Softcover binding has light shelfwear to edges of covers. Pages tight and clean with some yellowing due to age. 476 pages. MMP Binding. Year: 1999. ISBN: 0786006153. An emerald oasis surrounded by a sea of glittering blue, the Sultanate of Brunei sits on a mother lode of oil harvested by the most powerful conglomerates in the world. Then, in one horrific moment, paradise is blown to hell.