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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
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 provocativeauthor of