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
This was a pleasant surprise. The last Alex Cross audio book soured me on Patterson. Some novels seem even better in audio, such as Steven King's, but Patterson's much lost much of their appeal - at least to me.
This wasn't really an Alex Cross novel, but I sure enjoyed it! Well, actually "enjoy" isn't the right word, because it was about a very sad time in America: the deep south during the early 20th century. Well written; well voiced.
A well written story that keeps your attention all the way to the end, that is good for the family to listen to. Thank you for keeping the language reasonably clean and still maintain the story line.
Not only did I like the book but I learned a lot about the days of old that I did not know or remember since I was young at the time. I think this should be read by everyone.
This was an incredible book involving black history. It was moving and exciting right down to the last minute. A great read!
The book wasn't quite what I was expecting at first, but once the story got moving it became really interesting. It begins with Teddy Roosevelt sending a young lawyer back to his home town in Mississippi to gather information about the KKK and the rumors of killing blacks on little more than a whim. Then later he becomes involved with a murder trial against three white men who killed a black....And from there it becomes somewhat like To Kill A Mockingbird...Very interesting all the way around
I love James Patterson's books, but after reading (or listening to) many of them, you start to know the pattern. I can't say the same for that book though. Different approach, historical background, horrifying experience with KKK, I was pleasantly surprised. The only strange and weak person in this story is the president. Well, and the love story.
New perspective from James Patterson - much better than all of his recent co-authored titles. A very good read - hard to put down.
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