Woeful, just woeful. The premise of this book is intriguing, an opportunity to view a city not through the eyes of an everyday citizen but rather one looking for the "gaps" in the architecture through which to commit complex and innovative criminal capers. Problem is the book NEVER gets going. The intro/context is just re-hashed three or four times, rather as though a small group of like-minded authors have each been asked to independently write an intro but have cheated and copied each other's home work. The results, similar but slightly different, are then tagged together in sequence to repeatedly re-hash a couple of blinding obvious themes. By time you eventually get to the tag-along scene in the LAPD helicopter the reader has already lost the will to live and not a single jewel has been heisted nor a single vault tunnelled into. If you like this sort of thing you'd get more value out of (re)watching Clive Owen in the "Inside Man".