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Alex Cross's Trial A Preface to Trial

By James Patterson and Richard DiLallo

A Preface to Trial

  • Cross explains that he's spent a bunch of time hunting some bad guy named Tiger around the world and now he wants to write a crime novel. Not sure what he's talking about? Check out Cross Country, where all this goes down.
  • Alex also tells us that the novel is based on a story his grandma used to tell, and it takes place when Teddy Roosevelt was in the oval office.
  • The story involves a guy named Abraham Cross, who was a great baseball player from Mississippi. Oh, and he's also Alex's cousin Moody's grandpa.

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