Chasing Black Gold

Chasing Black Gold : The Incredible True Story of a Fuel Smuggler in Africa

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For two decades Robert Stone made his living on the high seas. A modern-day pirate, he was a pioneer saturation oil-field diver, treasure hunter and smuggler, which brought him more money than he knew how to spend. Stone spent the last ten of his smuggling years in Africa, where he traded in illicit fuel. The murky waters of the Niger delta were his place of business as he operated in the most corrupt regime in the world, a place ruled by money and guns. Protected by the military he sold his black cargo to legitimate businesses all over the world, making millions of dollars in the process.

Chasing Black Gold is a tale straight out of Hollywood, one which throws the reader into a world where suitcases full of millions in cash are flown around the globe on private jets, where the corrupt practices of Third World governments and military regimes must be mastered and a world of numbered bank accounts and countries of convenience, where living under false IDs and money laundering are all in a day's work.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 25.4mm | 362.87g
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0750960337
  • 9780750960335
  • 1,348,481

About Robert Stone

Canadian born Robert Stone was a serial entrepreneur--a very enterprising individual, mostly on the wrong side of the law, who spent twenty-five years operating legitimate companies and criminal operations all over the world. He had a career as a pioneer oilfield saturation diver, commercial long line fisherman, treasure hunter and smuggler of marijuana, diamonds and oil. Since his release from prison he has lived in Europe raising his young family on his own after suffering the bereavement of his beloved wife, narrowly surviving cancer and trying to atone for his past while guiding his children to a better future.
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