Thomas Petzinger's first book, Oil and Honor (1987), relates the same story that won him a Pulitzer Prize nomiation in 1985 as he covered the story of the buy out Getty Oil by Texaco for the Wall Street Journal.
Reading this book one can see why he received the nomination. Petzinger's writing style draws the reader in just like a good novel. It is a cliche to say that the reader will not want to put the book down. However, in this case, that cliche entirely fits. It is a great high drama.