You wouldn’t necessarily expect a true-crime book to be a whole lot of fun, but this one is. . . . It’s exciting, lighthearted, and completely realistic. . . . Phil Cresta and his cohorts were a band of thieves-very clever thieves, to be sure, but thieves nonetheless. They weren’t particularly honorable, and they certainly weren’t wealthy, but this chronicle of their adventures gives us more excitement than a whole fistful of novels. . . . Even though [Cresta] was a ‘bad guy,’ it’s awfully hard not to like him. Put this at the top of every true-crime fan’s reading list.