If you had lost everything, and you had one chance to get it all back, would you take that chance?
ARIZONA DREAM is a true crime story of a real-life “Ocean’s Eleven.” Forced by gambling, the author executed this sensational casino heist, and the media portrayed the crime as a Hollywood movie:
“The attempted robbery of $2 million from a casino on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community east of Phoenix sounds more like a Hollywood movie than a real-life incident… The heist is a perfect example of ‘Ocean’s Eleven’ syndrome…” ASSOCIATED PRESS
“Not only is a group of men charged in the theft of $2 million cash from an armored truck at an East Valley casino, but they could be accused of stealing from some Hollywood scripts… the intricate planning of casino heist called ‘The Ocean’s Eleven’ syndrome…” TRIBUNE
“After the men loaded the money into a green van, they sped away, planning to ride an all-terrain-vehicle into Scottsdale sewer system…” ARIZONA REPUBLIC
It is undisputed that the public is intrigued by accounts of sensational heists, such as this one, which involves unusual twist or plot. Glancing through some television listings and bestseller lists reveals the public’s obsessive interest in spectacular crimes. On top of everything, the author comes from a country where unspeakable acts of terror were committed, and through his retrospection, the public will be exposed to the horrors of mass killings and ethnic clensing.
From ethnic cleansing in Bosnia, to underground tunnels in Arizona, ARIZONA DREAM explores all factors of the human condition: love, loyalty, and redemption, as well as hatred, violence, and death. Besides timeless, this story is timely because there are over 15 million people addicted to gambling. Moreover, with today’s economic turmoil where people are losing jobs, homes, and other material possessions, all these people will relate to this story.