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He stole $80 million in 90 seconds. Getting it was the easy part, getting away with it was something else...
Jack Burdette, a professional thief living a double life, is tipped to the biggest heist ever seen--a jewelry exhibition in the French Riviera worth eighty million dollars which has almost no security. Too good to be true, Jack passes. But when his accountant disappears with ten million dollars, Jack's legitimate business, his security and his way into civilian life could disappear with it. Knowing he can't turn to the police, Jack's only option to get back the money he's lost is to steal it.
The clock starts when Jack learns he's no longer the only one in on the score and he's not going to let a little thing like competition get in the way. But if he's going to pull off the most daring heist in history, Jack will have to stay one step ahead of the FBI, a gang of Serbian jewel thieves, his old crew and a dangerous Israeli diamond mogul.
Can this thief pull off the heist of a lifetime before his two lives come face to face?
A Legitimate Businessman is based on the largest, unsolved jewelry heist in history and is the first book in an exiting crime thriller series starring "Gentleman" Jack Burdette.
Reviews from Amazon
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Good Crime Thriller
Reviewed in the United States on November 15, 2020
I totally enjoy crime caper books. This one is based on an actual crime that took place in Cannes in 2013.
The protagonist leads a double life. World class jewel thief and vintner in the Napa Valley. He turns down a job that he thinks is too high profile as it violates his basic rules. He soon learns that there is no honor among thieves.
Well worth the read if this genre is on your list. The author, however, should learn about Glocks if he is going to have a character use them. No hammer or external safety.
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting, fast read, looking forward to book 2.
Reviewed in the United States on January 29, 2020
I read a lot & tend to loose interest in many books because the storyline is either confusing, disorganized or the characters just don't come through. This book was a nonstop read, it kept my interest throughout & I've signed up for more emails to see when the author moves onto another book in the series.