A billion dollars in crisp, newly-printed bills – the sum transferred daily from the Bureau of Engraving and Print in the run-up to the launch of a new bill design. The BEP vault is the most secure in the world. No human being ever enters it: not even the President of the USA could gain access. Only pre-programmed robot vehicles pass through the 22-ton, 10-feet thick blastA billion dollars in crisp, newly-printed bills – the sum transferred daily from the Bureau of Engraving and Print in the run-up to the launch of a new bill design. The BEP vault is the most secure in the world. No human being ever enters it: not even the President of the USA could gain access. Only pre-programmed robot vehicles pass through the 22-ton, 10-feet thick blast-proof door. The array of technology needed to unlock that door is utterly unparalleled. The transfer operation involves the most heavily- armed convoy ever seen, from M2 Bradleys on the ground to Apache attack helicopters and F-16 fighter jets overhead. Twelve squads of Marines provide close-order protection. Sullivan and her entirely unarmed team plan to steal the cash. All of it. Pritchard and Daniels are the Secret Service agents tasked with reviewing security arrangements to ensure that such a theft is utterly impossible. Only one team can succeed....
|Title||:||the billion dollar heist|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||463 Pages|
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the billion dollar heist Reviews
This was a fascinating exciting tale with amazing detail on the US money system and a hugely innovative plot. Great characters, all of which I could really see and know. I was a little disappointed by the very end though.
Top techno thriller.Brilliant technical plot very believable and well constructed heist. Details are covered in a most interesting way. Good read highly recommended.
This was a super story. I must confess to feeling things were getting a little formulaic, especially given the "will they, won't they" nature of every single activity. But that didn't really bother me too much, I found it quite enjoyable at times, and the marvelous delaying tactic toward the end made me chuckle.Rich with detail, modern in scope, perhaps a tad Apple-centric (we all know droids are easier to code for, but we must excuse Mr Lovejoy his Appleness). A thrilling story from end to end.
If this wasn't so long, I would have given it 5 stars. I did have to skim through some parts because the description was a little too complete BUT, with that said- What an amazing plan and the logistical details were incredible! I'm a microbiologist and whenever I read fiction that has something related, I usually can see the holes in the plot like they are a mile wide. This book was full of computers and electronics and I kept wondering to myself whether the book would be so convincing if I knew anything about either one. I don't; so I couldn't find any faults with the plan for the heist. I just got to watch with amazement as they worked out all sorts of technical details. Definitely appealed to the geek in me.
Don't start reading this unless you don't mind a few late nights – it's almost impossible to put down once you get started.