOR MICHAEL ROCKEFELLER

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KIRKUS REVIEW

In 1968 Argosy editor Machlin (they had just done another story on the disappearance which is all this should have been) was approached by Donahue, a rum type, a ""smuggler"" warned on a murder charge, with the claim that young Rockefeller had been seen twice -- alive -- on an island near New Guinea. Machlin, no sitzplatzer, promptly made the 12,000 mile voyage -- island hopped here and there -- interviewed Father Van Kessel, one of the last to see him -- and finally was left to recap the knowns. The Governor was ""disinterested"" (sic). Machlin ends up -- to paraphrase the old did she fall or was she pushed -- teetering between did he drown or was he eaten, and his search, as well as his book, is just an ignis fatui gleam in the eye of an Argosy editor.

Pub Date: Feb. 23rd, 1972
Publisher: Putnam