Great recap of how Mr. Smiley navigated his way from scholarly research of old maps into stealing them, in an effort to support his lifestyle.
This book does a great job telling the story of how this young con man swindled millions of dollars from hotels and banks during a multi-year escapade through the US and Europe. After reading about Abagnale's prison life in France, that's one country where you should not break the law.
Philip Carlo assembled some terrific research to give us a very up-close look at this killer. Combined with the fine narration of Michael Prichard, the story is riviting.
At the end of the book is an audio interview with Ice Man, which I found not at all interesting.