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The life story of Brian Reader, Britain’s most prolific burglar. Branded The Master—and a Gentleman Thief—Brian is a true character from the old school of British crime. With exclusive access to those closest to him, and with his jailing earlier this year, this book marks the end of the era of big set-piece raids that capture the public imagination. With never-before-revealed detail on the planning and execution of infamous heists—from tunneling 40 feet into the Lloyds Bank vaults in Baker Street to laundering gold from the record-breaking Brink’sMat raid. Tom Pettifor and Nick Sommerlad also offer exclusive new details about the Hatton Garden robbery’s mystery man—the Ghost.
About the Author
Tom Pettifor is the Daily Mirror’s Chief Crime Correspondent and has extensive police and underworld contacts. His work includes a three-year investigation into the cover-up of child abuse that is currently being examined by a public inquiry. Nick Sommerlad is Investigations Editor of the Daily Mirror. He has been shortlisted five times at the British Press Awards, winning the Hugh Cudlipp Award in 2010.