Eclipse - Large Print Author:Richard North Patterson 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 husba... more »nd, 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.« 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.