Gerald Posner was one of the youngest attorneys ever hired by the Wall Street law firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore. He is the author of eleven books, including New York Times bestsellers, and one a finalist for the Pulitzer in History. Posner has written dozens of articles for national magazines and papers and has been a regular contributor to NBC, the History Channel, CNN, FOX News, CBS, and MSNBC.
God's Bankers is often fascinating reading, full of international intrigue. . . . God's Bankers is meticulously researched. Almost 200 pages of end notes indicate the care Posner took in nine years spent researching his subject. . . . The book tells a compelling story, but never at the expense of journalistic principles. Posner might speculate, but he is always careful to mark it as such, and to point out the facts and primary sources that support or undermine the speculation. . . . His work pulls together existing scholarship and massive amounts of original research to present the closest thing to a definitive account of the workings of money and finance within the Vatican that could be produced without cooperation from the Vatican itself. -Washington Independent Review of Books Expertly shows that theory and conjecture aren't necessary when the real-life narrative is compelling enough. . . . Posner's history of the institution reads like a sprawling novel, full of complex characters and surprising twists. . . . Readers interested in issues involving religion and international finance will find Posner's work a compelling read. -Library Journal A stunning expose by investigative reporter Gerald Posner. As exciting as a mystery thriller. -Providence Journal A highly anticipated book, the result of a nine year investigation by author Gerald Posner. It reads like Robert Ludlow's fiction [and] paints a picture of murder, double-dealing, and fraud surrounding the bank. -Michael Smerconish, CNN Posner uses his superlative investigative skills to craft a fascinating and comprehensive look at the dark side of the Catholic Church. . . . Accessible and well written, Posner's is the definitive history of the topic to date. -Publishers Weekly (starred) A fast-paced read that brings history alive on every page. The book will captivate those who prefer their historical nonfiction spiked with real-life tales of murder, power, and intrigue. -Booklist PRAISE FOR GOD'S BANKERS A dogged reporter exhaustively pursues the nefarious enrichment of the Vatican, from the Borgias to Pope Francis. . . . A meticulous work that cracks wide open the Vatican's legendary, enabling secrecy. -Kirkus Posner has created a medical leviathan for our times. -LitHub Extensive, meticulous research . . . Posner leaves no stone unturned. -Library Journal A shocking, rousing condemnation of an industry clearly in need of better policing. -Kirkus I could not put down Gerald Posner's Pharma, the definitive story of how one family, the Sacklers, set out to get exquisitely rich on the back of unsuspecting Americans-then blamed the so-called 'abusers' instead of their own highly addictive drug. Posner has unearthed important new material that illuminates our national tragedy, crafting a meticulously reported page-turner that is as juicy as it is clear-eyed. -Beth Macy, New York Times bestselling author of Dopesick Explosively, even addictively, readable . . . Fraud, incompetence, conspiracy, avarice: it's all here. -Booklist (starred review) You know the old saying: Timing is everything. That is certainly the case with Gerald Posner . . . . The timing of Pharma is extraordinary. -Dallas Morning News New information, coupled with Gerald's dogged reporting, sets Pharma apart from all books on this subject. -The Washington Standard A withering and encyclopedic indictment of a drug industry that often seems to prioritize profits over patients . . . Pharma reads like a pharmaceutical version of cops and robbers. -New York Times Book Review