Sex on the Moon: The Amazing Story Behind the Most Audacious Heist in History
- Publisher: Doubleday
- Published: July 2011
- ISBN-10: 0385533926
- ISBN-13: 9780385533928
- Format: Hardcover
- Copyright: 2011
- Subject: CRIME
Our Price: $7.95
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Based on meticulous research into thousands of pages of court records, FBI transcripts and documents, and scores of interviews with the people involved, including Thad Roberts, the New York Times bestselling author (The Accidental Billionaires, the basis for the Oscar-winning film The Social Network) – with his signature high-velocity swagger – reconstructs this madcap story of genius, love, and duplicity all centered on a heist that reads like a Hollywood thrill ride. Thad Roberts, a college student and co-op in a prestigious NASA program has an idea – a romantic, albeit crazy, idea. He wants to give his girlfriend the moon. Literally. Thad convinces her and another female accomplice, both NASA interns, to break into an impenetrable laboratory at NASA - past security checkpoints, an electronically locked door with cipher security codes, and camera-lined hallways – and help him steal the most precious objects in the world: moon rocks from every Apollo landing. Enter Axel Emmermann, a quality control supervisor residing in Belgium, who is also an avid rock collector and charter board member of Antwerp’s Mineral Club; whose curiosity is piqued when he comes across an unusual e-mail: “I have in my possession a rare, multi-carat moon rock I am trying to find a buyer for.” 308p.
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