Pirate Cove

An Insider's Account of the Infamous Southport Lane Scandal

Richard D. Bailey

In Pirate Cove, Richard D. Bailey provides an insider’s chronicle of a white-collar crime whose headline-grabbing elements first appeared on the front pages of The Wall Street Journal. It’s the true, unvarnished, complete, previously untold, and fascinating story of how one honest man helped unravel the massive Southport Lane fraud perpetrated by the author’s former employer, 26-year-old, self-proclaimed financial prodigy Alexander Chatfield Burns.

A really smart friend of the author once asked Burns how he got control of four state-regulated insurance companies. With a Cheshire cat grin, Burns cryptically responded, “Jesus with a telescope on Mars couldn’t figure out how I did this.” But the author eventually did.

If (and when) Pirate Cove is made into a movie, it’ll stand right alongside such successful dramedies as American HustleCan You Ever Forgive MeBad EducationWhite Collar CrimeThe Wolf of Wall Street, and Michael Clayton.