Alex Cross's Trial (Alex Cross, Book 15) by James Patterson, Richard DiLallo

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By James Patterson, Richard DiLallo

Separated through time

From his grandmother, Alex pass has heard the tale of his nice uncle Abraham and his struggles for survival within the period of the Ku Klux Klan. Now, Alex passes the relations story alongside to his personal young children in a singular he's written--a novel known as Trial.

Connected via blood

As a legal professional in turn-of-the-century Washington D.C., Ben Corbett represents the hardest instances. combating opposed to oppression and racism, he dangers his relatives and his lifestyles within the strategy. whilst President Roosevelt asks Ben to come back to his domestic city to enquire rumors of the resurgence of the Ku Klux Klan there, he can't refuse.

United through bravery

When he arrives in Eudora, Mississippi, Ben meets the clever Abraham go and his attractive granddaughter, Moody. Ben enlists their support, and the 2 Crosses introduce him to the hidden facet of the idyllic Southern city. Lynchings became ordinary and citizens of the town's black sector stay in consistent worry. Ben goals to damage the reign of terror--but the reality of who's fairly in the back of it can holiday his center. Written within the fearless voice of Detective Alex go, Alex Cross's Trial is a gripping tale of homicide, love, and, exceptionally, bravery.

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I stood ankle deep in the muck of the swamp, batting at the cloud of mosquitoes that whined around my face and arms. I was hiding as best I could behind a tangle of brambly vines and swamp grass, all alone and completely petrified. In no time at all, the men had fashioned a rope into a thick noose with a hangman’s knot. It took even less time to sling the rope over the middle fork of a sizable sycamore tree. The only sound in those woods was the awful grunting of the men, the steady metallic chant of the cicadas, and the loud beating of my heart.

ISBN: 978-0-316-07262-5 Contents Featuring Alex Cross Copyright A Preface to Trial Part One: A Good Man is Hard to Find Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5 Chapter 6 Chapter 7 Chapter 8 Chapter 9 Chapter 10 Chapter 11 Chapter 12 Chapter 13 Chapter 14 Chapter 15 Chapter 16 Chapter 17 Chapter 18 Part Two: Homecoming Chapter 19 Chapter 20 Chapter 21 Chapter 22 Chapter 23 Chapter 24 Chapter 25 Chapter 26 Chapter 27 Chapter 28 Chapter 29 Chapter 30 Chapter 31 Chapter 32 Chapter 33 Chapter 34 Chapter 35 Chapter 36 Chapter 37 Chapter 38 Chapter 39 Chapter 40 Chapter 41 Chapter 42 Chapter 43 Part Three: Southern Funeral Favorites Chapter 44 Chapter 45 Chapter 46 Chapter 47 Chapter 48 Chapter 49 Chapter 50 Chapter 51 Chapter 52 Chapter 53 Chapter 54 Chapter 55 Chapter 56 Chapter 57 Chapter 58 Chapter 59 Chapter 60 Chapter 61 Chapter 62 Chapter 63 Chapter 64 Chapter 65 Chapter 66 Chapter 67 Chapter 68 Chapter 69 Part Four: “My Name is Henry” Chapter 70 Chapter 71 Chapter 72 Chapter 73 Chapter 74 Chapter 75 Chapter 76 Chapter 77 Chapter 78 Chapter 79 Chapter 80 Chapter 81 Chapter 82 Chapter 83 Chapter 84 Chapter 85 Chapter 86 Chapter 87 Chapter 88 Part Five: The Trial at Eudora Chapter 89 Chapter 90 Chapter 91 Chapter 92 Chapter 93 Chapter 94 Chapter 95 Chapter 96 Chapter 97 Chapter 98 Chapter 99 Chapter 100 Chapter 101 Chapter 102 Chapter 103 Chapter 104 Chapter 105 Chapter 106 Chapter 107 Chapter 108 Chapter 109 Chapter 110 Chapter 111 Chapter 112 Chapter 113 Chapter 114 Chapter 115 Chapter 116 Chapter 117 Chapter 118 Chapter 119 Chapter 120 Chapter 121 Chapter 122 Chapter 123 Chapter 124 Chapter 125 Chapter 126 Chapter 127 Chapter 128 Chapter 129 Chapter 130 Chapter 131 Chapter 132 Chapter 133 Chapter 134 Chapter 135 Chapter 136 Chapter 137 Chapter 138 Chapter 139 Chapter 140 A Preview of WITCH & WIZARD Books by James Patterson About the Authors For Susan, of course A PREFACE TO TRIAL BY ALEX CROSS A few months after I hunted a vicious killer named the Tiger halfway around the world, I began to think seriously about a book I had been wanting to write for years.

The “coverage” in these pieces read more like the review of a new vaudeville show or a lady pianist at a classical music concert. To wit: The Everett lynching was far more gruesome than the Kelly lynching of but two weeks previous. Due to the unusual explosion of Thaddeus Everett’s neck and carotid arteries, this hanging was both more extraordinary and interesting than the afore-mentioned Kelly death. And from the Memphis Sunday Times, a “critique” of a different lynching: Olivia Kent Oxxam, the only woman privileged to be present at “Pa” Harris’s lynching in the River Knolls region, declared it to be “One of the most riveting events of my lifetime.

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