“Ever heard of the City Savings Deposits Bank? … I know what they got. I know every foot of that place. I’m telling you I can get in and out and I won’t be caught.”
Stephen Booker has reached breaking point.
Made redundant from his architecture firm three weeks before Christmas, Booker soon finds the perpetual pressures of bank manager, credit associations, private schools, medical care funds and the needs of his wife too much to handle.
Until he meets Michael Daniels, that is.
Mike Daniels has always been looking for the one big job that’ll enable him to get out of the game. And recently he’s got his eye on the City Savings Deposits Bank.
With its alarmed vault, infra-red beams, radio frequency waves and unscheduled patrol visits, all the thieves in London declare this is the one jug you cannot blow.
But Daniels thinks he’s found a loophole in the bank’s security.
Needing a ‘straight’ on his team, Daniels recruits Booker in his attempt to pull off the biggest heist of all time.
But as one loophole twists and turns into another, was Daniels right in thinking they’d never be caught?
With a fast moving and gripping plot, Loophole provides a shrewd and fascinating insight into the preparation and execution of a major crime.
Praise for Loophole
‘Audacious and ingenious. So plausible and true-to-life that its author was actually reported to the CID by a public-minded citizen at the time of a notorious bank robbery.’ –Evening News
‘A gripping mastery of the techniques and dangers involved’- Times Literary Supplement
Praise for Robert Pollock
‘Everything adds up to a resounding caper indeed – great fun.’ — New York Times Book Review
‘Pollock spares nothing in the telling. His style is stark and modernist. Here he makes art from life.’ – Contra Costa Times
Robert Pollock was a London native, he had an extensive writing, teaching, film, and public relations career. As a journalist, he wrote for The London Sunday Times, The London Sunday Observer, Vanity Fair, The San Francisco Examiner and The Los Angeles Times Syndicate. He worked for both Paramount Pictures and Twentieth Century Fox, and was involved in the production of many films, including “The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie,” “The Only Game in Town” and“Hard Contract.”