In the small California town of Santa Marta, oil and water become an explosive mixture when the human elements of lust and greed are thrown into the crucible. When news of a major oil well discovery in its channel leaks out, the quiet town is rocked by murder and terrorism...and naked desires are unleashed on every level. A giant oil company wants to control the town and its resources... The townspeople want to be left alone...except for a handful of citizens who see this as their golden opportunity for wealth, position, and power. In the face of all this violence a few dedicated people-people with ideals, people who dare to fall in love-find a way to avoid disaster. But no one in Santa Marta will ever be the same once this story reaches its shattering climax. You may well see some startling similarities here in your very own town, among people you know...
by Gary Brandner
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