Sunday, September 2, 2012

Five top books about heists

One title on the Barnes & Noble Review's list of five top books on heists:
by Scott Andrew Selby and Greg Campbell

In the dead of night on Valentine's Day 2003 in Antwerp, $108 million in diamonds and other gems disappeared from a purportedly airtight vault in the largest theft of precious stones in history. No alarms sounded. No guards were harmed. So how did it happen? Selby and Campbell put the pieces together: the planning of an audacious heist, the curious characters involved, and the colorful, multi-faceted history of the European gem trade. Their painstaking recreation of the events yields a read as pleasurable as a great caper film.
Read about the other books on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue