Oil on WaterLarge Print - 2011
In the oil-rich and environmentally devastated Nigerian Delta, the wife of a British oil executive has been kidnapped. Two journalists a young upstart, Rufus, and a once-great, now disillusioned veteran, Zaq are sent to find her. In a story rich with atmosphere and taut with suspense, Oil on Water explores the conflict between idealism and cynical disillusionment in a journey full of danger and unintended consequences.As Rufus and Zaq navigate polluted rivers flanked by exploded and dormant oil wells, in search of the white woman, they must contend with the brutality of both government soldiers and militants. Assailed by irresolvable versions of the truth about the woman s disappearance, dependent on the kindness of strangers of unknowable loyalties, their journalistic objectivity will prove unsustainable, but other values might yet salvage their human dignity.
Publisher: Bath, England : Windsor/Paragon, 2011
Edition: Large print edition
Branch Call Number: LP HABI
Characteristics: 253 p