by Richard North Patterson
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Eclipse 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 35 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
San Francisco law firm partner forty years old Damon Pierce is getting a divorce. The international litigation expert e-mails his college lover Marissa Brand to inform him that his marriage will be over by tomorrow although he knows she is married to oil rich Luandia reformist Bobby Okari whose country is run by a brutal despot.

While the foreign oil companies work closely with the government to rip off the oil deposits, everyone in Okari's village is murdered. However the government ignores the mass murders because they are the culprits; instead they arrest Bobby for the lynching of three foreign oil workers. Damon, out of love for Marissa, defends the accused in a kangaroo court that has already convicted him.

Few authors can hook an audience and maintain that grip throughout like Richard North Patterson does consistently. ECLIPSE affirms that belief especially with the haunting working and environmental conditions in Luandia that is the main star; even Governor Palin will shout the manta wind baby wind if she spent fifteen minutes getting her hair fixed there. The story line is fast-paced and filled with action that fans of legal thrillers in foreign nations in which the dictator makes the law will appreciate Mr. Patterson¿s latest exciting tale.

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seldombites More than 1 year ago
The first part of this novel was riveting, but after that I simply lost interest. However, I don't think the fault lies with the book which is well-written and suspenseful and deals with important issues. I guess I just wasn't in the mood for this style of heavy-handed activism. A different reader will probably enjoy it.
retiredJM More than 1 year ago
More of a "social" indictment. Not a great novel as one would expect from Patterson.
ThrillerBP More than 1 year ago
Unable to say this is his best work, however, he spins a convincing yarn. His character development is very strong. He combines the two cultures with ease and makes the struggles real in both worlds. Interested in what he comes up with next...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Richard North Patterson is the very best at his genre. He always writes well. His plots and themes are interesting and exciting. I recommend this and every other book he has written as highly entertaining.
willieworm More than 1 year ago
When I first started reading this novel I was turned off by the difference in locale. As I got involved in the novel, I began to appreciate the complexities that Patterson always brings to his novels. I read it with great interest and would recommend it to anyone who likes a thrilling novel. I respect that Patterson was able to change countries and still do a marvelous job. His characters and plotting were superb. The action was almost non-stop. And the story line was very believable.
ThatOne More than 1 year ago
This is a rich, entertaining, yet complex read. Complex from the perspective that it makes you pay attention and doesn't insult your intelligence like some of the garbage that's out there. The story is very intriguing and sophisticated. Great characters, nice flow. It all comes together nicely. Great read!
JTR More than 1 year ago
His last two books have elevated Richard North Patterson as a writer beyond the norm. This book continues his recent "tradition." I have read all of his books and have thoroughly enjoyed his writing style and ability. They have always been entertaining. But with "Exile," which may be his best effort, and "The Race" and now "Eclipse" he has risen a notch above his earlier works. His research is sound, his characters are believable and interesting and his writing style is first rate. I look forward to whatever his next work is. He never fails to entertain me and teach me more about my world, country and politics.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book. The plot is excellent and very real. The characters are so real. RNP has yet to write anything bad. Love them all. Read this one in two days. Keep up the good work, will look forward to the next book.
KenCady More than 1 year ago
Richard North Patterson's novels always come with a political theme, and this one is no different. But what is different, or at least better, about this novel, is the significant heightening of the thrill level. Patterson creates a real mystery and surrounds it with tension, all the while educating us to the political point he wants to make. Ultimately I like this book better than any of his previous ones.
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I tried. Its not gonna happen. offense...isnt quite an attractive name...
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That was not me i swear i like u i would never hurt u like that people get imposterd if u have a gf i swear that was not me i like u
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Booknut62 More than 1 year ago
This book reminded me why I like Richard North Patterson. I was hooked on Patterson with his book Silent Witness due to his engaging and original storytelling. This book lives up to the Patterson tradition. Damon Pierce, the lawyer-hero of the book, is absolutely engaging as the main character as he tries to unravel a mystery that basically keeps the reader hooked until the final chapters of the book. Patterson continues to prove to me that he can tell a story.
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CBBrown More than 1 year ago
I only read the first two chapters and put it down. The book is exactly the same as Patterson's last book. The plot is the same: only the setting and names of the character's have changed. Very disappointing.