James Patterson was born on March 22, 1947, in Newburgh, New York, the son of Isabelle, a homemaker and teacher, and Charles Patterson, an insurance broker. He graduated summa cum laude with both a B.A. in English from Manhattan College and an M.A. in English from Vanderbilt University. He is principally known for his thriller and suspense novels, whose prolific output and business savvy made him a ubiquitous presence on best-seller lists in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Alex Cross's Trial is the 15th novel in James Patterson's Alex Cross series. It is written by Patterson and Richard DiLallo, and its premise is that it is a book written by Alex Cross. In Alex Cross's Trial, Abraham Cross, a relative who lived in Eudora, Miss., at the beginning of the 20th century, helps liberal lawyer Ben Corbett to expose the truth about a wave of lynchings near that town, an assignment undertaken at the request of Corbett's friend, President Theodore Roosevelt. When Corbett arrives in Eudora, where he was born and raised, he receives a frosty reception from many unhappy with his record of representing African-Americans accused of murder, including a cold shoulder from his father, a judge. Soon, Corbett finds evidence that racism is alive and well and that brutal murders of blacks, often for the most trivial of reasons, are endemic. You can listen online to free English audiobook “Alex Cross's Trial” by James Patterson and Richard DiLallo on our website.