This is a revealing true business story centred on the greedy international tycoons who declared war over the world's hottest property - the Empire State Building. It reveals the 11th hour deal-breaking secrets; a tale of international competition, cross-cultural misunderstanding, family rivalry, and raw greed. Before it is over, several participants will go to prison, and a surprise death and legal standoff will place the property under the control of the unlikeliest character.
MITCHELL PACELLE is an award-winning journalist who has covered business for The Wall Street Journal over the past eleven years. He has won the New York Press Club's 1999 Business Reporting award, was a finalist for UCLA's Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism, and was part of the team nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for its coverage of the collapse of the Long-Term Capital Management hedge fund.