Trial confirms Richard North Patterson’s place as “our most important author of popular fiction.”

“It is no overstatement to say that To Kill a Mockingbird for the 21st century has arrived. Trial grapples with the biggest issues of race and justice and does so in a meaningful and engrossing way, page after page. You cannot help being moved by this story and it illuminates the biggest issues we face in our nation today.”
–James Stavridis, former supreme Allied Commander of NATO and New York Times bestselling novelist

“For all its timely discussion, Trial is first and foremost a novel of irresistible suspense. This is a barnburner of a book whose huge drama, large characters, and elemental conflicts grab you from page one.”
–Scott Turow, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Presumed Innocent and Suspect

“This is a portrait of the America I know. It is compelling, contemporary and thoughtfully researched truth telling. Trial might be fictional but it is real. Allie, Chase, Malcolm, Jabari and Janie are real people. I know them. Their experiences are real. I’ve lived them.”
–Bruce Gordon, former CEO of the NAACP

“For many years, my law practice representing Black men and women struggling for justice in a Jim Crow environment took me into the courthouse and among the people of the area depicted in this novel. As a Black native of Southwest Georgia and based on my professional experience, Richard North Patterson has done a commendable job of capturing the spirit of the place and its people.”
–Judge Herbert E Phipps, retired, Georgia Court of Appeals

“Richard North Patterson has written another excellent novel which rings with authenticity. He captures virtually all the racial subtleties I would expect from a Black author, and knocks the politics out of the park.”
–Thelton Henderson, Judge, US District Court (Ret.), Former attorney US Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Voting Section