Mein Leben mit Timeshare-Tycoon 'Goldfinger' (German Edition)

 
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Als 20-Jaehrige lernte Saskia M den sagenumwobenen britischen Timeshare-Tycoon John Palmer alias 'Goldfinger' auf der Insel Teneriffa kennen, der mit seiner charismatischen Ausstrahlung die Menschen in seinen Bann zog. Er behandelte sie wie eine Prinzessin. Nichtsahnend seiner kriminellen Verwicklungen veraenderte sich ihr Leben Schritt fuer Schritt. Immer mehr abgeschirmt von der Aussenwelt zog er sie in ein Leben hinein, das kompliziert und voller Ungereimtheiten war. Ungeahntes offenbarte sich ihr auf dem Weg mit dem Ziel, hinter die Fassade des geliebten Menschen zu schauen. Ueber eine Beteiligung an dem groessten Goldraub der englischen Geschichte, 'the Brink`s-Mat Robbery', Verbindungen zur Mafia, Geldwaesche und Waffengeschaefte wurde in der englischen Presse berichtet. In der 'Sunday Times Rich List' war er als einer der reichsten Maenner Englands aufgefuehrt. Dieses Buch erzaehlt von der anfaenglichen Unbekuemmertheit der jungen Frau bis hin zur Zerstoerung der Beziehung und wie sie es schaffte, die um sie gezogenen Faeden zu entwirren und dem Spinnennetz, in dem sich Luxus, Macht und Liebe vereinten, zu entkommen. Die Lebensluegen, die Macht des Geldes und kriminelle Energien, die ans Tageslicht kamen, werden so real beschrieben, dass es gelingt, in die Geschichte zweier Menschen mit ihren gegensaetzlichen Wertvorstellungen einzutauchen. Es wird nahezu ein Psychogramm dieses beruechtigten Timeshare-Tycoons aufgezeigt, den Saskia M nach Jahren vor dem High Court in London 2004 unter widrigen Umstaenden wiedertrifft.

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Brand-new and unparalleled:
A view from an insider on the person of John Palmer, AKA `GOLDFINGER´

What would you do if you met a handsome, charming and wealthy man in his late thirties, who was ready to treat you like a princess, buy you pretty clothes and would even share his private jet with you? Without knowing about his criminal involvements, Saskia M met John Palmer on the island of Tenerife and was drawn to the timeshare-tycoon by his irresistible charms.
She fell in love with a person who would not stop at anything, who would shield her step by step from the outside world and treat her like his property. This attitude does not sound surprising, was Palmer known to be one of Britain s richest men who was used to getting what he wanted, who combined luxury and power with something like love. He would never exchange confidences, but leave his girlfriend to presumptions and speculations, not caring how it left her feel.
The book tells us of two very opposite characters who have different values but seem to share equal illusions. Tied together by a common child, Saskia M would be only one of Palmer s women who fell for him and had to fight for child support.
The unfolding events are presented rather relentlessly, while the author sticks to a neutral mode of narration. The reader will be confronted with an almost psychological profile of the private person John Palmer. The story will leave you wondering how the events will unfold when Saskia M sees him again - in court.

The blurb of the book says: `As a 20-year-old Saskia M got to know the legendary British timeshare-tycoon John Palmer aka `Goldfinger´ on the island of Tenerife, who - with his charismatic appeal - cast his spell over the people he met. He treated her like a princess.
Without knowledge about his criminal involvements her life changed step by step. More and more she was shielded from the outside world and he drew her into a complex life full of inconsistencies. Things undreamt-of were revealed on her way with the aim to look behind the facade of the loved one. The British press reported about a participation in the biggest gold robbery in British history, `the Brink`s-Mat Robbery´, connections with the mafia, money laundering, and arms trading. In the `Sunday Times Rich List´, he was listed as one of Britain`s richest men.
This book tells of the initial carefree attitude of the young woman and of the destruction of the relationship and how she managed to unravel the threads around her and to escape the spider web in which luxury, power, and love were united. Lifelong illusions, the power of money, and criminal energies that come to light are described in such a real way that one is able to experience the story of two people having different values. Almost a psychological profile of this notorious timeshare-tycoon is presented whom Saskia M meets again in front of the High Court in London in 2004 after many years and under adverse circumstances.´ (...) --Free Press Release (free-press-release.com) - April 6, 2009

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