Alex Cross's Trial

Alex Cross's Trial

Alex Cross Series, Book 15

eBook - 2009
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Separated by timeFrom 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 bloodAs 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 braveryWhen 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...
Publisher: 2009
ISBN: 9780316157834
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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Nov 08, 2018

Book shots are ok not my favorites like full length books.

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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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

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

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Dec 12, 2009

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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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