Sterling Seagrave, an investigative journalist and historian, provides a vivid narrative about the rise and fall of the so-called “Marcos dynasty.” Seagrave retells well-known narratives about the lavish living of the Marcos family during their heyday in Philippines politics. The author also inserts lesser-known stories which expose truths about the plunder committed by the Marcos regime. Furthermore, Seagrave underscores how the Marcos dictatorship was sustained by Ferdinand E. Marcos’ connections with the White House, the Pentagon, and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).