By Wayne Tefs
A snowstorm in Winnipeg.
No one goes at any place … yet jail.
In the spring of 1966 Ken Leishman stepped onto the tarmac of the Winnipeg Airport and into the pages of Canadian background. via then, the mastermind at the back of the country’s greatest gold heist had already won Dillingeresque notoriety as a gentlemanly financial institution robber. Toronto headlines had unfold the scoop in regards to the brazen and well mannered ‘Flying Bandit’. This time, he nearly received away. Almost.
In Bandit: A Portrait of Ken Leishman, Wayne Tefs imagines what occurred at the back of the headlines, intertwining the full-on motion of Leishman’s exploits with the tale of a sensible yet stricken child growing to be up in a small and stifling prairie city. As a married guy and father of 7, Leishman desires of greatness, and a great lifestyles for his relatives. whilst he plots the best caper in Canadian heritage, he's ridden with guilt over his failed grants to head instantly. during this fictionalized model of a huge precise tale, readers can be hard-pressed to pass judgement on the lifetime of this Canadian people hero who dared to fly a ways out of bounds.
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