It is the book that purported 1MDB mastermind Jho Low is trying to stop from hitting the shelves in today's global launch. But like the fugitive's final attempts to cover up a growing hole of splurged cash siphoned from the state fund - outlined in Billion Dollar Whale: The Man Who Fooled Wall Street, Hollywood And The World - his legal threats against distributors come too little, too late.
Malaysians, victims of one of the most sordid financial heists in living memory, have been able to buy the 380-page volume since last week. Several bookstores have already sold out their initial stocks. And with court charges levelled against Low - full name Low Taek Jho - and disgraced former prime minister Najib Razak, retailers elsewhere are unlikely to hold back.