Thursday, February 6, 2014

Book Beginning: Heist & High by Anthony Curcio


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Anthony pulled the trigger on the can of bear mace, spraying the Brink's armored car messenger in the face. 

-- Heist and High by Anthony Curcio and Dane Batty. This is Curcio's own story of crime and redemption -- how he went from golden boy to prescription drug addict, robbing an armored truck of over $400,000.

Co-author Dane Batty is a writer and publisher, author of Wanted: Gentleman Bank Robber: The True Story of Leslie Ibsen Rogge, One of the FBI's Most Elusive Criminals.


Elisa Bergslien said...

Intriguing! Is bear mace worse than the usual stuff ?

I cheated a little this week and used a sentence from the second page of the book because it was just too fun.

Vonnie R said...

Is bear mace easy to get?

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Good beginning! Now I'm curious about his crimes and how he was eventually caught. Bear mace must be a powerful weapon.

JC Jones said...

Real life crime is probably not as glamorous as fiction crime. Hope you enjoy the book.

gautami tripathy said...

I gotta read this book!!

Here is my book Beginning post!

Catherine Healey said...

Sounds like a gripping read.

anthony curcio said...

Hi guys, I just saw this on google alerts. Dane and I wrote Heist and High while I was in prison. I actually started writing it and then wrote him a letter while I was in solitary confinement in Texas. Not a fun place to be!
I am back home with my wife and two daughters and can't even tell you how grateful I am that I was given a second chance.
Well, enjoy the book :)

and p.s. JC Jones, you are very right - real life crime is not near as glamorous as the movies!

Elizabeth said...

I didn't get a chance to do a post, but I just finished THE FEVER TREE. It is a beautiful, powerful, mesmerizing book.

Two giveaways on my blog if you want to stop by.

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