FIND THE MAGICIAN! The Counterfeiting Crime of the Century.

Author: Whittemore (Hank)
Year: 1980
Publisher: The Viking Press.
Edition Details: 1st US edn.
Book Condition: F/Vg+
ISBN: 0670317381
Price: 7.00
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Hardback, 1st US edn. The true story of how a chance encounter in a taxicab led to the break-up of the the most threatening counterfeiting plot since Hitler tried to break the Bank of England. Mike Yarry, an American in London on business, and Detective Inspector James Goldie of Scotland Yard, made an unlikely duo as they posed as Mafia-connected customers in the market for counterfeit five-pound notes. They worked their perilous way through a labyrinth of passers and henchmen - at once clandestine, comic and menacing - all the way up to the shadowy and brilliant counterfeiter known only as "The Magician", one of the cleverest forgers of all time. In the Autumn of 1974 his men were introducing thousands of pounds of 'funny money' into an already tottering British economy, and the authorities were secretly terrified. The story of a great chase, of wit, bravery and plain old good fortune, in which crime almost paid. Sources. 265pp. 8vo. F. in Vg+ dw.

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