Alex Cross's Trail - James Patterson
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.
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.
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 murder, love, and, above all, bravery.
Series: Alex Cross Novels
Hardcover: 512 pages
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company; Lrg edition (August 24, 2009)
MY THOUGHTS: This is book 15 of the Alex Cross series by James Patterson. Alex is writing a book about a family member his Nana Mama has told him about his family. Now Alex is writing this novel for his children. The story is set in the tiny town Eudora, Mississippi, Alex's home town. Set during the 1930's, Ben Corbett is asked by the president, to head home to investigate the rumors of the Ku Klux Klan. He meets with Abraham Cross, who lives in the Quarters of Eudora. Ben and Abraham work together to get the information that the president wants. The town is full of KKK members going around hanging black people for no other reason then they can. Ben is beaten and hanged, but he survives and people of the Quarter nurse him back to health. Ben and Abraham set a trap for the KKK. They capture 3 of them, they are arrested, brought to trial. But do they get any justice? I give this book 5.....
This book is for 1 of my reading challenges.....
Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge