Eclipse Author:Richard North Patterson 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 dec... more »ides 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.« less
RNPatterson is one of my favorite authors. I loved his last book and so I was excited to read this one. It was a big dissapointment. It was depressing and it dragged. If you want to learn about the corruption involved in oil( big surprise?) and the horrible conditons in Africa( no suprises here either) then maybe it might be interesting to you. The love triangle was not at all believable. I wouldnt waste my time on this one.