One of the author's five recommended books about the myths and realities of how to pull a heist, as shared at The Daily Beast:
Prince of Thieves by Chuck HoganRead about the other entries on the list.
Hogan brought new life to the bank heist genre with a heavy shot of realism, both social and criminal. He writes with ease and an understated mastery of the ways of both FBI agents and blue-collar criminals: Bearcat scanners, b-packs, and morning glories. I used to live in Boston, and I’m a sucker for the local color. At the end of the opening heist, I could practically feel my feet sinking into the grimy sand of Revere Beach.
Also see the Barnes & Noble Review's list of five top books on heists.