Descent from Xanadu

by Harold Robbins

Book Cover: Descent from Xanadu

RUTHLESS, UNSCRUPULOUS, devastatingly handsome, and insatiable, Judd Crane, the richest man in the world, has everything a man could want in life—an endless supply of money, women, power, and sex. But despite his vast riches, he realizes that there is one thing he cannot escape... death.

From the author of The New York Times #1 best-selling novel The Carpetbaggers comes a tale of mankind’s fiercest obsession—immortality. Determined to cheat death, Judd embarks on a dangerous trek across the globe, from Yugoslavia to China, from the sheltered paradise of a lush private island to a secret atomic city in the jungles of Brazil. Along the way, he will stop at nothing to find what he’s looking for—including chancing death, endangering his fortune, outmaneuvering foreign agents, and, ultimately, risking both his business empire and the woman he loves—until the very last second, when he discovers the most vital secret of all.

With over 16 weeks on The New York Times bestsellers list, this novel of intrigue, decadence, and ruthless determination is pure storytelling—sure to keep you turning pages.

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Publisher: Iridium

About the Author

Harold Robbins (1916-1997) is one of the best-selling American fiction writers of all time, ranking 5th on the World’s Best-Selling Fiction Author List just behind William Shakespeare and Agatha Christie. He wrote over 25 bestselling novels, sold more than 750 million copies in 42 languages, and spent over 300 weeks combined on The New York Times bestseller list. His books were adapted into 13 successful films and television series that garnered numerous Oscar® and Golden Globe® nominations starring Steve McQueen, Elvis Presley, Laurence Olivier, Bette Davis, Robert Duvall, Tommy Lee Jones, and more. Robbins’ personal life was as fascinating to the public as his novels. An enthusiastic participant in the social and sexual revolution of the 1960s, Robbins cultivated a “playboy” image and maintained friendships with stars including Frank Sinatra, Clint Eastwood, Tony Bennett, and Sammy Davis, Jr., and was one of the first novelists to be prominently featured in gossip magazines, earning him the title of “The World’s First Rock Star Author.”