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Taking Mr. EXXON

The Kidnapping of an Oil Giant's President

Philip Jett


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On the morning of April 29, 1992, Exxon International president, Sidney J. Reso, left his Morris Township New Jersey home for the office. He stepped out to pick up the newspaper at the end of his drive as he did every morning. A van screeched to a stop and a large man wearing a ski mask and wielding a .45-caliber pistol leaped from the vehicle and grabbed Reso, shoving him into the back of the van. The female driver sped away. No one saw or heard anything, sparking the largest kidnapping investigation in US history since Patty Hearst's abduction.

Chronos Books, 9781789045734, 328pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2021

About the Author

Philip Jett is a former corporate attorney, having represented corporations, hospitals, CEOs, celebrities from the music, television, and sports industries. His debut nonfiction book, The Death of an Heir, was named one of the best true-crime stories that year by The New York Times. Jett lives in Nashville, Tennessee.