Alex Cross's Trial
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... show more
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.
Publish date: August 24th 2009
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
Series: Alex Cross (#15)
Not a Alex Cross thriller but a great read.
James Patterson is one of those authors I read every once in a while, because he's popular, and I like to read a few popular books at any given time, and his books are incredibly easy reads (which I also need sometimes), and he hasn't pissed me off yet.That may seem like damning with faint praise. I...
I am not really sure just how I feel about this book. At first I was confused and annoyed by the two page chapters of the book. This was before I realized that rather than Alex Cross telling a story, using journal entries as reference, the journal entries themselves were used.I still don't really ...
This was my first James Patterson novel though I am familiar with the movie adaptations of his Alex Cross books.Spoilers below.I found this to be an easy read. I picked it up for a time killer while getting ready for the day and was pulled in. I enjoyed it up until the end. All throughout the book B...
A very good book, but does have a lot of violence in it.This book takes place in the south during Teddy Roosevelt's time in office. He calls on a young lawyer to find out if lynchings are happening in the south and to find out what is really going.