A Powerful Billionaire, the Sex Scandal That Undid Him, and All the Justice That Money Can Buy: The Shocking True Story of Jeffrey Epstein
The sex scandal that exposed pedophile billionaire Jeffrey Epstein
and his rich pals including Ghislaine Maxwell, Bill Clinton, Tony Blair,
Prince Andrew, and many more . . .
A shocking TRUE CRIME TALE of money, power, and perversion from James Patterson, the world's most popular thriller writer, that has opened up a can of rotten worms for hundreds of the world’s rich and famous . . .
Jeffrey Epstein rose from humble origins to the rarefied heights of New York City’s financial elite. A college dropout with an instinct for numbers—and for people—Epstein amassed his wealth through a combination of access and skill—and possibly even blackmail. But even after he had it all, Epstein wanted more. And that unceasing desire—especially a perverse taste for young girls—resulted in his stunning fall from grace. From Epstein himself, to the girls he employed as masseuses at his home, to the cops investigating the appalling charges against him, Filthy Rich examines all sides of a case that scandalized one of America’s richest communities.
An explosive true story, Filthy Rich is a riveting account of wealth, power, and the influence they bring to bear on the American justice system. Epstein is best known to AFP readers as the owner/operator of “Pedophile Island,” a place where extraordinarily rich and powerful men went to relax and meet young women—very young women.
Epstein had spent the bulk of his adult life cultivating relationships with the world’s most powerful men. Flight logs show that from 2001 to 2003, Bill Clinton flew on Epstein’s private plane, dubbed "The Lolita Express" by the press, 26 times. After Epstein’s arrest in July 2006, federal tax records show Epstein donated $25,000 to the Clinton Foundation that year. Last year, The Guardian reported that Epstein’s “little black book” also contained contact numbers for Hollywood stars and powerful people like Tony Blair, Prince Andrew, Kevin Spacey, Dustin Hoffman, Michael Bloomberg, and more.
Why does this book matter? For years AFP has told you that this is the way global business is conducted. Blackmail, arm-twisting, catering to the perversions of the most powerful people in the world—these are the methods used to influence important decisions with no consideration for what is best for the global public. This book also makes crystal clear that if you are a billionaire, you can usually buy your way out of the most harsh sentences in lieu of a slap on the wrist. Example: While Epstein got off with very little punishment, his gardener was harshly punished for his role in the crimes, including a lengthy jail sentence.
Finally, an award-winning author—James Patterson—has tackled this incendiary subject and exposed a dark side of U.S. and global politics while showing the utmost respect for the victims. For those who just can’t believe how perverse the global elite truly are, this is must-reading. And for those who already believe it, this book will reinforce what you have come to believe even further.
Softcover, 304 pages.