A must read!
Actually I had two favorite characters 1) Ben Corbett because this man did not mind breaking down barriers despite the known consequences which seemed never to be good. My second favorite was Moody Cross, that girl has spunk, courage and intelligence. I hope we hear more from her.
Moody on the witness stand during the White Raiders trial. That was priceless.
The entire book kept me sitting on the edge of my seat waiting to see what happened next, and the entire book took me back to my childhood days listening to the older folks talk about the civil rights movement and the happenings going on in the south years after the President Lincoln had signed the Emancipation Proclamation; and truth be told are still going on in some parts of the south today centuries later.
This book I think is my favorite of the Alex Cross series I've read thus far. Granted it wasn't what I was expecting from the title; I expected Alex Cross to be going through the trial of one of his captured serial killers. That being said this book is very enjoyable and the performance by the narrator and the background music was incredible. I really enjoyed this book and I think anyone wanting to go back in time a little will also. However, if you're expecting it to be Alex Cross solving another mystery, sorry that's not this book. In fact, Alex isn't mentioned once in the entire book if I'm not mistaking, but I'm sure we will learn in a later book his connection to Abraham and Moody Cross in this book.
Loved it!! Best so far in Cross series! Would suggest this to everyone.. great history of a time that should never have been and should not be repeated. May we learn!
I am a retired teacher who listens because she is vision impaired and can no longer read. I love history, a touch of fantasy, and mystery!
Horrors of Hate!
I was born in the early 50's and came of age in the late 60's. I remember the Civil Rights Movement from the perspective of the front page of a mid-western daily newspaper. Some how in history class - we never got past WW2 and our understanding of carpetbaggers and tarring and feathering came mostly from Wagon Train reruns. - All Woefully inadequate.
This book was the first real window into racism for me. I grew up sheltered from racism - and never imagined the depth of hate. I was shocked and horrified. I read several of Harriet Beecher Stowe's books years ago and understood how awful slavery was - but I thought it had been fixed by the Civil War. I am so sorry.
I have read or listened to every book James Patterson has written. Some are great, others merely entertaining. This one is so bad I can't make myself finish it and instead listened to "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" for the third time. So Far Alex Cross hasn't even appeared as the setting is around the turn of the century, before Alex's birth. Maybe Cross shows up, but, I can't stay hooked in for the rest of this boring first person monologue. I gave it no stars at all, but audible won't let me so it got one.