Synopses & Reviews
In late December 2008, New York Times
bestselling author Ian Halperin told the world that Michael Jackson had only six months to live. His investigations into Jackson's failing health made headlines around the globe. Six months later, the King of Pop was dead.
Whatever the final autopsy results reveal, it was greed that killed Michael Jackson. Friends and associates paint a tragic picture of the last years and days of his life as Jackson made desperate attempts to prepare for the planned concert series at London's O2 Arena in July 2009. These shows would have earned millions for the singer and his entourage, but he could never have completed them, not mentally and not physically.
Michael knew it and his advisers knew it. Anyone who caught even a fleeting glimpse of the frail old man hiding beneath the costumes and cosmetics would have understood that the London tour was madness. Why did it happen this way? After an intense five-year investigation, Halperin uncovers the real story of Michael Jackson's final years, a suspenseful and surprising thriller.
"Four-time Audie Award nominee Richard Allen narrates in a confident journalistic style." ---Library Journal Audio Review
New York Times bestselling author Ian Halperin uncovers the tragedy behind the final years and days of the life of pop superstar Michael Jackson.
About the Author
Ian Halperin is a winner of the Rolling Stone magazine Award for Investigative Journalism. He is the author or coauthor of five books, including the bestsellers Fire and Rain: The James Taylor Story and Celine Dion: Behind the Fairytale, as well as a number of exposes on the modeling industry. He is coauthor, with Max Wallace, of Who Killed Kurt Cobain? Ian is a regular correspondent for Court TV and has contributed to 60 Minutes 2. Richard Allen is a five-time Audie-nominated narrator whose work has been acknowledged on the Best Audiobooks Lists for Audiofile and Library Journal. He was named an AudioFile Best Voice in 2008 and has won four AudioFile Earphones Awards. His audiobooks include From Midnight to Dawn, Lincoln and Chief Justice Taney, Futureland, and Right as Rain.