After years of conflict and tension, an uneasy peace has been forged between Israel, Iran, and the United States. Then, terrorist attacks cripple the largest oil fields in Saudi Arabia, Iran, and Iraq. As the global economy teeters, rumors of the return of the Mahdi cause further unrest in the Middle East, and the great powers edge closer and closer to a war from which the planet may never recover.
Jeff Nesbit's Oil(Guideposts Books, 2012) is an edge of your seat thriller that makes you think. Nesbit manages to combine complexity with tight, compact storytelling that keeps you turning the pages. Oil also raises some fascinating questions about the possible uses and abuses of social media in a volatile world. If you enjoy political thrillers, Oil is a must read.
I received a complimentary copy of Oil to facilitate my review. No other compensation was received. For full disclosure, see the sidebar.