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Cash Landing - James Grippando

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The New York Times bestselling author of Cane and Abe and Black Horizon blends Goodfellas and Elmore Leonard in this wild, suspenseful caper inspired by actual events, in which a band of amateur thieves pulls off one of the biggest airport heists in history with deadly consequences.

Every week, a hundred million dollars in cash arrives at Miami International Airport, shipped by German banks to the Federal Reserve. A select group of trusted workers moves the bags through Customs and loads them into armored trucks.

Ruban Betancourt has always played by the rules. But the bank taking his house and his restaurant business going bust has driven him over the edge. He and his wife deserve more than life has handed them, and he’s come up with a ballsy scheme to get it. With the help of an airport insider, he, his coke-head brother-in-law, Jeffrey, and two ex-cons surprise the guards loading the armored trucks and speed off with $7.4 million in the bed of a pickup truck.

Investigating the heist, FBI agent Andie Henning, newly transferred to Miami from Seattle, knows the best way to catch the thieves is to follow the money. Jeffrey’s drug addiction is as conspicuous as the Rolex watches he buys for dancers at the Gold Rush strip club. One of the ex-cons, Pinky Perez, makes no secret of his plan to own a swinger’s club—which will allow him carte blanche with his patrons’ wives. Levelheaded Ruban is desperately trying to lay low and hold things together.

But Agent Henning isn’t the only one on their trail, and in the mob-meets-Miami fashion, these accidental thieves suddenly find themselves way in over their heads . . . and sinking fast.

About the Author

James Grippando is a New York Times bestselling author of twenty-four novels. He was a trial lawyer for twelve years before the publication of his first novel in 1994 (The Pardon), and now serves as counsel at Boies Schiller & Flexner LLP. He lives in South Florida with his wife, three children, two cats, and a golden retriever named Max who has no idea that he’s a dog.

"Action-packed ... Buoyed by Grippando's strong characteres ... Cash Landingis one of Grippando's most hard-edged novels and shows how the best-formed plans quickly spiral out of control when greed and stupidity enter the equation." -- Sun Sentinel

"Grippando makes the best use of reality as he spins fictional gold with Cash Landing." -- Mystery Scene

"Fast-paced ... recalls the caper novels of Donald E. Westlake." -- Booklist

ISBN: 9780062295460
ISBN-10: 0062295462
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 464
Published: 23rd May 2016
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.8  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.27