When the world’s two largest steel producers went head to head in a bitter struggle for market domination, an epic corporate battle ensued that sent shockwaves through the political corridors of Europe. Hundreds of hours of interviews with all the main players take us to the heart of a contemporary business thriller, and into the mind and motivations of the man at the centre of it all―Lakshmi Mittal, the charismatic self-made billionaire industrialist who began life in poverty and defied all odds to create an empire. Not forgetting the helicopter chase across Paris, a wedding costing millions, a toxic French warship, and secret meetings at private airports.
“A compelling tale. Too few page-turning books are written on the high drama and low cunning of business.” Financial Times
“A rare insider’s account. Reads like a thriller.” The Economist