The Big Heist
The Real Story of the Lufthansa Heist, the Mafia, and Murder
One of the biggest scores in Mafia history, the Lufthansa Airlines heist of 1978 has become the stuff of Mafia legend-and a decades-long investigation that continues to this day. Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Anthony DeStefano sheds new light on this legendary unsolved case using recent evidence from the 2015 trial of eighty-year-old Mafia don Vincent Asaro, who for the first time speaks out on his role in the fateful Lufthansa heist. This blistering you-are-there account takes you behind the headlines and inside the ranks of America's infamous crime families-with never-before-told stories, late-breaking news, and bombshell revelations.An invaluable addition to any crime library, this is the most complete, thorough, and up-to-date account of the Lufthansa heist currently available. Pulitzer Prize winner Anthony DeStefano draws from his years of experience reporting on the mob for New York Newsday-as well as his firsthand coverage of the Asaro indictment and attendance at the trial-to expose the all-too-human heart of organized crime in America. The Big Heist is thrilling, shocking, and impossible to put down.