The journey of a boy in an orphanage who would grow up to become one of the FBI’s most hunted fugitives; an escape artist who robbed over 100 banks, spending $2.5 million dollars on the beautiful women he loved.
A sexy, stirring, sensational story!
Brilliantly written, this is a rare and fascinating glimpse into the mind and heart of a modern-day gentleman-gangster. More
On January 20, 1991 the Director of the FBI William Sessions was notified of the imminent arrest of one of their 'Most Wanted' fugitives - a federal escapee named Robert Hal Brame.
A tipster in Atlanta had recognized the handsome fugitive on an episode of 'America's Most Wanted.’
The next day Director Sessions flew to Atlanta and joined the over fifty law enforcement officers at the stakeout to personally place the handcuffs on Brame.
It was the dramatic end of a life of danger and stolen freedoms that had spanned 10 states, 100 bank robberies, and $2.5 million dollars.
In 1986 Brame had cleverly escaped from a prison high in the Blue Ridge Mountains, stolen an airplane in Georgia and flown it to Florida - where he robbed his first bank.
Over the next five years, in the words of FBI spokesperson Paul Miller, he would become "the most prolific bank robber in America.”
With briefcases full of cash he began living like a Kennedy on vacation, and opening offshore bank accounts in the Cayman Islands. He drove luxury cars, wore expensive clothes, and spent endless money on beautiful women who adored him.
In the days just prior to his arrest, a special task force was formed to apprehend him. Since it was presumed that he was operating as a lone wolf, internally he was given the code name: Wolfrob.
Later convicted and sentenced to 85 years, because of his cunning ability to escape, Brame has now spent the past 23 years in America's maximum security prisons including the prison in Marion, Illinois that replaced Alcatraz; and then when it opened in 1994, the new "Supermax" prison in Florence, Colorado.
Brilliantly written in solitary confinement behind these walls of misery, a place that has been referred to as "an Orwellian nightmare of razor wire and high tech wizardry,” Wolfrob, The Mind & Heart of a Fugitive, is the stunning true story of crime and consequences, of love and loss.