Separated by time
From his grandmother, Alex Cross has heard the story of his great uncle Abraham and his struggles for survival in the era of the Ku Klux Klan. Now, Alex passes the family tale along to his own children in a novel he's written--a novel called Trial.
Connected by blood
As a lawyer in turn-of-the-century Washington D.C., Ben Corbett represents the toughest cases. Fighting against oppression and racism, he risks his family and his life in the process. When President Roosevelt asks Ben to return to his home town to investigate rumors of the resurgence of the Ku Klux Klan there, he cannot refuse.
United by bravery
When he arrives in Eudora, Mississippi, Ben meets the wise Abraham Cross and his beautiful granddaughter, Moody. Ben enlists their help, and the two Crosses introduce him to the hidden side of the idyllic Southern town. Lynchings have become commonplace and residents of the town's black quarter live in constant fear. Ben aims to break the reign of terror--but the truth of who is really behind it could break his heart. Written in the fearless voice of Detective Alex Cross, Alex Cross's Trial is a gripping story of murder, love, and, above all, bravery.
About The Author:
James Patterson is one of the bestselling writers of all time, with more than 170 million copies of his books sold worldwide. He is the author of the two most popular detective series of the past decade, featuring Alex Cross and the Women's Murder Club. He has won an Edgar Award--the mystery world's highest honor--and his novels Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider were made into feature films.
His lifelong work to promote books and reading is reflected in his new Web site, ReadKiddoRead.com, which helps parents, grandparents, teachers, and librarians find the very best children's books for their kids. He lives in
Richard DiLallo is a former advertising creative director. He has had numerous articles published in major magazines. He lives in Manhattan with his wife.
Another wonderful book from best-selling author James Patterson. Patterson has long been one of my favorite mystery/suspense writers, and I was very excited to read his most recent novel, Alex Cross's Trial.
As I began to read this book I realized that the character of Alex Cross is actually not in the book at all, except for a few pages at the beginning. But it is actually a book written by Alex Cross. The book is mainly about his ancestors and their journey through slavery and racism. Not your typical James Patterson thriller by any means, yet was still very good. I really enjoyed experiencing the history lesson regarding slavery in the deep south, and can't believe that there are human beings that believed all that racist garbage. Wow.
The book was well written with a great storyline and very believable characters. Again, my only disappointment was that Alex Cross was not in the book. If you have enjoyed Patterson's writing in the past, you might be a bit disappointed with this release, but it was still an enjoyable read.
I highly recommend this book and give it a thumbs up!
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