The Man in the Rockefeller Suit

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The Man in the Rockefeller Suit

The Astonishing Rise and Spectacular Fall of a Serial Impostor

By Mark Seal

Plume Books, Paperback, 9780452298033, 345pp.

Publication Date: April 25, 2012

Forget fiction. Pop this jaw-dropper in your beach bag. "USA Today "
This shocking expose goes behind the headlines to uncover the true story of Clark Rockefeller, wealthy scion of a great American family, who kidnapped his own daughter and vanished. The police and FBI were baffled. Tips poured in, but every lead was a dead end because Clark Rockefeller did not exist. In a gripping work of investigative journalism, Mark Seal reveals how German native Christian Gerhartsreiter came to the United States, where he stepped in and out of identities for decades, eventually posing as a Rockefeller for twelve years, married to a wealthy woman who had no idea who he really was. Fast-paced, hypnotic, and now updated with more stunning details, "The Man in the Rockefeller Suit" chillingly reveals the audacity and cunning of a shape-shifting con man.

About the Author
Mark Seal has written over 1,000 articles for top magazines including "American Way, Conde' Nast Traveler, Vanity Fair, Town and Country, InStyle, Golf Digest, Rolling Stone" and more. He is the coauthor of several nonfiction books. Seal has also written several award-winning screen plays including "Proud Flesh."

Praise For The Man in the Rockefeller Suit

“Has all the pace and drive of a suspense novel.”
--Michiko Kakutani, New York Times

“No mystery writer would script this—it’s too unbelievable.
--The Christian Science Monitor

“Impeccably reported.”
--Los Angeles Times

--People (four stars)