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The Rig

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Times are hard in Madagascar. Many people had pinned their hopes on the discovery of oil; but there is not oil, and in a tragic finale to the futile exploration, a plane crash kills the departing foreign drillers.

In Canada, Spence, an injured rig worker, is offered the job of taking an inventory of the Madagascan rig. He accepts reluctantly, realizing that only his work can save him from the battle. But in the dusty, decrepit environment of French East Africa, his seemingly simple task becomes increasingly complex. Slowly he discovers the paranoid notion that the air crash was no accident.

Like John Collee's previous two novels, The Rig is a page-turning thriller laced with accute observations and memorable characters - the driven, almost crippled Spence, the beautiful, half-french, half-African Perpetude Peyrame, the drunken polygamist Morgan Hanssen, the casual murderer Elgin Kirk, Mitchell the lonely missionary, and Velo-Andre, the poignantly optimistic 'Ministre des Ressources Minerales' - all fallible people blown like sand into the grinding wheels of international power.

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Hardback Editions

June 1992 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The Rig
Author(s): John Collee
ISBN: 0-688-11482-2 / 978-0-688-11482-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow & Co
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November 1991 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The Rig
Author(s): John COLLEE
ISBN: 0-670-83819-5 / 978-0-670-83819-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Morrow
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Paperback Editions

July 1994 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Rig
Author(s): John Collee
ISBN: 0-06-104284-6 / 978-0-06-104284-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harpercollins (Mm)
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February 1993 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Rig (Signet)
Author(s): John Collee
ISBN: 0-451-17151-9 / 978-0-451-17151-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Signet Books
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Kindle Editions

October 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Rig
Author(s): John Collee
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