The CIA's Control of Candy Jones

In the 26 years since The Control of Candy Jones was first published, the controversy surrounding this wrenching, revelatory tale of how one of America’s most famous models was used by the CIA as a human guinea pig in its infamous mind control experiments, has never completely disappeared. It’s remained a “cult book,” fueling the cause of critics of the CIA, and further defining the now proven thesis that the human mind of certain people, in the wrong hands, using hypnosis, can be manipulated and controlled for evil purposes.

Now, this important book, written by Donald Bain, author or ghostwriter of more than 80 books, and a close friend of Candy Jones and her husband, broadcasting legend Long John Nebel, is again made available by Barricade Books under the title The CIA's Control of Candy Jones.

Questions about the original book continue to surface. 20th Century Fox paid significant money for it as a film vehicle for Jane Fonda, yet has never made the movie, despite screenplays by three of Hollywood’s best, and refuses to sell it to dozens of producers who’ve expressed interest in making the film. Why? The CIA attempted to surpress the book, as did one of the doctors, a physician to the stars, who spearheaded the intelligence agency’s mind control experimentation.

This new edition, with a fresh forward by the author, delivers another opportunity for every concerned citizen to share the compelling, ultimate tragedy suffered by Candy Jones during that dark, tumultuous period in our history known as the “Cold War.” The book will once again be questioned, debated, challenged, condemned or praised by a new generation of readers. But one thing is certain: It’s a story no one can ever forget.

Selected Works

For anyone who aspires to a writer's career, this book is a must-read.
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"With shades of The Manchurian Candidate hanging over the entire story, Experiment in Murder takes on the subject of hypnosis and creating unknowing murderers. "
Murder, She Wrote
When competing restaurants open in Cabot Cove, Jessica must track down who killed one of the chefs.
Jessica Fletcher is invited to ring in the New Year with British aristocracy. Too bad someone’s about to end the life of the party....
Jessica investigates a cast and crew of suspects when someone is found dead on a movie set.
My Favorite Book
Madness and mayhem during Prohibition.
My book of 35 years ago, "Coffee, Tea or Me? was reissued spring 2003, with a new foreword.
Remarkable Tale
A Cold War cult classic, once again available to the reading public.