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Heist | Book by Howard Sounes | Official Publisher Page | Simon & Schuster UK
Sort order. Sep 25, Inez rated it liked it Shelves: audio , crime. I listened to the audio version of this book. The heist itself was very interesting but this whole book was nearly ruined by the very slow, very detailed introduction to all the characters.
Securitas depot robbery
No we don't need to know everything about these thugs - a little bit - but not everything. Anyway, if you can get through the tedious beginning it is worth it. Parts of the court case are rather hilarious. Dec 16, Marcus Vega added it. I picked this book because i really liked it and to me it was a good book. I also picked it because thats the first book i saw in my room , so i chose it to read , the way the cover looks is looks good so thats another reason why i chose it out.
David Ghantt And The Loomis Fargo Heist: The Outrageous True Story
The book was like a one time story because they made it seem like there not gonna make another story. It was A more intense book , because its about a robbery. To me it was a easy book to read because , i hardly read any books. The hiest begins with I picked this book because i really liked it and to me it was a good book. The hiest begins with Michael oweing 2 million dollars to people for destroying someones house.
So michael talks to his friend Lester about robbing a jewlery store because he owes some money. While Lester is looking at the flaws of the jewelery store , Michael is talking to his 2 close friends Trevor and Franklin. They both get convinced into the plan , Michael tells Letser that he has his friends in the plan. Now Lester is looking for gunners and a driver , but the better they are for the equals more money out of there pocket.
As they find 2 people to do the job with them , they got buy all the weapons , mask , and 2 cars for the job. When they walk in the jewerly store they throw a gas gernade and knocksout all the people in there. They take all the jewelery. Then they sold it little by little. Eventually they made over 13 million dollars. They Pyed everyone like 2 million for the job.
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This is a really good book but they really didnt say anything like killing anybody on the job. They didnt say what kinds of guns or cars they got. They didnt say anything about a gas mask. This book will cause thoughtful readers to issues like wanting to rob a bank or killing people. Most of all they will probaly want to steal and dsell the stuff they sale. Mar 02, Tracy Smyth rated it really liked it. This was a audio book. Dec 16, Sam H rated it it was ok. I was first attracted to this book because the robbery happened where I grew up.
I have lost count of how many times I must have driven past that van on the day it was dumped there. This true story is written in an easy way, even the long legal cases are written in a manner that is easy to read.
The author has a talent for telling a story whilst still giving the fact I was first attracted to this book because the robbery happened where I grew up. The author has a talent for telling a story whilst still giving the facts collected. What is better than reading a crime novel that leaves you still to answer questions.
I thought I knew a lot about this case being so close in proximity to where it occurred but this book has given me even more facts. On the questions of the conspirators that were acquitted of the charges I have made my own opinions about them, as you will. I thoroughly good read which leaves just one big question unanswered, just where is the other half of all that money that no one has found.
Nov 17, Jake rated it really liked it. Incredibly factual book covering the events leading up to and after the Tonbridge Securitas robbery. The author is very witty and you can almost hear the accents of the accused in some of the quotes used in the book. Had me in stitches at times. Some of the gang were certainly 'wallies'!
Will definately read some more of Howard's work. In the months that followed arrests were made and suspects brought to trial. But despite several convictions, others were able to get away and a large proportion of the stolen money has not been found. Howard Sounes spent three years investigating the heist gang and attended every day of the trials at the Old Bailey. As a result, Heist is a meticulously detailed work in which the characters come alive in an unusually realistic way — giving the reader a vivid insight into the criminal underclass.
Although this was not a crime without victims, it is frequently also a very funny story, for the heist gang were in many ways hopelessly inept.