By Wayne Tefs
A snow fall 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 heritage. through then, the mastermind at the back of the country’s greatest gold heist had already received Dillingeresque notoriety as a gentlemanly financial institution robber. Toronto headlines had unfold the inside track concerning the brazen and well mannered ‘Flying Bandit’. This time, he virtually obtained 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 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 kin. while he plots the best caper in Canadian heritage, he's ridden with guilt over his failed can provide to head directly. during this fictionalized model of a massive precise tale, readers could be hard-pressed to pass judgement on the lifetime of this Canadian folks hero who dared to fly a long way out of bounds.
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Bandit: A Portrait of Ken Leishman by Wayne Tefs