Vitamin Wow by James Frayne

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"Unjustly accused of causing a multiple car wreck that kills several people, his young son among them; American CPA Doug Harmon languishes in the notorious Saudi Al-Mattar prison for six months.
When he finally secures his release and returns to work, Doug stumbles upon evidence that the accident was actually a bungled murder attempt. As lead auditor for the Saudi Arabian Royal Oil Company (Saroco), Doug had asked too many embarrassing questions about a missing oceangoing oil tanker and other accounting irregularities.
Doug devises a three-fold plan:
get the company's undivided attention
expose the people who murdered his son
recover millions of lost income and investment dollars

Key to his plan is a scheme to inject an oil-eating microbe into wells of the two largest fields in Saudi Arabia
To accomplish his plot, Doug uses his own version of Vitamin Wow: asking influential friends for help.
Clance Jacobs, the richest nurse in the world and the biggest bootlegger in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia handles the plan's darker aspects.
Willie-Bill the Dwarf, a brilliant genetic engineer, takes time off from debauching his way through Bangkok's bars and massage parlors to manufacture the special bacteria Doug needs.
Bobby Roogh, a self-taught computer genius handles the computer details Doug requires for his plan to succeed.
Once his strategy is in motion, Doug guides the oil company and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia through a series of maneuvers that enables the Saudi legal system to extract its brutal payment."

About James Frayne

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James Frayne has worked at the highest levels of corporate, political, and government communications. He was director of communications for a British government department between 2011 and 2012, having previously worked for some of the biggest brands in the world in communications agencies in London and for a number of high-profile political campaigns. James began his career working for Business for Sterling, the successful campaign against British membership of the European single currency, and he managed the No campaign against the proposed North East Regional Assembly in the 2004 referendum, which won an upset landslide against the government-backed Yes Campaign. He also worked for the think tank Reform - helping launch the Doctors for Reform campaign to change the NHS - and has been campaign director of the TaxPayers' Alliance. In 2011 the Guardian described him as being "one of the best Tory-leaning strategists." As a campaign spokesman and analyst, James has appeared widely in broadcast media, including BBC One's Breakfast News, the BBC News Channel, Sky News, Radio 4's Today Programme and PM Programme, BBC Radio 5 Live, and on numerous local BBC TV and radio stations and international TV stations. He has written for The Spectator, Daily Telegraph, City A.M., the BBC News website, The Business magazine, PR Week, CorpComms magazine, and various blogs, including Conservative Home. The editor of Conservative Home named James' blog - Campaign war room - Blog of the Year in 2010.
Published May 20, 2002 by iUniverse. 298 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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