Author(s): Seth Hettena
In the Early 19905, a famous real estate tycoon-a regular in Manhattan gossip columns and on celebrity chat shows-found his world collapsing around him. He'd secretly gone bankrupt on three multi-million-dollar projects in a row. Facing numerous lawsuits, isolated and desperate for cash, but cut off by his American banks, he turned to dark sources in another country, a country regularly under sanction by the United States: its long-time enemy, Russia. And thus commenced decades-long deal-making with a growing cob-web of corrupt, criminal, and powerful Russians ... And ending with the tycoon in the White House. Book jacket.