Chasing black gold by Robert Stone book review. #Blogtour #giveaway

CBG -Getting ready to bury Kruggerands and money

Chasing Black Gold
ROBERT STONE was a serial entrepreneur – an enterprising individual, mostly on the wrong side of the law, who spent twenty-five years operating all over the world, before being arrested in Switzerland as a result of an international manhunt led by an Organised Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force. Over the course of his career, Stone earned and lost several lifetimes’ worth of fortunes, went to prison on three continents, used dozens of aliases, saw men die, and masterminded one of the biggest marijuana smuggling operations in criminal history. Fuel smuggling in Africa, trading fuel with generals, rebels and businessman, was both his career high and, ultimately, what brought him down.
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Author Bio:
Author Robert Stone first came to Aberdeen Scotland in 1973 as a pioneer saturation diver in the early dangerous days of the North Sea. Retiring from diving in the mid 80’s he became a serial entrepreneur –mostly on the wrong side of the law. He spent the next decade operating businesses all over the world from his Aberdeenshire home.
Stone earned and lost several fortunes, went to prison on three continents, used dozens of aliases, and masterminded one of the biggest marijuana smuggling operations in criminal history. Fuel smuggling in Africa, was only one of his many exploits.
His Scottish wife and young children knew nothing of the dark side of his life until the day they were all arrested in Switzerland as a result of an international manhunt led by an Organised Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force.
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I did post this before the actual blog tour. Theres also a give away at some point in this post. I’m not going to put it at the bottom, so you cheeky bloggers will have to check my post 🤣

For two decades Robert Stone made his living on the high seas. A modern-day pirate, he was a pioneer saturation oil field diver, involved in fishing, treasure-hunting and, more than anything else, smuggling, 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 bought diesel directly from refineries and sold his black cargo to legitimate and illegitimate businesses all over the world, making millions of dollars in the process until his smuggling empire came crashing down thanks to a friend’s betrayal and the US law enforcement. Chasing Black Gold is the incredible true story of Stone’s African fuel smuggling adventure. It 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, a world of numbered bank accounts and countries of convenience where living under false IDs and money laundering are all in this book.

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This book should be put on a Hollywood film makers desk and make this into a movie.

I was lucky enough to receive this book of the author himself, which I’m really grateful for. This is an impartial and honest review.

This book isn’t usually a genre I’d read, but from the start of this book I couldn’t put it down. The book is very fast paced and may have you a bit confused at the start, but once you get to know the characters it all falls into place.

I don’t condone crime but the story sounded amazing, and what a life he must have had. But with everything in life the higher you climb the harder you come crashing down to earth.

The characters were really well written and makes you think your actually there in the action.

The places this man has been and where he’s travelled will have you in awe. He’s had houses, boats and everything else you can think of. He’s been around the world many time’s and always goes back to his favourite place back in Scotland.

We look through the world through a different set of eyes. We all think it’s cookies and rainbows (I couldn’t think of the saying 😂)

This book opens your eyes to the world where nobody wants to think is actually going on. I think anyone can pick up this book and get lost in it. I couldn’t add anymore without giving way parts of the book.

I’d give this book 4/5 and highly recommend it.

If your ever on twitter come over and say hello 👋 @yesmoreblogs

CBG -Rob, Linda and Crew- Off Africa 1988

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The tall man review

I was lucky enough to recieve a cooy of this book which I apppreciate so much.  This is a debut book by Phoebe Locke and she doesn’t dissapoint. This isn’t usually a genre I’d read but she has converted me 😀 from the first page to the last you will be hooked and you physically won’t be able to put this book down. There’s  nothing much more that I can say without giving away the story. So I don’t want todo that.  I would give this book a 4/5

 

 

 

Book Description

Set to be the thriller of the summer in 2018, THE TALL MAN is a gripping blend of dark psychological suspense and spine-tingling chills that will have you checking the corners of your room before bed. Ideal for fans of Ruth Ware’s IN A DARK, DARK WOOD, Sarah Pinborough’s BEHIND HER EYES and C. J. Tudor’s THE CHALK MAN.

From the Inside Flap

SADIE

Sadie Banner has been haunted by the Tall Man since she was a child. No matter how hard she tries, she can’t escape his voice in her head. Terrified by what he might make her do to her own baby daughter, she abandons her family. She returns for Amber’s sixteenth birthday, but what dark secrets has she brought back with her?

AMBER

Two years later a documentary film crew follows Amber Banner on a media tour of Los Angeles. Amber’s just been acquitted of a murder charge in a case that held the world’s attention – but who did she kill, and why?

From the Back Cover

The story begins and ends in the darkest woods.
It is about the legacy of a terrible legend.
Not everyone involved is alive to share their part.

About the Author

Phoebe Locke is the pseudonym of full-time writer Nicci Cloke. She previously worked at the Faber Academy, and hosted London literary salon Speakeasy. She lives and writes in London.

THE TALL MAN is Phoebe Locke’s debut thriller and will be published in summer 2018.

 

 

Please don’t read this alone or in the dark. It’s quite a haunting book. Please let me know what you think of it.

 

 

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Chasing black gold by Robert Stone book review.

For two decades Robert Stone made his living on the high seas. A modern-day pirate, he was a pioneer saturation oil field diver, involved in fishing, treasure-hunting and, more than anything else, smuggling, 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 bought diesel directly from refineries and sold his black cargo to legitimate and illegitimate businesses all over the world, making millions of dollars in the process until his smuggling empire came crashing down thanks to a friend’s betrayal and the US law enforcement. Chasing Black Gold is the incredible true story of Stone’s African fuel smuggling adventure. It 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, 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.

 

This book should be put on a Hollywood film makers desk and make this into a movie.

I was lucky enough to receive this book of the author himself, which I’m really grateful for. This is an impartial and honest review.

This book isn’t usually a genre I’d read, but from the start of this book I couldn’t put it down. The book is very fast paced and may have you a bit confused at the start, but once you get to know the characters it all falls into place.

I don’t condone crime but the story sounded amazing, and what a life he must have had. But with everything in life the higher you climb the harder you come crashing down to earth.

The characters were really well written and makes you think your actually there in the action.

The places this man has been and where he’s travelled will have you in awe. He’s had houses, boats and everything else you can think of. He’s been around the world many time’s and always goes back to his favourite place back in Scotland.

We look through the world through a different set of eyes. We all think it’s cookies and rainbows (I couldn’t think of the saying 😂)

This book opens your eyes to the world where nobody wants to think is actually going on. I think anyone can pick up this book and get lost in it. I couldn’t add anymore without giving way parts of the book.

I’d give this book 4/5 and highly recommend it.

If your ever on twitter come over and say hello 👋 @yesmoreblogs

 

Liebster Award

I’d like to thank Saket for this nomination. I really do appreciate it. Everyone should go and check their blog out as you won’t be disappointed.

On to the post I was asked a few questions. Which I’m going to ask my nominee’s the same questions (yes I’m just being lazy 🤣)

RULES FOR ‘THE LIEBSTER AWARD’

  • Thank the person who nominated you and give a link to their blog.
  • Answer the questions you are asked.
  • Nominate few other bloggers for the award and inform them.
  • Create ten interesting questions to be answered by them.

 

 

Questions for my nominees to answer, gonna keep it short :

  • Favorite movie/TV show/anime

Armageddon/Breaking bad and Dragon ball Z

  • Favorite book

My favourite book has to be Angels and Demons by Dan Brown.

  • Do you pour milk first or cereal ?

Definitely cereal first 😀

  • What’s that one thing you’ve been putting off for a really long time ?

Looking for a new job.

  • Your first name, and what would you change it to, if you wanted to

My name Graham nice to meet you all 😁 and I wouldn’t change it.

  • Link a post you liked a lot (can be your own, someone you follow or a follower’s)

I can’t think of one so here is my twitter @yesmoreblogs

  • One thing you wished you knew before you started blogging.

One thing I wish I knew was that I should’ve started it years ago.

  • The kind of pizza you order, or any other food item that you wanna make dinner out of, but you’re almost broke

Has to be a chicken kebab it’s kind of healthy 😂

  • Personal preference, car or motorbike ?

Car I’d love a motorbike but just don’t have the room for one.

  • Full moon turns you into a werewolf, yes or no ?

I can’t remember as I seem to have memory loss when it’s a full moon and all my clothes have been ripped like the hulk 😂

So here are my nominee’s

Bibi

The frozen mind

PP

Christina

Samantha

Twitter community. #bookbloggerreviews

I’ve just opened a new account on Twitter for my blog and I’m feeling a little lonely as there’s no one on yet. I was thinking if people could put their Twitter accounts on this blog then I could follow and maybe you could follow back. Then it will be another way to keep everyone updated on your blogs/activities. My Twitter account is @yesmoreblogs