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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, Damon's wife announces that she's leaving him. Next: A woman from his past reappears. Damon could never forget Marissa Brand Okari, his one-time great love. Now, she's in trouble...and Damon decides to do everything in his power to help her.
Marissa's husband, Bobby Okari, is a freedom fighter in a corrupt west African nation--one that's 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 country's savage dictator, Bobby is promptly arrested. Now it's up to Damon to take on Bobby's case and save him--and Marissa--from almost certain death. And risk his own life in process.

Publisher: New York : St Martin's Paperbacks, c2009.
ISBN: 9780312946388
Characteristics: 552 p. ;,19 cm.


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Jan 05, 2016

i agree with previous comment..took me days to get thru 60 pages but then the plot thickened and it ended up being a good read.

Jan 22, 2012

I admire Richard North Patterson's work, but I just could not get into this book 'Eclipse'. It is too preachy, bangs on about the oil industry's violations, the political corruption, and environmental devastation ad nauseum... After 60 pages I was so bored I had to put it down. I don't mind a book which has an important issue to expose, but I do need a bit more in the way of a story line, and a bit more action to get me interested and keep me reading to the end.

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