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ISBN13: 9780312946388
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“Passionate…exciting…eye-opening.” —The Washington Post

Damon Pierce is a gifted California lawyer whose work is starting to seem soulless. Then, from out of nowhere, two life-altering events take place: First, Damons wife announces that shes leaving him. Next: A woman from his past reappears. Damon could never forget Marissa Brand Okari, his one-time great love. Now, shes in trouble…and Damon decides to do everything in his power to help her. 

 “COMPELLING AND CREDIBLE…guaranteed to rouse you to thought.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch

Marissas husband, Bobby Okari, is a freedom fighter in a corrupt west African nation—one thats being torn apart by global lust for its vast supply of oil. One day, during a solar eclipse, Bobby leads a high-profile protest rally against an American oil company…only to see everyone in his home village massacred by government troops. Already an enemy of the countrys savage dictator, Bobby is promptly arrested. Now its up to Damon to take on Bobbys case and save him—and Marissa—from almost certain death. And risk his own life in process.

 “This stellar legal thriller both informs and entertains…WILL CLING TO READERS LONG AFTER THE FINAL PAGE IS TURNED.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Synopsis:

The spellbinding story of an American lawyer who takes on a nearly impossible case--the defense of an African freedom fighter against his corrupt government's charge of murder

Damon Pierce's life has just reached a defining moment: a gifted California lawyer, he's being divorced by his wife and his work often seems soulless. Then he receives a frantic e-mail from Marissa Brand Okari--a woman he loved years ago--and decides to risk everything to respond to her plea for help.

Marissa's husband, Bobby Okari, is the charismatic leader of a freedom movement in the volatile west African nation of Luandia, which is being torn apart by the world's craving for its vast supply of oil. Bobby's outspoken opposition to the exploitation of his homeland by PetroGlobal--a giant American oil company with close ties to Luandia's brutal government--has enraged General Savior Karama, the country's autocratic ruler. After Bobby leads a protest rally during a full eclipse of the sun, everyone in his home village is massacred by government troops. And now Bobby has been arrested and charged with the murder of three PetroGlobal workers. Still drawn to Marissa, Pierce agrees to defend Bobby, hoping to save both Bobby and Marissa from almost certain death. But the lethal politics of Luandia may cost Pierce his life instead.

Culminating in a dramatic show trial and a desperate race against time, Eclipse combines a thrilling narrative with a vivid look at the human cost of the global lust for oil. Here is Richard North Patterson at his compelling best, confirming his place as our most provocative author of popular fiction.

Synopsis:

This spellbinding novel follows an American lawyer who attempts the impossible--to defend an African freedom-fighter charged with murder by his corrupt government. Now available in a tall Premium Edition.

Synopsis:

Damon Pierce is a gifted California lawyer whose work is starting to seem soulless. Then, from out of nowhere, two life-altering events take place: First, Damons wife announces that shes leaving him. Next: A woman from his past reappears. Damon could never forget Marissa Brand Okari, his one-time great love. Now, shes in trouble…and Damon decides to do everything in his power to help her. 

Marissas husband, Bobby Okari, is a freedom fighter in a corrupt west African nation—one thats being torn apart by global lust for its vast supply of oil. One day, during a solar eclipse, Bobby leads a high-profile protest rally against an American oil company…only to see everyone in his home village massacred by government troops. Already an enemy of the countrys savage dictator, Bobby is promptly arrested. Now its up to Damon to take on Bobbys case and save him—and Marissa—from almost certain death. And risk his own life in process.

About the Author

RICHARD NORTH PATTERSON is the author of Exile, The Race, and thirteen other bestselling and critically acclaimed novels. Formerly a trial lawyer, he was the SEC liaison to the Watergate special prosecutor and has served on the boards of several Washington advocacy groups. He lives in San Francisco and on Marthas Vineyard with his wife, Dr. Nancy Clair.

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seldombites, April 21, 2013 (view all comments by seldombites)
The first part of this novel was riveting, but after that I simply lost interest. However, I don't think the fault lies with the book which is well-written and suspenseful and deals with important issues. I guess I just wasn't in the mood for this style of heavy-handed activism. A different reader will probably enjoy it.
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Edward Hahn, November 8, 2010 (view all comments by Edward Hahn)
At the start of this book, I thought to myself, "Oh, oh, he's writing another "Exile" but this time about Africa instead of the Middle East." It's set in the San Francisco Bay Area, the protagonist falls for an exotic foreigner and rushes off to rescue her, etc. I was wrong.

Instead, I was captivated by a story based on the execution of Nigeria's Ken Sara-Wiwa during the brutal Abacha regime. Though, fictional, it is obvious that Patterson's research: literary, consultative and on-site in Nigeria was exemplary.

I became totally caught up in the unfolding drama as Damon Pierce tried to obtain justice for Bobby Okari as he is framed for the murder of three U.S. oil company employees in the fictitious African country of Luandia. I'm sure all similarity to Nigeria was intentional. Pierce's effort is complicated by the fact that he is in love with Marissa, Okari's wife.

All the elements of a great plot are here: a brutal, amoral, dictator with brutal underlings, a countryside revolt by local militia who are driven by profit as much or more as by principle, a climate of total lawlessness, U.S. dependence on foreign oil, U.S. policy that belies it's dedication to human rights, a minority of both white and black officials who really want to do the right thing in spite of the barriers, betrayal, loyalty and a believable love story.

The characters are as real as a story of this scope could make them. I'm not sure a well-to-do lawyer from San Francisco would risk as much as Pierce does to help an old friend no matter how much he loved her. On the other hand, people risk their lives everyday to fight injustice and poverty in places like Darfur so who am I to judge Pierce's actions.

Bobby Okari does remind me of others who become so dedicated to their cause that they would rather die than betray it. His supporters, who are not so dedicated, are presented in a very real way as either frightened or corruptible or both.

As you might imagine, there are no definitive answers to the dilemmas the characters face, there is only what each of them does to deal with their own beliefs and fears. There are also no easy solutions to the dilemmas governments face as they try to deal with their population's thirst for oil.

The book left me uneasy, not only about the world-wide corruption and potential crisis brought on by the need for oil but also about my own government's ability, even willingness, to deal with our dependence on foreign oil.

It's not often that a fictional thriller raises such important issues.
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JLH3179, July 30, 2010 (view all comments by JLH3179)
This is a great book both for fans of Patterson's work and his new readers. Although I enjoyed his earlier books, Eclipse and Exile are the best. For those who may be put off by the political elements of the story, don't be. It is an incredible page-turner with something for everyone. Pack it as a beach read, but make sure you have plenty of free time because you won't want to put it down!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780312946388
Author:
Patterson, Richard North
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Legal
Subject:
Suspense fiction
Subject:
Petroleum industry and trade -- Africa.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Thrillers/Legal
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Publication Date:
20090931
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
560
Dimensions:
7.45 x 4.27 x 1.16 in

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"Synopsis" by , The spellbinding story of an American lawyer who takes on a nearly impossible case--the defense of an African freedom fighter against his corrupt government's charge of murder

Damon Pierce's life has just reached a defining moment: a gifted California lawyer, he's being divorced by his wife and his work often seems soulless. Then he receives a frantic e-mail from Marissa Brand Okari--a woman he loved years ago--and decides to risk everything to respond to her plea for help.

Marissa's husband, Bobby Okari, is the charismatic leader of a freedom movement in the volatile west African nation of Luandia, which is being torn apart by the world's craving for its vast supply of oil. Bobby's outspoken opposition to the exploitation of his homeland by PetroGlobal--a giant American oil company with close ties to Luandia's brutal government--has enraged General Savior Karama, the country's autocratic ruler. After Bobby leads a protest rally during a full eclipse of the sun, everyone in his home village is massacred by government troops. And now Bobby has been arrested and charged with the murder of three PetroGlobal workers. Still drawn to Marissa, Pierce agrees to defend Bobby, hoping to save both Bobby and Marissa from almost certain death. But the lethal politics of Luandia may cost Pierce his life instead.

Culminating in a dramatic show trial and a desperate race against time, Eclipse combines a thrilling narrative with a vivid look at the human cost of the global lust for oil. Here is Richard North Patterson at his compelling best, confirming his place as our most provocative author of popular fiction.

"Synopsis" by , This spellbinding novel follows an American lawyer who attempts the impossible--to defend an African freedom-fighter charged with murder by his corrupt government. Now available in a tall Premium Edition.
"Synopsis" by ,
Damon Pierce is a gifted California lawyer whose work is starting to seem soulless. Then, from out of nowhere, two life-altering events take place: First, Damons wife announces that shes leaving him. Next: A woman from his past reappears. Damon could never forget Marissa Brand Okari, his one-time great love. Now, shes in trouble…and Damon decides to do everything in his power to help her. 

Marissas husband, Bobby Okari, is a freedom fighter in a corrupt west African nation—one thats being torn apart by global lust for its vast supply of oil. One day, during a solar eclipse, Bobby leads a high-profile protest rally against an American oil company…only to see everyone in his home village massacred by government troops. Already an enemy of the countrys savage dictator, Bobby is promptly arrested. Now its up to Damon to take on Bobbys case and save him—and Marissa—from almost certain death. And risk his own life in process.

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