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Alex Cross's TRIAL | [James Patterson, Richard DiLallo]

Alex Cross's TRIAL

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.
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Publisher's Summary

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 daughter, 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.

Solve another case with Alex Cross.

©2009 James Patterson; (P)2009 Hachette

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    Ralph New Haven, CT, USA 08-30-09
    Ralph New Haven, CT, USA 08-30-09 Member Since 2011
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    "Alex Cross??"

    The title dose not say it all!
    Patterson is loosing it.

    12 of 17 people found this review helpful
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    Shirley Waco, TX, USA 09-17-09
    Shirley Waco, TX, USA 09-17-09 Member Since 2001
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    "Worst Alex Cross Ever"

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Melinda bethel, AK, USA 09-14-09
    Melinda bethel, AK, USA 09-14-09
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    "Ignorance and prejudice"

    Having grown up in the south during the civil rights movement I have seen and witnessed a great deal of segregation. For a college class I had an assignment where I had to interview an important member of our community. The man I interverviewed was named Vance and he told me as a child he witnessed three black men hanging from a tree in the black section of the town. The sheriff informed Vance they would remain there as a lesson to the other black's in the community not to step out of line.
    I felt this book was one of Patterson greatest stories he has told. I felt as if I was an insider watching as the events unfolded before my eyes.
    It is unfortunate many people haven't learned from the past. There are plenty of people in our society today whose ignorance is so strong and the
    viewpointds are so narrow they hinder our society.
    Ignorance is so rampant in our society it will be the downfall of the United States.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Patricia walkersville, MD, USA 09-02-09
    Patricia walkersville, MD, USA 09-02-09 Member Since 2014
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    "awful"

    This was the worst I have listened to in years. So disappointing. I love James Patterson but I can not suggest this for anyone.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    David Westlake, OH, United States 11-02-09
    David Westlake, OH, United States 11-02-09
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    "Good story and believable"

    The story was fast paced and did not seem to falter as it progressed. The characters were believable and true to the times of the story. Good Read!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Richard Tucson, AZ, USA 08-26-09
    Richard Tucson, AZ, USA 08-26-09
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    "Very Disappointed Even at $9.95"

    Extremely disappointed in this book, not at all like his other work. I was on the fence about buying another Cross novel, as he has not been developing his characters enough. I do not come away with the feeling that I know the characters, I do not get caught up in his novels. Mr Patterson has a big name, but keeps on writing books with other authors. Appears that he is cranking out books to cash in on his name. I think I am to the point where I will drop him from my list of authors.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Richard 01-09-10
    Richard 01-09-10
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    "Don't waste a credit"

    This is not an Alex Cross book, don't waste your credits.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Amy Rock Island, IL, USA 12-10-09
    Amy Rock Island, IL, USA 12-10-09
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    "Waste of a credit"

    While I normally enjoy the author, I could not get past the voice of the narrator. I stopped listening after the first 20 minutes. Oh well, next time I will listen to the sample reading better.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Donna Nashville, TN, USA 09-06-09
    Donna Nashville, TN, USA 09-06-09
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    "Trial"

    This is by far the worst book ever written or allowed on Audible. I can not beleive anyone could write such a book or expect anyone to read it.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Ron Sherman Oaks, CA, United States 08-26-09
    Ron Sherman Oaks, CA, United States 08-26-09 Member Since 2008
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    "Grand History, Excellently Narrated"

    The story here is brilliant in its ability to show the parallels between our time in history and the social upheavals of a hundred years ago. It is heartbreaking and funny ; uplifting and heartwarming. Enough cannot be said about the narration by Dylan Baker, an actor I've admired for years. This performance displays a range of emotion, dialect and versatility rarely equalled. This is a vital and entertaining audio experience.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful

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