Boom Town by Kenneth C Ryeland
Price: $0.99 USD. 21320 words.
Published on December 30, 2010. .
This is a single story from the "Tribal Gathering" compendium. Charlie Robinson is employed to open a new branch of the company in the oil-rich Enube River Delta of Nibana. After many difficulties he succeeds, but civil war and sabotage finally renders all he has worked for lost. Miraculously, out of the chaos and destruction comes an opportunity for riches and a new life.