Publisher: powerHouse Books (September 15, 2007)
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James Ray Renton—thief, counterfeiter, and financial institution robber—became one in all America’s Ten such a lot sought after males while he used to be charged with murdering a tender Arkansas policeman in 1976. After a bold get away from the Tucker greatest defense Unit within the Nineteen Eighties, Renton made the FBI’s Fifteen such a lot sought after checklist earlier than finally being recaptured. Then, whereas in solitary confinement, Renton wrote a 60-page account of his get away and adventures, despatched in a chain of letters to Danny Lyon, a detailed pal of Renton’s when you consider that that they had met within the Texas legal method in 1967. After Renton’s demise in 1995, Lyon visited the Arkansas city the place Renton have been convicted. Following a tremendous paper path left at the back of through the crime and 1978 trial (in which Lyon had testified), Lyon positioned Dinker Cassel, who was once sentenced to lifestyles besides Renton for the homicide. Like a Thief’s Dream is Lyon’s gripping tale of 2 men—one alive, the opposite dead—and an extraordinary portrayal of legal existence within the Nineteen Eighties and Nineties. A story of homicide and betrayal, romance and theft, Like a Thief’s Dream is Lyon’s first paintings of non-fiction in textual content shape, a piece of realism established virtually fullyyt on files together with police and FBA files, felony and police mug photographs, tape recordings made by means of the FBI and the writer, Renton’s personal written account of his break out, letters from different prisoners to the writer and to one another, and images made via Lyon and nameless police photographers.