Bank Shot Author:Donald E. Westlake Remember that unforgettable gang of fumblefingers that stole their way into your heart in "The Hot Rock"? They're back again to steal a bank! Temporarily housed in a mobile trailer unit, the bank was a tantalizing shot. Stealing it was a snap. Cracking the safe was another matter entirely. The perfect crime, flawlessly executed by the uforg... more »ettable team whose supreme self-confidence and monumental incompetence have to be read to be believed.« less
Donald Westlake is a natural treasure. His humorous caper novels are legendary, and this is one of the best. The idea here is that instead of robbing a bank by breaking in and removing the money, they'll just steal the whole bank. Temporary banks often reside in mobile home/trailers while the new bank building is under construction. Why not just put the wheels back on and tow the whole bank away? Then you can take your time in getting in and extracting the money.
It should be easy, but things never quite go according to plan in a Westlake caper.
This classic novel was made into a movie, but the book is the right way to experience this misguided attempt at larceny on a grand scale.