In The Betsy, Harold Robbins breaks open the shocking world of the automobile industry. A world of savage ambition, searing passion, and breathtaking fortunes won or lost in a desperate struggle for power! They were two men bound together by their daring, their vision - and their erotic power over women. Angelo Perino rose from an immigrant family to life on the razor's edge, where fast cars and faster women were his for the taking. Loren Hardeman was the patriarch of a giant automobile empire - and of a family sliding into decadence, adultery and destruction. From Detroit to the lavish estates of Grosse Pointe, Miami and the Riviera, they conspired to build the world's most advanced automobile - The Betsy. To do it, they would risk everything they had - and the destinies of the men and women caught in the fire of their dream!