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Sex on the Moon: The Amazing Story Behind the Most Audacious Heist in History

Sex on the Moon: The Amazing Story Behind the Most Audacious Heist in History - Ben Mezrich This is an amazing story of how 3 kids managed to pull off a robbery of an unbelievable magnitude. These college interns managed to earn the trust of some of the brightest minds in the country and steal moon rocks from the Johnson Space Center and NASA. The tale unfolds much like a movie which makes sense since the author also penned The Accidental Billionaires and made it to the big screen under the name The Social Network. Thad Roberts has a brilliant mind and once he puts it to use, no one can stop him. Again, the story seems like fiction but has all of the elements of a thriller if you made up all of the characters. It reminded me a bit of Carl Hiaasen since most of his work is based on true facts. The truth is truly stranger than fiction. Thad Roberts has an almost abusive childhood and is always striving for acceptance. He meets up with two girls and becomes a ring leader among the interns taking them on weekend trips that would make a lot of college kids blush. I am still trying to figure out how these kids were able to pull of this heist. The funniest thing about this whole story is that Thad thought he would get away with the whole scam be selling the rocks through the internet. He might have if it wasn't for a collector that helped bring him down. Overall, a great read that will appeal to those fans of Jon Krakauer mixed with Carl Hiaasen

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