The most striking thing about this book was how it was really two stories in one. The first half of the book focuses mostly on a short history of the..Show More » oil business in North America from the '60s to the early '80s told using a fictional backdrop of two characters: one trying to get ahead in business the right way, and the other ruthlessly executing (or co-opting) whatever get-rich-quick method he could find. The other half of the book is a really great love story, with the first man trying to reclaim his lost love and the other jealously trying to keep what is his or punish the lovers who wrong him. When mixed together it makes for a most entertaining read. I would highly recommend giving this a try, particularly if the historical part interests you.
I'm not ready for this series to be over. Its not that the series wasn't wrapped up well in this third book (which it was), but I am so invested in t..Show More »he characters that I want to follow them to the end of their days. This book has excitement, suspense, romance, and kept me engaged throughout the story. The characters were really interesting people, the premise, though fiction, seems entirely plausible. I just can't get enough of this series. I would totally read any prequels, in-between books, or anything else related to this series. I listened to the Audible audio version of the book, and the narrator never fails to deliver. He has unique voices for each of the characters, but then his "narrator" voice almost sounds like a news reporter, which makes the whole story seem all the more real. I'm sad to reach the end of this series, and want to recommend it to anyone who enjoys a gripping story with a plot line that is a little different than most of the stuff out there. Kudos, Stephen Douglass.