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Alex Cross's Trial by James Patterson
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Feb 24, 11

bookshelves: mystery-suspense, nook-book, historical-fiction
Recommended to Liz by: self
Recommended for: james patterson fans
Read from February 20 to 24, 2011, read count: 1

** spoiler alert ** This book is a bit different than the typical james patterson novel. It is set in rural mississippi during the early 1900's. A lot of lynchings are occurring, but not only of blacks but of whites too. Ben Corbet a native from Eudora, mississippi is sent down to investigate these lynchings by Teddy Roosevelt himself. What he finds even astonishes him. He even becomes a victim of a lynching but is saved. Later on in the book 3 whites are accused of murders committed in the Quarters, however they are found not guilty by a jury of their white peers. After the trial, Ben sets off a stream of racism because he walks into town with a black girl and even kisses her on the street. A mob shows up in the quarters again, but this time they are ready.

This book was a very exciting one to read. I really enjoy reading about racism/slavery back in the 1900's. I still can't believe it exists today. It is wrong, and unfair. It is amazing how the blacks stick together, where as you have the whites that are the fair weathered kind of friends.
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