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Industrial site, New boss, Workplace conflict , Oil and gas industry, Office romance, Betrayal, Winning trust

In the Shadows of a Gas Plant
by Burt Rairamo

28-year-old Richard Starr’s dream has become a reality. He has been hired as Plant Superintendent of one of Brook’s Gas Company’s cylinder filling facilities. He recognises he has much to learn in this new industry, but he is determined to give it his all and succeed. As Starr struggles to master his job, he is being challenged at every turn by his staff and his superiors for being an outsider. He quickly learns that he has inherited a mess, one he is expected to clean up. When one of his employees is found dead under suspicious circumstances, he realizes that the plant problems run much deeper than he ever imagined. He needs every ounce of his courage and determination to survive.

In the Shadows of a Gas Plant is a thrilling drama told by an industry insider who has seen it all. With unexpected twists, heart-wrenching conflicts, rich characters, humorous episodes, and compelling relationships and romance, the novel offers a rich and unique take on the industry and the people who work within it.

“To place this novel in an industrial environment is a highly creative idea. The author has brought it off very well”.

- Ted Jansen, Retired Engineering Professor.

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Born in Finland, Burt Rairamo immigrated to Toronto as a teenager. He graduated with a Gas Engineering Technology Diploma from Ryerson Institute of Technology, and an Honors Bachelor of Arts Degree from University of Toronto. He worked in the industrial and medical gas industry for over 30 years as Operations Manager, and finally as General Manager and Vice President. Later on in his career, he began writing poetry and short stories. He has been published in literary magazines such as Toronto Quarterly and anthologies such as Every Heart has Feelings, and Connecting Souls. Finnish Voices in North America. This is his debut novel.


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