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Recounts the shocking true story of a group of wealthy young men from Los Angeles who bonded together as investment partners but wound up as murder conspirators
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The Billionaire Boy's Club (BBC), an investment group, was in reality a cult-like group led by Joe Hunt, a charismatic sociopath who preached the Paradox Philosophy, a Machiavellian approach to life. After losing millions in investment scams gone awry, Hunt turned to kidnapping and murder as a way to solve the BBC's and his growing financial problems. Ultimately, Hunt and three other members of the BBC were sentenced to life without parole; another member lives under an assumed name. This well-written book describes a tragedy--bright, well-educated, privileged young men led astray by their greed and weakness of character into a life of crime. Already the subject of a 60 Minutes segment and a TV miniseries (the script of which was based on Horton's Los Angeles magazine article), this fascinating story of rich kids, money, and murder will be very popular. Recommended.
- Sandra K. Lindheimer, Middlesex Law Lib., Cambridge, Mass.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Joe Hunt, 23-year-old failed commodities broker, and some L.A. prep-school classmates formed a business and social club. They raised vast sums of money--and lost millions, whereupon they turned to kidnapping and murder. "Horton suspensefully relates this shocking story from Hunt's boyhood through the 1987 trial at which he and two others were sentenced to life imprisonment," said PW. Photos.
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Book Description St Martins Pr (March 1, 1990), 1990. Condition: new. Seller Inventory # think0312922329
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