"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."
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Published May 20, 2002
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction.