|MAN vs. DIRTY PASTOR
To right is drawing of Trey Smith running from Mike Murdock as depicted in the headline article of Dallas, Texas, D-Magazine.
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||Thieves is the true story (nonfiction narrative) about the safe robbery of the multi-millionaire television evangelist, Mike Murdock. Trey takes you on the journey of stealing the well-known minister's tightly guarded safe. After the robbery, it is a gripping thrill ride of the most engagingly unique kind: A man on the run from a TV preacher.
Thieves by Trey Smith
Six months studying at Christ for the Nations to be a good missionary and yet there I was... drunk, high, and trying to push the television evangelist Mike Murdock's six hundred pound safe down a flight of stairs. It wasn't that I just wanted to steal the man's money. I mean, of course I wanted to steal his money, but more than that, I had truly come to hate the man and everything he represents. I had come to hate the lies, the deception, the greed, the backroom deals, the secrets, the sex and all the pain that comes in pursuit of Christian television's greatest god--the dollar bill.
To me, Mike Murdock was the greasiest of the bunch. While the world was watching the suit, tie and open Bible on their television screens, I was in places that the cameras never go.
My best friend (Mike's son, Jason Murdock ) and I used to spend hours in the same electronically locked closet that I had just pried the hinges off of. We would pretend we were kings--trying on Rolex watches, playing heads or tails with ancient coins, covering ourselves in gold bracelets and diamond rings, and, least noteworthy, raiding the "holy" Dr. Murdock's extensive porn collection.
Once, Jason pulled a ten thousand-dollar Augustus Caesar Denarius out of the rare coin section of his father's closet. He went on and on about how he had never had that expensive of a trinket settled in the bottom of his pocket. "Who has?" I asked him. To avoid the headache of argument, I ended up helping him break the thing out of its glass case with a hammer. Jason grinned as he slid it into his pants pocket.
Later that night, after stumbling out of a shady gothic night club and crawling into the back of one of the Christian Ministry's limos, I asked him about the coin. Drunkenly checking his pockets, a somber look on his face, he responded: "Oh shit!" Probably one of the rare moments in history where someone has mistaken ten grand for an ordinary quarter -- no doubt to buy another drink for some sleazy underworld tramp whose name.... More
PS: The best page to read a long, illustrated sample of Thieves: One dirty TV pastor and the man who robbed him ---> http://www.readthieves.com/
That is the official site where you will get a feel of the book with images and everything. However, you are welcome to buy Thieves (or read samples) at Barnes and Noble or Amazon. The book is available in paperback and formats for most any digital device.