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by Kenneth C. Ryeland (Goodreads Author)
Charlie Robinson arrives in Nibana from the UK to open a new branch for his company in Warunda, a dirty, depressing little oil town right in the middle of the hot, humid swamps of the Enube River Delta. An Australian bush pilot befriends him and this friendship has a dramatic effect on Charlie's life. Despite having to deal with corruption and greed from all quarters, ...more
(first published December 17th 2010)
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An Englishman is sent to Africa to open a branch of his company’s business in the remote oilfields of Nibana. Charlie Robinson quickly learns to deal with the greed and corruption, and flourishes. Just when he thinks he’s got it all figured out, civil war destroys everything he has accomplished. But he’s learned some valuable lessons on how to take advantage of any situation, and uses the opportunity to disappear and emerge a wealthy man in another location. Alas, karma manages to catch him in ...more
After 20 years working in Africa, the Far East and the Middle East, the author returned to the UK and occupied various senior engineering posts within the motor and insurance industries before retiring in 2004. He is a widower, has three grown children and likes gardening, cross-country walking, classic British motorcycles and fine red wines.More about Kenneth C. Ryeland...