Portraits in Oil

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Strategic Book Publishing, 2009 - Fiction - 236 pages
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Two men worlds apart are both on the verge of losing everything they hold dear as a result of a plot by Iran, to depose the king of Saudi Arabia and seize control of the Saudi Arabian oil fields. The king's retaliation to the plot floods the market with crude oil-a move intended to bankrupt Iran. The fluctuating oil price disrupts economies around the world and throws the lives of these two very different men into disarray. Travis Parker of Houston, Texas has lost his engineering job. His marriage, family, and home are hanging by a thread as oil companies restrict expenditures, drilling in the Texas oilfields ceases, banks fail, and suppliers fall into bankruptcy. On the other side of the world, Mohammad Aboud, Iranian soldier-turned-terrorist, questions his religion and its leaders. This gripping tale of the struggle to cope with the consequences of vast fluctuations in the price of crude oil will resonate with readers who are dealing with the same problems. Author Louis Leon spent his entire career designing and constructing oil and petrochemical facilities in the United States, Europe, Saudi Arabia, Iran and China. His writing is based on that experience.Louis and his wife of sixty-six years live in Sugar Land, Texas. They have lived in the Houston area for the past sixty years and raised three daughters there.
 

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Contents

Section 1
5
Section 2
9
Section 3
10
Section 4
14
Section 5
20
Section 6
36
Section 7
40
Section 8
46
Section 23
128
Section 24
136
Section 25
141
Section 26
148
Section 27
155
Section 28
160
Section 29
166
Section 30
167

Section 9
53
Section 10
59
Section 11
60
Section 12
66
Section 13
74
Section 14
83
Section 15
84
Section 16
91
Section 17
96
Section 18
101
Section 19
105
Section 20
112
Section 21
113
Section 22
121
Section 31
170
Section 32
174
Section 33
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Section 34
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Section 35
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Section 36
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Section 37
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Section 38
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Section 39
214
Section 40
218
Section 41
225
Section 42
230
Section 43
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About the author (2009)

Leon is a graduate of Texas A&M University. He had a career in international engineering and construction before becoming a five year participant in a Rice University Colloquium in novel writing.

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