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The Resource Chasing Black Gold : The Incredible True Story of a Fuel Smuggler in Africa, Robert Stone, (electronic resource)

Chasing Black Gold : The Incredible True Story of a Fuel Smuggler in Africa, Robert Stone, (electronic resource)

Label
Chasing Black Gold : The Incredible True Story of a Fuel Smuggler in Africa
Title
Chasing Black Gold
Title remainder
The Incredible True Story of a Fuel Smuggler in Africa
Statement of responsibility
Robert Stone
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1970, runaway 15-year-old Robert Stone showed up in the Bahamas. Turning diver and pot-smuggler in a Miami Vice world, he made a million before he was 18, then went legit as a pioneer saturation diver in the North Sea. At 30, after seeing friends die and surviving several close calls, he went to work for himself, mostly on the wrong side of the law: in the Niger Delta, where he conducted midnight oil deals with armed bandits; in the South China Seas, where he bribed the Vietnamese Navy and slipped away with $100 million worth of prime marijuana; and in the Arctic, where he unloaded the illicit cargo under the nose of the U.S. Vice President. When his closest friend turned government informant, Stone was thrown into a Nigerian jail. Stone bribed his way to freedom, and became the quarry in an international manhunt led by a U.S. Organized Crime task force. After a couple of years on the run, he was arrested and jailed in Switzerland and sent to a Federal Penitentiary following extradition. This is a story about the power of money to draw a man into ever-bolder adventures, to bribe his way to the very top of business and government, and, ultimately, to buy his freedom
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
CtWfDGI
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stone, Robert
Dewey number
  • 364.1336092
  • 364.1336092
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV6248
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Stone, Robert
  • Corruption
  • Petroleum industry and trade
  • Smugglers
Target audience
adult
Label
Chasing Black Gold : The Incredible True Story of a Fuel Smuggler in Africa, Robert Stone, (electronic resource)
Link
http://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/OTc4MDc1MDk2NDYxNg==
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Publication
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unknown
Control code
frd00009746
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (320 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access limited to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780750964616
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unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780750964616
  • (Sirsi) b1459572
System details
System requirements: Adobe Digital editions
Label
Chasing Black Gold : The Incredible True Story of a Fuel Smuggler in Africa, Robert Stone, (electronic resource)
Link
http://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/OTc4MDc1MDk2NDYxNg==
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Control code
frd00009746
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (320 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access limited to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780750964616
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780750964616
  • (Sirsi) b1459572
System details
System requirements: Adobe Digital editions

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