Released: August 3, 2015

Age of Secrets – The Conspiracy that Toppled Richard Nixon and the Hidden Death of Howard Hughes – and RFK Assassination – book release and film/series

During the Watergate hearings, one man wanted to tell a spellbound nation secrets about the Nixon White House, the CIA and Howard Hughes. He could have told them why the burglary happened, but that was not what the Committee wanted to hear. To keep him from telling his secrets, he was persecuted, jailed and forced into exile in Canada. His name is John Meier; his employer was Howard Hughes; Age of Secrets is his story… including for the first time an excerpt from John Meier’s diary on the Robert F. Kennedy assassination. John Meier is the first person to reveal everything from the Hughes Organization, and Robert Maheu’s, involvement with the assassination, to Thane Cesar ’s connection to Jack Hooper.

 This book is now being released in the United States and is virtually a hidden gem of information on some of the most important events in the history of the United States.

“John Meier’s story is really interesting and, I believe, important. I’ve spent a number of years studying the American cryptocracy and there is no question in my mind that Meier is dead-right when he says that the CIA was running the Hughes empire.  So, too, with Intertel.  I was the first journalist to write about the firm (in Harper’s), and it’s apparent to me, as it is to Meier, that its business plan was drawn up in Langley.”

“That said, this is complicated stuff.  The way I see it, American politics from 1954-74 is a continuum defined by the struggle between the Richard Nixon apparat and the Kennedy machine, with the Howard Hughes empire serving as a fulcrum in what amounted to a secret war for the country’s soul.  CIA spooks, mobsters on three coasts and a coven of Texas oligarchs built the “magic box”. *

-New York Times Bestselling Author Jim Hougan

*A MAGIC BOX is a “cover” organization used by a nation’s spy apparatus. A MAGIC BOX allows its inhabitants to hide anything they possess or do, regardless of the importance of what is being done or hidden.  The Hughes Organization supplied the CIA with a very special MAGIC BOX.  It is from within this MAGIC BOX that the CIA and its corporate and political friends operate.  When John Meier opted out of the MAGIC BOX, he became an impediment to its continued existence.

Meier City Pictures ( is developing documentaries, films, and television series based on John Meier’s life story (

The Age of Secrets ( is available at leading booksellers and online at

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