Filthy Rich: 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 slave 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.
About the Author
James Patterson received the Literarian Award for Outstanding Service to the American Literary Community at the 2015 National Book Awards. He holds the Guinness World Record for the most #1 New York Times bestsellers, and his books have sold more than 325 million copies worldwide. He has donated more than one million books to students and soldiers and funds over four hundred Teacher Education Scholarships at 24 colleges and universities. He has also donated millions to independent bookstores and school libraries. His official website is jamespatterson.com.
Patterson takes on sordid Jeffrey Epstein case in ‘Filthy Rich’
James Patterson, that human fiction factory, has churned out another book, only this time it’s a real-life whodunit. Or perhaps, since the reader learns on page 2 who did it (and did soft time eight years ago), this potboiler is more of a “why-did-he-get-off-so-lightly?”
Jeffrey Epstein, 63, of Palm Beach, Manhattan, and the Virgin Islands is, indeed, filthy rich. One supposition on how he got so, based on unnamed sources in Filthy Rich (Little, Brown, 320 pp., two out of four stars), is that he crafted tax-avoidance schemes for filthy rich clients.
What is clear is that Epstein hung out with a diverse cast of characters, among them Prince Andrew, Stephen Hawking and bra-billionaire Les Wexner (of Victoria’s Secret). He also spent time with impecunious teenage girls who were engaged to “massage” him. Mary (not her real name) made as much money in an hour at Epstein’s mansion as she could over several weeks at Mickey D’s. She was 14 when she was invited into Epstein’s lair.