Thursday, November 17, 2011

Book Review: Alex Cross's TRIAL by James Patterson and Richard Diallo

Alex Cross's TRIAL by James Patterson and Richard Diallo
Paperback, 400 pages
Genre: Suspense
Gift from Co-worker

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.

Don’t let the name fool you like it did me: Alex Cross is not on trial, you sneaky James Patterson you! I couldn’t get through the previous book Cross Country so I just skipped ahead. So glad I did! Alex Cross’s TRIAL is a medium paced departure from the typical city based present day stories Patterson usually writes.

Good News:
I was able to immediately forget that I was reading a work of fiction. I felt as though I was transported to this picture that Diallo and Patterson paint. I was pleasantly surprised at how Patterson was able to make you love and loathe completely new characters within the first few pages. I would love to read more books where Ben Corbett is the main character.

Bad News:
Some parts might be a little too graphic without warning. But that might've just been to my taste.

Bottom Line:
This is excellent as a stand alone book since we don’t see any of these characters again and the story line is so solid. I highly recommend to readers who enjoy General Adult Fiction.

1 comment:

  1. I love James Patterson books! This sounds really interesting, and I really like the fact that it doesn't seem like a work of fiction. Will have to check it out. Thanks for the review

    Andrea
    Cozy Up With A Good Read

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