Fire on the Horizon
The Untold Story of the Gulf Oil Disaster
Tom Shroder & John Konrad
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"A phenomenal feat of journalism. . . . I tore through it like a novel but with the queasy knowledge that the whole damn thing is true." —Sebastian Junger, author of The Perfect Storm and War Blending exclusive first-person interviews and penetrating investigative reporting, oil rig captain John Konrad and veteran Washington Post writer Tom Shroder give the definitive, white-knuckled account of the Deepwater Horizon explosion—as well as a riveting insider’s view of the byzantine culture of offshore drilling that made the disaster inevitable. As the world continues to cope with the oil spill’s grim aftermath—with environmental and economic consequences all the more dire in a region still rebuilding from Hurricane Katrina—Konrad and Schroder’s real-time account of the disaster shows us just where things went wrong, and points the way to a safer future for us all.
From Publishers Weekly
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Gripping fascinating story
It's been a long time since I've read a book that I couldn't put down. With two kids it's hard to find the time. But this book was a gripping story with interesting characters. But perhaps the most interesting character of all is the Deepwater Horizon herself. The descriptions of how this immensely complex floating factory worked were fascinating, yet approachable for someone whose closest encounter with the oil industry is the gas pump.