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Ballad of the Whiskey Robber By Julian Rubinstein

Ballad of the Whiskey Robber by Julian Rubinstein

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The true story of bank heists, ice hockey, Transylvanian pelt smuggling, moonlighting detectives, and broken hearts.

Ballad of the Whiskey Robber Summary

Ballad of the Whiskey Robber by Julian Rubinstein

Attila Ambrus was a gentleman thief from Transylvania, a terrible professional hockey goalkeeper - and preferred women in leopard-skin hot pants. During the 1990s, while playing for the biggest hockey team in Budapest, Ambrus took up bank robbery to make ends meet. Arrayed against him was perhaps the most incompetent team of crime investigators the Eastern Bloc had ever seen: a robbery chief who had learned how to be a detective by watching dubbed Columbo episodes, a forensics officer who wore top hat and tails on the job, and a driver so inept he was known only by a Hungarian word that translates to 'Mound of Ass-Head'. BALLAD OF THE WHISKEY ROBBER is the completely bizarre and hysterical story of the crime spree that made a nobody into a somebody, and told a forlorn nation that sometimes the brightest stars come from the blackest holes. Like The Professor and the Madman and The Orchid Thief, Julian Rubinstein's bizarre crime story is so odd and so wicked that it is completely irresistible...

Ballad of the Whiskey Robber Reviews

'Julian Rubinstein has tracked down and written a great crime story: very funny, heart-breaking, gripping, incredible...Any novelist making this up would be duly executed' - Arthur Phillips, author of Prague 'Vivid and riveting...This is a grand thriller, perhaps the first of a genre' - Andrei Codrescu, author of Wakefield.

About Julian Rubinstein

Julian Rubinstein is an award-winning journalist whose work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone and Sports Illustrated. This is his first book.

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Ballad of the Whiskey Robber by Julian Rubinstein
Used - Very Good
Little, Brown & Company
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