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Separated by time, connected by blood, united by bravery.

Alex Cross tells the irresistible story - passed down through the generations - of an ancestor's courageous fight for freedom.

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.

As a lawyer in early-twentieth-century Washington DC, Ben Corbett represents the toughest cases. Fighting against oppression and racism, he risks his family and his life in the process. When President Theodore Roosevelt asks Ben to return to his hometown to investigate rumours of the resurgence of the Ku Klux Klan there, he cannot refuse. When he arrives in Eudora, Mississippi, Ben meets the wise Abraham Cross and his beautiful daughter, 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.

©2009 James Patterson (P)2009 Hachette Audio

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Not your usual James Patterson

took me a while to get into it because it's quite different to the usual James Patterson I'm used to. not as engaging as I'm used to but it was still good

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  • Andrea Lee
  • 06-03-2018

not for me

love all the Alex cross books but just couldn't get into this one at all

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  • Miss Egypt
  • 11-12-2017

Came across so real, like I was actually there.

The narrator brought the book to life. Got upset over areas to know the history

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  • sara weeden
  • 17-03-2017

Feeling rather cheated

I did enjoy this book, it was s good story BUT it was not an Alex Cross story

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  • G
  • 05-02-2016

No like the usual cross books

I love the cross books but this was more of a history lesson. A good story but not like the usual cross books. Would have skipped this one if I'd pre read the write up

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  • taluth
  • 13-04-2013

great read

A fantastic book in the series,i have read all previous 17 books and i think this is another great read the auther has really bought together modern day terrorist issues into the book gripping at times and great characters and a fantastic narator reading the book definatly a 10 out of 10 book and would highly reccomend it cant wait for the the next read.

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  • malcolm
  • 24-12-2012

An excellent story.

What an excellent story, bringing to reality the horrors, injustice and prejudice of former years.