"He's a Superthief, an electronics genius with an IQ of 167... and he never carried a gun..
—Detective Arthur McLellan, Fort Lauderdale Police
Jack MacLean is a professional. In a career that netted him 133 million dollars in 2000burglaries, he always worked alone and stole only from the rich. He owned a Hughes300-C helicopter, a $40,000 high-speed boat, and used electronics to monitor policeradios and even link into their stolen goods computer network. Only once did he violatehis own rules; and today he is serving a fifteen-year prison term.In this remarkable book, the first of its kind, MacLean draws on his own experience aswell as a unique survey of 300 burglars that he conducted in prison. Describing burglaryas a "mind game," he tells you what burglars look for and what scares them off.Analyzing the techniques of amateurs as well as pros like himself, he describes the ideal"burglar-proof" home, evaluates current hardware and techniques, and suggestspsychological deterrents that work better than any devices. This fascinating look at homesecurity from the "other side" is essential for any homeowner who is serious aboutpreventing burglaries.
SECRETS OF A SUPERTHIEF