Synopses & Reviews
Ten exciting true stories of master thieves and their crimes -- these are high stake stories, some successful and never caught, some remarkably inept after their crime, but all good reading.
Ten classic stories about cunning plans and daring escapades.
Of all the crimes that human beings commit, stealing is probably the most common. Thieves , the latest in the True Stories from the Edge series, brings ten exciting stories of master thieves and their master crimes.
Willie Sutton was casing a bank when he noticed that the manager looked a lot like Sutton himself, so he walked into the vault, loaded up with banknotes, and calmly walked out. D.B. Cooper hijacked a plane, demanded $200,000 in payment, and parachuted from the aircraft. He was never captured.
Other criminals in this book were no less brazen: Arthur Barry, the greatest jewel thief in American criminal historyVincente Perugia, who boldly stole one of the world's greatest art treasuresAmil Dinsio, one of the most accomplished bank vault robbers in the U.S.Victor Desmarais and Leo Martial, a hapless duo who bungled their getawayJames Landis, who stole two bricks of freshly printed banknotes from his employer -- the U.S. TreasuryAdam Worth, the Napoleon of Crimethe Great Train Robbers, who planned one of the largest heists of all timethe five heisters of the Great Purolator Caper, whose ineptitude ensured capture
Readers will find nothing but high-stakes action in Thieves . Though many of the bandits ended their careers broke and disillusioned, these impresarios of crime make for great reading.