The Gold (Paperback)

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A true crime story worth its weight in gold

Shortly before 7am on Saturday 26 November 1983, an armed gang burst into the Brink's-Mat security warehouse near London's Heathrow Airport. They expected to find a million pounds in foreign currency. To their surprise, they found gold bullion worth £26 million. Making off with the gold, the gang committed what was at the time the largest robbery in the world, and unwittingly set off an extraordinary, decades-long chain of events.

The Brink's-Mat robbery led to the birth of international large-scale money laundering, provided the dirty money that fuelled the London Docklands property boom, changed British policing, and sparked a series of violent murders that continued until 2015.

As such, the Brink's-Mat job was the most significant robbery of all time, yet its full, epic story has never been told in its entirety.

About the Author

Neil Forsyth was born in Glasgow in 1978. He is the author of six previous books including Other People's Money, his biography of teenage fraudster Elliot Castro which has been published in six countries and is currently being developed as a feature film, and the novels Let Them Come Through and San Carlos which were critically acclaimed in both Britain and the United States. His trilogy of Bob Servant humour books have become cult favourites, likened to the absurdist comedy of Peter Cook and Spike Milligan, and have been adapted by Forsyth for both BBC Radio Four and BBC Television in the BAFTA-nominated sitcom Bob Servant. Forsyth currently writes for TV, both in the UK and in the USA where he writes for Dreamworks and Universal Studios. He lives in West Sussex.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781529149531
ISBN-10: 1529149533
Publisher: Ebury Spotlight
Publication Date: May 2nd, 2023
Pages: 320
Language: English