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Kidnapping Mr. Heineken: A critically acclaimed international bestseller

Peter R de Vries

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Biography, Biography: business & industry, True stories, True crime, Prose: non-fiction, Crime & criminology, Organized crime, Alcoholic beverages

It was the perfect crime ... until they got away with it. Now available for the first time in English, the prize-winning bestseller that inspired the film starring Anthony Hopkins, Ryan Kwanten and Sam Worthington.

The year is 1983. Ronald Reagan is president, Michael Jackson is doing the Moon Walk and The Police's 'Every Breath You Take' is topping the charts. A group of childhood friends decide they want money. Real money. The best way to do it is simple, they agree, all they have to do is commit the perfect crime. So they draw up a list. So begins an astonishing true story of an audacious kidnapping carried out in broad daylight by a group of twenty-something lads with no priors ...

Told from the compelling perspective of Cor van Hout, the brains behind the crime, KIDNAPPING MR. HEINEKEN reconstructs the meticulous planning behind the kidnap, the delivery of the ransom - and reveals what finally led everything to unravel ...

With unique access to the kidnappers, Peter R. De Vries' story is not to be missed.

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Peter R de Vries

Author Peter R. De Vries is a Dutch journalist. His reporting has helped solve more than a dozen murder cases as well as numerous other crimes. He sensationally tracked down the last of Alfred Heineken's kidnappers in Paraguay in 1994, leading to his conviction. In 2008 he was awarded an International Emmy for his coverage of the notorious Natalee Holloway murder case - which led to it being solved. He quit his top-rating crime television show in 2012 after 17 years to work on the film KIDNAPPING MR. HEINEKEN.

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