Fire on the Horizon: The Untold Story of the Gulf Oil Disaster (Hardcover)
"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.
“Harrowing...the best account yet of what went wrong.”
“One of the best disaster books I’ve ever read...I tore through it like a novel but with the quesy knowledge that the whole damn thing is true. A phenomenal feat of journalism.”
-Sebastian Junger, author of The Perfect Storm and War