Oil

Oil

by Jeff Nesbit

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Global powers race to exploit the chaos that has exploded overnight. Terrorist attacks against three of the world’s largest oil fields in Saudi Arabia, Iran, and Iraq threaten to cripple the fragile global economy. Clues link to a rogue, nuclear-armed country and a radical Sunni group, but not all are convinced they’re the perpetrators. Who had something to gain? All roads seem to lead to Israel, where Russia and America are locked in a titanic struggle over Israel’s large, undeveloped oil shale reserves. Nash Lee, entrepreneur of an online global network, is thrust into the tumultuous politics of the powerful Saudi kingdom when he uncovers information about a deadly plot to spark dissension among the Arab nation-states. As the Arab Spring revolts push the entire planet to the brink of war, news of the emergence of the Twelfth Imam changes everything. Plunge into the heart of the oil conflicts that pit nation against nation in the Middle East—and threaten to alter the balance of power forever.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781609361143
Publisher: Summerside Press
Publication date: 12/01/2011
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Jeff Nesbit has been a national journalist, the director of public affairs at two federal agencies in Washington, DC, and the communications director for a former US vice president. Nesbit has written more than a dozen novels and lives in Virginia.

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Oil 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
ReviewsFromTheHeart on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Just what do you think would happen if all the countries that supply us with oil, suddenly found their supplies at risk? There has been talk lately of the recent natural gas find in Israel and some believe that oil may lie within that country as well. If it were in fact true, Israel would move to the top of the super power list for supplying not only natural gas but oil as well.However, if that were to happen then the countries that have become Israel's biggest enemies would really find ways to destroy and wipe her off the face of the map as so many countries have already stated their threats.Now in the latest novel by Jeff Nesbit, Oil: A Novel, set this up as the underlying premise of this story. Iran, Iraq, Russia, Saudi Arabia, North Korea and China have a vital stake in trying to vie for the top position as an oil supplier to the world. The main problem with finding oil has been its difficult extraction for the shale in which it is located. Environmentalists want to make sure that the land and resources are not harmed and when a process is discovered that will allow that to happen, everyone wants a piece of the shale.Now power begins to shift by those that want it the most and using the legends from the Middle East of the prophecy regarding the Twelfth Imam and the Mahdi, they will make sure that all signs point to the rise of these figures and shift the balance of power in the Middle East forever. Now whatever peace has been achieved up to this point will now be placed on the table and what role will Israel have in it all?I received this book compliments of Summerside Press and Guideposts for my honest review. Even though the story takes awhile to develop you eventually understand why it's necessary when you see how detailed the process is by the climax of the book. There are many players involved in making this storyline happen and I think Jeff Nesbit does a wonderful job at building up his characters. It appears that a sequel is forthcoming as the book does leave the reader at a bit of a cliff hanger ending and things are not quite resolved. I would rate this book a 4.5 out of 5 stars and look forward to any future books that Jeff will breath life into. For those that love a bit of mystery and suspense with potential current world events then this one is perfect for you.
VicG More than 1 year ago
Jeff Nesbit in his new book, “Oil” Book Two in the Principalities and Powers series published by Guideposts gives us another adventure with Nash Lee. From the back cover: Global powers race to exploit the chaos that has erupted overnight. Terrorist attacks against three of the world’s largest oil fields in Saudi Arabia, Iran, and Iraq threaten to cripple the fragile global economy. Clues link to a rogue, nuclear-armed country and a radical Sunni group, but not all are convinced they’re the perpetrators. Who had something to gain? All roads seem to lead to Israel, where Russia and America are locked in a titanic struggle over Israel’s large, underdeveloped oil shale reserves. Nash Lee, entrepreneur of an online global network, is thrust into the tumultuous politics of the powerful Saudi kingdom when he uncovers information about a deadly plot to spark dissension among the Arab nation-states. As the Arab Spring revolts push the entire planet to the brink of war, news of the emergence of the Twelfth Imam changes everything. Plunge into the heart of the oil conflicts that pit nation against nation in the Middle East–and threaten to alter the balance of power forever. Buckle up for another wild ride with Nash Lee as, this time, his adventures take us to the Middle East. Nash now has to deal with the heads of government to stave off a global financial crisis over the oil and prevent nuclear war. Mr. Nesbit is brilliant is defining his characters and the more defined they are the more we like them and the more we like them the more we identify with what they are doing. Once the action gets going Mr. Nesbit revs up the thriller quotient considerably which will have you reading and flipping pages as fast as you can. This book is a suspense thriller as Nash’s life is in serious danger practically from the beginning. Don’t start this book late at night because it will be very difficult to put it down or stop thinking about it. I recommend this book highly and am greatly looking forward to the next book in the series. If you would like to listen to interviews with other authors and professionals please go to Kingdom Highlights where they are available On Demand. To listen to 24 hours non-stop, commercial free Christian music please visit our internet radio station Kingdom airwaves Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Guideposts. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
JeffW1967 More than 1 year ago
If you enjoy Joel C. Rosenberg books, you will love this one. It is the 2nd in a series with "Peace" being the title of the first book. Don't want to give out any spoilers but it is a highly charged, fast paced, series.