The Nearly Perfect Plan
Roger Odem Booth and Carl Jesse James are two young aspiring confidence men who, (up to now), have been satisfied with pulling off smalltime shell games throughout the state of Texas.
While discussing their first foray into crime, Carl wonders whether they have the where-with-all to play their mark to the end.
When he asks Roger that question, Roger says, “Yes, we can”; and Carl responds with a bad pun", “Don’t you mean; ‘Yes, we 'con'?”
And so the trilogy begins:
On a gambling trip to the Sandia Casino near Albuquerque, New Mexico, by chance, they stumble upon the Perfect Plan to hijack a Brinks armored truck and make it disappear from the open highway in broad daylight in a matter of minutes.
Not content with just one robbery, the mastermind, Roger, decides to knock off three armored vehicles within a ten day period. Everything goes as planned, but while his gang of thirty ex-Army buddies is celebrating their victory over the law enforcement agencies of two states and the FBI, the fickle finger of fate steps in and they are captured.
During the subsequent trial, the Perfect Plan soon becomes known as “The Nearly Perfect Plan”, but, as you will see, sometimes, if you are clever and resourceful, “nearly” is close enough.
Filled with thrills, adventure and lighthearted hi-jinks, plus a small dose of romance, “The Nearly Perfect Plan” will leave you longing for more adventures with Roger, Carl and their gang.
- Author: Karl Boyd
- Publication Date: 2008-12-17
- Publisher: Lulu.com
- Product Group: Book
- Manufacturer: Lulu.com
- Binding: Paperback, 320 pages
- Package Dimensions:
- Dimensions: 900L x 600W x 80H
- Weight: 121
- List Price: $19.95
- ISBN: 0557034981
- ASIN: 0557034981