Alex Cross's Trial

Alex Cross's Trial

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Written in the fearless voice of Detective Alex Cross, Alex Cross's Trial is a #1 New York Times bestseller of murder, love, and above all, bravery.

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.

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.

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 courage in the face of prejudice and terror.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Co., c2009.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780316070621
0316070629
Characteristics: viii, 380 p. ; 25 cm.
Additional Contributors: DiLallo, Richard

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Ghettostone
Jun 06, 2018

Alex Cross's Trial, by James Patterson worth spending the time to read! A departure from the
famous Hero character Alex Cross the PhD, detective who solves crimes and murder mysteries, this particular story surrounds Alex Cross's great grandfather as a citizen living in small town America under Jim Crow, facing multiple lynchings. The grandfather also named Alex Cross is confronting hatred, betrayal and violent attacks on family members. This is a tragic departure from a real mystery and loses the reader as they try to keep up with all the violence and mayhem that is unrelenting and at time smothering. The point of racial hatred of peaceful Black People is abundantly clear which again steers the reader away from any arching story trying to be told. Clearly missing the mark the gripping hostilities overwhelm the mystery or trail, or order that would have made this story worth the effort. But hey its James Patterson and his character theme in the title so whoops, gotcha! Universally panned by the group as too offensive, so we may be cozy oriented, or have expectations of American happy endings, and I admit I wanted to like it. Good Luck to all who prevail in suffering through it!

Consider a bad book. Can't recommend this one!
Universally disliked by entire Best Sellers Book Club Members!

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skt1cm2l0b3sc
Mar 24, 2017

This was a nice quick read!

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lbeast
Nov 08, 2016

A quickie from the Patterson factory.

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Lori2486E
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.

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Zoelexi777
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.

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janwishart
Jul 13, 2016

Great short story - women's murder club

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Eil_1
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.

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meanmama9
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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Mystiquity
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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