Loophole by the late English author Robert Pollock, a soccer player turned journalist and teacher, is his vintage standalone heist crime thriller novel, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Odyssey imprint.
This was originally published in 1972 by Hodder & Stoughton under the title Loophole or How to Rob a Bank and was later adapted into the eponymous 1981 film starring Albert Finney & Martin Sheen. The story stars a recently-downsized architectural firm employee who is approached by a thief planning a bank robbery who thinks he’s found a loophole in the security which he needs a straight man on his team to exploit.
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“Ever heard of the City Savings Deposits Bank? … I know what they got. I know every foot of that place. I’m telling you I can get in and out and I won’t be caught.”
Stephen Booker has reached breaking point.
Made redundant from his architecture firm three weeks before Christmas, Booker soon finds the perpetual pressures of bank manager, credit associations, private schools, medical care funds and the needs of his wife too much to handle.
Until he meets Michael Daniels, that is.
Mike Daniels has always been looking for the one big job that’ll enable him to get out of the game. And recently he’s got his eye on the City Savings Deposits Bank.
With its alarmed vault, infra-red beams, radio frequency waves and unscheduled patrol visits, all the thieves in London declare this is the one jug you cannot blow.
But Daniels thinks he’s found a loophole in the bank’s security.
Needing a ‘straight’ on his team, Daniels recruits Booker in his attempt to pull off the biggest heist of all time.
But as one loophole twists and turns into another, was Daniels right in thinking they’d never be caught?
With a fast moving and gripping plot, Loophole provides a shrewd and fascinating insight into the preparation and execution of a major crime.