On Aug. 14, 1975, eight daring thieves ransacked 148 massive safe-deposit boxes at a secret bank used by organized crime, La Cosa Nostra, and its associates in Providence, R.I. The crooks fled with duffle bags crammed full of cash, gold, silver, stamps, coins, jewels and high-end jewelry. The true value of the loot has always been kept secret, partly because it was ill-gotten to begin with, and partly because there was plenty of incentive to keep its true worth out of the limelight. It's one thing for authorities to admit they didn't find a trace of goods worth from $3 million to $4 million, and entirely another when what was at stake was more accurately valued at about $30 million, the equivalent of $120 million today. It was the biggest single payday in the criminal history of the Northeast. Nobody came close, not the infamous James "Whitey" Bulger, not John "The Dapper Don" Gotti, not even the Brinks or Wells Fargo robbers. The heist was bold enough and big enough to rock the underworld to its core, and it left La Cosa Nostra in the region awash in turmoil that still reverberates nearly 38 years later. "The Last Good Heist" is the inside story of the robbery and its aftermath.
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Jessica has two black cats that she adores, Jet and Ebony. Jet and Ebony decide with the other household pets they need more Snoozies. It is getting them that takes the biggest plan they have ever plotted. Jessica has no idea what her cats are up to. But in the end life lessons are learned for the pets and Jessica.
The Great Buddha Heist By: Robert Allison Johnson It was nearly two decades ago when my wife Suzanne and I enjoyed a post-retirement trip to the Far East as tourists. Hong Kong and Singapore proved to be very interesting and definitely worth a visit. Our final stop however, was Thailand, whose charming people and culture proved to be the high point. On our final day in Bangkok we happened to visit a Buddhist Temple whose feature attraction for us was a five ton solid gold statue of a seated Buddha. I had never seen that much gold in one place before. A quick mental calculation of the value of its gold content produced a figure in excess of 150 million dollars. With that in mind, I could not resist the temptation to imagine how it could be stolen by an irreverent and unscrupulous gang of thieves. This work of fiction is the result. One of our daughters who reviewed an early draft of this book quipped that it revealed that her father possessed a latent criminal mind! Fortunately, (if this is so) the tendency has continued to be latent and has found its sole expression in the pages of The Great Buddha Heist. This criminal plot to steal the Buddha is, to my mind, so plausible and feasible that I plan to send the first copy of this book to the Chief of Police in Bangkok so that he or she may take appropriate measures to protect this national religious treasure from people whose criminal intent is more forceful than mine.
What would you do if a million dollars fell in your lap?...... Jeanette Pierre walks around the lake every evening planning her next day and reflecting on the events of the present one. She has never done anything dishonest in her life, well maybe a few love affairs but never stealing. But, tonight she will throw caution to the wind in monumental proportions. A car screeches to a halt and a man jumps out and hides a bag in the oleander bushes. It's a moneybag filled with money still in cellophane wrappers! Her adrenaline kicks in as she hefts it into her arms and proceeds back home as fast as her little feet will carry her. Now police cars are hurling toward the freeway, sirens blaring. A helicopter sputters overhead. Wow! This is a bank shipment, how did they get it? The CEO just got an eighty million dollar severance package for trashing the bank stock and my 401K. Who knew such an ordinary day would turn out to be Restitution day! Why should I feel guilty? I didn't steal it...it just dropped into my lap like a gift... Jeanette's uncomplicated life is about to become very complicated. Take a wild spin with our beautiful little bank manager on the ride of her life.
Tony Crowne returns in a new mystery filled with action, intrigue and adventure. An armored truck robbery nets the thieves a cool half-million dollars. The police arrest the leader of the gang: none other than Tony's football coach! Did the police arrest the right man? Tony doesn't think so. With the aid of his friends and his trusty dog, Tony teams up with a police detective to prove his coach innocent and to track down the real mastermind behind the heist. Bonus: This edition contains an excerpt from Peter Guy George's new Tony Crowne mystery, "Hannah's Monsters." mystery, detective, middle grade, action, adventure, sports, comedy, police, private investigator, thriller, sleuth, preteen, boys, girls, suspense, friendship, the boxcar children, gertrude chandler, encyclopedia brown, donald j. sobol, nancy drew, carolyn keene, the hardy boys, franklin w. dixon, rick riordan, percy jackson, john grisham, theodore boone, the westing game, ellen raskin, mr. lemoncello, chris grabenstein, shadow children, margaret peterson haddix, father brown mysteries, g.k. chesterton, carl hiaasen, beautiful creatures, kami garcia, hoot
Fueled by a tragic loss, self made and genius inventor, Seth, devises a plan to cheat destiny. But when destiny interferes and plans go awry, will he leave his fate in the hands of twelve strangers? The future of the free world may very well depend on his courage and sacrifice.
The Heist is a story that traces the lives of four boys from their childhood, when they got their first taste of crime through to the time when they start engaging in small-time criminal acts, their incarceration in the local approved school, their planned and actualized escape from the approved school, and their escape to the capital city. The novel also describes their induction into city life and then meeting their former pal from Masimane, who had become a professional thug. Their joining of his criminal gang, their exploits of robbing various places, all the way to the time they become the nation's most-wanted criminals. Their crime careers eventually being cut short by the gun that they lived by.
- Author : Gordon Bowers
- Publisher : Kings Road Publishing
- Release Date : 2016-06-23
- Genre : True Crime
- Pages : 300
- ISBN : 9781786060785
Over the Easter weekend in 2015, an audacious gang of criminals robbed a safe depository in London's Hatton Garden, the centre of the UK's diamond trade. Shortly before, electrical cables under nearby Kingsway had caught on fire, disrupting the emergency services in the area. Coincidence? Alarms at Hatton Garden Safe Deposit Ltd went off, but the police ignored them. The burglars were caught on CCTV taking jewellery worth up to $200 million. They had used specialist equipment, taking days to tunnel through the walls of the vault. Within a month nine suspects had been arrested and valuables seized from their homes. They were aged between forty-three and seventy-six, including a father and son. The question was, were they the same gang that had made a similar daring raid in Hatton Garden safe netting £1.5 million over the Christmas holiday in 2004. The culprits then were never caught. In 1986, a similar heist had taken place in Los Angeles where a gang drilled a 100- foot tunnel from a storm drain into the vaults of the First Interstate Bank in West Hollywood. It inspired the novel The Black Echo. Author Michael Connelly believes his book might have inspired the Hatton Garden heists, and has a grudging respect for the criminals. "There is no violence and they sweated for the money. And there is a certain class envy," he said. "We don’t feel too sorry for people who keep fortunes hidden away in safety deposit boxes. Part of us hopes the gang members are now lying on a beach somewhere." However, what the Hatton Garden heist so victimless? There have been suggestions that the safety deposit raid was linked to the murder of John 'Goldfinger' Palmer – a suspect in the 1983 Brink's-Mat bullion robbery who was gunned down in Essex in July. The question remains: was Palmer killed for tipping off police about possible suspects?
Roger, Carl and their gang are at it again ' this time they're back in Las Vegas, where they plan to steal the first prize of twenty million dollars from the final table at the Universal Poker Tour.As usual, Roger's final plan is unique and deceitful. Along with the FBI and local law enforcement agencies, you'll wonder how they did it and where the money is.As a bonus, readers finally discover what one of their previous victims, Richard Murdock, wants Roger and Carl to do in repayment for swindling him so may years ago. Although the pair of con men agrees to do Richard's biding, as always, with Roger and Carl and their nefarious assistants, nothing is as it seems.Be prepared for more double crosses and a story that keeps you guessing until another unexpected conclusion.Long-time fans of Karl Boyd's novels will wonder if this third part of the trilogy is actually the last adventure they'll share with Roger and Carl.But, fear not, there is a fourth episode being written as we speak.
The Celestial Seven led by Julian Chapman had succeeded in finding the Pentacle Pendant before the Insidious Alliance. However Julian had been concerned to find that the Witch Maxine Irre had five dragons locked in the cellars under her house and decided in this new adventure to release them. His companions were not quite so sure. But eventually they agreed to go along with his plans after talking to Cedric the biggest of the dragons, and visiting the lair of the Green Man. Follow their adventures as they take five dragons across Europe to the East Carpathian Mountains. A magical and hazardous journey awaited them. But first they had to plan the escape from Dragon House.
When Jacob Wheeler embarks on a Mediterranean cruise aboard the SS Canberra, he dreads spending sixteen days with his overbearing granny and his annoying cousin Millie while his grandpa, a world-famous detective, investigates a high-profile cheese theft in Italy. But when Jacob discovers a suspicious cellphone on a display table of cheese aboard the cruise, he realizes he just might be able to help his grandpa solve his case after all. Convinced the cellphone belongs to a criminal, Jacob is determined to link suspicious characters aboard the SS Canberra to the mysterious crates being smuggled onto the ship. Certain there’s a connection to the Parmigiano Reggiano cheese heists in northern Italy, Millie and Jacob hunt for clues aboard the cruise while avoiding the wrath of Granny and exploring various Mediterranean ports. But when the hunt heats up, Jacob wonders if they’ve taken the case too far. Will he be able to collect enough evidence to help his grandpa? More importantly, will he be able to catch the thieves before the thieves catch him?
When Katarina Bishop was three, her parents took her to the Louvre...to case it. For her seventh birthday, Katarina and her Uncle Eddie travelled to Austria...to steal the crown jewels. When Kat turned fifteen, she planned a con of her own - scamming her way into the best boarding school in the country, determined to leave the family business behind. But now her dad's life is on the line, and Kat must go back to the world she tried so hard to escape...
From Tatjana Soli, the bestselling author of The Lotus Eaters and The Forgetting Tree, comes a black comedy set on an island resort, where guests attempting to flee their troubles realize they can't escape who they are. On a small, unnamed coral atoll in the South Pacific, a group of troubled dreamers must face the possibility that the hopes they've labored after so single-mindedly might not lead them to the happiness they feel they were promised. Ann and Richard, an aspiring, Los Angeles power couple, are already sensing the cracks in their version of the American dream when their life unexpectedly implodes, leading them to brashly run away from home to a Robinson Crusoe idyll. Dex Cooper, lead singer of the rock band, Prospero, is facing his own slide from greatness, experimenting with artistic asceticism while accompanied by his sexy, young, and increasingly entrepreneurial muse, Wende. Loren, the French owner of the resort sauvage, has made his own Gauguin-like retreat from the world years before, only to find that the modern world has become impossible to disconnect from. Titi, descendent of Tahitian royalty, worker, and eventual inheritor of the resort, must fashion a vision of the island's future that includes its indigenous people, while her partner, Cooked, is torn between anarchy and lust. By turns funny and tragic, The Last Good Paradise explores our modern, complex and often, self-contradictory discontents, crafting an exhilarating and darkly satirical story about our need to connect in an increasingly networked but isolating world.
Defendant Henry Edmonds, a homeless man who believes he works for Santa Claus, is on trial for stealing a flash drive full of secrets, a flash drive which may hold the key to Christmas but which is zipped tight in an evidence bag. Several people want Edmonds in jail, including a man who says he works for an international toy company. Witness by witness the facts come out but who is to be believed and are there any True Believers? As the courtroom clock ticks down on Christmas Eve, it becomes clear that the fates of the defendant and Christmas are inextricably intertwined. A local newspaper reporter stirs things up by blogging about what he calls the “Trial of the Century” and tweets that the “Court’s Ruling Could Halt Christmas for Thousands.” Can an irascible judge looking toward retirement find it within himself to save Christmas?
Kids in trouble. Nobody around to help. So they'll try anything...once. Joe Keith, not quite eighteen years old, is doing his damnedest to get by. It's hard, especially since he doesn't really have a home to go to. But he has responsibilities, so he can't leave town either—or at least that's how he sees it. Not while watching out for his younger brother. So he does what he can, when he can, where he can. In his words: it is what it is. This story is included in the author's The Challenge collection, published in October 2015.
A hard-to-prove art heist in New York City becomes a mystery for ninja detective Randi Rhodes in this second book in a series full of humor, adventure, and heart from Academy Award–winning actress Octavia Spencer. Randi Rhodes and her fellow ninja detectives, DC and Pudge, were flying high after solving the Case of the Time-Capsule Bandit. But life in sleepy Deer Creek has begun to feel…a bit boring. There are no crimes to investigate! But a trip to New York City to visit Randi’s aunt changes that! While the ninja detective trio explores Randi’s old neighborhood in Brooklyn, they uncover an art theft. Except no one will believe them. So they’ll just have to catch the criminals in the act...
Feisty and fiery security expert, Maggie Brennan, is ecstatic when she lands the job to design the security system for the Highlander’s Hope. At the top of her field, she usually prefers to work alone, but when the owner of the priceless jewels insists she work with his computer security expert, Conall Stewart, she doesn’t mind it as much as she thought she would. Not when Conall is damn smart and smoking hot, despite his gruff and grumpy exterior. Maggie loves a challenge, and she’s sure Conall could be a whole lot of fun if he just loosened up a little. The last thing Conall wants is to deal with Maggie, especially when she pushes all his buttons with her perky and highly caffeinated demeanor. All he wants is to be left alone, yet the woman is distractingly gorgeous, brilliant and funny. Before he even has a chance to shore up his defenses, she’s managed to weasel her way into his heart, despite him having sworn off any type of relationship. Yet outside forces are playing dirty, and there’s suddenly more on the line than the Highlander’s Hope and a love they never thought they’d find.
From Lynda La Plante, one of the world’s greatest crime writers, Royal Heist is a big, dashing novel of deception, passion, and international suspense, in which a man with a dangerous double life masterminds the greatest robbery of all time. With a beautiful family and a magnificent fortune, Edward de Jersey is making news with his prized racehorse Royal Flush. But while de Jersey socializes with the cream of English society, he keeps to himself the details of his background and how he acquired his wealth. The son of an East End bookie, de Jersey reinvented himself as an aristocrat after pulling off some of England’s most notorious heists. He has no intention of ever going back to crime . . . until his financial adviser loses his entire fortune in a disastrous investment and de Jersey decides to retrieve it the old-fashioned way: by stealing it. From Monaco to the Hamptons, from London to the shadowy back alleys of cyberspace, de Jersey goes into action, using guile, force, and the latest technology to put together the perfect plan. Drawing on the expertise of a computer hacker with a passion for Elvis, the inside knowledge of a dying aristocrat, and the skill of a professional impersonator, de Jersey is ready to commit his greatest and final crime. He’s going to steal the crown jewels from under the nose of the royals themselves. Now, as Royal Flush prepares for a spectacular run at the Derby, de Jersey faces his moment of truth: How much is he willing to risk to win the sport’s most coveted prize? And just how far will he go to get away with the perfect crime? A novel that builds to an amazing crescendo of suspense, Royal Heist is a glamorous and gritty tale of men and women bound together by love, greed, trust, and mistrust. With all the pounding excitement of a high-stakes horse race, this is fiction that takes hold, doesn’t let go, and dares us to keep guessing until the very end.
- Author : Mac Flynn
- Publisher : Crescent Moon Studios, Inc.
- Release Date : 2017-06-28
- Genre : Fiction
- Pages : 231
- ISBN : 9876543210XXX