Item description for Over a Barrel by Peter Driver...
Nicole Devereux, a beautiful young lawyer, fights her corner in a man's world, using her wiles to great effect. Ed Burke, her American CEO, is smitten, but is unsure of her loyalty, yet succumbs to her charms, as do others. While President Saddam Hussein prepares to invade Kuwait, Ed's world seems to be falling apart, not knowing who to trust in the fevered atmosphere of Middle Eastern oil. Are his fears about his daughter Louise in Saudi Arabia well founded? Is Nicole on his side or against him? With so much to play for, Ed battles on, jetting into Baghdad when the going gets tough.
Will Ed end up on top? Or could it be Nicole, with her determined mindset? One thing is certain: they are both playing for high stakes where the winner takes all. 'Over a Barrel' is an exciting thriller with a tense plot, diverse characters, extensive love interest, perversity, and human stoicism. It's too good to miss.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.5" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.75" Weight: 0.95 lbs.
Publisher Twenty First Century Publishers
ISBN 1904433030 ISBN13 9781904433033
Reviews - What do customers think about Over a Barrel?
Oil, War and Motives Apr 18, 2003
This is tense thriller that looks behind the scenes of the international oil markets and the politics that go with them. The fact that it is set at the time of the invasion of Kuwait makes it even more pertinent today. You may question what has really changed as it casts light among the shadows. The characters are diverse and striking, as they interact to pull you into the vortex of events. When you reach the end, you will reach for the sequel.
A Thriller in the Oil Markets Jan 17, 2003
Ed Burke, an American oil tycoon, is used to juggling several balls at one. This time he is caught up in the events leading up to the invasion of Kuwait in 1990. Concern about his daughter in Saudi Arabia proves to be well founded, and the plot thickens, as both his company and family are brought into play. This book is situated bang slap in the middle of the thriller genre and should grip you to the last page. And you won't want it to end.
A Thriller Set in the Tough World of International Oil Jan 14, 2003
From the moment you land at Heathrow on page one the plot grips you. Ed Burke, an American oil tycoon, jets through the world's financial centres and the Middle East to set up deals, but where does this lead him? Are his premonitions about his daughter Louise in Saudi Arabia well-founded? Is his corporate lawyer Nicole on his side or against him. Does he have opponents in the Middle East? As the plot unfolds his company is put into play in the tangle of events surrounding the invasion of Kuwait in 1990. Even his private life is drawn into the morass. In this novel Peter depicts the grim machinations of political and commercial life, but the human spirit shines through. This is a thriller that will hold you to the last page.