The 1953 death of the CIA scientist was ruled a suicide, but Olson’s family and many others, including Errol Morris, question that verdict. Now Olson’s nephew has written a novel.
Paul Vidich is the author of The Coldest Warrior, as well as An Honorable Man and The Good Assassin. His fiction and nonfiction have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, LitHub, CrimeReads, Fugue, The Nation, Narrative Magazine, Wordriot, and others. He lives in New York.