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Reviewed by Vincent Dublado for Readers' Favorite
John Sullivan has a résumé that will appeal to any organized crime HR manager, and the paradox is that you will find him to be a very sympathetic character. True to his novel’s title, Michael Spitzkoff’s Sullivan's Crimeography gives us the anatomy of a master thief that begins in his formative years as a young thief stealing a car for a chop-shop operator. But it was the late 60s, and the Vietnam War was in full swing. Given the choice to go to jail or enlist in the military, Sullivan goes off to fight in the war and becomes part of a special operations unit. His long line of experiences that also includes becoming a drug middleman has helped him to plan and execute the most daring and most successful heist that targeted the Bureau of Engraving and Printing.
If a biographical crime novel can bring you to the point between excitement and anxiety, Sullivan’s Crimeography does something more when it comes to the philosophical statement of crime culture. Michael Spitzkoff has written a well-plotted crime procedural, and you may well enjoy the thrill, especially in the part where John and company execute the heist. For a man who has his share of doing time, the mechanics of performing a criminal act blend well with John’s ambitions. His experiences from a car thief to a drug middleman are extended enough to provide sufficient information without boring details. Sullivan’s Crimeography demonstrates that Spitzkoff has the stuff of a crime novelist. It is an effective and pulse-pounding tale as he works closely with his characters, and I found the long-planned heist very intense.