Rush Readers' Book Club In-Person
For May we will be reading Seven Million: A Cop, a Priest, a Soldier for the IRA, and the Still-Unsolved Rochester Brink's Heist by Gary Craig. (Note: this is a change from the Rush Town Newsletter book club description.)
"In January 1993, masked gunmen walked through the laughably lax security at the Rochester Brink’s depot, tied up the guards, and made off with $7.4 million in one of the FBI’s top-five armored car heists in history.
In Seven Million, reporter Gary Craig meticulously unwinds the long skein of leads, half-truths, false starts, and dead ends, taking us from the grim solitary pens of Northern Ireland’s Long Kesh prison to the illegal poker rooms of Manhattan to the cold lakeshore on the Canadian border where the body parts began washing up. Seven Million is a meticulous re-creation of a complicated heist executed by a variegated and unsavory crew, and of its many repercussions.
Some of the suspects are now dead, some went to jail; none of them are talking about the robbery or what really happened to Ronnie Gibbons. And the money? Only a fraction was recovered, meaning that most of the $7 million is still out there somewhere."
Please join us for discussion and dessert on Thursday, June 1st at 7:00. Registration is required.
*Save the date... Gary Craig will be visiting the Rush Library for an author visit and book-signing on June 7th. (Check our calendar of events to register for it!)