An epic tale of brothers divided, family rivalry, fortunes lost and won, set against the dramatic background of the early days of the oil industry. Two boys are raised as brothers. Alan is the son of the lord of the manor, with all the privileges which come with that birthright. The other, Tom, is the son of the gardener. Together, they learn to argue, fight and bond in friendship. Social difference divides their paths as adults but nothing can break their bond until a tragic misunderstanding occurs in the trenches of World War I. Now instead of the closest of friends they will be the bitterest of rivals in a burgeoning industry: oil. From the early days of drilling in Persia, to wildcatting in Texas, to the corridors of Whitehall and Washington, this is the story of two remarkable men and the very different women who loved them.
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Harry Bingham is an ex-City trader who has worked for major British, American and Japanese firms but who now writes full-time. He lives near Oxford with his wife and their three dogs.Review:
SWEET TALKING MONEY: 'This excellent, pacy thriller is set in the hundred-billion-dollar world...the thrilling plot is underpinned with masses of convincing detail' Daily Mail 'Bingham's style is distinctively his own and his characters more rounded and credible than average' Mail on Sunday THE MONEY MAKERS: 'A thrilling grown-up fairy tale' Evening Standard 'An incredible story.' Radio 5 Live 'A fast-moving story of greed and redemption' Daily Telegraph 'A pacy, diverting romp' The Times
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