By Myles J. Connor, Jenny Siler
From New York's Metropolitan Museum of artwork, to the Smithsonian establishment in D.C., to Boston's Museum of good artwork, to dozens of neighborhood museums through the usa, no museum was once off-limits to legendary artwork thief Myles Connor. He has used each process within the e-book, from breaking and getting into, to cat housebreaking, to fake identities and intricate con jobs. He as soon as even grabbed a Rembrandt off a wall in large sunlight and easily ran like hell. His IQ is at genius point, and his attraction is known. the truth that he was once in prison on the time of the well-known theft of the Isabella Stewart Gardener Museum—which continues to be the most important artwork robbery in American history—has no longer stopped the FBI from contemplating him a best suspect in that also unsolved theft.
How did the son of a adorned policeman develop as much as turn into one among Boston's so much infamous criminals? How did he live to tell the tale a decades-long feud with the Boston police and the FBI? How did he be capable of break out one prison sentence with an easy faux gun carved out of cleaning soap? How did he alternate the go back of a well-known Rembrandt in trade for early liberate from one other sentence?
The artwork of the Heist is a roller-coaster trip of a existence, via a guy who was once interested in misadventure at each flip. As a promising younger rock big name, Myles Connor began gathering jap swords and guns. quickly his assortment increased via under valid ability, and his schooling in ecu masters and smooth artists sped up. Disguised as an paintings collector, he frolicked within the records of museums in all places, and visited after hours to use what he discovered by way of day.
alongside the best way, he robbed banks, warehouses, trailers, and property houses. He engaged in rooftop shootouts with the police. He walked the streets of Boston in cover whereas dozens of policemen have been out looking for him. The paintings of the Heist is an element confession, half thrill experience, and most unlikely to place down.
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