By Frank W. Abagnale, Stan Redding
Frank W. Abagnale, alias Frank Williams, Robert Conrad, Frank Adams, and Robert Monjo, was once some of the most bold con males, forgers, imposters, and get away artists in background. In his short yet infamous felony occupation, Abagnale donned a pilot's uniform and copiloted a Pan Am jet, masqueraded because the supervising resident of a sanatorium, practiced legislation and not using a license, handed himself off as a faculty sociology professor, and cashed over $2.5 million in cast tests, all prior to he used to be twenty-one. recognized by way of the police of twenty-six international nations and all fifty states as "The Skywayman," Abagnale lived a luxurious existence at the lam-until the legislation stuck up with him. Now famous because the nation's prime authority on monetary foul play, Abagnale is an enthralling rogue whose hilarious, stranger-than-fiction overseas escapades, and inventive escapes-including one from an airplane-make trap Me in the event you Can an impossible to resist story of deceit.
The uproarious, bestselling actual tale of the world's such a lot sought-after con guy at the moment in improvement as a DreamWorks function film.
"I stole each nickel and blew it on tremendous threads, sumptuous accommodations, wonderful foxes, and different sensual sweets. I partied in each capital in Europe and basked on the entire world's most renowned beaches."
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I returned to the Issaquah hillside discovery site the following morning before dawn, when the air hung wet and still with the fragrance of late summer. I scanned the ground I was to search—it was a wooded area of about 130,000 square feet of fir and cedar trees. The terrain was inhospitable and wild, divided only by narrow, inter-woven animal paths that twisted and turned. To the east of the hillside was a narrow dirt road that climbed up and over the hill’s crest. The road was covered with off-white round rocks that contrasted strikingly with the deep-green foliage that bordered it.
Minutes later, Chris Stergion lay dead in his own bath-tub. The King County detectives learned that Stergion had been beaten, and stabbed more than twenty times. Identifying the most likely suspect wasn’t difficult. The 6-foot-6-inch-tall teenager who had rolled into Enumclaw the day before had frequently been seen around local businesses. Patrol units quickly spotted James Lee Slade walking along a road heading out of town. Bob Keppel would interrogate Slade. Twenty years later, when I reread that interview, I can see that Keppel’s inherent skill at verbal jousting was already in place.
It was cumbersome and heavy and required a battery pack that was 12 inches high and 4 inches thick. A thick leather strap wrapped around my shoulder to help steady the camera while I focused the lens. Here was a machine definitely not made for dragging around a wooded hillside where I needed both hands for balance as I tried to step over ground cover that twisted around my ankles every time I moved. The whole point of a clumsy camera like this was its huge 110-mm negative that produced an image so fine that every minute detail of the evidence came out in perfect resolution.