There are many ways for a young man to go to hell when trying to find himself. Logan Wilson knows. Deadended in Texas, about to lose his fiancée Caitlin, Logan has impulsively committed himself to work a risky exploratory oil rig in Saudi Arabia’s Rub al Khali desert, the bleak Empty Quarter.
The Empty Quarter is a daunting place of heat, sand and scorpions where oil riggers work under a boss, Jamie Strong, who is Logan’s increasingly unreliable and possibly unstable friend. As they precariously search for a legendary high-pressure gas reservoir, Logan is plunged into dangerous depths in his relations with Jamie, the other roughnecks, and the oil company. The consequences could be explosive, Logan realizes as he desperately struggles with his situation and with himself. He now harbors a single barebones plan—to survive the hell of The Empty Quarter.
The Empty Quarter is one of those remarkably gripping stories that leaves the reader a little energy-sapped because of his, or her, involvement in the lives of unusual characters in an unusual setting. This tale of drilling into the earth is, in fact, more about drilling into the souls of men.
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•One of 10 books selected for Columbia University’s Gulf 2000 web project on Saudi Arabia.
•Wilkinson’s third novel, Oblivions Altar, will be published in October by New American Library.
•NOT BETWEEN BROTHERS, Wilkinson’s first novel, won a Violet Crown award for fiction and was a finalist for a Spur Award for Best Novel of the West.About the Author:
David Marion Wilkinson, a fifth-generation Arkansan, has lived in Texas since 1972. He graduated from the University of Texas in 1980 with a Bachelor's degree in English. The author has worked as a carpenter, mortgage loan officer, an investigator for a civil trial firm, in the oil fields of Texas, Louisiana, Saudi Arabia and the North Sea, as a part-time ranch hand in Texas's Big Bend, and occasional hunting guide in the Texas Hill Country. For nearly four years, he was also the writer-in-residence for Sul Ross State University. Wilkinson's second novel, The Empty Quarter, draws upon his experiences in the North Sea and Saudi Arabia. His short story, Opening Day, won the Western Writers of America 2000 Spur Award for Best Western Short Fiction. His third novel, Oblivion's Altar, won the 2003 Spur Award for Best Original Paperback and was selected as a finalist for the 2003 Oklahoma Book Awards. Wilkinson cowrote One Ranger: A Memoir with retired Texas Ranger Joaquin Jackson. Now in its tenth printing, One Ranger: A Memoir has become the fastest-selling book in the history of the University of Texas Press. Wilkinson is currently at work on a historical novel set in West Texas in the 1950s.
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