"The Gardner heist happened while I was in school here, though. I was going to completely fictionalize it—make up the name of the museum, and the paintings and everything—and then I just thought to pull it out the ’90s and stick it in the ’40s, when security would have been even worse since they didn’t have cameras."
EXCERPT: CAPTAIN SWORD AND THE FIRST GREAT AMERICAN ART FRAUD
Capt. Sword boarded the Connecticut, with his George Washington in tow. However, his destination was not Virginia—it was the Far East.