Under the streets of Nice

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National Press, 1986 - Law - 165 pages
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One hot Monday morning in 1976, a bank president in Nice, France found his vault welded shut - from the inside. Robbers had tunneled from a nearby sewer & hauled off $12 million in loot. This true story of the century's biggest crime is seamless, full of intrigue, & peppered with wit.

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User Review  - ChrisNorbury - LibraryThing

A bit disappointing. I expected more of a dramatization of the story in the vein of historical fiction. What it read like was a book-length investigative journalism piece. Interesting, but not terribly dramatic. Read full review

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User Review  - historybuff17 - LibraryThing

Pretty good and well written but another quick read. Read full review


The Man Behind the Heist
Spaggiari Makes his Plans
A Jealous Wife

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About the author (1986)

Ken Follett was born in Wales on June 5, 1949. He received an Honours degree in philosophy from University College, London. He began his career as a newspaper reporter for the South Wales Echo and later with the London Evening News. He decided to switch to publishing and worked for a small London publishing house, Everest Books, eventually becoming Deputy Managing Director. His first bestselling novel, Eye of the Needle, won the Edgar Award. His other works include The Key to Rebecca, Lay Down with Lions, The Pillars of the Earth, The Third Twin, The Hammer of Eden, Code to Zero, Whiteout, World Without End, The Century Trilogy and Fall of Giants. Many of his novels have been adapted into films and television miniseries. He has won numerous awards including the Corine Prize in 2003 for Jackdaws and the Olaguibel Prize by the Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos Vasco-Navarro for contributing to the promotion and awareness of architecture in 2008.

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