Storming Las Vegas: How a Cuban-Born, Soviet-Trained Commando Took Down the Strip to the Tune of Five World-Class Hotels, Three Armored Cars, and Millions of Dollars

Written by:
John Huddy
Narrated by:
Stefan Rudnicki

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
March 2008
13 hours 16 minutes
Immediately gripping and thoroughly harrowing,Storming Las Vegastells the story of a remarkable true-life crime spree—a story that was previously squashed so as not to disturb tourism—that ultimately proves the saying 'what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.'

On September 20, 1998, a Cuban-born former Red Army lieutenant named Jose Vigoa launched a series of raids on the Las Vegas Strip. During a sixteen-month spree, Vigoa hit five world-class hotels, three armored cars, and one department store. The MGM, the Desert Inn, New York, New York, Mandalay Bay, and the Bellagio were the casinos involved.

Lieutenant John Alamshaw, a twenty-three-year veteran in charge of robbery detectives, was ordered to stop the robberies at all costs. He knew he was up against a mastermind—what he didn't know was that he was running out of time.
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Joel Wilson

I almost gave up on this book in the first 5 minutes. I wasn't too interested in another shoot 'em up type of story even if it was for real. Fortunately, I kept listening and found this story totally engrossing. It was much more than the story of a bad guy (and he was a BAD guy). The history of the Cuban Revolution, the U.S. blockade of Cuba, the Mariel Boat Lift, the Russian invasion of Afghanistan all told from a personal perspective kept me interested and fascinated throughout. Definitely worth the listen!!

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