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The Secret Life of Kim Dotcom by David Fisher

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The Secret Life of Kim Dotcom
Spies, Lies and the War for the Internet
By David Fisher

From a lonely boy’s bedroom in Germany to the penthouses of Hong Kong, from Wellington’s Beehive to Washington’s corridors of power, from the sedate suburb of Coatesville to the motor racing tracks of Europe, this is the untold story of the charismatic internet tycoon who has driven governments to distraction while winning the affection of internet users worldwide and a large number of the New Zealand public.

It recounts not only the high profile political and legal battles but also the behind the scenes domestic life of a man who has more wealth than he can spend in New Zealand and who once escaped to Europe for winter … and took his cars and furniture with him.

Written by David Fisher, who has covered the story from the start for the New Zealand Herald , and who won the 2013 Reporter of the Year award in part for his coverage of the story, the book is not an authorised biography but has been written with the full co-operation of Kim Dotcom, who granted the author hours of exclusive interviews.

The book also reveals: why Hollywood is obsessed with Dotcom; why he and wife Mona decided to settle in New Zealand; the full story of the dawn raid; what happened to Dotcom in jail; the truth about John Banks and Dotcom; and where The Hobbit comes into it.

The Secret Life of Kim Dotcom is being released simultaneously in an ebook edition with also contains some 200-plus links to supporting and archival material, from Dotcom racing footage to police notebooks used in court, making it an invaluable reosurce for ongoing investigation into this story and the issues of freedom and privacy it raises.

Published by Paul Little Books, November 25. RRP $39.95. www.paullittlebooks.co.nz. Ships worldwide. Also available in ebook format from Amazon.

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