Format: Print Length
Publisher: Scribner (May 21, 2010)
Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub
Size: 5.9 MB
Downloadable formats: PDF
One frosty iciness morning, Jennifer Vogel opened the newspaper and browse that her father had long past at the run. John Vogel, fifty-two, have been arrested for single-handedly counter-feiting approximately $20 million in U.S. forex -- the fourth-largest sum ever seized by means of federal brokers -- after which published pending trial. notwithstanding Jennifer hadn't spoken to her father in additional than 4 years, the police suspected he may well take place at her Minneapolis house. She tested the shadows outdoor her construction, concept she noticed him on the supermarket and the bus cease. He had easily vanished.Framed round the six months her father eluded professionals, Jennifer's memoir files the police chase -- stakeouts, lie detector assessments, even a section on Unsolved Mysteries -- and vividly chronicles her tumultuous early life whereas studying her father's legacy. A lifelong legal who robbed banks, burned down constructions, scammed traders, or even plotted homicide, John Vogel was once additionally a hapless dreamer who wrote a unique, baked lemon meringue pies, and took his ten-year-old daughter to determine Rocky in an empty theater on Christmas Eve. whilst it got here time to cross his counterfeit debts, he spent them at Wal-Mart for political reasons.Culling from stories, photograph albums, public files, and interviews with the handful of people that knew the genuine John Vogel, Jennifer has created an intensely relocating mental portrait of a charismatic, larger-than-life determine -- a father who enjoyed her and whom, in any case, she enjoyed again.