Alex Cross's Trial

Alex Cross's Trial

Book - 2009
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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.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown, 2009
ISBN: 9780316070621
Branch Call Number: FIC Patte 3558ad 1


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kodibyrd Oct 01, 2009

While not a story about Alex Cross it is a story about his family in the troubled times of the Southern States and segregation. It makes you wonder what it was all about and how people could live with so much predjudice twards their fellow man.

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Mar 24, 2017

This was a nice quick read!

Nov 08, 2016

A quickie from the Patterson factory.

Sep 24, 2016

I get that this book is suppose to be a quick novel but it felt rushed.

akasq Sep 19, 2016

A James Patterson "BOOKSHOTS" it's more like a short story only 110 pages.
The women's murder club is a good series, interesting and fun. It's worth more than 110 pages.

Jul 25, 2016

You can read this book in one day. Great story that keeps you on the edge of your seat. This is a continuation of The Women's Murder Club and picks up where the last one ended. Recommended for a very fast read.

Jul 13, 2016

Great short story - women's murder club

May 28, 2016

Book 15

Mar 20, 2016

As another co-authored book by Patterson, this was excellent.
A different story than is usual - depicting the horror of the KKK on the lives of Southern Blacks as well as the unrelenting prejudices of the Whites against these same people. Racial problems still exist everywhere and I wonder if, in fact, the KKK has disappeared.

Sep 18, 2013

Excallant book

jys680 Aug 29, 2013

One of James Patterson's best. Finished reading this book in one day, could not put it down. Should be required reading for High School students, in light of the recent verdict in the Zimmerman trial. Some things change, but there's just some things that stay the same.

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Dec 12, 2009

A small-town lawyer makes it big in Washington, DC, but when he returns to his hometown on a mission from the president, he finds things have really changed. Trying to finish his mission, he gets himself and those he comes to care for nearly killed.


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