New York : Viking, 2011.
1 online resource : ill.
Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter : Bergen, Germany
Strangers on a train
Christopher Chichester : San Marino, California
The secret mission
Christopher Crowe : Greenwich, Connecticut
Clark Rockefeller : New York, New York
"San Marino bones"
The last will and testament of Didi Sohus
The country squire
The god of war
The Boston Brahmin
Peach Melba nights
"Find out who he is"
Chip Smith : Baltimore, Maryland
One last con?
The unbelievable thirty-year run of a shape-shifting con man. Clark Rockefeller's story is a strange twist on the classic American success story of the self-made man--because Clark Rockefeller was totally made up. Born in a small village in Germany, Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter was obsessed with getting to America. At seventeen, he flew into the country on dubious student visa documents. Over the next thirty years, boldly assuming a series of false identities, he moved up the social ladder across the country--culminating in a twelve-year marriage to a Harvard MBA who believed she'd wed a Rockefeller. The imposter charmed his way into exclusive clubs and financial institutions--working on Wall Street, showing off an extraordinary art collection--until his marriage ended and he was arrested for kidnapping his daughter, which exposed his past of astounding deceptions as well as a chilling connection to the bizarre mid-1980s disappearance of a California couple.--From publisher description.