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.
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I listened to this book a I was travelling. The narrator was superb bringing all the characters to life. The story line was moving and gave the listener an insight into a shameful but fascinating period of our recent history. I will be listening to it again.
Although as with many other Patterson books, this one is well researched and well written, but it has absolutely NOTHING to do with Alex Cross. The title is blatantly and purposely misleading.