Loot for the Taking by Don Levers

Loot for the Taking

byDon Levers

Kobo ebook | June 30, 2017

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What do the 1987 Knightsbridge Deposit Robbery, the 1971 Baker Street Robbery and the 1976 Société Générale Bank Burglary have in common? The people who executed these heists were all professional thieves, and they were all captured.

Chris Porter and his friends are just four average guys leading ordinary lives. After the death of his parents, Chris discovers a key to a box in a private safety deposit vault. He is shocked to find over $100,000 worth of valuables in their deposit box.

There are five thousand individual boxes in the Vancouver Safety Deposit vaults. If his parents, who were living off a modest pension, had that much in their box, Chris wonders what the rest of those boxes might hold. The question is, could four regular guys do what master criminals around the world had failed to do? Getting the loot that was there for the taking looked like the easy part. Not getting caught like the professionals would be far more challenging. Will these ordinary guys join the list of arrested thieves like those responsible for the robberies in England and France, or could they get away with it forever, becoming legends like D.B. Cooper?

Title:Loot for the TakingFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:June 30, 2017Publisher:Tellwell TalentLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1773027166

ISBN - 13:9781773027166

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Well-Researched Suspenseful Read! Did Not Disappoint! This is a surprisingly good book that takes me on a roller coaster ride with its suspenseful plot and engaging writing! Truth be told, this book starts slow but once the pace speeds up and the twists kick in, I simply can't put it down. Loot For The Taking tells the story of four good friends - Chris, Dan, Bob, Harry - attempting to break into the Vancouver Safety Deposit Vaults. Breaking into the vault is one thing, but making a clean escape with the loot is a whole new ball game altogether. Can these four Average Joes pull off a world class heist where professional thieves fail to do? This well-researched book which is inspired by one of the greatest bank-heists - the 1977 robbery of the Vancouver Safety Deposit Vault - is a MUST READ if you enjoy heist stories! I have a soft spot for fictional stories based on true events - blend of fact and fiction - as I find they are always both entertaining and educational, and this book is definitely not lacking any of these elements! I think what grabbed me the most was that it is about four ordinary guys (people just like me and you) trying to pull off a bank heist. So, it piqued my interest for sure! It is a well-researched book with so much details and thoughts put into the heist plan which was crucial to the plot of the story. The characters are pretty well-developed with good depth although I still do not understand why the main character, Chris would mastermind this heist. I would assume that his curiosity about the contents of the thousands of safety deposit boxes sitting in the vault gets the better of him. That being said, I do find that the characters are believable and relatable. Overall, Loot For The Taking did not disappoint! I experienced some adrenaline-pumping moments which I think is important in an action/crime story. Albeit the slow start, this is a worth reading book through the end!
Date published: 2018-10-11