is also about the “story behind the story” of the FBI’s case against ADM.Eichenwald managed what so many others failed to do. He developed a relationship with Whitacre that allowedhim, for the first time, to tell the whole truth. Whitacre became sucked into his own world of James Bond antics,imperiling the criminal case and creating a web of deceit that left the FBI and prosecutors uncertain where the liesstopped and the truth began. In
, Eichenwald separates insidiously convincing fiction fromeven more scintillating fact, and reveals the gritty details of Whitacre’s work for the feds, and the truth about hismotivations that even the FBI didn’t know.
re-creates all the drama of the FBI’s case against ADM. Eichenwald takes us insidea world of secret recordings, stakeouts, and interviews with suspects and witnesses to the power struggles withinADM and its board—including the high-profile chairman Dwayne Andreas, F. Ross Johnson, and BrianMulroney. Watch as the big-gun Washington lawyers hired by ADM do battle with the Justice Department, FBIDirector Louis Freeh, and Attorney General Janet Reno.
is a page-turning real-life thriller that features deadpan FBI agents, crookedexecutives, idealistic lawyers, and shady witnesses with an addiction to intrigue. And, in addition to reminding usof the malleable nature of truth, Eichenwald demonstrates that while the truth can set you free, “a corollary alsoholds true: Lying can leave you imprisoned—in every possible meaning of that word.”
# # #About the Author:
New York Times
bestselling author of three non-fiction books. A senior writer andinvestigative reporter with the
New York Times
for more than two decades, Eichenwald has written about a rangeof topics, including corporate ethics and fraud, economics and corporate finance, healthcare, and Osama binLaden’s financial network.All of his books have been bestsellers. His first,
Serpent on the Rock
, about the Prudential Securities scandals,was published by Harper Collins. His second book,
The Informant: A True Story
, was published in 2000 byBroadway Books, an imprint of the Doubleday Broadway Publishing Group, a division of Random House.
The Informant was
a finalist for a J. Anthony Lukas Prize and the Investigative Reporters and Editors Book Award,and was deemed by the New York Times Book Review as “one of the best non-fiction books of the last decade.”The movie version of
, starring Matt Damon and directed by Stephen Soderbergh, will be releasedin September, 2009.His third book,
Conspiracy of Fools,
covered the Enron debacle and was a finalist for the Los Angeles TimesBook Award. A film version of
is in pre-production, with Leonardo DiCaprio slated for the lead role.The production company is DiCaprio’s Appian Way.