Alex Cross's Trial - Alex Cross, Bk 15 Author:James Patterson, Richard DiLallo Detective Alex Cross tells the story of an ancestor, Abraham Cross, and his experiences with lawyer Ben Corbett, recounting one man's pursuit of justice in the face of the resurgence of Ku Klux Klan racism and violence in 1906 Eudora, Mississippi.
The next installment of the Alex Cross series. Except this was a historical novel concerning an ancestor of Alex Cross. Set in Mississippi. Told in the 1st person of Ben Corbett. A lawyer in early 1900's, Ben travels back home to investigate rumors of Ku Klux Klan at the request of President Theodore Roosevelt. This is where he meets kin of Alex Cross. There are lynchings and murders and racism in his hometown. Ben tries to fight this but it is a hard fight especially when his father is the judge. Another fast paced book from Patterson. Looking forward to his next book which will actually be about Alex Cross.