The Predator’s Ball is the fascinating story of how a singularly brilliant and intensely private investment banker essentially masterminded the creation of the junk bond market, generating billions of dollars in profits for his clients and himself before ultimately being brought down by charges of insider trading, stock manipulation, and fraud under the RICO Act. This book is an in-depth narration of the phenomenal career of the man nicknamed “the Junk Bond King,” as well as numerous corporate raids and hostile takeovers guided by tactics that were undoubtedly revolutionary, if sometimes unethical—and occasionally outright illegal.
Recommended by Jim Chanos
"Connie Bruck traces the rise of this empire with vivid metaphors and with a smooth command of high finance's terminology."
— The New York Times
"The Predator's Ball is dirty dancing downtown."