Benjamin James


I have spent many years travelling the world and have seen many types of government in action. I decided to write "Swimming in Oil" to underline the complexities of power and corruption that can afflict a potentially very rich country such as Venezuela; one of the countries I know best.

What happens when an administration allows the persona of a maverick autocrat to dominate policy without accountability? What happens when the cult of the individual takes precedence over economic management?
Who are the good guys, who are the bad? There are no easy answers to such questions, but I hope you may ponder them as you read the book.

Where to find Benjamin James online


The Maduro Papers
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,650. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2013. Categories: Essay » Political, Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » World leaders
Some observations about the Venezuelan President elected in April 2013.His victory is being questioned as I write but how did he behave during the days of Chavez? How might he behave now? I have used these questions as a sub-plot to a novel I wrote earlier this year entitled, "Swimming in Oil". These notes may spur you to read the book - I hope so.
Chávez, Maduro and the shame of Venezuelan hunger
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,210. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2013. Categories: Essay » Political, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
A short essay advocating why only free market economics can be a solution to the daily indignity of queuing for basic foodstuffs in what should be a booming oil economy.
The Happy Addict
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,210. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Just a short story with my compliments to the golfer in us all.
Swimming in Oil
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 68,970. Language: British English. Published: April 16, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
Swimming in Oil is a spine-tingling thriller set in the ruthless world of drugs and arms smuggling in South America. Heart-stopping action defines the book as drugs are exported from Colombia to Europe in extraordinary new ways before British Intelligence brings the drama to its knees. The reverse trade of smuggling arms to guerrilla groups builds up to an unmissable, dramatic finale - brilliant!

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