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Alex Crosss Trial by James Patterson

Alex Crosss Trial (edition 2010)

by James Patterson

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Title:Alex Crosss Trial
Authors:James Patterson
Info:Arrow (2010), Paperback
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Alex Cross's Trial by James Patterson

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James Patterson doesn't disappoint. This was a bit slow getting started but then was a page turner. Great escape reading ( although does make you think) but ends a bit abruptly. ( )
  becka11y2 | Jan 19, 2016 |
Just not any good. It's like Patterson wanted to write a historical story about how blacks were treated in the south, couldn't do it on his own, and wrote it from the pen of Alex Cross (his black main character). Not very good. ( )
  biggs1399 | Jan 19, 2016 |
LOVED it! It was gripping, interesting, impossible to put down. Made me ashamed for our past, but so hopeful for the future. Very, very good!! ( )
  CarmenMilligan | Jan 18, 2016 |
A departure from his normal chasing of psychopaths this novel tells the story of Alex Cross's ancestors facing the clan in small town Mississippi

Beware the lynching scenes are very graphic

Another page turner from James Patterson, I just cant believe that these things were still happening not so long ago, shocking. ( )
  BookWormM | Jan 15, 2016 |
At first this was a little slow to get into , But as i read more into the chapters it became very interesting. It made me think of how the world still is set in its ways even today , Not as bad but still made me think about it. I would recommend this book to everyone i know. ( )
  LizzyRachel | Sep 16, 2015 |
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Readers will have to discover the adventure for themselves.
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Detective Alex Cross tells the story of an ancestor, Abraham Cross, and his experiences with lawyer Ben Corbett, recounting one man's pursuit of justice in the face of the resurgence of Ku Klux Klan racism and violence in 1906 Eudora, Mississippi.
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A good book from one of America's most prolific and loved authors. You can't go wrong with that combination.

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A few months after I hunted a vicious killer named the Tiger halfway around the world, I began to think seriously about a book I had been wanting to write for years.
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The Cross family had more than one hero

Alex Cross tells the incredible story - passed down through generations - of an ancestor's courageous fight for freedom.

Separated by time

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.

Connected by blood

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.

United by bravery

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 murder, love, and, above all, bravery.
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Detective Alex Cross tells an ancestor's story, in this astonishing account of one man's bold pursuit of justice in the face of racism and violence.

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