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Drilling for oil is a dirty business, and for Bill Murphy, it’s about to turn positively filthy. But Murphy’s as big and tough as his home state of Texas and he’s more than a match for everything the oil-rich land of Venezuela can throw at him. Everything, that is, except for one woman....

Her name is Marcia Stewart. She’s fiery, she’s brave, and she’s beautiful...and she’d like nothing better than to see Bill Murphy dead. Her oilman father’s been killed, and Marcia tags Murphy as the murderer. 

Murphy’s guilty of a lot of things, but murder’s not one of them. He’s drilling down for the truth, and now it’s his land, his love for Marcia - and his life - that are on the line. With so much at stake, he’ll go to any length to come out on top of the Black Towers to Danger. 

©2013 Galaxy Press (P)2013 Galaxy Press

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Pulp Thriller from L Ron Hubbard

This is a very short story set in Venezuela during the roaring, lawless 1930s. The theme is a race/contest of rival wildcatters desperate to generate producing oil wells before their leases expire. I liked that the true villain was hidden for much of the story, so the logical culprit was a good person, well almost. The dialog and horses make this feel like something out of a Western. Hubbard gives you a lot of plot and action and very, very little character development. To call the principles cartoonish would be an overstatement. This is a fun story that takes only a couple of hours, great when you can't devote 15 hours.