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Title The billionaire murders / Kevin Donovan.
Author Donovan, Kevin, 1962- author.
Publication [New York] : Viking, 2019.
Edition Unabridged.
Description 1 online resource (1 sound file (10 hr., 19 min., 28 sec.)) : digital
Time 101928
Description digital rdatr
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Performer Read by Kevin Donovan.
Summary A top journalist crosses the yellow tape to investigate a shocking high-society crime.Billionaires, philanthropists, socialites . . . victims. Barry and Honey Sherman appeared to lead charmed lives. But the world was shocked in late 2017 when their bodies were found in a bizarre tableau in their elegant Toronto home. First described as murder-suicide--belts looped around their necks, they were found seated beside their basement swimming pool--police later ruled it a staged, targeted double murder. Nothing about the case made sense to friends of the founder of one of the world's largest generic pharmaceutical firms and his wife, a powerhouse in Canada's charity world. Together, their wealth has been estimated at well over $4.7 billion. There was another side to the story. A strategic genius who built a large generic drug company--Apotex Inc.--Barry Sherman was a self-described workaholic, renowned risk-taker, and disruptor during his fifty-year career. Regarded as a generous friend by many, Sherman was also feared by others. He was criticized for stifling academic freedom and using the courts to win at all costs. Upset with building issues at his mansion, he sued and recouped millions from tradespeople. At the time of his death, Sherman had just won a decades-old legal case involving four cousins who wanted 20 percent of his fortune. Toronto Star investigative journalist Kevin Donovan chronicles the unsettling story from the beginning, interviewing family members, friends, and colleagues, and sheds new light on the Shermans' lives and the disturbing double murder. Deeply researched and authoritative, The Billionaire Murders is a compulsively readable tale of a strange and perplexing crime.
Note Online resource ; title from title details screen (OverDrive; viewed October 31, 2019).
Subject Sherman, Barry, 1942-2017.
Sherman, Barry, 1942-2017 -- Death and burial.
Sherman, Honey, 1948-2017.
Sherman, Honey, 1948-2017 -- Death and burial.
Murder -- Investigation -- Ontario -- Toronto.
Philanthropists -- Ontario -- Toronto -- Biography.
Businesspeople -- Ontario -- Toronto -- Biography.
Pharmaceutical industry -- Ontario -- Toronto.
Murder victims -- Ontario -- Toronto -- Biography.
Businesspeople. (OCoLC)fst00842980
Murder -- Investigation. (OCoLC)fst01029788
Murder victims. (OCoLC)fst01029809
Pharmaceutical industry. (OCoLC)fst01060129
Philanthropists. (OCoLC)fst01060593
Ontario -- Toronto. (OCoLC)fst01205798
Genre Downloadable audio books.
Audiobooks. (OCoLC)fst01726208
True crime stories. (OCoLC)fst01919985
Audiobooks.
True crime stories.
Addl. Author Donovan, Kevin, 1962- narrator.
OverDrive, Inc., distributor.
ISBN 9780735239128 (electronic audio bk.)
0735239126 (electronic audio bk.)

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