By Wayne Tefs
A snowfall in Winnipeg.
No one goes wherever … yet jail.
In the spring of 1966 Ken Leishman stepped onto the tarmac of the Winnipeg Airport and into the pages of Canadian historical past. through then, the mastermind in the back of the country’s biggest 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 acquired 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 wise yet child becoming up in a small and stifling prairie city. As a married guy and father of 7, Leishman goals of greatness, and a superb lifestyles for his relations. whilst he plots the best caper in Canadian background, he's ridden with guilt over his failed grants to move immediately. during this fictionalized model of a massive actual tale, readers can be hard-pressed to pass judgement on the lifetime of this Canadian folks hero who dared to fly a ways out of bounds.
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