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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 granddaughter, 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.

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Alex Cross's TRIAL
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The trial
March 20th, 2015
The Trial is an engaging book . I wanted to keep reading it. It was if Mr Patterson went back in time. Does he have an ancestor who was a writer? Possibly............
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Trial of Alex Cross
January 22nd, 2015
A true portrait of the delta that my grandparents grew up in. Gritty and honest. Though the ways of the old South are still prevalent in today's society it gives hope for growth one day.
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Alex Cross's Trial
August 25th, 2014
I read this book during the time of the Michael Brown incident which made this outstanding book very relavent concerning the racial divide in America. We'll worth reading.
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August 20th, 2014
Different! Great read
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April 16th, 2014
Historical flair and the deep south can't go wrong with this one!
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Alex Cross's Trial
March 23rd, 2014
Very good book...even if fiction, it is historicaly correct picture of the 1900's
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