By James Patterson, Richard DiLallo
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 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.
First, I have to say, this book moved me. This is nothing like I've read in any of James Patterson's books. The story was so heartbreaking and real, and really made me think about some of the horrible things people have done in this country's history. I could never understand a world like that. Alex Cross's Trial was a definite page turner and I did not want to put it down. In fact, I just finished reading it and felt the need to share my thoughts right away. I was totally engulfed in the lives of Ben, Moody and Abraham. This is a story of betrayal and bravery like no other.
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