Posted by : Mystee Sunday, July 18, 2010

Summary from GoodReads:

The year is 1906, and America is segregated. Hatred and discrimination plague the streets, the classroom, and the courts. But in Washington, D.C., Ben Corbett, a smart and courageous lawyer, makes it his mission to confront injustice at every turn. He represents those who nobody else dares defend, merely because of the color of their skin. When President Roosevelt, under whom Ben served in the Spanish-American war, asks Ben to investigate rumors of the resurgence of the Ku Klux Klan in his home town in Mississippi, he cannot refuse.

The details of Ben's harrowing story--and his experiences with a remarkable man named Abraham Cross--were passed from generation to generation, until they were finally recounted to Alex Cross by his grandmother, Nana Mama. From the first time hear heard the story, Alex was unable to forget the unimaginable events Ben witnessed in Eudora and pledged to tell it to the world. Alex Cross's Trial is unlike any story Patterson has ever told, but offers the astounding action and breakneck speed of any Alex Cross novel.

My Review: This is book #15 for Alex Cross. Can you believe this is the first official James Patterson book I've sat down to read? {Shame on me}. After reading this book, all I can say is: Who's sending the first 14 to me? ☻

For me this was a quick read. I'm a huge fan of short chapters that make sense where they're broken up. A once peaceful town is filled with racism and hate. Some of the racism is graphic, but it does fit for the purpose of this book and they are written very well {separating my dislike for the whole concept of racism in general}.

This book is full of twists, there were a few that I couldn't predict, too, and I LOVE that in a book. While not an original concept, it's still a good read--the title is also somewhat misleading..but I'll allow the readers that have read the first 14 to really determine that. ;)

All that said, I'll still be looking to pick up the well as more James Patterson.


Pages: 391

Review copy of this book provided by the author/publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review. In no way did the provision of the book affect the outcome of my review.

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  1. do be careful with first i thought i was crazy but from others, found out i am not...he appears to be and up or down writer...while you might like this book or series, the next you might hate...really dislike? even dh agreed with me!

  2. Pattersons audio books are amazing! You will have to listen to the Mike Bennett series - awesome!

  3. His earlier Alex Cross books are really good and I'm sure you'd enjoy them.

  4. I read one of his books quite awhile ago, I didn't care much for it and can't even remember the title. But, based that someone mentioned him as an up and down writer, I may go pick up a few more and give him another try.


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