Vegas Heist

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They’re aiming to knock over 1965 Sin City!  

It’s the holiday season of 1965, and the fabulous Caesars Palace resort and casino is about to open in Las Vegas. And its vault is filled to bursting with cash.  

John Harper and Saul “Salsa” Salzman roll into town with inside information: a secret way into the casino, leading right to the vault itself. Putting together a small but highly skilled team, they make their move, aiming for untold riches.  

But jobs like this never go as planned. A beautiful widow, a jealous enforcer, and a murderous rival casino owner all want a piece of the pie. Before New Year’s Day arrives, Harper and Salsa will be lucky to escape Sin City with their lives!   

A brand-new heist tale from the award-winning author of Sentinels, the Legion trilogy, and Lucian.   

“When planning a heist, it’s good to learn from the masters, and it’s clear that Van Allen Plexico has: from Richard Stark to Lionel White to Ocean’s Eleven, the fingerprints of the greats are all over this smart, snappy casino job.” (Charles Ardai, editor, Hard Case Crime)

“Impossible to put down. Filled with twist and turns that you don’t see coming until the very end. It is a terrific read and one we highly recommend.” (Ron Fortier, Pulp Fiction Reviews)

2 reviews for Vegas Heist

  1. Sean Duregger

    Loved this book and its narration so much! Van Allen Plexico sets up memorable characters along with a heist and Pete Milan brings it all to life. Enjoyed this very much!

  2. Julie Howard

    I enjoyed this book but maybe that was because I was picturing Brad Pitt and George Clooney as I was listening. It certainly reminded me of ocean’s eleven but with a lot less characters. It’s fun though. The story is told by multiple characters as they hatch there own plan to out smart the others involved, which kept you guessing what was going to happen. Not sure how I feel about the characters as unlike Danny and co they had no problems with using guns, although there is no graphic violence. I did like the bond between Harper and Salsa and had my fingers crossed that it lasted until the end of the book. It’s not a high tec heist and to be honest if the Pinkerton’s detective agency weren’t mentioned you wouldn’t really guess it was set in 1965. The author hinted at a possible next book which I would be interested in.
    When Salsa stumbles over some interesting information about a new Las Vegas casino opening up he calls old time friend Harper for help. Harper is the brains, Salsa has a connection with the widow of the builder, Donavon is the safe guy, Ricker is the mussel and Mickey is the front man. What could go wrong? And will they all escape from sin city with the money ?
    I liked the narrator. He had a very deep voice but still managed to vary it enough to give the characters different sounding voices.
    I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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