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Eclipse

by Patterson, Richard North.

Format: Book on CD 2009
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
Available (3)
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Penn Hills Library Audio Visual CD PAT
Location  Penn Hills Library
 
Collection  Audio Visual
 
Call Number  CD PAT
 
 
Shaler North Hills Library Audiovisual CD PATTERSON [B-O-CD]
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
 
Collection  Audiovisual
 
Call Number  CD PATTERSON [B-O-CD]
 
 
Upper St. Clair Township Library Audiobooks PATTERSON Richard North
Location  Upper St. Clair Township Library
 
Collection  Audiobooks
 
Call Number  PATTERSON Richard North
 
 
Summary
Attorney Damon Pierce has reached a rough patch in his life. His wife is divorcing him and his career seems unfulfilling. Things begin to change, however, when he receives a desperate email from Marissa, an ex-love from years ago, and he puts everything on the line to rush to her aid.
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 murderDamon 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,Eclipsecombines 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.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Patterson veers away from American politics in his latest and takes readers to the fictional African country of Luandia. California lawyer Damon Pierce responds to a cry for help from Marissa Brand Okari, who he fell in love with years ago but lost to another man, when her activist husband is arrested in Luandia. After Bobby Okari holds a peaceful demonstration in the town of Goro against the oil company PetroGlobal Luandia, he's framed for the murder of three PGL employees. The government's response is swift and appalling: soldiers slaughter civilians in Goro and arrest and torture Bobby.Damon agrees to defend Bobby before a tribunal, despite the extreme personal danger he faces in Luandia and the near certainty that Bobby will be killed. Patterson has done his research, modeling his tale on the execution in Nigeria of the activist Ken Saro-Wiwa. If the result isn't quite edge-of-your-seat thrilling, his descriptions of the complex internal and external politics of Luandia are fascinating. Though most of the time it does feel like Pierce is wielding a paper sword (as one character aptly describes his efforts), Bobby's plight and Pierce's efforts in the face of insurmountable odds should engage Patterson fans.--Huntley, Kristine Copyright 2008 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "This stellar legal thriller from bestseller Patterson (Exile) both informs and entertains. On the eve of getting a divorce, Damon Pierce, a 40-year-old partner in a huge San Francisco, Calif., law firm, who specializes in international litigation, e-mails Marissa Brand, a woman he was once in love with in college, to update her on his life. Marissa is married to Bobby Okari, a firebrand reformer whose Nigeria-like country, Luandia, is awash in oil. With these riches come the usual scenarios: ecological disasters, a brutal dictator with murderous henchmen, a rapacious foreign oil company and an oppressed populace. After everyone in Okari's village is slaughtered, Bobby is arrested for the lynching of three oil workers. Damon, because he's a good man and because he's still in love with Marissa, signs on to defend Bobby from the bogus charge. Patterson has exerted all his considerable skill in creating a nightmare atmosphere that will cling to readers long after the last page is turned. Author tour. (Jan.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Petroleum industry and trade -- Africa -- Fiction.
Suspense fiction.
Audiobooks.
Publisher New York :Macmillan Audio,2009
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors James, Peter Francis.
Macmillan Audio (Firm)
Participants/Performers Read by Peter Francis James.
Language English
Notes Unabridged.
Compact disc.
Description 11 audio discs (14 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781427206091
1427206090
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