In 2008, Clark Rockefeller, wealthy scion of a great American family, made headlines when he kidnapped his own daughter and vanished. The FBI and police were baffled. Despite tips and apparent sightings pouring in from the outraged public, every lead was a dead end, because 'Clark Rockefeller' did t exist. In this gripping work of investigative journalism, Mark Seal digs into the life and lies of this audacious criminal. Fast-paced and well researched this bizarre tale mixes fraud, imposters, kidnap and murder in one riveting story.
Mark Seal is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair, where his piece on Gerhartsreiter was a finalist for a 2010 National Magazine Award. He is also the author of Wildflower. He lives in Aspen, Colorado.