04/04/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Madoff's Universe Exposed: A Peek Into Bernie's World

Among Bernard Madoff's many dupes were his closest friends, including two tycoons he loved as surrogate fathers: the late Norman F. Levy--whose girlfriend, supermodel Carmen Dell'Orefice, would lose her life savings--and the prominent philanthropist Carl J. Shapiro. Amid the sobs, screams, and curses in Aspen, Palm Beach, and New York, with victims sharing their stories, the author gets behind Madoff's affable façade, to reveal his most intimate betrayals.

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