Edgar Award Nominee
One of the Best Books of the Year: O, The Oprah Magazine, Time, The Washington Post, The Christian Science Monitor, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, San Francisco Chronicle
With a New Afterword
On April 4, 1968, James Earl Ray shot Martin Luther King at the Lorraine Motel. The nation was shocked, enraged, and saddened. As chaos erupted across the country and mourners gathered at King's funeral, investigators launched a sixty-five day search for King's assassin that would lead them across two continents. With a blistering, cross-cutting narrative that draws on a wealth of dramatic unpublished documents, Hampton Sides, bestselling author of Ghost Soldiers, delivers a non-fiction thriller in the tradition of William Manchester's The Death of a President and Truman Capote's In Cold Blood. With Hellhound On His Trail, Sides shines a light on the largest manhunt in American history and brings it to life for all to see.
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by Hampton Sides
by Brenda Hampton
by Wilborn Hampton
by Carl Weber, Brenda Hampton
"Hampton Sides has a record of spinning compelling nonfiction narratives that translate well to audio, in particular GHOST SOLDIERS, about the rescue of Allied POWs during WWII. He continues this trend in the story of the hunt for the assassin of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Unlike his earlier books, though, nearly every listener will know the ending, so he introduces a touch of suspense by using the aliases of shooter James Earl Ray in place of his real name in the events leading up to the assassination and during the manhunt after. Sides reads the book himself and is capable, although he occasionally pauses at awkward points in sentences. One wonders why the publishers chose to have him narrate as the work is straight nonfiction, not a memoir. R.C.G. (c) AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine"