Palm Beach has the greatest concentration of wealthy people in America. Billionaires like Donald Trump, John Kluge, and Ronald Perelman have homes there, along with trust fund babies, women addicted to staying beautiful -- and the gay "walkers" who escort them. They coexist with the Old Guard, whose brand names tell the story of the rise of American business: Hilton, Firestone, duPont, and Ford. Beautiful people are everywhere -- Tom Cruise, Christie Brinkley, Harrison Ford. New York Times bestselling author Ronald Kessler shines the full light of his investigative skills on this island paradise of just 9,800 people, which shifts into frenetic high speed as the season begins in December and peaks in January and February. He reveals that behind the hedges, the murders, snubs, jealousies, threats, and occasional generosities -- make scandalous novels look like nursery tales, The very rich are very different from you and me.Interweaving the yarns of unforgettable figures with the history, lore, and rituals of a unique island of excess, Kessler creates a powerful, juicy narrative that no novelist could dream up.
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