Item description for The Gambit by Gary Nunnally...
Terrorism for profit. In The Gambit, terrorist events are "engineered" to spike global oil markets for personal profit and political and strategic goals. The audacious manipulation of events soon spirals oil prices out of control, undermining economies and the reelection prospects of a U.S. president, co-opted by the actions of the conspiracy underway. A conspiracy led by a wealthy Saudi prince who has the goods on the occupant of the White House; a conspiracy operating under the cover of shadowy militant groups, seducing a Houston oilman to subjecting his own company to terrorist assault. Tipped off by a mysterious Lebanese banker, the U.S. mounts a furious effort to thwart the operation. But, it becomes eerily apparent that the President's first priority is to terminate the banker at all costs. Hastings, the top American intelligence official, acting against orders, desperately attempts to keep the banker alive long enough to understand the full dimensions of the treachery underway, culminating in the truth about the Prince and President dumped upon an unsuspecting electorate in the closing days of the election. The Gambit's wild ride through scheming oil traders, unstable markets, political blackmail, desperation and greed produces an uncomfortable premise: to what extent has the conspiracy already occurred?
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.5" Width: 5.3" Height: 1.2" Weight: 1.15 lbs.
Release Date Dec 1, 2006
Publisher Mill City Press, Inc.
ISBN 1934248045 ISBN13 9781934248041
Reviews - What do customers think about The Gambit?
A Timely Book on Oil Conspiracy and Political Intrigue Aug 29, 2007
Reading Gary Nunnally's book, The Gambit, has been an eyeopening experience for me, and I mean that quite literally. You see, I know Gary, but I had no idea he could write so well, or that he had such a background that he could write a book so knowledgeable about the world pertaining to the petroleum industry. I say this not to categorize him, but to emphasize the many sides to a thinking man, who has learned so much from the industry he writes about. And he writes beautifully, describing for us the very real world, and those characters in it we know so little about, but that we get to know, good and bad, within these pages.
Intrigue! Worldwide economic conspiracy via manipulated oil prices! Political blackmail! Greed! From the lowest facets of society to the highest levels of the free world. This book takes us on a fascinating journey through the minds of those who "can and could" do us harm for their own gain. In the end, they don't succeed in bringing down the economy, but the loopholes are obvious. It is a "must read" for those of us who know so little about how fragile our economy can be when the "terrorists", in this case the wealthy worldwide oil traders, begin their work. Is there an answer? Vigilance, awareness, and books like this!