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Art of the Heist : Confessions of a Master Thief (Reprint) (Paperback) (Myles J. Connor & Jenny Siler)
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“A gripping tell-all….A fascinating look inside the mind of an unrepentant criminal.”—Washington Post“One of the most beguiling criminal memoirs ever written….A rare gem of a book.”—T. J. English, New York Times bestselling author of Havana Nocturne
America’s most notorious art thief, Boston-based Myles Connor, tells the unapologetic true story of his life of crime inThe Art of the Heist. Co-written with acclaimed author Jenny Siler, Connor’s eye-opening memoirs offer readers a rare, detailed, and intimate look into the mindset of a master criminal—a cat burglar, thief, and con man, veteran of numerous brazen museum heists, who shares the unparalleled “rush” of a life lived on the far side of the law.
147;There146;s a rush to it, an elevation of the senses. . . . It146;s a sweet feeling, one I146;ll never get tired of, not on my twentieth heist, or my fiftieth, or my hundredth.148;
Once a promising young rock musician, the son of a decorated policeman, Myles Connor became one of Boston146;s most notorious criminals151;a legendary art thief with irresistible charm and a genius IQ whose approach to his chosen profession mixed brilliant tactical planning with stunning bravado, brazen disguises, audaciously elaborate con jobs, and even the broad-daylight grab-and-dash. New York146;s Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Smithsonian Institution, Boston146;s Museum of Fine Art . . .no museum was off-limits. The fact that he was in jail at the time of the largest art theft in American history151;the still-unsolved robbery of the Isabella Stewart Gardener Museum151;has not stopped the FBI from considering him a prime suspect. Optioned for film by the Oscar-winning screenwriter and director William Monahan (The Departed), The Art of the Heist is Connor146;s story151;part confession, part thrill ride, and impossible to put down.