Alex Cross's Trial
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...more
My quick and simple overall: enlightening and interesting.
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
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
This book takes us back to Alex's ancestor, Abraham, who is not the main character. In the early 1900s people of color were free from slavery, but not from segregation and prejudice....or lynchings. Our main character, Ben Corbett, is sent on a mission to Mississippi, ...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
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 ...more
In Alex Cross's Trial, Patterson talks about the old south where Racism is alive and kicking and no one knows what the hell "equality" means. The main character in this book, Ben Corbett, arrives back to his hometown in Mississippi after six years of being away. Ben goes through hate-filled assaults from ...more
Titled Alex Cross's Trial, don't be fooled. Alex Cross is briefly mentioned in the first two pages, but the ...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: ...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
This book takes place during in 1907 in Euphora, Mississippi where a white lawyer-Ben Corbett (a well known Washington attorney who takes on charity cases and is known to champion the "colored/negroe" cause)-is sent by President Theodore Roosevelt to his hometown in Mississippi to investigate rumors of escalating Klan lynchings and has him hook with Alex Cross's heroic ancestor Abraham Cross. The story is face ...more
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 records the extraordinary tale in a novel he's written - a novel called Trial.
Trial follows DC lawyer ...more
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James Patterson is the world’s bestselling author and most trusted storyteller. He has created more enduring fictional characters than any other novelist writing today, with his Alex Cross, Michael Bennett, Women’s Murder Club, Private, NYPD Red, Daniel X, Maximum Ride, and Middle School series. He has sold over 380 million books ...more