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Product Details

  • Paperback: 402 pages
  • Publisher: North Shield Publishing (June 2, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0956829996
  • ISBN-13: 978-0956829993
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.9 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.5 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,662,696 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Stephanie on February 6, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition
The oil business is always associated with wealth, but this book is so much more.

Money, power, greed, corruption and then let’s mix in a little murder and suspense.

Jonathan Marshall was just trying to do his job, analyzing data in order to give a report, but the numbers weren’t making sense in the end. Knowing the business he was in, there are very few people he could trust to talk to. Luckily a friend gave him a few magical words that opened up a whole new meaning to his report about an oil pipeline from Russia to Europe. Once his report is passed on to those higher up, that’s when the fun begins. What appeared to be a random accident at first, soon becomes a fight for life for Jonathan.

So many character you would love to hate, so many willing to kill for their boss. Quite the cast of characters from all areas of the globe. Short chapter make it easy to stop when necessary, but you won’t want to. You’ll want to keep reading to see who lives, who dies and who is behind it all. Flows nicely from one chapter to the next.

Just for fun, add a small bit of romance for Jonathan, because you can’t keep running for your life without a girl by your side.

While the cover and/or title can sometimes make or break a book, this cover works but does not stand out, and the title definitely fits. Very little if any grammer, spelling or text issues.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By christine paras on January 22, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition
oil and corruption a novel by Gareth Flood is an exhilarating thriller that follows Jonathan marshall in the quest to save his life. Jonathan marshall, was a rising analyst for a major oil company when a report that indicates he knows too much about an impending proposed pipeline inadvertently places him on a hit list. After his prompt relocation to Paris for a business assignment, things go south quickly. When his hotel room explodes Jonathan realizes that an organization is out to get him. He cleverly uses his training and knowledge of spies to keep himself alive, while dodging two ruthless assassins, the Tartar, a loose cannon from Eastern Europe, and the Cajun, who is known for never missing his mark. Fans of the Bourne Identity Series will surely enjoy this political thriller which beautifully demonstrates society's willingness to 'sweep things under the rug' all in the pursuit of profit, and to keep the oil train floating.

General Comments;

The book is properly formatted and has few if any misspellings, and the cover is illustrated nicely. A great read, I was surprised with the conclusion which had a shocking plot twist that I did not see coming, and was ultimately satisfied with the ending. The protagonist is the average joe and does the best with a finite knowledge of espionage based on his own knowledge based on spy movies and on general things that the average person would know. I was satisfied to see Jonathan as the snit-hero as he proves unwilling to go with the status quo and seems bent on changing the structure of oil, although whether it is for the ultimate good remains unknown. A great read, I'd definitely recommend it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lennette on January 12, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition
Oil and Corruption, by Gareth Flood is a tale based on greed, murder, deceit, and bribery with a love story thrown in for good measure. Even though the story is a work of fiction, I got a good view of how the few powerful players in the oil business run the world through secret organizations and corruption. The action spans such countries as France, Russia, and Spain, proving that the love of money being the root of all evil definitely applies.
The oil business is powerful as well as dangerous. Just ask Jonathan Marshall, one of many consultants in a huge international oil company. His last assignment makes him uncomfortable and he is right to be cautious since the spreadsheet that he is analyzing is only a portion of a sinister plot between countries that has been in the making for 15 years. When he finally finishes his task and hands it over to his superior, people start to die and it is not long before Jonathan realizes that as a “loose end”, he is next. People are trying to kill him and he flees from country to country trying to stay alive as he dodges snipers, explosives, and other horrible assassins employed to terminate him.
In the middle of the action Jonathan runs into Julie, a French employee of his company. She appears to be his only help for now, but he is afraid to trust her. He trusts no one since he just barely managed to cheat death on more than one occasion. Julie does help him in more ways than one and in the process the two fall in love. When the time comes for them to part ways, Jonathan wonders if he will manage to stay alive and if he will ever see her again.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Elizabeth Barbarick (Stuffed Shelves) on September 7, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
A normal every day joe who works at an oil company but when he finds some information that he shouldn't know, the gates of hell let loose upon him. There are explosions, people out to kill Jonathan Marshall. Every character mentioned in this book has crazy things happen to them and/or does crazy things.

Even though the book is filled with crazy scenes, I would not categorize it as completely serious. There are some dry humorous parts that keep the mood light and entertaining.

I wasn't sure what to think when I started this book so it definitely took me by surprise with every twist and turn. Every scene was unpredictable and fun to read. It feels like the book will never end because of it's overwhelming amount of drama and change in locations.

The book moves at a pace that is easy enough to read, keeps you interested, but doesn't overwhelm you with information and bombard you with information your brain cannot process. Mr. Flood is definitely a creative soul to be able to write the way he does in this book.

This is a completely unique book that will have you hooked, regardless of the types of books you usually read. I would rate this book as a 4/5. The only thing I can say about this book that is even remotely negative, was that the book was a bit long for my preference. All in all, a super fun read.
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