"I wanted the respect, the women, and the money" - Sidney Heard
Raised in a mob-controlled suburb of Chicago, Sidney Heard grew up wanting to be a gangster. He was on probation by the age of thirteen, and continued building his criminal resume over the next half a century. He was a professional arsonist for nearly twenty years; escaped from jail twice; ran a gold scandal grossing over a quarter of a million dollars, and that's just to name a few of his illegal escapades. To top it off, he played a role in one of the most important Supreme Court Decisions of all time (Gideon vs. Wainwright).
Sidney's underworld connections ran from the Chicago-based Italians, to the Mexican Mafia. He even worked undercover for the Federal Government at one point in his life. However, all of Sidney's so-called glory would come with a price. While working undercover for the F.B.I. D.E.A., Sidney became hooked on drugs. He soon found himself staring at 125 years of jail time , a massive criminal record, and pushing his fiftieth birthday.
Can a career criminal change?
"One of the few books written that gives the reader an insight into the criminal mind" - Retired FBI Agent Egelston
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About the Author
Deeply concerned with illiteracy in America's youth, Synova took her children's book The Sleepy Little Sun and spoke in schools state-wide about the importance of reading.
As a motivational speaker, Synova has encouraged fellow writers at local conferences, presided over a local writers' guild, and spoke at writing workshops.
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