História da ascensão de Jack Lear, que chega a ser magnata no ramo das comunicações, por sua obstinação e uso inteligente de seus dotes com as mulheres. Sexo, poder, ambição e dinheiro, como em vários romances de Harold Robbins estão, nesse livro, bem temperados.
Tycoon, (sometimes includes subtitle "Tycoon: A Novel") published in 1997, is the 23rd novel by Harold Robbins.
Starting in the 1930s and ending in the 1970s, it follows the career and love-life of Jack Lear, an entrepreneur who builds an empire in broadcasting. Typically for a Robbins novel, it contains a large amount and variety of sexual content. Kirkus Reviews describes it as a roman à clef, with Lear's career resembling that of William S. Paley.
A review by Reed Business Information inc. concludes: "Wooden prose notwithstanding, the intricate blend of corporate intrigue and carnal gymnastics makes this a highly seductive read."