ALEX CROSS’S TRIAL

JAMES PATTERSON

&

RICHARD DILALLO

  • Pub. Date: April 2010
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Series: Alex Cross Series, #15
  • ISBN-13: 9780446561808
  • ISBN: 0446561800

From the Publisher

The year is 1906, and America is segregated. Hatred and discrimination plague the streets, the classroom, and the courts. But in Washington, D.C., Ben Corbett, a smart and courageous lawyer, makes it his mission to confront injustice at every turn. He represents those who nobody else dares defend, merely because of the color of their skin. When President Roosevelt, under whom Ben served in the Spanish-American war, asks Ben to investigate rumors of the resurgence of the Ku Klux Klan in his hometown in Mississippi, he cannot refuse.

The details of Ben’s harrowing story — and his experiences with a remarkable man named Abraham Cross — were passed from generation to generation, until they were finally recounted to Alex Cross by his grandmother, Nana Mama. From the first time he heard the story, Alex was unable to forget the unimaginable events Ben witnessed in Eudora and pledged to tell it to the world. Alex Cross’s Trial is unlike any story Patterson has ever told, but offers the astounding action and breakneck speed of any Alex Cross novel.

SOURCE: THIS BOOK WAS RECEIVED FOR THE PURPOSE OF REVIEW FROM THE PUBLISHER:

MY THOUGHTS:

ALEX CROSS’S TRIAL by James Patterson & Richard Dilallo is a intriguing thriller set in 1900 Eudora, Mississippi. It has betrayal, racism, lynchings, friendships, trust, prejudices, and  bravery. When Ben Corbitt, an attorney from  Washington, DC, is sent to his hometown by the president to investigate the alleged lynching and KKK involvement he encounters betrayal, horrible discoveries, new friendships, near death and survival. He also encounters the trust and friendship of Abraham Cross and his granddaughter, Moody. This is a compelling, heartbreaking, fast paced, page turner story. It will pull you into the story and engulf you, you will see the injustice of the time. This is a story of survival of the African American family and the hardships they endure in the South. It is about the trial of some of the KKK that was involved in the death’s of three men, and the injustice that occurred with that trial.
I would recommend this book. I must warn you it is heartbreaking, but also a part of our history. This book was received for review and details can be found at Grand Central Publishing. 
RATING: 4.5
REVIEWED BY: April Renn 
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