Alex Cross's TRIAL

Front Cover
Little, Brown, Aug 24, 2009 - Fiction - 400 pages
52 Reviews
Written in the fearless voice of Detective Alex Cross, Alex Cross's Trial is a #1 New York Times bestseller of murder, love, and above all, bravery.

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 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.

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 courage in the face of prejudice and terror.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
24
4 stars
14
3 stars
8
2 stars
5
1 star
1

Great book

User Review  - Ryan D. - Overstock.com

Excellent book! James Patterson is one of my favorite authors and I especially enjoy all the detective Alex cross books. They are easy reads yet you cant put it down! Read full review

A twist you would never expect.

User Review  - nancy - Overstock.com

Again my daughter is a heavy reader and this book was a WOW!!! She said she never saw the twist to the end of the book coming. A Total Surprise!!! Read full review

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2009)

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 375 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. He writes full-time and lives in Florida with his family.

Bibliographic information