For those following the Mexico City phone calls, I plan to return to that subject with one or more posts next week.  It seems to me that despite the work of John Newman and Peter Dale Scott (and my follow-up in Nexus) we really have given enough current attention to the implications of the impersonation in Mexico City and what we see during the next 48-72 hours in Washington D.C.   Now a few years ago that might have been understandable, but given the extent to which we now know people started lying  after only 24 hours or so, it becomes much more explosive.

For the moment though, I’m going to take a break for a commercial interruption –

Many of you know that Stu Wexler and I have been doing new MLK assassination related research for something like six years now and that a book was forthcoming.  For those interested, is is now available in print on Amazon and in bookstores.  It should be out in Kindle before the end of March.  The title is The Awful Grace of God, taken from RFK’s address immediately following Dr. King’s murder.

Because the book has been discussed to some extent already, based not so much on the book as articles by cold case reporter Jerry Mitchell, I want to be perfectly transparent and let people know what it is – and what it is not.

1) It is a conspiracy book; we trace a series of plots against King over several years and the network that organized them. We provide brand new information that may well connect those plots to the attack in Memphis.

2) We present an extended discussion of why the evidence against James Earl Ray as the shooter is inconclusive and why almost all of it would have tough going in a true combative legal environment.

3) We present a variety of evidence to show that Ray was very likely being worked as a “patsy” even though the actual shooting may not have come off as exactly as planned. ?We also present a series of totally new evidence suggesting that there was another patsy introduced both before and after the shooting – one tied to the same sort of rifle left in Memphis.

4) We present both justification and significant evidence to support  a call for the murder to be reopened as a civil rights cold case.

We try to be balanced in the book, to be objective and cite a full sampling of sources; we also try to call out when we are being speculative (which drove our editors nuts).

But, here here is the rub, we do not take James Earl Ray at his word on anything that cannot be corroborated (we detail why in the book) nor do we present the same conspiracy scenario that has been previously presented, and represented. We understand that neither of those positions will endear us to a number of people, and we accept the negative comments and reviews that will produce. We did the book to present new research and new analysis, not to become popular  (just in case anyone was curious).

I don’t plan to say much about the book in this blog, reserving it for JFK assassination and my further research on covert warfare.   I’m happy to answer questions by email at, you are welcome to visit the new book web site or to follow the blog that we are starting there:

— regards to all, Larry



About Larry Hancock

Larry Hancock is a leading historian-researcher in the JFK assassination. Co-author with Connie Kritzberg of November Patriots and author of the 2003 research analysis publication titled also Someone Would Have Talked. In addition, Hancock has published several document collections addressing the 112th Army Intelligence Group, John Martino, and Richard Case Nagell. In 2000, Hancock received the prestigious Mary Ferrell New Frontier Award for the contribution of new evidence in the Kennedy assassination case. In 2001, he was also awarded the Mary Ferrell Legacy Award for his contributions of documents released under the JFK Act.

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