Inside the Criminal Web of Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell
Who was Jeffrey Epstein? A Pulitzer Prizenominated journalist unearths never-before-reported details in the most comprehensive account yet of the disgraced financier's life, death, and criminal web, including the role of Ghislaine Maxwell.
What is known is that he had amassed nearly $600 million by the time of his death. That fortune allowed Epstein to pursue a privileged, secretive life, jetting between his fortress-like homes in Manhattan, New Mexico, and Little St. James, his private island. Behind these closed doors, Epstein socialized with scientists and world leaders and preyed on powerless young women.
In this dogged work of reporting, Barry Levine shines a light into the darkest corners of Epstein's world, including
Epstein's young adulthood and earliest accusations of sexual misconduct
the murky sources of Epstein's fortune and business dealings
Epstein's circle of confidantes and employees, particularly the nature of his long relationship with socialite Ghislaine Maxwell
his ties to powerful men, including Bill Clinton, Prince Andrew, Les Wexner, and Donald Trump
Epstein's last hours as a free man in Paris and the secret operation to arrest him at a New Jersey airport before he could flee
new details on Epstein's final days in jail and the mystery surrounding his death
Featuring rare and never-before-seen photographs, The Spider exposes how Epstein operated and evaded justice for so longand how he drew so many others into his criminal web.
Barry Levine is a veteran investigative reporter and editor in print and television. He received the HuffPost's "Game Changer" award in 2010 and led a reporting team to a Pulitzer Prize nomination for investigative reporting and national news reporting. He is the co-author of All the President's Women and lives in New York.