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Tana (tana_t) | 14679 comments Mod
Black Oil, Red Blood by Diane Castle Diane Castle

Genre: Thriller

Black Oil, Red Blood

Book Description

The thing about cancer is it’s hard to prove somebody gave it to you on purpose—but Chloe Taylor can prove it. In fact, she proves it for a living. She sues oil refineries that would rather save a buck than comply with safety regulations designed to do important things like, you know, keep people alive.

Chloe had a successful career until circumstances forced her to move to the bass-ackwards town of Kettle, Texas (human population: 4,000; gun population: 34,356). Big Oil industry giant PetroPlex employs half of Kettle’s population, and there’s no question the judge in the town’s got oil stains on his hands. It’s no wonder she’s been on a losing streak lately. She suspects she’s been litigating on an uneven playing field, but when her star expert witness turns up dead less than 48 hours before a make-or break hearing, she knows.

What she doesn’t know is the key piece of information that got her expert killed. It turns out PetroPlex is harboring a shocking secret—one that has the potential to skyrocket gasoline prices, spark an energy market meltdown, and trigger riots, chaos, death, and destruction on a global scale. Chloe must discover the secret and expose the villains before she is permanently silenced, all while juggling a troublesome ex-fiancé and a tantalizing new flame along the way.

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message 2: by Deb (new)

Deb Novack (goodreadscomgoodreaddruidgirl) | 37 comments Would like to read this one.

Deb N
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message 3: by Sheri, Bookworm (new)

Sheri | 6348 comments Mod
Sent you an email Deb!


REMEMBER UKRAINE NOW ReadingReindeer (readingreindeerproximacentauri) | 42 comments Oh yes, very much like to read and review this one
Mallory Anne-Marie Forbes
Mobi please
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thank you!


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Sheri | 6348 comments Mod
Sent you an email Mallory!


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Emmie Cooper (EmmieActonCooper) | 37 comments Sign me up please! actoncooper@gmail.com
Thank you!!


message 7: by Sheri, Bookworm (new)

Sheri | 6348 comments Mod
Sent you an email Emmie :)


REMEMBER UKRAINE NOW ReadingReindeer (readingreindeerproximacentauri) | 42 comments Black Oil, Red Blood by Diane Castle
6 Stars:)

http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...

I could not ask for a more effective reader’s hook than the Prologue of “Black Oil, Red Blood.” No possible way a reader could turn away from this novel after reading just the first few sentences-but even better, the entire Prologue rocks with excitement, danger, and potential fatality, with character, revelation, superb plot and setting. Amazingly, this is Author Castle’s debut novel! It’s almost too much to expect to find great writing, enjoyable characters (some of which inspired me to laugh out loud despite the serious circumstances), plotting whose torque is tightened till it almost squeaks (that means darn good plotting and layers upon layers of concealed secrets), a setting that is drawn with such attention to detail yet with subtle brushstrokes it makes this reviewer want to shout “Hallelujah!” What all this comes down to is: do NOT miss this novel, Gentle Readers! I don’t care what your position is on Big Oil, the economy, natural resources, or litigation-you simply must read this book.

Attorney Chloe Taylor hoes a hard row in the petroleum backwater of Kettle, Texas, a tiny town where Big Oil is King-and Queen-and Emperor. Kettle is a community where the most a person can look forward to is finding out which type of cancer will be one’s demise, because if you work at PetroPlex, which fully half the town does, you’re going to come down with some kind of terminal health crisis. Chloe’s game is to win damages on wrongful death settlements, but she’s playing David to an enormous Goliath-and PetroPlex doesn’t want to pay out, and especially not to air its secrets. If Chloe isn’t extremely careful-well, the next wrongful death just might be her own.


message 9: by Diane (new)

Diane Castle (dianecastle) Mallory, I could kiss you. I am so glad you enjoyed the book! Really, that completely makes my day. I shall now go buy one of yours forthwith!


message 10: by Diane (new)

Diane Castle (dianecastle) Ah, wait. Are you an author?? If so, please link to your work! :)


message 11: by Deb (new)

Deb Novack (goodreadscomgoodreaddruidgirl) | 37 comments Just wanted to let you know my reviews are a little behind due to illness. Will have them soon.


message 12: by Emmie (new)

Emmie Cooper (EmmieActonCooper) | 37 comments Black Oil, Red Blood This book has it all, murder, mystery, greed, suspense and a of course romance. Ms. Diane Castle’s well paced plot and engaging characters make this an entertaining novel based on legal corruption in the oil industry. I’m not a fan of legal thrillers but Diane Castle was able to hook me with her fantastic dialogue. The story is based in small town Kettle, Texas, where a big oil corporation reigns and a witty attorney Chloe Taylor fights against this giant in winning cases on wrongful death settlements. The book moves quickly and the suspense it’s addictive. Great novel!!

Deb I hope you feel better!!


message 13: by Diane (new)

Diane Castle (dianecastle) Emmie wrote: "Black Oil, Red Blood This book has it all, murder, mystery, greed, suspense and a of course romance. Ms. Diane Castle’s well paced plot and engaging characters make this an entertai..."

Thank you so much, Emmie! I'm so glad you enjoyed the book! Deb, I hope you feel better! Sending healing thoughts your way!


message 14: by Marina (new)

Marina | 12 comments Hi, my name is Marina.
My blog is http://chicklibrarycat.blogspot.com
My email is chick.library.cat@gmail.com.


message 15: by Tana (new)

Tana (tana_t) | 14679 comments Mod
sent in your request Marina


message 16: by Deb (new)

Deb Novack (goodreadscomgoodreaddruidgirl) | 37 comments Finally here is the link to my review:

http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...

Great book!


message 17: by Diane (new)

Diane Castle (dianecastle) Thank you, Deb! I appreciate you!


message 19: by Karyn (new)

Karyn (kmuings) | 4 comments If you are still looking for readers, I would love to read and review

kmusings at gmail.com


message 20: by Tana (new)

Tana (tana_t) | 14679 comments Mod
sent in your request Karyn.


message 21: by Sheri, Bookworm (new)

Sheri | 6348 comments Mod
I didn't get the book through here, but I'll post my review here anyway :)
http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...


message 22: by Sheri, Bookworm (new)

Sheri | 6348 comments Mod
I should have posted this here too:
Interview with Diane Castle!
http://makingconnectionsgroup.blogspo...


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