Royal Heist

Royal Heist

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Random House, Inc.
From Lynda La Plante, one of the world’s greatest crime writers, Royal Heist is a big, dashing novel of deception, passion, and international suspense, in which a man with a dangerous double life masterminds the greatest robbery of all time.

With a beautiful family and a magnificent fortune, Edward de Jersey is making news with his prized racehorse Royal Flush. But while de Jersey socializes with the cream of English society, he keeps to himself the details of his background and how he acquired his wealth. The son of an East End bookie, de Jersey reinvented himself as an aristocrat after pulling off some of England’s most notorious heists. He has no intention of ever going back to crime . . . until his financial adviser loses his entire fortune in a disastrous investment and de Jersey decides to retrieve it the old-fashioned way: by stealing it.

From Monaco to the Hamptons, from London to the shadowy back alleys of cyberspace, de Jersey goes into action, using guile, force, and the latest technology to put together the perfect plan. Drawing on the expertise of a computer hacker with a passion for Elvis, the inside knowledge of a dying aristocrat, and the skill of a professional impersonator, de Jersey is ready to commit his greatest and final crime. He’s going to steal the crown jewels from under the nose of the royals themselves.

Now, as Royal Flush prepares for a spectacular run at the Derby, de Jersey faces his moment of truth: How much is he willing to risk to win the sport’s most coveted prize? And just how far will he go to get away with the perfect crime?

A novel that builds to an amazing crescendo of suspense, Royal Heist is a glamorous and gritty tale of men and women bound together by love, greed, trust, and mistrust. With all the pounding excitement of a high-stakes horse race, this is fiction that takes hold, doesn’t let go, and dares us to keep guessing until the very end.

Baker & Taylor
Having financed a successful racing horse stable in England through a series of carefully hidden jewel heists, Edward de Jersey grooms a promising colt for the Derby before his ambitions are threatened by a brash investment, a situation for which he plots an audacious diamond robbery. By the author of Royal Flush. 25,000 first printing.

Blackwell North Amer
Edward de Jersey has a beautiful family and a magnificent fortune, and he's making news with his prized racehorse Royal Flush. But while de Jersey socializes with the cream of English society, he keeps to himself the details of his background and how he acquired his wealth. The son of an East End bookie, de Jersey reinvented himself as an aristocrat after pulling off some of England's most notorious heists. He has no intention of ever going back to crime... until his financial adviser loses his entire fortune in a disastrous investment and de Jersey decides to retrieve his money the old-fashioned way: by stealing it.
From Monaco to the Hamptons, from London to the shadowy back alleys of cyberspace, de Jersey goes into action, using guile, force, and the latest technology to put together the perfect plan. Drawing on the expertise of a computer hacker with a passion for Elvis, the inside knowledge of a dying aristocrat, and the skill of a professional impersonator, de Jersey is ready to commit his greatest and final crime. He's going to steal the crown jewels from under the nose of the royals themselves.
As Royal Flush prepares for a spectacular run at the Derby, de Jersey faces his moment of truth: How much is he willing to risk to win the sport's most coveted prize? And just how far will he go to get away with the perfect crime?

Baker
& Taylor

Having financed a successful racing horse stable in England through a series of jewel heists, Edward de Jersey grooms a promising colt for the Derby before his ambitions are threatened, leading him to plot an audacious diamond robbery.

Publisher: New York : Random House, c2004
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9781400060252
1400060257
Branch Call Number: F LAP
Characteristics: 366 p. ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: La Plante, Lynda Royal flush

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edithwharton Oct 11, 2011

This book is one of the most perfectly paced books I have ever read. The first chapter was boring and I thought "What the heck!" Then I read the second chapter, which was a little better, then the next, and the next. By the time I got to the heist I could not read fast enough. Lynda La Plante writes some of the most engrossing mysteries that have ever been written.

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