The Great Pyramid Robbery

John Minahan, Author W. W. Norton & Company $14.95 (343p) ISBN 978-0-393-02433-3
It was the biggest cash robbery in U.S. historyeight million in untraceable bills stolen from the apparently impregnable warehouse of the New York Armored Car Courier Company. The NYPD and the Feds are going crazy trying to figure this one out, but they're getting nowhere. Enter ""Little'' John Rawlings, veteran detective in the 19th Precinct, whose free-wheeling approach to seemingly clueless cases makes him a natural for this one. The chase leads from a gritty commercial neighborhood in the Bronx to London and finally Cairo. This adventure marks the fourth appearance of Minahan's wisecracking, tough-talking Little John and cohorts, seen most recently in The Face Behind the Mask. They're right up to form this time around in this combination of burlesque and police procedural. (June 22)
Reviewed on: 06/26/1987
Release date: 07/01/1987
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