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St. Martin's Press, Sep 1, 2009 - Fiction - 560 pages
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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 decides 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.

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User Review  - Cheryl - Goodreads

Another decent action-filled book from Patterson. I listened to this one on CD, so it was difficult for some reason for me to keep all the side characters straight. That might just be me- I retain ... Read full review

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User Review  - Pa - Goodreads

A rather good, though somewhat depressing, tale of despotism and the extreme corruption resulting from oil money flowing into a hypothetical west African country. At great personal risk, an American ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

RICHARD NORTH PATTERSON is the author of Exile, The Race, and thirteen other bestselling and critically acclaimed novels. Formerly a trial lawyer, he was the SEC liaison to the Watergate special prosecutor and has served on the boards of several Washington advocacy groups. He lives in San Francisco and on Martha's Vineyard with his wife, Dr. Nancy Clair.

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