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  • Mass Market Paperback: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Vision; Reissue edition (Dec 1 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0446557781
  • ISBN-13: 978-0446557788
  • Product Dimensions: 11.4 x 3.2 x 20 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 358 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #141,666 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"A compelling and unforgettable novel . . . A powerful drama and a gripping thriller - and the story that it tells is an important one."—Nights and Weekends.com

"A little bit of Atticus from To Kill a Mockingbird and a lot of James Patterson heading in a new direction."
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"Fans of the Cross novels will find this book equally as enjoyable as any Cross book. IT CONTAINS THE SAME FAST PACE, TRUE-TO-LIFE CHARACTERS, AND GREAT STORYTELLING THAT ARE HALLMARKS OF VIRTUALLY EVERYTHING THAT PATTERSON WRITES."—TMRZoo.com

"A HAUNTING ACCOUNT OF A BLEAK TIME IN AMERICA'S HISTORY . . . A REVELATION."—BookReporter.com

About the Author

James Patterson has had more New York Times bestsellers than any other writer, ever, according to Guinness World Records. Since his first novel won the Edgar Award in 1977 James Patterson's books have sold more than 240 million copies. He is the author of the Alex Cross novels, the most popular detective series of the past twenty-five years, including Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider. Mr. Patterson also writes the bestselling Women's Murder Club novels, set in San Francisco, and the top-selling New York detective series of all time, featuring Detective Michael Bennett. He writes full-time and lives in Florida with his family.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Luanne Ollivier #1 HALL OF FAMETOP 10 REVIEWER on Oct. 7 2009
Format: Audio CD
The latest in the Alex Cross series by James Patterson, Alex Cross's Trial isn't actually about Alex. Instead it is a book within a book - a novel that Alex pens about his great uncle Abraham Cross.

Ben Corbett served with Teddy Roosevelt in the war. He is asked by the president to return to his hometown to secretly investigate reports of rampant racism and injustice. Roosevelt tells him to connect with Abraham Cross in the black quarter of Eudora, Mississippi.

What follows is a disturbing and appalling story of discrimination and corruption. Some listeners may find the descriptions of violence unsettling. Ben's attempts at justice seem to be thwarted at every turn as the presiding judge in town is his estranged father. Much of this tale has it's origins in history. What's discouraging is that some of the scenarios used are not at all in the the past, but still operating in the present.

I listened to this in audio format. The opening preface is read by Shawn Andrew as Alex. Gospel music is used effectively as background. Dylan Baker is the main reader and his voice is perfectly suited to portray Ben. His folksy, down home voice captures Ben's initial innocence and his later, his determination and purpose. His cadence and inflection somewhat reminded me of Garrison Keillor.

Patterson features short cliffhanging chapters in his books. In audio, I find I can't stop until I've listened to the entire disc!
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By Toni Osborne TOP 100 REVIEWER on April 29 2010
Format: Hardcover
Alex Cross book #15 in the series

This novel is not what you would expect in the Alex Cross series. In this addition Alex Cross himself explains that it is now the perfect time to share his favourite stories that Nana Mama frequently recounted about their family history.

The story brings us back to the early 20th century, a time when Ben Corbett is assigned to defend some of Washington's most difficult cases. He is a man overworked and poorly paid ,a great disappointment to his wife.

One day, President Theodore Roosevelt summons him to the White House and assigns him a mission that will bring him back to his home town of Eudora, Mississippi. His task is to investigate rumours of numerous lynchings and the possible resurgence of the Ku Klux Klan....Once there he meets Abraham Cross and his beautiful daughter Moody, they introduce him to the dark side of what seems to be an idyllic Southern town.

The story is told from the perspective of Ben Corbett. He vividly describes the reign of terror suffered by the black community during the turn of the century. A time when murder, torture and abuse was prolific, some details are very graphic.

The plot keeps a steady pace and the characters are very well presented. In itself, the novel is well worth reading, a trip back in history most would want to forget.......

On the down side, Alex Cross's name in the title is misleading, an apparent marketing ploy. This is not like the other novels in this series where Alex Cross plays a predominant role
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James Patterson, whose books come out as regularly as the sun or moon, has departed from the "usual" in his novel "Alex Cross's Trial". For one thing, it doesn't star Alex Cross. For another, it is set in the south in the early 1900's. For a third thing, Teddy Roosevelt is a major character! And aside from all that, the story is historical, gripping, fascinating and well-told. Ben Corbett, the main character, is sent to his hometown of Eudora, Mississippi by President Teddy Roosevelt to determine whether lynchings are taking place in the town of his childhood memory. Nostalgia and humour fight with grim reality as the investigation explores a shameful era of American history.
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It's a good story, but I still prefer Alex Cross chasing the bad guys. It's like a normal (for some people) family life and he includes
his family and his affection in the story.

Alex Cross's Trial gave me an insight into the problems that coloured people had in the old days. Thank God the world has moved
forward!
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Lots of good history, but depressed me, I hate the whole prejudiced world, and it made me sad that this went on in the South. So it was not my favorite book of Alex Cross Series.
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By Loretta Monk on Feb. 23 2014
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Good story. I enjoy James Patterson's tales. He writes a good yarn. That's all I have to say. Good bye.
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