Come April, the full story of the “Barefoot Bandit” will be laid bare.
Colton Harris-Moore, the Camano Island man indicted after an international crime spree, is the focus of a new book, “Fly, Colton, Fly: The True Story of the Barefoot Bandit.”
The book was written by Herald reporter Jackson Holtz, who has covered the case from its inception.
Harris-Moore, 19, is scheduled to stand trial in federal court July 11. He was arrested in the Bahamas a year before.
The book took Holtz about a month to write, he said. He wanted the opportunity to tell the full story from beginning to end — beyond the constraints of a daily newspaper.
The story of the Barefoot Bandit begged to be told in the context of the Pacific Northwest, he said. He sees Harris-Moore as an original Northwest criminal.
A month is pretty speedy work, but I guess he’d already done his research. But shouldn’t he wait until after the sentencing?