Edmund J. Pankau
|23 Aug 2002|
This book is dedicated to the man who taught me all about the real ways of life — my dad. As a young boy, I watched him beat the system every day of his life; he got around city officials, entertained the local police, conned the FBI, and beat the IRS like a drum (although they did nab him once for running booze from Canada).|
He taught me that everything has a price. With some it was money, others it was sex, and once in a while, it was for love.
Working at my dad's bars, I learned more about life than any college or police agency could ever teach. That's what really made me a good investigator.
Thank you, Pop. If there is a devil, I suspect that you have conned him, too. I miss you more than I could ever say.
Dedication in Edmund J. Pankau, Hide Your Assets and Disappear: A Step-by Step Guide to Vanishing Without a Trace, Regan Books (An Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers), New York, 2000.