Novel of murder, love, bravery topic of Book Talk

April 10, 2010 11:37:00 PM

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A panel discussion of the book "Alex Cross''s Trial," by James Patterson and co-author Richard Dilallo, will be presented by members of The Sisters Book Club at the Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library Book Talk Wednesday, April 14, at 2 p.m. The library is located at 314 Seventh St. N., in Columbus. 

 

Introducing the panel will be club member Jessie Koonce. This novel is one of historic fiction, set in the fictional town of Eudora, Miss. It is the 15th in a series about Alex Cross. 

 

Rather than being the main character in the book, it is Alex who tells the story of the daring and heroic acts of his great uncle Abraham in the early 1900s. At the request of President Theodore Roosevelt, Washington, D.C., attorney Ben Corbett returns to Mississippi to investigate rumors the Ku Klux Klan is re-emerging in his hometown of Eudora. It is here that Corbett meets Uncle Abraham Cross and his beautiful daughter, Moody. 

 

Abraham and Moody introduce Corbett to the less than idyllic side of this Southern town. This book is one of murder, love and bravery. 

 

Everyone is invited to remain after the review to meet and talk with panel members. Light refreshments will be served. 

 

The Friends Book Talks are on the second Wednesday of the month, from September to May.