[PW] SF book search: nomadic bank robber?

Andy Stewart astewart49 at gmail.com
Fri Oct 1 12:32:16 PDT 2021

I have read this book, too:

Here's the archive.org indexing info:;  yes, they have the full text!
The programmer byJackson, Bruce
Publication date 1981 <https://archive.org/search.php?query=date:1981>
PublisherNew York : Ballantine Books================
J A Stewart
Ellicott City, MD

On Fri, Oct 1, 2021 at 2:09 PM K Chaffee <kc53484 at gmail.com> wrote:

> A friend is searching for a book, which he describes as follows:
> >>When I was in Jr. High or High school, so between 1978 and 1985, I
> read a contemporary fiction book about a hacker.  Guy discovers he can
> log in to banks with his Apple II(?), starts sending himselves checks,
> then builds a van and goes nomadic.  Drives around the country
> stealing from banks, meets his gf (wife?), and I have no idea how the
> book ends.  Also, I don't think they used the words "hacker" or
> "phreak".
> Any ideas?
> Keith Chaffee
> Los Angeles PL (retired)
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