Alex Cross's Trial (Alex Cross #15)
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 case ...more
With all due respect to Mr. Dilallo, I decided that since James "paid-by-the-chapter" Patterson no longer needs to be the primary author of the Alex Cross books, I no longer need to be the primary reader of the fore-mentioned series.
Here is what my reader had to say about this book:
Lindsay: 2 stars
"I'm sorry, but this is NOT the book that "Alex Cross" would write. I find it hard to ...more
It is a different type of book altogether, and is written from the viewpoint of Alex Cross, his protagonist in so many novels. It is also a historical-type book, in that it is the story of an event which took place in Alex Cross's family long before he was born. ...more
I have mixed feelings about this book - it's well written, engaging, and holds you until the end - many of the features I look for when choosing a book. The characters are memorable.
However, the topic - the old South (1906) full of hatred, prejudice, lawlessness, and separation is a bitter pill to swallow. I recognize how far we've come in ...more
This book is filled with so many tropes and caricatures that it is damn near laughable, and is written in a manner so pedestrian, that I'm willing to put money on it that the Twilight books (which I have not read) were written better. The writin ...more
Titled Alex Cross's Trial, don't be fooled. Alex Cross is briefly mentioned in the first two pages, but the stor ...more
Early 20th century, Theodore Roosevelt President, the Klan in Mississippi, and trouble comes knocking for one Washington attorney - 30 year old Ben Corbett a young family man who must leave his wife and two daughters at the bequest of the President. Who can say no to the President? This story of tough times opens our eyes to the mood of the south and the struggles of those who lived through it all. An exciting, gruesome thriller indeed just as we have come to expect from James ...more
Patterson stayed true to form with his short chapters which I really love. I couldn't put this book down and it didn't long for me to read it.
There were so many juxtapositions in this book: firs ...more
But as I got further along, it became easier to read, and I couldn't put the damn book down! It was disturbing, with gruesome detail that was nearly hard to read, yet very educational, because even through this is a fictional novel, it's based on events such ...more
Ben Corbette is a young lawyer in DC and is called upon by the POTUS to go back to his hometown in podunk MS, to see if lynching and the KKK is as prevalent as it sounds, even though both had been outlawed years before. N ...more
Ben Corbett is a Southern- ...more
When I first started the novel, I thought I was going to read a story like "A Time To Kill" by John Grisham. The book is set in 1906 when prejudice is running high. A white lawyer is defending a black woman accused of murdering her employer. Although "A Time To Kill" is a good book, I was afraid I was going to be reading ...more
I will say this is one of the FAR better books I've read by Patterson in years. I mean if you need a summary of my last reviews of James they essentially equate to "Thanks for waking up today Jim and warming up another turd of insipid writing for us... I'm surprised that you haven't LITERALLY written "I think all of you that read this ab ...more
Mostly set in 1906 in the small town of Eudora in Mississippi where lynchings and beatings still continue. The KKK is still around even though it had been outlawed for many years. Ben Corbett is a w ...more
Another fast read "by" Patterson. Who's really writing his books, anyway? Who is Richard Dilallo & why is his name on this book as a co-author? What is his contribution, since he's never written any previous books?
The premise of the story is engaging, but doesn't live up to its potential. This is the story of Ben Corbett, transplanted white Mississippian, and an investigative assignment back in his hometown. During the course of the investigation he works with Abraham Cross and finds out so...more
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