First account of the most valuable haul in British criminal history, the Brinks-Mat robbery of 1983
On a cold grey morning in 1983 a gang of masked and armed men stole 26 million in gold bullion from the Brink's-Mat high-security warehouse near Heathrow. The biggest robbery in British history, it unleashed a trail of murder, betrayal and revenge.
Will Pearson's searing, no-punches-pulled page-turner takes us from the grimy back streets of Peckham via secret Spanish villas and a Cosa Nostra Florida condominium to the high life in Switzerland, playing an expert light on one of the most extraordinary stories in the history of crime.
Will Pearson ran away from home aged fifteen and joined the Royal Navy. Seven years and two world tours later, he won a scholarship to Ruskin workers' education college, and then read Modern Languages at Oriel College, Oxford. After various careers, Will turned his hand to writing. His military experience and contacts led to a breakthrough book, the best-selling TORNADO DOWN, written with the RAF's John Peters and John Nicol. He has also produced and scripted documentaries and written for the Financial Times, Daily Mirror and many other publications. He lives in London with his wife and two children.