A portrait of Robert Maxwell by the Foreign Editor of the "Daily Mirror", who was also one of Maxwell's few companions and confidantes outside the immediate family. The author was party to extraordinary events and conversations and provides a dimension to Maxwell's life which is unknown. The author presents Maxwell's life as one of greed, self-indulgence and a ruthless determination to succeed. There were also intense love affairs, set against appalling maltreatment of his long-suffering wife and family. His capacity for extortion, theft and utter ruthlessness was even greater than imagined. The author has also written "Diana: A Princess and her Troubled Marriage".