Crude Deception by Gordon Zuckerman
(The Sentinels Series Book Two) (Sentinels (Greenleaf))

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The sentinels return in an epic battle against a big oil monopoly. As America's dependence on fossil fuel takes hold in the post-World War Two climate of economic growth, seven major oil companies join forces to control the industry, amassing obscene profits, squeezing tax-payers, and manipulating supplies around the world. The Sentinels, graduates of an elite American doctoral program - who, in Zuckerman's last book, foiled a group of German industrialists' scheme to hoard illegal war profits set out to break the circle of power. They quickly discover that the oil barons' influence runs deep in the U.S. and British government and banking sectors. Undeterred, the Sentinels fan out across several continents in an intricately plotted mission to bring Big Oil to its knees.
 

About Gordon Zuckerman

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Gordon Zuckerman, a graduate of Harvard Business School, has studied banking, international finance, and history extensively, focusing on how wealth and governmental machinations can advance private agendas that conflict with public interest. He lives with his wife in northern Nevada.
 
Published May 30, 2011 by Greenleaf Book Group. 363 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Political & Social Sciences. Fiction

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Set in 1946 as WWII recovery begins, the Sentinels, a counterespionage group first introduced in Zuckerman's Sentinels series first book, Fortunes of War, tackle the "members of a self-styled ‘Oil Club.''' These seven companies present a potentially dangerous concentration of power that threate...

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