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Barry Keenan, born 1940, is an American businessman and author. He's best known as the mastermind behind the 1963 kidnapping of Frank Sinatra, Jr. Keenan was sentenced to life plus seventy-five years in prison for his crimes, but only served four and a half years because he was legally insane at the time of the crime. Keenan went on to become a successful real estate developer, and is now retired in Santa Barbara, California.
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Snatching Sinatra
by Barry Keenan View author's profile page

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This unbelievable true story takes the reader through the characters and events leading up to the infamous Frank Sinatra kidnapping, from the perspective of the mastermind behind the crime. Keenan's descent from the youngest member of the Los Angeles Stock Exchange to a penniless addict led him to hatch a kidnap-for-ransom scheme targeting Frank Sinatra, Jr. Keenan's story is one of true crime, mental illness, and gangster glamour.
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How did an upper middle-class kid of privilege, raised in a dysfunctional but loving family, come to believe that he had God's blessing to kidnap Frank Sinatra's son? After a car accident left him pill-addicted and penniless, Barry Keenan received what he believed to be a vision from God, instructing him to kidnap Frank Sinatra Jr. for ransom. God had rules for the kidnapping: no one could be hurt and he would have to pay the ransom money back. Keenan was threatened by the mob for decades to keep his crime quiet. With the passing of Frank Sinatra and all his mobster friends, it is now safe to share his intriguing true story with the world.
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Overview


This unbelievable true story takes the reader through the characters and events leading up to the infamous Frank Sinatra kidnapping, from the perspective of the mastermind behind the crime. Keenan's descent from the youngest member of the Los Angeles Stock Exchange to a penniless addict led him to hatch a kidnap-for-ransom scheme targeting Frank Sinatra, Jr. Keenan's story is one of true crime, mental illness, and gangster glamour.

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Description


How did an upper middle-class kid of privilege, raised in a dysfunctional but loving family, come to believe that he had God's blessing to kidnap Frank Sinatra's son? After a car accident left him pill-addicted and penniless, Barry Keenan received what he believed to be a vision from God, instructing him to kidnap Frank Sinatra Jr. for ransom. God had rules for the kidnapping: no one could be hurt and he would have to pay the ransom money back. Keenan was threatened by the mob for decades to keep his crime quiet. With the passing of Frank Sinatra and all his mobster friends, it is now safe to share his intriguing true story with the world.

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Genre:TRUE CRIME

Subgenre:Organized Crime

Language:English

Pages:254

eBook ISBN:9781667874593

Paperback ISBN:9781667874586


Overview


This unbelievable true story takes the reader through the characters and events leading up to the infamous Frank Sinatra kidnapping, from the perspective of the mastermind behind the crime. Keenan's descent from the youngest member of the Los Angeles Stock Exchange to a penniless addict led him to hatch a kidnap-for-ransom scheme targeting Frank Sinatra, Jr. Keenan's story is one of true crime, mental illness, and gangster glamour.

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Description


How did an upper middle-class kid of privilege, raised in a dysfunctional but loving family, come to believe that he had God's blessing to kidnap Frank Sinatra's son? After a car accident left him pill-addicted and penniless, Barry Keenan received what he believed to be a vision from God, instructing him to kidnap Frank Sinatra Jr. for ransom. God had rules for the kidnapping: no one could be hurt and he would have to pay the ransom money back. Keenan was threatened by the mob for decades to keep his crime quiet. With the passing of Frank Sinatra and all his mobster friends, it is now safe to share his intriguing true story with the world.

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About the author


Barry Keenan, born 1940, is an American businessman and author. He's best known as the mastermind behind the 1963 kidnapping of Frank Sinatra, Jr. Keenan was sentenced to life plus seventy-five years in prison for his crimes, but only served four and a half years because he was legally insane at the time of the crime. Keenan went on to become a successful real estate developer, and is now retired in Santa Barbara, California.

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