Alex Cross's Trial (Alex Cross Series #15)

Alex Cross's Trial (Alex Cross Series #15)

by James Patterson, Richard DiLallo
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Alex Cross's Trial (Alex Cross Series #15) 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 490 reviews.
Tidbitsofscott More than 1 year ago
I am sorry to say that the story is anything but original. James Patterson and his co-author Richard Dilallo have taken Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird", both John Grisham's "A Painted House" and "A Time to Kill" and combined them all together into a simplistic novel about the south in the early 1900's, a lynching, segregation, and the Ku Klux Clan. I would really like it if Patterson would give over some of his ideas completely to his co-authors and let them run with it, while he concentrates on what made him so famous in the first place - ALEX CROSS. The few times he has chosen to use past history that needs reseach the results always seem to fall short and bring down the overall value of the novels. Read this one if you like most of Patterson's books, but be warned it is not great, merely good.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I received the book in the mail today, and I am beyond disappointed. I have seen quite a decrease in the quality of writing ever since James Patterson allowed other people to write and he just slapped his name on the cover, but this just was the last straw for me. I was a loyal Patterson reader, but I will never pick one up again! I pre-order all of his books, and have never felt the need to read the preview. Today, I immediately opened the box and was surprised as I read the first 3 pages to see that it was nothing like the usual, and honestly of a subject matter that I have no interest in! I beg you, Mr Patterson, bring back the quality and forsake the quantity!!
Granny_book_lover More than 1 year ago
I made a point of reading all of the first 14 chapters available on the B & N preview before I bought the book as Patterson's last few books have been erratic. This book was historically accurate and about a topic - lynching in Mississippi in 1906 where the ravages of the Civil War are still present in the black community. Two separate communities, one black and one white, have lives that intertwine. And yet, fear is still the biggest obstacle to overcome as the country moves into the 20th century. If you like historical novels, you will like this look into racial issues in the Deep South!
Carol1951 More than 1 year ago
Being so thoroughly enamoured of Alex Cross, I was sceptical about truly enjoying members of the Cross family in another era, another setting as well, and still getting the thrill ride I so enjoy in Patterson's books. Not to worry. He's got it covered. Go back to the turn of the 20th Century and the deeply bigoted, deep south. Add a colorful touch of the larger than life Teddy Roosevelt, and a young impassioned humanist Harvard law graduate, to the racial pot boiling in small southern town, and you have recipe for terror, suspence, heroism, sorrow, and hope. Patterson has another central character who could be the motivation for a series of great stories that unfold around the old being pulled kicking and screaming into the 20th century.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read all of Alex Cross Books. This was unexpected. I think the subject matter is relevant today. I love pattersons writing style.Of all of the Alex Cross books this will stay with me the longest.
APayne More than 1 year ago
one of the best Alex Cross books to date - the only thing is that there are many loose ends at the finish
mickeydAR More than 1 year ago
Excellent reading, Patterson is without a doubt one of the best out there. I would recomend the entire series for any one who enjoys a good book, just start reading and try to put it down. Waitng on the next Patterson book to be printed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a much different book than most of Patterson's books but it was really good. Sad that we have to be reminded that these things really happened. But it's good to be reminded that we have hero's in all walks of life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Once I started reading, I couldn't put it down.
wizkids32 More than 1 year ago
Awesome book loved it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was sceptical of a novel in the Alex Cross series that wasn't following our usual protaganist. This was a pleasant surprise, however, which really drew me in and had me just as commited as any other. Highly recommend this one, either as part of the series or a stand alone.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not in line with the current series, so wondering if it will have something to do with upcoming books in the series. Good book and worth reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book
rwchipster More than 1 year ago
This is NOT an Alex Cross book! I was very disappointed. I wish that I had previewed the book before purchasing it. I read the first few chapters and quit. I expect to pickup again in the series with #16, but I will preview it first.
Daddeo More than 1 year ago
Now we understand Nana a bit more....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is one of my favorite books form James Patterson. The books is a story told to one of James Patterson’s characters detective Alex cross. The story follows his great uncles struggle when the Ku Klux Klan was prominent and racism was everywhere. To be honest the book doesn’t feel like a James Patterson book. What I liked about the book was the fact that it showed a side of people that we normally ignore which is the cruel and evil side where man would do unspeakable things over such a small thing as skin color to his fellow man. Patterson’s writing in this book doesn’t feel the same as his normal books but what makes this book excellent is that fat that when you finish reading it you think about what happened because it’s about what . It follows Ben Corbett a lawyer who is tasked with investigating the reports of lynching’s in his hometown of Eudora, Mississippi by President Roosevelt. In Eudora ben meets Abraham cross and the events of the story to me shows that there has been more than one great person in his family. Also living in the south this pained a gruesome image of what could have happened right by my on home years ago.
Morgan268 More than 1 year ago
EXCELLENT! I feel I know the Cross family as if it were my own. Nana is a favorite character in the series. I was pleased to learn more history and family member is the Cross family tree. I first "read" this book on tape while driving long distance. It was so engrossing, it made traveling really short and pleasant. Couldn't wait to get back in the car to learn more about the Cross family and it's history that is also our country's history. I passed the audiobook onto friends. Now I'm buying it for my nook so I can read it again whenever I want.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I noticed the minute I read "A PreFace to Trial" that the jacket cover refers to Moody as Abraham's "beautiful daughter" but the preface refers to Abraham as her grandfather. Who did the review & editing for this book, certainly not James Patterson himself!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read almost everything that James Patterson publishes, this book is a little different in the cast of characters. Just started to read, so I cannot give a total review.
SuzieA More than 1 year ago
Like most of the other reviewers I preorder all of James Patterson's books. After SWIMSUIT and now this one I will no longer do this. I also feel the quality of his work has diminished the past 2 years. It seems he is all about churning out numerous books and not that interested in telling a good quality story. If his next book is like his last two I will no longer purchase titles by this author.
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The best Alex Cross book I have ever read.
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Loved it
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