The Pierre Hotel Affair - Daniel Simone • The Scott Helmer Show - 07.05.17

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ORIGINAL AIR DATE: Wednesday, July 5, 2017

GUEST(s): Daniel Simone - The Pierre Hotel Affair  •  Russ Verney - Project Veritas


In 1972, eight astute bandits took under siege the famed Pierre Hotel and cleverly managed to disarm the security staff so to plunder $28,000,000 from its guests’ safe deposit boxes. At that time, $28,000,000 would equate to a present value of $265,000,000. According to retired FBI Agent John Simmons, Nick ‘the Cat’ Sacco was the most wanted jewel thief in the country, if not the world. It was a brazen escapade of epic proportion that entranced the media and amused the whole nation.

In collaboration with Sacco, the sole surviving pirate of the headline-dominating Pierre escapade, Daniel Simone authored The Pierre Hotel Affair, an unprecedented account and never-before-publicized facts provided and detailed by one of the perpetrators of the Pierre heist. With life-like vividness, Simone reenacts Sacco’s version of the robbery and its murderous aftermath in a fast-reeling, dramatic style, floating in endless suspense.  BUY IT NOW!

Daniel SImone


Daniel Simone, born in New York City, is an American author who specializes in writing about sensational crimes in collaboration with one of the perpetrators or investigators of the actual event. He specializes in the narrative non-fiction genre, a stylistic fashion of crafting a true story in the form of a novel, coloring the theme with character dialogues, and vivid scenes dramatized with action and suspense. These elements enliven a story, heightening the intrigue and entertainment of the readers. Simone co-wrote with Henry Hill The Lufthansa Heist. In early 2015, Simone and a collaborator completed a revelatory, and quite explosive, project about the Charles Manson murder convictions, a forthcoming book exposing never-before-told facts. Simone has also published approximately 130 feature stories in several print publications. His new book titled The Pierre Hotel Affair is now available.


  • In 1969, Daniel Simone was a technician at Grumman Aerospace Industries assigned to the Apollo Space Program.

  • In 1971, he majored in English Literature and Writing Exposition.  In the early ‘70’s, as a political activist writer, he occasionally wrote for The Village Voice.

  • In 1975, law courses followed at St. Johns University.

  • Mr. Simone is also well versed in Latin, and his intimate familiarity with Romance Languages endows him an advantage as a descriptive English writer.

  • His various business occupations and careers introduced Mr. Simone to many fields and industries: Aviation, Marine, Real Estate Development, Financing, and Law.

  • Over two decades, Mr. Simone analyzed numerous criminal trials. He has interviewed eighteen notorious members of the upper Mafia hierarchy and studied their lifestyles and mentalities.

  • Daniel Simone’s writing technique is distinct. He’s trained as a novelist and writes true stories and biographies in the Narrative Non-Fiction genre`, a nonfiction book written in the fashion of a novel.