Pattersonís latest Alex Cross mystery takes a unique spin. Pattersonís lead character,
Alex Cross, is the "author" of this mystery; hence the title Alex Crossís Trial.
After chasing a vicious killer named The Tiger half way around the world, character
Alex Cross decides to take a break and write a novel. Cross first explains that his family
continues the tradition of oral history. His grandmother, known as Nana Mama, often shares
her family history, which spans five decades as a teacher in Washington during the Civil
Rights turmoil, as well as the many stories passed on before she was born.
Trial is about Nana Momaís uncle, Abraham Cross, a baseball player who lived in
Eudora, Mississippi. Abraham was the grandfather to Cousin Moody, another unforgettable relative.
Abraham Crossís story takes place in the early 1900s when Theodore Roosevelt was president.
Alex believes this story explains why so many black people feel hurt, angry and lost, even
today. A white attorney named Benjamin Corbett put Abrahamís history in writing. Ben Corbett
kept first-person journals, and eventually gave those involving Uncle Abraham to Cousin Moody.
Benís father is an active judge in Eudora. His late mother was known as the Poetess of
Dixie. Ben returns to Eudora at the request of President Theodore Roosevelt. Rumor has it
the KKK is active, again, and the president wants him to investigate. In Eudora, Ben meets
Abraham and Moody. Abraham is wise and respectful. Moody is haughty and confrontational—a
dangerous combination in the South. The two lead Ben in the direction he needs to go —and
so the ride begins...
Alex Crossís Trial takes place during the time of segregation
and the KKK. Itís historical, courtroom drama at its best. Ben and
a collection of unforgettable characters are wrapped in a volatile
story of heroes, villains, historical detail, twists and turns,
and stunning revelations. Itís truly powerful. The audio narration
by Dylan Baker and Sawn Andrew is outstanding.
of other titles in this series
Along Came a Spider #1
Kiss the Girls #2
Jack and Jill #3 [audio]
Pop Goes the Weasel #5 [book]
Violets are Blue #7 [book]
Four Blind Mice #8 [book]
Big Bad Wolf #9 [book]
London Bridges #10 [audio]
Mary Mary #11 [audio]
Cross # 12 [audio]
Double Cross #13 [book]
# 14 [book]
Alex Cross Trial #13 [book]
I, Alex Cross #16 [book]
Cross Fire #17 [audio]
Kill Alex Cross #18 [audio]
Merry Christmas, Alex Cross #19
Alex Cross, Run #20 [audio]
Cross My Heart #21 [audio]
Hope to Die #22 [audio]
Cross Justice #23 [audio]
Cross Kill #23.1 [audio]
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