Trust Me: Charles Keating and the Missing Billions
Place Published: New York
Publisher: Random House
Date Published: 1993
Edition: First edition
Book Id: 14487
420pp. Octavo [24.5 cm] 1/2 black cloth over white boards with title gilt stamped on backstrip. Near fine/Near fine. Remainder mark at foot of text block.
Signed by the author, Charles Bowden, on the title page in blue ink. 'In Trust Me, the bizarre world of Keating is revealed in a financial farce that reads like a collaboration written by Robert Penn Warren, Sinclair Lewis, and Dr. Hunter S. Thompson. See Keating battle Larry Flynt over pornography, give millions to Mother Teresa, and lose $100,000 at a craps table. Watch Keating contribute $1.4 million to five U.S. Senators (Alan Cranston, Dennis DeConcini, John Glenn, John McCain and Donald W. Riegle), build a $300 million hotel in the middle of the desert, and toss paper clips into the mouth of his sleeping heir. Witness armies of federal regulators desperately try to piece together the methods, madness, and mystique of Charles Keating in brave attempts to nab him amid his great adventure.' - front flap blurb.