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Eclipse - A Thriller

Richard North Patterson

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 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 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 provocative author of popular fiction.

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 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 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 provocative author of popular fiction.
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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 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 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 provocative author of popular fiction.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Peter Francis James

Length:

7h 44m


Chapters

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05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

07:22


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:20


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:12


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:58


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:17


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:24


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:05


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:29


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:28


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:21


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:17


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:26


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:54


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:57


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:15


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:04


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:03


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:41


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:02


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:07


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:25


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:51


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:14


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:15


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:17


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:11


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:45


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:43


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:19


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:07


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:07


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:53


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:35


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:37


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:58


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:10


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:06


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:53


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:13


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:49


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:16


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:23


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:22


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:00


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:57


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:36


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:59


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:32


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:17


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:59


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:41


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:41


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:26


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:37


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:51


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:11


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:48


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:23


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:56


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:25


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:35


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:51


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:29


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

07:15


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:32


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

07:22


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

06:28


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:52


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

08:50


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

00:23