Peter Elkind

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Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer
Peter Elkind presents an in-depth look at the ambitious career and sudden disgrace of former New York governor Eliot Spitzer. The result is a gripping narrative of one man's noble intentions and fatal flaws and the powerful forces that destroyed him.

The Smartest Guys in the Room: The Amazing Rise and Scandalous Fall of Enron
Until the spring of 2001, the Houston energy giant Enron epitomized the triumph of the new economy. Feared by rivals, worshiped by investors, Enron seemingly could do no wrong. Its profits soared every quarter; its stock price surged ever upward; its leaders were hailed as visionaries–until it all collapsed.

NOW BACK IN PRINT: The Death Shift: The True Story of Nurse Genene Jones and the Texas Baby Murders
Though doctors struggle to save them, babies are dying in the pediatric ward of a Texas hospital. A secret internal investigation reveals the sickening explanation: Genene Jones, a nurse on the 3-11 shift, is a cold-blooded killer. This true-life thriller reveals how Jones was able to work again–and kill again.

Selected works

" absorbing account of Spitzer's improbable journey from New York rich kid to celebrated Wall Street scourge - to infamous Client No. 9 of the Emperor's Club."
–Walter Hamilton, Los Angeles Times
"Powerful and shocking... filled with fascinating characters and anecdotes."
New York Times Book Review
"A horrifying true-life medical thriller... written in an understated style that adds to its impact."
Publishers Weekly