“In a Robbins novel, women were beautiful, wealthy and wanton; men were possessed of all the restraint of college freshmen, and the plots contained accounts of some randy doings, which one critic said he would not have tried to describe to anyone.” —The New York Times
Ambitious and dynamic Brad Rowan comes to New York with a mission: make it big and do it fast. Owner of an independent advertising firm, Brad will stop at nothing to get what he wants in a city where the boardrooms are as brutal as the streets—including sacrificing his relationship with the woman he loves. Morality and decency mean nothing in a place where respect is gauged by the size of your expense account.
In this tale of greed, sensuality, and all-consuming blind ambition, Harold Robbins, author of The New York Times #1 best-selling novel The Carpetbaggers, demonstrates once again why his books have sold over 750 million copies worldwide. Fast-paced with rich characters, this novel paints a compelling picture of the advertising industry in 1950s New York, a world reminiscent of Mad Men—rife with betrayal, glamour, and dizzying wealth. Drawing from his own life in New York, Robbins—yet again—captures our external desires vividly in this enduring parable of success and struggle in the city that never sleeps.