How To Game People Without Even Trying: A Daughter's Legacyby Elizabeth Cooke
In the 1970s, international financier Saul Mammon is king. He's
enigmatic, charismatic, and, one could argue, evil. Nobody plays the
game like Saul. His obsessive motivations are practically erotic in
nature. He got what he wanted when he wanted it without even trying, but
a sensational life lived so precariously on edge can never last.
He was once a young boy in New York, born to a modest family, with
dreams of climbing the gilded ladder to riches and fame. He achieves all
this and more with direct connection to leaders not only in the United
States but also in the Soviet Union, Paris, and beyond. His only
daughter, Sara, watches from the sidelines as her father inches ever
closer to the world of power and deceit. Saul's brilliance and
dark side eventually lead to his mysterious death and a rapid coverup.
Perhaps it was inevitable that such an ambitious man would fall, but
Sara is haunted by questions, most of which will never be answered.
Based on a true story, the rise and fall of Saul Mammon shows what
happens when ambition turns malicious and when money is never enough.
About the Author
Elizabeth Cooke is a New Yorker, born and bred. She is
a graduate of Brearley School, Vassar College, and The Sorbonne. Her
memoir is called Life Savors, and she has written several books since, including a series about the Hotel Marcel in Paris, the first of which, There's a Small Hotel, won for general fiction at the Paris Book Festival in 2015.