Today marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King. We recently spoke with author Steve Berry about his book The Bishop’s Pawn (Minotaur), what happened at the Lorraine Motel 50 years ago, what we don’t know about the investigation and whether or not history has been kind to the man and the movement.
In this latest Cotton Malone novel, we learn that what we think we know about the assassination of civil rights icon, Martin Luther King, Jr. on April 4, 1968 may not be what actually happened. Could it be we’ve been wrong about James Earl Ray being the lone shooter? Berry takes readers on an exploration of this theory, based on his own research and interviews where we find Malone stumbling upon the very possibility that the assassination was part of a twisted and nefarious plot on behalf of the federal government under the direction of former FBI Director, J. Edgar Hoover.
Watch as, Steve Berry he talks with BookTrib about his research, the Martin Luther King, Jr., investigation, what history may have gotten wrong and state of the FBI and modern American politics.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
STEVE BERRY is the New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author of a dozen Cotton Malone novels, and several standalones. He has 20 million books in print, translated into 40 languages. With his wife, Elizabeth, he is the founder of History Matters, which is dedicated to historical preservation. He serves as a member of the Smithsonian Libraries Advisory Board and was a founding member of International Thriller Writers, formerly serving as its co-president.