Chapter 8

Don’t Let Your Keys Talk to Strangers

Chapter Outline

Introduction

In the 1999 film The Thomas Crown Affair there is a segment during which Catherine Banning, a sassy investigator played by Rene Russo, and her team of security professionals wish to secretly enter the home of a billionaire suspected of art theft. Their target is the eponymous Thomas Crown (played by Pierce Brosnan). During the course of an evening out with this gentleman, Banning concocts a ruse to borrow his overcoat, using this as an opportunity to covertly pass Crown’s house keys to one of her associates. What follows is a frenzied race on the ...

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